Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chinese Lanterns

All a Glow
I happened upon this image on Pinterest and it got me thinking
again of chinese lanterns in the garden.
just magical
pastel delights
charming in every way
What a lovely tea party.

I'm busy creating a craft project that will be incorporated into my 
summer fireplace mantel in the living room.
I hope to have it ready to show on Friday.
Pier 1 currently has lots of paper lanterns that would be 
perfect for copying this look.
Just to let you know....candle lanterns are on sale at Pier 1
at 20% off.
I have my eye on several though...they probably won't be coming 
home with me due to lack of funds. 

These are the ones I want
Two big ones and two small ones to go on either side 
of my front porch steps. 

The big one is $30 and the little one $15 plus 20% off.
A very good deal. 
Alas, I can't afford that even with my added discount.

But I thought I'd let you know in case you're in the market for lanterns. 
There are many different styles on sale.


Sharon in Chicago said...

My fav is the "charming in every way" -- partially 'cause I love the pic, and partially 'cause the phrase describes you! And I certainly empathize with you regarding lanterns and paychecks...we've got some cute ones at Paper Source too and sigh....

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Same boat ;) No new goodies here either. Must save. No spending. But, we can be creative and have a great Summer anyway right! =)

Anonymous said...

Yay, I love lanterns too and those ones in the last photo are just gorgeous!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I LOVE all the lanterns in this post!!! Such wonderful spaces they help create!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I haven't used paper lanterns before but I think they are sooo pretty and festive and add that bohemian touch~great examples!

Patty said...

The beauty of these pics is jaw how the bamboo was used too. Thanks Nita for a great post. xoxo

Bliss said...

I picked up some things at garage sales today that I hope will light up my patio world in a lantern sort of way.