Thursday, May 20, 2010 |
"These are a few of my favourite things..." - Sound Of Music.  Didn't you love that show?  

So I am in the middle of so many projects right now (and they are BIG ones).  None of them are completed, so I can't post them just yet.  But I thought I would write a post about one of MY collections.  As I have posted some trendy collections of owls (you can check out here), and a collection of chandeliers (you can look at those here), also a few mobiles I thought were cute (you can check out here).  But lanterns is what I love, and I am slowly growing a collection.

It started with this one: 

I got it at Superstore a few years after I got married, and I love the moroccan style because when I light it up and the room is dark, it leaves the neatest shadows around the room.

This next one, I found at a garage sale and the lady asked how much I wanted to pay, and I said "50 cents".  She said sure!  What a deal, and I love this one because it holds a taper candle that sits right in the middle.  I light this one a lot.  I love the shape.

My brother was moving and was getting rid of his lanterns, so I bought them off him for $10 each.  They are patio lanterns, and they are huge, they go down to the floor.  I love them.  Right now I have one in my dining room, and the other in my bedroom.

This green one I found at Homesense. I LOVE that store!  It was on clearance, and I loved the colour of it.  It's so fresh looking.  I got it this Spring.

A few days after I found the green one, I found this white one at the local thrift store for $3.99!  It's sitting on my dresser waiting for a candle.

These star lanterns I took a picture of when we (hubby and I) were in Mexico this Spring.  They had a whole bunch of them hanging from a tree on the street.  It was very pretty.

And these lanterns were in Mexico also, and they are made from coconuts!  I wanted to get one for my sons room.  They plug in!  I thought they were neat too.  

So, there you have it.  Am I obsessed with lanterns or what? 

They are so pretty and create a nice light which creates a nice mood.  Ooooh!

What about you?  Have any lanterns kicking around the house?


Wendy said...

They look great! Ive yet to find any.

Meet Virginia said...

WOW! You have some super cute ones too!! I need to keep my eye out for some!


Meet Virginia!
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Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I love Moroccan lamps too :)

Marjorie said...

What a fabulous collection of lanterns! Something about the glow of a lantern is so comforting. Great post!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am here via Follow Me/Friendly Fridays.
What a nice blog you have.

I am currently hosting a giveaway to celebrate my recent graduation from college. It only took 23 years. :) I hope you'll stop by and enter.

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

No lanterns, just a few oil lamps. Love your blog, found you via FMF. Stop by to see me sometime.

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

gave you an award at my blog!!!!

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