It turns out I’m a lantern lady. Actually, “luminary enthusiast” sounds better. I’m not much of a collector in general, but my lantern count has hit double-digits. I’ve collected some great little vessels over the years, even before I had an outdoor table (or indoor table for that matter). My favorites are the ones found in old second-hand stores, or on the cheap. A sampling:
This weekend I added to my collection with what is probably my favorite score yet: blue glass lanterns with beautiful bronze detailing, a steal at $6.99 each at The Christmas Tree Shoppe. (It’s not just for holiday decor!) I stuck with the same turquoise hue as some other pieces, and I’m excited to light them. (And to my past roommates who coined me #FireMarshallKate, you’ll be happy to know I’m still just as diligent with my extinguishing duties).