Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Romance Of Lanterns: Part I

I've had a little...well, ok, affair with lanterns going for a while now.  I just love the magic that they add to a space - indoors or out.  In my future home I hope to have one on each side of our front door for an elegant, European feel. 

I my current home, I have one that I keep inside and move around for various vignettes, and a set of two oversized ones outside on my front doorstep.  I change out the colors and fillers with the seasons:  white candles with fresh fir boughs in Winter (they look great in the snow!), fresh green candles in Spring, light blue candles with shells in the Summer, and currently rusty burnt orange candles with polished rocks. 

Because of my love affair, I have collected many images.  I am going to break this up into manageable parts, so this is just the beginning.  :)  More to come in another post soon!  Enjoy...

via Habitually Chic

These interesting lanterns go so well with this eclectic, stylish hallway.

via colour outside the lines blog
I have yet to see a kitchen with lanterns I didn't like!

via enchanted home blog by John Jacob Zwiegelaar


I think that Casamidy makes some of the must unusal, beautiful lanterns out there...

berner sutphin
They can be dressed down for a casual eating area...

John Saladino
...or dressed up in grand style!

via Providence, Ltd. blog

via Enchanted Home blog
Such a classic in an can't go wrong here.

Michael and Alexandra Misczynski
They are so romantic on a terrace on a summer evening...

Country Living
I'm pretty sure I have posted this picture before,
but it's such a great one it couldn't be left out!

Jonathan Andrew Sage
Stunning, eh?

via Eclectic Revisited blog

Do you love lanterns as much as I do?!?!!


Haus and Home said...

Oh great pictures!!! I especially love the dark lanterns in the white kitchen!

Anonymous said...

interesting that something like a light fixture can captivate so many but I'm right on board with loving these lanterns too!!...they are versatile and fit nearly any decor..
thanks for the mention, btw..

Stacy CUrran said...

Barbara, this is a beautiful post, as always! I do love lanterns, and have two polished silver ones hanging over my kitchen island. Thank you for your sweet comment yesterday, too!
xo Stacy

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

I love all of these examples! I also love lanterns and find they work in almost any space. Lovely selection of pictures. x Sharon

The enchanted home said...

YES I do!! This might be one of my favorites posts of yours yet. I actually have a fetish for them, I would have them in every room if my husband would let me!! I will have them outside, in my kitchen, covered porch and hopefully in a few other places....these are all stunning!

Linda @ theLENNOXX said...

I've had a huge lantern crush for a while too, and it only gets worse the more beautiful specimens I see. (thank you very much lol). But seriously, the lantern in the first pic is so amazing, and I LOVE kitchen lanterns! And outdoor lanterns of course.. okay, I love them all! In fact, I bought for lanterns last week =) Can't wait to see more!!

xox Linda

designchic said...

I share your love of lanterns, and would have them in more rooms if it wouldn't be overboard. Gorgeous images...

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

How can you NOT love lanterns, eh, Barbara? You find the most gorgeous pictures! And you're so good about giving credit for sources. I would love to see how you organize all the info! I need a class/semester on this!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I agree! Lanterns add a little bit of charm and whimsy. They are also romantic looking. I love them, but its funny, I don't have one in my home. I guess I am going to have to buy one.

mary said...

I love all lanterns and these are some pretty great ones--can't wait to see the next installment. Mary

The Vintique Object said...

Want to know what I said outloud as I scrolled through these? Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Ad naseum.

I'm feelin' ya, Lady!


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