Lanterns – Light up your Night

By Liz White.

The Summer is tantalizingly close and one of the best things about the lighter evenings and warmer climate is the garden parties that go on into the night.  Are you ready for the bbq’s and garden parties? Is your garden? Let’s give you a hand to ensure your outdoor space is well lit in time for the Summer fun…

Lanterns are the key to success in your garden decor. There is always huge excitement when it comes to lanterns – I don’t know what it is about these fantastic creations but lanterns are to gardens what silver is to a magpies.  Irresistible!

Ensuring there are lanterns of varying sizes and shapes creates an eye catching display on decking or patios and lanterns successfully hung from a garden tree makes your well loved fairy lights look like second rate accessories.

You don’t have to buy hundreds of lanterns and festoon them around the garden like you see in the movies, a few well placed lanterns for the garden and garden table should do the trick!  With this in mind take a browse at some of these lanterns from Vintage Vibe…

stainless-steel-heart-lantern-36cm-tall-candle-holder-826-p[ekm]300x425[ekm]1.  Stainless steel heart lantern – perfect for a table centre piece for a romantic evening or a girls night with wine!

extra-large-polished-stainless-steel-lantern-79cm-tall-candle-holder-1561-p[ekm]300x449[ekm]2. Tall candle holder – great stood next to your red hot pokers, sunflowers or any other plant that reaches for the sky.  Also great in a corner to shine light all around. Stands at 79cm tall.

stainless-steel-lantern-49cm-tall-candle-holder-1563-p[ekm]300x398[ekm]3. Twin this 49cm high stainless steel lantern with the tall candle holder above and you will get a great stepped design effect.

ceramic-lighthouse-candle-holder-free-postage-was-21-now-4264-p4. For contrast try this ceramic lighthouse tea-light lantern on the garden table.  It is a focal point and the lighthouse windows shine in the candle light.

Lanterns are simply perfect for summer evenings and an inexpensive way to make your garden look like a little piece of heaven.  Top tip – try putting citronella candles in the holders to keep the bugs at bay and you have yourself the perfect garden set up to encourage party guests to stay long into the night!

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