Lantern Love!

I see lanterns everywhere, but yet I don't have one! So it became my quest to find one that I could display, play with and love.

In came this beauty...

Actually there were two for the price, but I decided to paint the large lantern's roof with checks...
You know, give it more personality...
But that is not the whole story. The large one came damaged with the door glass broken. So the good online company sent me a replacement set. Now I went from having none to having 4!!!
Oh what fun I am having with these...

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  1. Oh my goodness, I just got a lantern Saturday. In fact, it might be the same company...they are so similar. I LOVE how you painted the checks. I might do that too. :)

  2. Terry, your lanterns are so pretty! I love the accents that you painted. They look fabulous on your mantel. Very pretty!

  3. How pretty! I'm lanternless and now I'm envious! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. I love lanterns too. It's one of those "thing" I look to see in a garage sale or rummage sale and some time I get fortunate to get one or two. So I have lanterns and trying to find how I am going to decorate fall with lanterns. ^_^


  5. So cute! Where did you order them from?

  6. This is just wonderful. I love the lanterns. Great job!


  7. Your mantel looks lovely! You have mastered painting those courtly checks :-)

  8. you know I adore these! I have 2 old lanterns and I was contemplating painting them - I think you have made my decision for me!

  9. love the lanterns!! and the checkered roof is super cool!

  10. Beautiful and inspiring

  11. Great job, Terry! Love the addition of the checks! :)

    xoxo laurie

  12. The checkers is just perfect, love it.

  13. Oh, that is great! Love your header! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  14. I love this style! So beautiful. A very fantastic decoration especially the checkers! Nice one!

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