Some of you are new here so you may not remember my fascination with the lanterns in this photo I took last December.
You can find the post here if you are interested in seeing how all of this evolved.
Since then I have kept my eyes open to sales, bargains, coupons and opportunities to purchase a few lanterns for our porch. While they can be found if you keep looking, finding the ones that we really liked at a price we really liked took a bit of time.
Our patience paid off as we slowly gathered them from hither and yon. (Don’t ya just love that - hither and yon?) My husband and I sometimes refer to these adventures as wild goose chases. They can be exciting.
Of course I wanted all of the lanterns to be the same color, but they don’t come that way. That’s what spray paint is for. You too can be a spray paint queen.
Finally, we were able to hang them. That was fun too. You get to see a plan coming together after a long process over several months.
And while I thoroughly enjoy seeing them gently swaying the breeze in the daytime –
it’s enchanting to see them lit in the evening as dusk settles into night and the neighborhood is quiet.
My husband and I sit on our porch in the glow of the lanterns and listen to the night sounds. It seems almost magical.