A Lantern to Light the Way–Bringing Old World Charm Into Your Home

Some beautiful gifts.

I love the look of lanterns. They’re one of my favorite aesthetics. I don’t own nearly enough of them, and I think we know the solution to that, don’t we? I love it when the Universe gives you a reason to go shopping.

Most of the lanterns I do have are gifts from my son. He’s been gifting me with one every Christmas for a few years. Those are the colorful ones you see in the picture. You can also see I have a few more out on my balcony (one that I ‘weathered’ by simply leaving it outside all the time). There’s an old world, mystical charm to lanterns that I just adore. Sometimes I burn candles in them, but regardless, I just really like their look, lit up or not.

I see lanterns in bargain stores and second hand stores all the time, so they can definitely be a cheap bit of decor. I’ll let you know when I acquire more! My only caution is that, if you get cheap ones, make sure the materials they’re made out of are safe to burn candles inside, if you intend to do so. No one wants a melted lantern.

Lanterns bring a bit of old fashioned charm into your house. There are many different styles, from rustic to Eastern to modern, depending on what sort of look you’re going for. If you like to use candles, they provide another outlet for burning them. Outdoor lanterns are another great way to brighten up your outside space.

Lanterns can be seasonal items too, such as in fall and around Christmastime. Or even on summer nights! They make great cheap decoration that adds to the ambiance of your holiday and seasonal decorating. Again, make sure they’re safe before burning candles inside them.

Now, I’m off to go bargain hunt some lanterns! I’ll be sure to take pictures.

Items Featured In Pictures

All items are listed, to the best of my memory, where I bought them, and their approximate price at the time of purchase. Relevant links to retailers or specific items are included where possible. Please note: I am not paid by any retailer, organization, or product to promote anything on this blog. This is for informational purposes only.

  • White lantern – Dollar General ~$5
  • Tall light blue lantern – Marc’s (Cleveland discount store) ~$6
  • Colorful lanterns – These were all gifts from my son, but I believe he got them on Amazon


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