Friday, June 12, 2009

Outdoor Mood Lighting

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I think lighting is so important both indoors and outdoors! Even if I'm in my apartment in the evenings I like to look out the window and see the my patio softly lit.
I saw this hanging crackle glass candle holder at Marshalls months ago and every time I would go in there I would pick it up and look at it and then put it back. Yesterday while stopping in there on my lunch hour I put it in my shopping cart! I'm so happy I did! I love the way it looks in my backyard.

It holds a small tea light inside which gives off such a beautiful glow through the crackle glass.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

62 comments:

Karin said...

Very romantic and a pretty color too ~ what a great way to set the mood for relaxing after a long day, whether you are enjoying it outdoors or admiring it from your window.

Have a lovely weekend,
Karin

Glenda said...

I know what ya mean. I have two of those hanging in my backyard at all times. I put a couple of brackets on the house and hung them there. I love a soft glow at night on a nice evening.


Ciao

Dawn said...

I so enjoy your blog... thank you so much for sharing all that you do with everyone!

Have a wonderful weekend and best wishes to you!

Dawn

stefanie said...

oooo, i might have to go shopping.

debi @ life in my studio said...

I agree about the lighting...it can really change the look of a space. Your patio is so beautiful...so dreamy and romantic.

Lou Cinda said...

Cindy: I look at these all the time too and think, where would I put this! DUH!! On the patio!

Thanks for yet more of your inspiration!

Have a great weekend!!

Lou Cinda :)

Princess Of Pink said...

Love the outdoor light! A while ago I saw them here too, silly of me not to buy a few. Maybe I will see them soon again and THEN I will buy a couple, they look so pretty!!
You can also hang them indoors ofcourse ;)

Hugs.....

Beverly said...

Oh yes, I love it, too. I am so glad you decided to take it home with you.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Cindy what a gorgeous find! I love all the pretty etching on the metal band- so much detailing!
I so wish we had a Marshall's around - actually a little town of 4000 people doesn't have alot of shopping period. It does make it easier on the check book that way though!

blessings
mary

Frippery said...

Gorgeous space. I love the candle lamp,it's so you.

Charlene said...

LOVE your new hanging lantern!!!!! I bet it is so pretty when lit. I may have to see if I could find one. I love your patio it is as pretty as your home! My front patio is pretty & I enjoy it. But, my back patio not so much. Maybe I should work on that.

Carolyn said...

It makes your garden look very romantic! T he collage is very pretty too.
Enjoy your weekend,
Carolyn

cityfarmer said...

this had your name on it .. you needed to own it ... and now you do.
It beckons me to your veranda.

Sarah said...

Very pretty, your outdoor area is so inviting!

Coastal Sisters said...

Your patio is just lovely.....the color of the hanging candle holder is so soothing and dreamy.

LuLu~*

lorhen82 said...

I just love hanging lanterns! That was is really beautiful! ~Lori

abeachcottage said...

well you made the right decision it is delightful, you know I hadn't thought of hanging lanterns from the patio roof, duh, i am so on the lookout for one of those now!

Sarah

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I am having a BLOGMANCE with your pretty outdoor lighting.

Lisa said...

Very pretty! You have the best pics!!
Hugs, Lisa

Anonymous said...

I had one of those outside once, one day I brought it in the house, planted a small Christmas cactus in it, hung it over my kitchen window and it"s gorgeous!! Debbie (Maine) campmoxie@yahoo.com.au

Ginger said...

I think the crackle glass looks so pretty hanging in your patio. I wonder if I put something like that up if I would have every mosquito in Utah around it? Sure puts off a nice glow though.

homespun1 said...

I regret passing up the same lite at Ross's. I had two in my cart and ended up putting them back...should have at least got one. I have a larger back yard so I figured it would get lost so I bought some dishes instead. Maybe next time.

bj said...

Just beautiful...I, too, love outside lighting. I so want some of the uplights beneath my big pecan tree and around the edges of the house. *SIGH...someday!!
xo bj

RobinfromCA said...

The light looks beautiful on your patio! I also love the look of the white ruffle around your umbrella - how did you do that?

Have a great weekend!
Robin

Karen Deborah said...

I am a lighting freak, totally a freak. My husband says I am "setting the mood," not just for that, but for dinner for everything...the light is a big deal, huge, yep I'm a freak.

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Cindy; Oh wow what a very romantic patio you have. I can just see it from your living room at night, how beautiful it must look, an so inviting. Hey I need to do that on my patio.... lol

Have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

Allidink said...

I've seen that at my Marshalls too in pink :) So cute

All the best,
Allison

Mary said...

Oh, that's so lovely, Cindy! I saw an old rusty wire chandelier for candles once at a flower show, and didn't buy it. I've always regretted it... ;)

Enjoy your weekend!
xoxo,
Mary

zees5 said...

GARDEN! I rent too and we just bought some roses and potted them, but if they don't do well, I'll put them in the ground. I bought them to cut the blooms. I also planted some lavender. It smells wonderful w/roses (:

izazbz at yahoo dot com

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artis1111 said...

It is lovely. We have been having some bad wends here and it would end up broken. I hope yours stays safe. Kathy

Daisy Cottage said...

Beautiful Cindy!
Your photos are gorgeous too Always a feast for the eyes when I visit you.

Love,
Kim

Jojo said...

What a great color! It is perfect for outdoors and I couldn't agree more about the lighting in the evening. It just makes the evening magical. I tell my family the garden faeries all come out at night when the twinkling lights come on.

chicroses said...

Love that candle holder! We dont have a Marshals here..but we just moved into new home so our patio things are on hold. Fencing has to go in..after an added garage. My head is swimming with new added ideas...hanging candle holder..a have to. Your blog inspires me.. Im off to yardsaling this morn...sally

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a beautiful little light!

I noticed the new picture you have of yourself.
You are one heck of a knockout!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Love your little candle holder...your patio is very inviting!
~Patti

Lee Laurie said...

I like your outside light. Very pretty. I bought citonella tealight candles for mine and it really helps with the mosquitos. Of course you picked the perfect color for your home!
Oh and I like your new profile picture. You look very pretty.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Elyse said...

OMG - this is beautiful!!!

speechless ...

Carousel222 said...

So very pretty. I love having candles on my patio. I even place a few around my water fountain. I really like this one hanging from your patio umbrella. I bet it's really nice when you're sitting there at night.

Tara said...

Lighting always sets the mood and we need mood outside, too!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hi Cindy

That blue lantern is georgous! It was waiting just for you.

I'm glad to see you added your photo from Vint & Vogue! It is a very pretty picture!

Enjoy the weekend!

Tina

Brenda Leyland said...

Ohhhh, that's a gorgeous lamp.

I just noticed in your sidebar... you post photos of yourself, your family and the house in which 'you play'. Love that imagery.

Chatelaine said...

What a great find! I bet it looks even better in person. How nice to have such beautiful lighting for evenings out on the patio.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Really Rainey said...

I'm really diggin the color too! Very summery!
~Really Rainey~

The White Bench said...

WOW! This is fabulous, Cindy! You never cease to amaze me!
Hugs,
Monica.

Silvia said...

Love it!:)
Do you have a link to that item or a similar one? Can't seem to find one on the net!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Beautiful Cindy and I love the umbrella cover too!
Hugs~Kelly

Brenda said...

I bet you're on a first name basis in your Marshalls store! It is so pretty out there, Cindy! But then I don't know anyone who can set a mood better than you can.
Brenda

Cindy said...

So, so pretty! Do they offer that online for us who do not have a Mashall's store nearby? It looks perfect in your romantic garden.

Crecindo

Marilyn said...

I completely agree with you on lighting. It's truly the frosting on the cake!

Your patio is as charming as your home, Cindy.

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Sandra said...

Hi Cindy! What a pretty light! I love your porch! I may have to go to Ross and see if there are of those lights there! We don't have a Home Goods or Marshalls anywhere in my area.
Blessings,
Sandra

Robins in the Trundle Bed said...

We love following blogs of kindred spirits!! It took us a while to find you, but we'll be loyal readers now that we have. Your style is so romantic and beautiful. Kudos to you.

Sheila and Sherrill

Lisa @ On Cloud Pink said...

Did you say Marshalls? I'm looking for something as beautiful as that for my little getaway. Do they come in clear glass?

Toodles.

SherryRoseBella said...

Such a sweet lantern, Cindy! I love your blog! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog..I just added you to my list of favorites.
Hugs,
Sherry

Elenka said...

I love stuff like that. Looks fantastic. I have white Christmas lights strung inside of our deck umbrella and on a warm summer night, it's heavenly.

Diane Costanza said...

I love that. We just built a gazebo off our porch and we only installed hi-htas. That would be poerfcet on nights we would prefer soft lighting. I am going to Marshalls tomorrow!

Sandy@CoppernThings said...

Cindy, Your patio looks so inviting as does your whole home!! I also use lighting in my outdoor areas, I agree it just makes the space feel warmer. I have a chandelier I bought at a garage sale which I took apart and now it holds candles for my backyard garden. When we have Girls Night at my house The Girls LOVE it. I have also added several lamps to different areas of my porches and sitting areas,as well as Christmas light to some of my trees. By doing this it gives me a chance to change the mood of the area . Thank for all your inspiration. Sandy

Bellamere Cottage said...

Your little gazebo has RUFFLES??? Oh my.....now that's CUTE!!

Blessings,
Spencer

BeautifulWreck said...

That is stunning. Very beautiful!

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

So very bohemian! Hopefully I spelled that correctly. Otherwise, just use "Hooked-On-Phonics". :) It's a beautiful lighting feature. You find the greatest stuff. I only wish I had the money to go and find this stuff. I don't go anywhere, just because I need to justify the gas to go someplace. Yesterday, I had to go to a doctor's appointment, and I truly had a hard time not turning down the road to go to the Thrift Store. But I didn't have the extra time...I had to be home to get ready for work and spend some time with my poochies before I left them again for 5 hours.

Hugs,
Penny Sue

Outdoor Lighting said...

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Thanks for sharing.....

Shona Martinez said...

Having a patio like this creates a relaxing and romantic ambiance in your place. It’s a pleasant experience to have your cup of coffee in this patio in the morning while listening to the chirping birds. Aside from that, it might be a good idea to meditate in this place before going to bed.