Summer evenings…

Entertaining alfresco in nice weather is so appealing, and I love the accessories that make an outdoor space comfortable and homey. A reader asked us to write an article about outdoor candle holders and lanterns and we were happy to comply!

I love Pier One Imports, it always yields treasures that I can’t live without. These Landen Teal Metal Lanterns are on sale. They come in three sizes – Mini is 4”w x 4”d x 8”h. Small is 6.5”w x 6.5”d x 14.5”h. The large is 7.75”w x 7.75”d x 23.75”h. They are made from iron and glass, are hand-painted and rust-resistant. Sale prices are $6.96 – $23.96.

This Topanga Bamboo hurricane is great looking! It is over 12” in diameter and made from natural bamboo strips that are handwoven into this spiky sculpture. It has a clear glass insert to hold a candle. $69.95.

These faceted lanterns make great centerpieces or they can be hung around your outdoor space. They come in three sizes.   The Medium is 5.5” diameter x 10.25” h and takes a pillar size candle up to a 2” diameter. The Large is 6.75” diameter x 12.25”h and takes a pillar candle up to 2.5” diameter. The Extra Large is 8” diameter x 18”h and takes a pillar candle up to 3” diameter. Prices are $49.00 – $69.00.

These are simple and elegant clear glass tall votives that can also double as vases. They come in three sizes – Short which is 6.25” diameter x 7.75”h, Tall which is 6.25” diameter x 11.75”h and Oversized which is 6.2” diameter x 18”h. Prices range from $19.00 – $39.00.

This is a solar powered silver plastic lantern with an LED candle. The LED gives off a warm glow and will last 6 – 7- hours when fully charged by the sun. It comes fully assembled, is lightweight and can either hang or be placed anywhere in your outdoor area. It is $26.99.

This Waves Hurricane votive from Frontgate is handcrafted out of textured glass with a stone-cut ribbed pattern.   It is 9.5”w x 11.75”h. It is on sale for $89.00.

This Croix Tabletop Torch looks very cool to me, but I have never used one. It is exclusively sold by the Frontgate catalog. It is a crisscross of long, rectangular stainless steel tubes. Each tube holds 5 oz. of paraffin oil and can be lit at the top. The overall dimensions are 13.75”l x 8.5”w x 11”h. It is on sale for $299.00. Paraffin oil is not included.

I’m a big fan of flameless candles, especially for outside lighting. Read our article on flameless candles.

Share this with your friend who loves to entertain outside!


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