New, innovative outdoor lighting is so attractive that your dining room will have cobwebs by the time you use it again. Here are our faves:
Anything that will hold a candle and let the light out can become a hanging lantern. Use battery-operated candles (see our article).
Try the Soji Solar Nylon Lantern in different colors for $20.32 each.
Table and patio lighting:
Try these glowing Solar Globes that create a rainbow of colors. Put them in a fountain or swimming pool. They have a hidden solar module converting energy from sunlight and emitting a rainbow of colors. Don’t have any water to float them in? They can also be staked in the garden or placed on a table. They stay lit for up to 12 hours. $79.00 for a set of three.
Create a menagerie by adding a silver or yellow elephant candle. 6.5” long x 3” wide and 4” high. $14.00 each.
For a more elegant look, and one you can also use indoors, Simon Pierce’s Nantucket Hurricane is lovely. It is 9”tall x 6.25” wide and $185.00. Simon Pierce has six other styles of hurricanes.
DIY – Take all those jelly and Mason jars you have been saving for no good reason and use them as simple tea light holders. Use them to line a path or group them as centerpieces for the table.