Monday, August 13, 2012

Lantern Love

I've been searching for the perfect lantern for our entry forever!
They are either too small, too big, the wrong shape or outrageously expensive.
This one, as seen in Traditional Home is probably outrageously expensive since it's an antique.
But still, it is what I've been looking for.

I fell in love with this gorgeous wooden lantern from Horchow, but it is way to big.
However, I did order the smaller version but it came with just one socket for a 60 watt bulb.
Perhaps it could have been retrofitted with a candelabra, but I don't have the patience.

This simple square lantern from Pottery Barn has been calling my name.
It is not too big, not too small, a perfect simple shape.
And it's not expensive! 

Here they show it in an entry, similar to mine.
So I ordered it.

It replaced the ornate crystal chandelier that has been here for 13 years.

Don't get me wrong, I still love this chandelier, but want a simpler look.

The new lantern in the entry coordinates better with the chandelier in the dining room.

It's not the perfect lantern, but it gets the job done!

I love the entry with its new updated look.
And since the living room is also getting an updated look with grasscloth walls and fresh upholstery, it will be a nice transition.

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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love lanterns too~ yours is so charming!! Can't wait to see more of your re-do!!

Sonia said...


Leslie Harris said...

I agree. the lantern does coordinate better with the new chandelier. Funny how that works, we change one thing and suddenly it makes something else stand out. Ah, decorating is like life huh? There's always something. Smile. Have a great day, Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)

Kathysue said...

Love it! It marrys well with the dining room chandelier! Great choice.
Happy Monday my friend,

Our French Inspired Home said...

I was going to say go with the Pottern Barn light but never mind, you beat me to it and it looks great. Much better than the old.

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

AS I was reading, I was thinking she needs to go to PB. LOL I am having similar issues, I am looking for a fixture for my DR but my problem is the opposite. I have such tall ceilings in there that I need something huge. Everything I find is the price of a small car. LOL

Love the new fixture. xxoo

AntiqueChase said...

Love the lantern in that spot and I especially LOVE how you hung the oil up high in the entry.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, love the new lantern. I've been searching for something for the shop to hang over the counter, toying with a lantern or chandy.. love both of them decisions decisions...Question is.. what are your plans for the beautiful chandy you took down? Love the new chandy in your dining room too.. classsssyyy~
hugs ~lynne~

Marlis said...

Love your entry way with the lantern. The first one is gorgeous! It's the perfect antique piece. But I love the new lantern. It does go so well with the dining room chandelier. xo marlis

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Looks really great!!!

Sue said...

It looks wonderful ~ I just have to tell you once again how much I love your green entry. It makes me smile each time I see it.

gme said...

Love your new entryway lantern, it looks just beautiful. I love the new dining room chandelier too but I have to say I really crushed on the old flowered one, I just thought it was so pretty in that room. I just have one request..... don't EVER change that green wallpaper! I absolutely love your dining room walls!!!!! :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Delores I love your entry and the new lantern looks wonderful in there!!

Sarah said...

Delores, it looks great in your entry. You've certainly gotten a lot accomplished on your house this year. Make me want to make some changes around here. ;-)

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Love the new look. Funny how a simple light changes everything.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

The new lantern looks GREAT in the foyer! Your home is so pretty and i cna't wait to see the nEW living room!!!! XO, Pinky

Becca Bertotti said...

It looks wonderful, Delores ... perfect for your gorgeous entry! I've been eyeing that very same lantern for quite awhile ... one might just end up in my home, too!

carolyn bradford said...

Love the new look! I'm wanting to do some very similar changes myself! Simple sounds wonderful since we are officially empty nesters as of yesterday! I love lanterns of any kind truthfully…we need some in for the shop for sure! Have a great week!

Karena said...

Delores I adore your new lantern it looks just perfect to me!!

Art by Karena
2012 Artists Series featuring Harrison Howard

Melanie said...

Looks great! More of an updated look. Can't wait to see your living room update when it's done.

Pura Vida said...

I love lanterns...they are making a statement that!

Victoria said...

The PB lantern looks perfect in your foyer and works well with the one in the dining room. It is so much fun to freshen things up, isn't it? Have a great day, Delores.

Jaybird said...

Ummmmmm I LOVE the lantern, but is the 13 year old light fixture for sale??????? :^)
Your home is my dream place....I can wile away hours just looking at pictures!!

jbmusik at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I think it IS PERFECT!!

Could not be better! Love it!



Woodside Park said...

The lantern looks perfect in your gorgeous home, Delores. I look forward to the BIG reveal of your living the grasscloth.

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