Summer Lantern

Summer Blog hop


Hey Everyone! Welcome to the Summer Seasonal blog hop! I love decorating for summer. My summer style is lighter, brighter, quick, easy and less is more. Since I started decorating in my living room this year, I thought that I would share how I’m using a cute white summer lantern on my coffee table.

A great big thanks to Cindy from Cloches and Lavender and Terrie from Decorate And More With Tip for hosting such a fun hop!

If you are coming here from Niky’s, The House of Silverado Welcome!

white lantern

I found this cute lantern at a local store, The Painted Tree.

It’s very rustic, but I loved the shape and the price was fantastic.

Under $25.00!

outside lantern

I loved it so much that I went back and got this one for my outdoor patio.

They are just so versatile I could see decorating them so many ways.

There were also larger ones that I could kick myself for not buying…

white summer lantern

Arrangement 1:

I knew this lantern would be perfect on my coffee table.

To get this look I started with a Eucalyptus leaf vine.

Just wrapped it up in a circle and placed it inside, making sure to pull out leaves here and there in the openings.

summer lantern with greenery and candleholder

Next, in the center, I  placed a glass candleholder to add a little height to the arrangement.

decorated lantern with greenery and bird

On top of the candleholder I added a sweet little rustic bird.

That’s it!

Quick, easy and budget friendly.

summer lantern

Next to the lantern I added another ceramic lantern, a small gold candleholder and a string of wooden beads.

Simple, easy and I love the light, bright look.

white lantern with candle and jars

Arrangement 2:

But remember I said that it was versatile?

So I did another arrangement.

I kept the eucalyptus greenery and added a simple white candle in the middle.

Next to the lantern I added a couple of white hob nail jars.

Adding the white wooden beads finished off this arrangement.

Both arrangements were super easy and took very little time.

My kind of decorating!

summer coffee table

My living room is summer ready.

Leaving me plenty of time for other projects….

Now please join me in visiting Cindy at Cloches and Lavender to see her cute summer decor                   and all of the other participants in our Summer decor hop.

Cloches and Lavender

Decorate and More with Tip

B4 and Afters

Blessings by Me

The House on Silverado

Patina and Paint


Until next time….

Summer lantern

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  1. Tammy I love both wooden lanterns. Wish I could jump in the car with you when you go shopping, you always find the cutest home pieces! I love the last vignette on your coffee table. Thanks for sharing your decorating tips. Have a wonderful summer.

    1. I would love for you to jump into to go shopping too! How fun! It’s funny that you say that about the last vignette – it’s the one that I stayed with! Great minds…

    1. I’ve started using the eucalyptus more and more. Not sure why I haven’t used it that much before,but I love it!

  2. Tammy this such a pretty piece and love the styling. I have been there when you see another piece in another size and don’t buy it. I have done a few times and don’t anymore.


    1. Cindy I knew better about not buying the larger piece. I really need to make a firm rule about going ahead and buying it because I will always regret it!

  3. I like unusual things, and the shape of that lantern is one I haven’t seen before. I’m starting to lean more towards the “Less is More” too, but it is going to take me awhile to get there.

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