A Versatile Lantern For The Seasons

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hope everyone had a great and blessed Thanksgiving!

I suppose most of us are now in full swing Christmas-mode.
Sure wish the season lasted a little longer... love Christmas!

Have ya'll ever been to Ollie's?
My daughter introduced me to it back in the fall... 
as if I needed another place to bargain shop!  :)

Pretty cool place, and the prices really were cheaper for the items I priced,
especially books!

I've been in search for a lantern for awhile, and couldn't turn this one down.
Can't recall the price, but it was relatively inexpensive.

Thought it would be a perfect piece to change according to the seasons,
starting with Fall.

I had all the embellishments on hand...

The lantern rested on a bench on the front porch,
shedding just a wee bit of light.

When the fall decorations came down,
the lantern received a new look... one to welcome Jolly Ole Saint Nick!

Everything to decorate it, came from my stash, except the ribbon.

The lantern found a new temporary home atop the TV Armoire.

The framed flag was from my late father-in-law's funeral.
It doesn't get moved, no matter the season or decor.
We consider it a great honor to have, and display it proudly!

How is your Christmas decorating coming along?
The inside of my home has been finished for about a week.
Saturday, I got out in the almost 80 degree weather... can you believe that,
...and did a little on the outside.

But it's not even December 1st yet,
so I'm sure they'll be lots of tweaking between now and the 25th!  :)

Wednesday, I'll be back to share the rest of the living room!
Hope you'll pop back in to check it out!


Sharing Post At:
Our Southern Home - Inspiration Monday
Dwellings - Amaze Me Monday
Across The Blvd - Snickerdoodle Sunday
Coastal Charm - Show and Share
Our Home Away From Home - Tuesday at Our Home
StoneGable - The Scoop
Cozy Little House - Tweak it Tuesday
The Dedicated House - Make It Pretty Monday
CD's Country Living - Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop
The Essence of Home - Share Your Style
From My Front To Yours - Treasure Hunt Thursday
McCall Manor - Your Inspired Design
A Burst of Beautiful - Create, Share, Inspire
Chic on a Shoestring - Flaunt it Friday
Savvy Southern Style - WOW Us Wednesdays
Harmony and Happiness - The Alder Collective


  1. Love the way you spiffed up your lantern. We have several lanterns and I've been obsessing about them all weekend. I need to learn how to make the automatic candles come on with the timer so things don't have to be taken apart to turn on and off.

  2. I love what you did to the lantern! I have a few lanterns myself & I love changing them with the seasons.

  3. I love it! We have an Ollie's down the road a bit but I've never been in.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  4. I love the lantern. We just got an Ollie's but I've only been once. It looks like I need to go spend a little more time in there!

  5. I've never heard of that place. Must not have it in my region. Great stuff you got!

  6. I love the snow and trees tucked inside Rhonda, so pretty! I might just have to borrow this idea! Happy week!

  7. I love lanterns! Yours looks so adorable. I have a few I filled with small ornaments, but I love yours! I may have to try something different next time!

  8. Oh this is SO pretty ~ love it! Blessings, Cecilia

  9. I hope you had a most wonderful Thanksgiving! I love this lantern, especially those little trees!! Hugs!!

  10. I love using lanterns like this for seasonal decor. Yours looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted.

  11. How fun to see all of your seasonal changes!! Appreciate you bringing this to Snickerdoodle Sunday so I could see it!!

  12. Beautiful lantern! Loved how you switched it up. Thanks for sharing your projects with us at Create - Share - Inspire Link party! Hope to see more!

  13. Love it! Where did you get the ribbon? That is what brings out the lantern to me!

  14. Love the lantern idea. I have one I think I will change out too. Thanks for sharing.

  15. How adorable! I'm a huge fan of lanterns in any decor.

    Thanks so much for joining the Alder Collective this week! Pinning!


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