I've found some lovely ideas to bring a little lightness and a touch of sparkle into our lives. Our gardens deserve just a little bit more than those perfect plantings and rhythmic walkways...we need more layers. Adding lighting is one of those layers than can turn a beautiful space into a unique and stunning space. Extravagant, modern, simple, homemade...you choose the style that makes you feel like a diva, a romeo, or a child at heart with attention captured by the dreamy glow of candlelight and memories of fireflies, bon fires, and the man in the moon.
What could be more glamourous than hanging a chandelier from the rough and twisted limbs of a grand old tree. The photos below really speak to my inner princess, this contrast of old and new is divine.
|We deserve a little decadence|
bring a touch of the indoors outside to create
this perfectly inspiring space
|A rustic candelabra & fairy lights dancing in the trees|
create a magical effect. I love the log stools but I do believe
I would leave those for the kids.
|An overhead chandelier sparkles over this perfectly laid table. |
I can't think of a nicer way to spend a summer afternoon.
|How fun is this!|
Now for a little DIY. With a very small investment and some time devoted to creative play you can construct your own wonderful lighting fixtures. Here are some suitably charming ideas below, a few with links that will lead you to the diy instructions. Have fun coming up with your own project , then let us know how they turned out!
|recycled light bulbs make charming hanging vases|
|chicken wire and crystals - |
how pretty would several of these be hanging
from the trees or the overhead beams of a pergola
|pulleys & mason jars - charmingly industrial|
instructions here @ http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Pulley-Chandelier/
|a simple wire basket (a clam basket in this case)|
serves as a very simple candle holder
|and here's another cute little wire basket |
with jam jars and crystals