Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Shabby Coastal Cottage Lantern

I found this beauty at HomeGoods today while I was with my youngest daughter. Have been looking for one for her room for awhile now. I saw this lantern a few days ago, but didn't buy it because she rarely likes anything I bring home for her room. Seems like she has been fighting me tooth & nail even after she  told me what style she wanted. Today we stopped off at HomeGoods  & were looking at lanterns & I said "I like this one, but the handle is too big". She said that she liked it, so we took it home. I brought it up to her room & placed it next to the shutter mirror we purchased a week or so back, but the lantern looked a little plain.

So, I went for a walk .... and found some moss in the woods behind our house.

Then, I remembered I had put some little birds nests in the garage sale room in the basement. I also dug through my craft boxes in my office & found some lavender & seed pods I had grown back in my previous house in California.

Here's the finished product! I made the eggs from some clay I  had.
So that was my little project today. It was fun making it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Pam

22 comments:

  1. Just wanted to stop over to you and my couple other buds here in blog land and say Happy Easter, and many blessings to you and your family! I love what you did to the lantern!

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  2. Are you kidding me...so simple yet I never would have thought of that. I love it and have all kinds of stuff like that to put in my lantern.

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  3. Coming over from Somewhat Simple. I love what you did here. I can't get enough of lanterns and your's is just lovely! Happy new follower!

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  4. Looks adorable, what a great idea! Love how you used what you had on hand to make it too, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Stopping by from Transformation Thursday party. The lantern is adorable now! I really like what you did with it...very cute!

    Nancy

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  6. That is so cute! It all looks so pretty together!

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  7. That is so cute! I have not done anything like that, but I should try. Thanks for stopping by! I dug up all my Forsythia at my mom's and have about 20 plants. It spreads pretty well. Some of mine has been here for 80-90 years. I do love it. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  8. You have an entire room for garage sale storage?! Love the lantern, and the fact that you made the eggs.

    Hope you & the girls have a wonderful trip to California!

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  9. Very pretty! I like all the natural elements that you chose to add. The colors of the moss and lavendar go so nicely together!

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  10. it is simply amazing!!
    xoxo
    koshy
    http://koshysblog.blogspot.com/

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  11. i like that. a new twist on the "nest in glass globe" theme going on right now.

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  12. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog, glad you commented so I could find your blog. :) I love my candlesticks since I painted them. You're right, it's amazing what a little paint can do! I love your lantern and nest. I have really been into decorating with nests this spring! :-D
    Have a happy Good Friday!
    Hugs
    Melissa

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  13. Great idea - and it is pretty too! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your super nice comment and hope you will come back again!

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  14. It turned out so cute! I hope your daughter loves it.

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  15. Love the birds nest inside the lantern! Very creative.

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  16. Pam, this turned out just splendid! I am super impressed. What a unique piece! Great work.

    Alison
    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

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  17. What a beautiful display!! Thank you for sharing!

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