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August 26, 2013

Seashells and Rope

I have been working on the newly created bedroom/den.  
As I've mentioned before on these two posts here and here we converted a downstairs family room into a guest bedroom and the upstairs bedroom into what I am now going to call a den.

Earlier this spring I bought a lantern which has been bouncing around looking for a home.

 I brought it in my office thinking I might use it in there, but that didn't work.  I was also trying to find something unusual to put inside of it.

 I lost  interest with it and it ended up in the bedroom for a while with a cat statue in it just because.  

 I recently found a candle at Pier 1 loaded with seashells in the wax  (where the lantern had also come from) and decided it might work for the lantern.  As an added bonus the candle smells really good!
I had the glass cylinder but the candle looked too short inside of it so I coiled up a piece of hemp rope and to elevate the candle.  
I still had a bunch of seashells leftover from my Hobby Lobby purchase so  I staged them around the base.  
The little starfish on the jute string was included with the candle so I reused it on the outside of the glass cylinder.

I'm tickled to have finally have found a way to dress up this lantern.  
It's funny how things are working out between these two rooms that I've exchanged.
Perhaps it was meant to be!

This would be great outside under a protected area for evenings on the patio but for now it will reside in the new bedroom/den.
A very affordable 70% off find from Pier 1 has
also become a part of the den.  I'm still tweaking the room and will show it soon.

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Tuesdays at our Home


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  1. I think you did a superb job of decorating your lantern. It looks awesome! I have a lantern too that I move about. Right now it's outside o my patio since it has a solar light. But I've had it indoors beside my fireplace and outside by my front door decorated for Christmas. I think lanterns are so versatile.

  2. Oh, I love anything nautical and this little project is so pretty! I love Pier 1 too but can only go once in a while or I'll blow my entire budget!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Coastal is my thing, so I am in love with your lantern. I adore rope and seashells used in decor. Good job.

  4. Love this project...and so easy, too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Very creative!!!!!!! Im always on the hunt for new ways to elevate items, and this is a really good one!

  6. that turned out very very pretty, love the twine wrapped around the glass

  7. Very nice Liz. Coastal decorating is so much fun and you have achieved a great look.

  8. Very pretty Liz!! I love it when we can finally come up with a design for something we've been struggling with!~~Angela

  9. Very pretty Liz! I needed that for my summer mantel. I love what you've done so far, looking forward to seeing more.

  10. Very pretty, Liz!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comment!!


  11. Liz, this is gorgeous and how clever of you to make the little hemp candle stand to raise it up. What a beautiful color the candle is and it goes so well with your lantern. It turned out so well! What a wonderful room it is going to be.

  12. Looks like you've been busy!!! I love the shells in the lantern!!!

  13. That is gorgeous with the shells. Thanks for sharing this great idea. I bought a similar item as a gift for a friend today, and now I know just how to make it even more perfect for her. Thanks a million!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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