Sunday, January 27, 2013

~~~My New Lantern!!!~~~

Good Morning my friends!!! I wanted to share a housewarming gift I got before Christmas from 2 very dear friends. We have been friends for over 30 years, are former neighbors and go on an annual "girls weekend" beach trip each year in September. Our children all grew up together and went to the same schools.  Kay and Barb know I LOVE anything Asain so this lantern is the PERFECT choice for our new home!!!! Thanks SO much to both of you!!!!!!!!!!!
 It has a PLACE OF HONOR on the living room coffee table right now. I can see it from the kitchen too and I placed a flameless candle in it so at night I can light it and not worry about it. I placed it on a pretty runner that has an Asain feel too.
 I changed out the pillows on the sofa for winter too. And the Santas have been replaced with more of my blue and white jars.

 I will show you around the living room a little more soon. I LOVE these shadow shots, my very favorite!

 My hibiscus continues to flower, we have 3, 4 or 5 blooms every day! I love it.
 One more shot of my new lantern. I really love it and may move it around to different spots too. Thanks again to Kay and Barb. And thanks to all of you for your visit!!!!
XO, Pinky
Linking to:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Meet Me Monday at You Are Talking Too Much
Motivated Monday at Be Colorful
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tutorials and Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
DIY by Design on Wednesday
Uncommonly Yours on Wednesday at Uncommon Designs
Show and Share on Wednesday at Southern Lovely
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits on Thursday at Stone Gable
Show Me Extroidinary on Thursday at The 36th Avenue
Grace at Home on Thursday at Imparting Grace
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Share Your Creations on Thursday at Kristen's Creations
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Tickled Pink Fridays at 504 Main
Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Overflowing with Creativity on Sunday at It's Overflowing
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Wow Us Wednesday at


  1. Beautiful lantern, Pinky. Your living room looks wonderful!

  2. Your lantern is gorgeous. What a lovely gift. So pretty in your vignette on the coffee table. Thanks also for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  3. Such a nice gift Pinky, looks great on your coffee the shadow photo!

  4. Your friends gave you a gorgoeus lantern my friend and it enhances your lovely living room with the Oriental touches. I always loved that you liked Oriental things like me..they are my fav elements for decorating, thy give it such sophisticated elegance to any room. Have a great week.

  5. I absolutely LOVE your new lantern! It is perfect for your home and I, too, love those shadow photos.

  6. Good friends are one of life's greatest blessings. Love the lantern. Your home is really beautiful. I love the sunlight you get, too - tons of it! Love - love - love it. xo

  7. What would we do without our friends? :) Such a wonderful gift. I like the blue and white pieces and the lantern is just perfect.. love the detail!

  8. That's quite a lantern! Your friends know you well! I love the size of it and the shape. I've never seen one like it before!

  9. Wow! What a unique lantern. It's really, really pretty!

  10. What a cute lantern! I love anything that has the shape of a pagoda!

  11. Pinky,
    I'd say your friends have your taste nailed to perfection!!!
    This is an exquisite piece and I know you wil treasure it for Seasons and years to come!!! I adore it on the coffee table atop the cherry blossom runner!!!
    By your photos, I can see that you are relaxing and defining your style throughout your new home! I'll be back soon as you add to your posts!!!

  12. Great friends, and a gorgeous lantern. It's nice to use the flameless candles sometimes. I like the ones with the timers.

  13. Pinky, how fun to see your new house! Your new lantern is just beautiful...great finish on it too. I really like the heron on the table that looks like it is growing a plant around its body. I saw your post over at "No Minimalist Here".

  14. Well, your friends certainly know what would go great in your new home..the lantern is has certainly found a great home!!

  15. Your lantern is lovely, and looks perfect in your living room. Your friends did well, and you will think of them every time you look at it which makes it extra special.

  16. Love it! Found you on Thursday Favorite Things! I'm kicking off a brand new blog hop on Superbowl Sunday called the Creative HomeAcre Hop! I would love to have you join the fun at:

  17. Its wonderful a beautiful addition to your lovely home. Hugs and thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things :-) P.S. The new giveaway started today!

  18. Oohh, I have never seen one with that Asian "roof line" Really lovely and how lucky you are to have such enduring friendships. They are rare. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.

  19. she's a beauty!

    found you via tuesday's treasures and hope you'll have a moment to pop by!

    smiles to you.



Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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