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  1. george marhsal says:

    I love your decor idea. You transformed the lantern beatifully.

  2. Love it, Lora such a great idea for repurposing an old lantern! My nephew did something like this for his wedding for each guest table centerpiece and it looked so pretty. Pinned

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      They would make beautiful centerpieces for a wedding, Marie! And lanterns are starting to show up at thrift stores in my area, too:)

  3. That lantern lid has such a Zen look to it with the round stones and candles! Love the pinks of the peonies and flowers in the tablecloth. Wish I could score a garden gate like that!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wish you could too, Kathy! They’re so fun to decorate with!

  4. The succulents look lovely inside that lantern. Very pretty. Creative use of the lid by turning it into a small candle holder. Its a two for one project! Very pretty!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Audra!The creative juices just started flowing;)

  5. So lovely, Lora! Love the tablecloth, too! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome, Cecilia!

  6. Julie Briones says:

    You did a lovely job putting your succulent twist on this challenge, Lora! And I love the tealight holder… even glass votive cups could be used! 😉 Pinned to my summer decor board!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glass votive cups probably would have helped the flames stay lit a lit longer, Julie;) It was a super windy day when I was working on this! Thx!

  7. You were so smart to use the lantern base as a terrarium and then the top to hold candles. You always are so creative and I so much enjoy seeing how you style your home with your creations.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Paula! I just wasn’t feeling like imitating this one exactly; needed some re-interpretation to get me motivated!

  8. Lora, I love how you’ve repurposed this lantern and you’ve really come up with creative ways of reusing the whole thing. Love your terrarium and candleholder!!

    Happy summer to you,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Barbara! It was a fun project!

  9. How cool, Lora! I love how you came up with something completely unique in terms of styling. That repurposing of the lid is really impressive. It’s like it was meant to hold tea lights. I always enjoy getting some inspiration from you. I now need to find some pocket baskets like those…what a great statement they make hanging on your wall! It’s been fun hopping with you.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Crissy! I took a little more license with this one, but love when there’s a lot of variety on these hops! Good luck basket hunting; I got them secondhand, so can’t help you out:(

  10. Now, I’m on the look out for a lantern that I can turn into a terrarium. The top into a candle holder is genius. I love this and the vignettes. Beautiful.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Katie! I’ve been enjoying my peonies in bloom to the fullest!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Linda! We used to have that gate on our veggie garden; decided it needed to be enjoyed more fully!

  11. Lora, you should be the star of you own HGTV show! I love how creative you are. Love how your lantern/Terrarium turned out! So stinkin’ cute! Thanks so much for joining us.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re too funny, Cindy;) Yep…me and skinny Joanna could do it together…L.O.L.! I’m just loving all the variety that came out of the simple picture we were all working from! So fun to look through all the posts. You’ve rounded up a great group of talented ladies, girl! So much fun!

  12. Lori I love what you did with the lantern. Turning the top into it’s own decor was genius. Happy Tuesday!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I couldn’t leave that part out, Terrie;)

  13. Lora, how resourceful you are. I love the idea of making the lantern base into a terrarium. My mom made and displayed them when I was a kid so this brings back great memories. Turning the lid into a candle holder was another creative idea. Love seeing what you create on these Pinterest Challenges.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Carol! I just needed a more summery version, since I’m just starting to enjoy summer!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, friend! I’m really enjoying it on the porch:)