Sunday, June 26, 2016

Outdoor Candle Chandelier

Hello!  Is anybody there?  I totally took a little blog break without really meaning to.  I guess I just hadn't done anything blog worthy or something like that.  Last weekend I decided that our outdoor oasis needed a chandelier of some sort hanging over our spool table.  Here is what I came up with:
I had 2 vintage egg baskets that I pried apart.  The handled one stores my root vegetables in my pantry for now.  This one is now being used for my outdoor candle chandelier.  With just a few supplies, I created exactly what I had in mind! 
I placed some plastic in the bottom so that the moss wouldn't fall out.  Two different kinds of moss that I got from the Dollar Tree fill the bottom of the basket and then I placed some candles and made sure they were in there nice and sturdy.   
I used twine that I tied in 4 places to hang the basket.  Cody hung it from a rope in the tree low enough so I can light the candles very easily.  
It's not quite dark but the candles are already looking wonderful outside.  A late night dinner is definitely in order!
This chandelier is so perfect for this space.  I love it when things in my head come to fruition in real life.


I need some help identifying some fruit trees in our yard.  This one is an apricot tree and I am so excited about it.  I love apricot jam and will definitely be making apricot jam as soon as these are fully ripe. 
This one is one that I need help identifying.  Any ideas? 
And here is another.  Any help identifying these is so appreciated!  As soon as I know what these are I can start researching and figuring out how to use them.
Summer is definitely in full swing here.  This week we are in the triple digits again and will be for who knows how long.  Stay cool my friends!

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10 comments:

Stephanie said...

Your chandlelier is perfect, my friend, especially for the summer months :)

Have a fabulous week. Hugs!

JES said...

I LOVE this idea! Thank you for sharing with us at the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love your outdoor chandelier, Trisha. Makes it very cozy and lends such a wonderful ambience to the area. Thanks for sharing with us.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jessica Pelasky said...

Oh this is a cute idea! Love it! :)

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for Crafts, Recipes, and Tips and Tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Mimi said...

Dear Trisha...I find it difficult to believe that you of all people, had nothing blog-worthy to share...lol! So glad you're back, and thankyou for popping in to Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Such a wonderful spot to relax. Thank you for sharing it at SYC! :) Jo

bj said...

I just love your candle holder chandy...it looks awesome...such a sweet place for dinner..xo

Stacey said...

I love what you did! Your basket chandelier is perfect anywhere but especially in your outdoor setting. Every time I read your posts, I really get the sense that you are happy there. :)

Thank you for sharing with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Trisha, love your creative chandelier! Great ambience at night. I think the second fruit tree is an Asian pear. Google and see if it might be. I've seen the first one, but have gone blank on the name. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Donna said...

What a fun idea with the vintage egg basket, Trisha! I have one that my mom gave me years ago (that she used on our farm!) and just love it! How lucky you are to have the fruit trees. Not sure on that first one. Is the second one a pear tree?