Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Lanterns


Aren't these lanterns lovely? They represent one of the things I like about the run up to Christmas, little stalls and Christmas gift shops that spring up out of nowhere. These mosaic lanterns were on a stall that has appeared under the escalator in the Regent Arcade. The stall has all sorts of candles, lamps and glassware gifts. The lanterns are an absolute bargain, the long ones and the large round ones are just £10 each and the small round ones (like the multi-coloured one at the top of the photo) are £5 each or three for £12! I know it sounds like I work for their advertising department, but at these prices they're a steal! The problem was I couldn't think of anyone to buy one for. I'll have to go back and get one for myself...or maybe three for £12!
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20 comments:

Neva said...

They look very nice and I bet they would like nice on the back of a toilet with a candle in it.....

Hope said...

These lanterns are beautiful! I would have been very tempted to buy several! I adore mosaic glassware! If you do buy some of these, share a photo of the ones you choose!

magiceye said...

indeed, very pretty!

Ken Mac said...

those are beautiful and they look handmade. wow!

Jim said...

I like the green ones, I could use a couple to decorate my patio.

Dusty Lens said...

They sure are lovely! I could use a box of them as gifts as wel as illuminating our deck.

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Virginia said...

Marley,
the perfect pour moi! You may pick the color you think I'd like. Nice composition here my friend!
V

Tash said...

So much color! Can you get one of the red so we can see it glow?

Mo said...

Very pretty. I love the vibrance the Christmas markets give to an otherwise dull and grey time. Have to put on a few more woolies and brave the elements to take a few photos of the markets around central London.

Kate said...

Yes, Marley, I think you should indulge yourself. Nothing better than a soft glow from a candle, encased in a delightful, colourful holder.

babooshka said...

Nicely done. They are a bargain. CrRdit CrunCh The colours really sparkle and taken side on adds extra depth. PREIDDDDDDDDDDY.

Saretta said...

They are very nice. I like this photo...it explodes with color!

Hilda said...

Pretty! You can send me one as a gift. ;D

Hee. You sound like me. I see something pretty in a shop or a bazaar and the first thing I think of is 'Who can I give this too?' Drives my husband batty.

Tanya said...

These are great! Definately go buy a few for yourself! I want one...it would be difficult to chose which one!
I've always wanted to try mosaics. In fact, I've been collecting pieces of broken pottery I've been finding along the creek to do a mosaic something with them!

Knoxville Girl said...

That close-up really works - all those wonderful shapes and colors kept me entertained. Which one are you going to buy?

Lori said...

Oh, they are beautiful! I definitely would have bought one for myself. I wonder how they can make them so economically. The colors are so cheerful.

Jilly said...

Love the shot - the angle,so many colours and shapes. The round one - perfect for the next theme day!

Chuck Pefley said...

Go for it Marley ... you know you're worth at least 12 quid.

Keropok Man said...

Oh. they look so pretty and very colourful too!

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