New Lanterns While The Original Lanterns Are Undergoing Restoration

Welcome to the 770th Metamorphosis Monday! Several years back I shared some of the beautiful design features found in my son and daughter-in-law’s 99-year-old cottage home. Many of the original elements of their home remind me so much of the storybook cottages you see in Carmel, California–like these adorable lanterns they have on either side of their front door.

A while back, one of the lanterns became loose and was no longer working. They had both lanterns removed and saved them with plans to have them restored by a nearby lighting shop that does that type of work. The restoration will take up to 6 months per the restoration shop, so replacement lanterns were needed in the meantime.


These are the lanterns my daughter-in-law chose for their home while the original lanterns are being restored.


They are the perfect size and look so pretty on the front of their adorable cottage home.


Here’s a view from early this morning. It’s been raining a lot here the last few days so it was really cloudy out when I took these photos. I just love how the lanterns look against the rock accent part of their brick home!


Here’s how the other lantern looks on the opposite side.

Inexpensive Temporary Lantern During Restoration


These lanterns came in a set of two and were surprisingly very affordable. If you need new exterior lanterns for your home, these are currently available here: Outdoor Lanterns.

Beautiful Old Lantern, Not Expensive


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  1. The temporary lanterns are lovely, but why is the restoration of the other lanterns going to take so long? Anyway, thanks for the link up Susan~

    • I got the impression that he has a lot of chandeliers, lanterns, etc… that he has to do first. I don’t think there are that many people around who do restoration of old/antique lanterns, so I think he’s in high demand. The lanterns will be rewired, painted, etc… so it will be a full restoration. He hinted that it may not take the full 6 months.

  2. Those antique lanterns are amazing. Glad they are having them restored. so unique and quaint. Thanks for hosting Susan. Have fun this week.

  3. Oh those old lanterns are darling! (The new ones are nice too.) It’s great they have someone who knows how to restore them nearby. Thanks for sharing, and for hosting! Hope you have a lovely week!

  4. SharonFromMichigan says

    Oooh, those original lantern lights are beauties! It makes my heart happy to hear that they want to have the original ones brought back to life. So much history is lost in a lot homes because replacing is easier. Kudos to your son & DIL for going the extra step! You’ll have to share a pic or two after they are re-installed 🙂

  5. While the new replacement lanterns look nice, the original ones are perfect! The decision to restore and invest in them is going to be so nice for their historic home. I am not surprised that the lighting shop has a lengthy wait, finding someone to do detailed hand work is difficult. In the mean time the “JV” stand ins will do nicely!

  6. The temp lanterns do give a cozy warm glow to the entry. Great for tomorrow.

  7. Hi Esme, As long as the post your linking up contains a link back to the party, your link shouldn’t need moderation. It should post automatically. The InLinkz Link System will check your post for the link back to the party and automatically moderate/approve your link. By linking back, it will help your readers find the party and the other participants. When everyone who joins a Blog Party links back to the party in the post they are linking up, it increase the views for all who join the party. That’s how Blog parties work and bring new readers/visitors to each participant. To add a link to your post back to the party, you can add a sentence at the start or end of your post saying that you’re participating or joining Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch with a link to the party itself. Hope that helps explain better how it works. Let me know if you have any questions. I’m glad you’re here for the party!

    • Oh, gotcha. Usually, that’s the issue so I thought that might be the problem. Ummm, I don’t know why InLinkz isn’t picking that up when you link up. I’ve only had this happen once before with another blog and we were never able to figure out what was causing it. The only thing InLinkz could suggest was that it can take a few seconds for the InLinkz system to find the link so the guys at InLinkz suggested when linking up, to go a bit slow to give the InLinkz system time to find the link. I’m not sure if that will help but the next time you join, maybe try that to see if it helps. If it doesn’t help, please let me know so I can email InLinka and ask them to take a look to see why it’s not finding your link back to the party. Anytime that happens, just leave me a comment letting me know and I’ll hop over to Inlinkz and moderate the link.

      • I haven’t emailed them yet…I just went into InLinkz and moderated them myself. Esme, if it happens again next week, please let me know. When you put your links in next week, go a bit slow just to give Inlinkz a longer chance to find the link in your post. If that doesn’t work, I’ll contact them for help. Sorry that’s happening.

  8. Love the older lanterns and so happy they can be restored. Do you happen to have the link from the previous blog of their cottage home? I’d love to see it. Thanks!

  9. Susan,
    Thanks again for hosting this wonderful party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! I hope you have a great week!

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