As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Party Lights

We're still experimenting with landscaping and logistics (where to put food, where to put drinks, how many people can we fit?) for the new patio , but we love the hanging jar candles that we used at our recent party.  We saw this idea ~here~, gathered our supplies, and put these together mere hours before Kati's graduation party.  They were pretty easy to make (especially after Ron supplied us with needle-nosed pliers) and had that farmhouse-y kind of charm I was looking for. 

At the edge of dark, our very own Keeper of the Flame lit the candles...

and we enjoyed some flickering ambience.

Note:  The apparent shortage of party guests is due to the fact that I didn't photograph the lights until after everyone had left! 

Another note:  If you click the link ~here~, scroll down and the video  tutorial is on the right side of the web page.  Martha was using a variety of antique jars (of course), but we used Mason jars that we had on hand. 

1 comment:

  1. Cheryl~ I giggled out loud when this post came up! We really are kindreds! Several years ago I made these little mason jar lanterns and put them in the trees around the backyard for the 4th... I have similar pictures of us dragging chairs around the yard, lighting all of the candles...

    I think that you are just dandy!! :)

    Blessings, Debbie


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