Light Lanterns for Garden

Outdoor decoratingThese sweet little lanterns hang from the lilac tree in our backyard.  I bought them at the Goodwill Clearance Center (otherwise known as “The Bins” because everything is piled up in bins and you have to dig around to find your treasures).  The lanterns were attached to lights that didn’t work so I removed the lanterns from the bad string of lights and attached them to another string of lights I had that did work.

Light Lanterns for backyard decorating

The lights stay in our tree year round because it’s easier to leave them hanging there all winter than take them down and store them.  We plug them in during the spring and summer months and our backyard looks magical even when it’s raining outside.

Goodwill decorating for backyard

The lights are plugged into a timer.  They turn on automatically and turn off automatically.  This keeps me from forgetting to turn them off.  I never forget to turn them on when we’re outside but I usually forget to turn them off!

Lights for backyard decorating

With the tree coming back to life and the lights getting plugged into the timer soon, it reminds me that dry, sunny weather and summer are headed my way.

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Sara

Sara, creator of Go Gingham, is passionate about cooking and feeding her family healthy, real food. She's a green enthusiast, too, who loves to grow food organically. Sara loves to travel - especially by trading houses. An avid runner, she can also be found chasing after her chickens in the backyard.

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  1. So pretty – there is something so wonderful about being outside at night with little lights on!


    1. Thanks Annie! Right now, they’re just getting rained on but soon it will be summer…just reminding myself 🙂

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