I am still working on my holiday decorations but I have to say that the lanterns and pillows I got from Oriental Trading have made this year’s decorating the best and easiest ever.
Lanterns and Pillows – The Pillows
My holiday decor has never been top notch and I have to say that until the past few year and since I have been blogging I was never very good at decorating for any holiday. I have learned a lot from other awesome home decor guru’s and now I feel like I can create a nice holiday display of fun things. like lanterns and pillows.
The very nice people at Oriental Trading let me choose some holiday items that I could use and the gray felt Warm and Cozy pillows were one of the items that I loved. I snatched them up right away. Apparently so did everyone else because I am not seeing them on their site anymore. Which means I cannot give you a link to them.
They are really soft and truly cozy. I will definitely leave them out during the winter after Christmas too. They are made really well and the stitching is so nice. I just love the look of them. And they look great in this wire basket with the snowflake and tree pillows.
There were more items I chose from Oriental Trading as well. The outdoor metal ornaments are still up and look even more charming with our new fallen snow on them. I will need to add an updated photo to that post.
Lanterns and Pillows – The Lanterns
But the set of two white lanterns are truly one of my very favorite items. They are a really good size and look so nice with the flame-less candles in them. And it looks like they are still available to purchase. They also have some other colors in these.
I loved the white but they were just a little too stark for me . I like a little weathering or grunge I guess. I used some glaze and added a little bit with a brush then wiped it off with a cloth.
It is a slight difference but I think it added just what I wanted on these lanterns. You can see it pretty good on the photo below.
I got the flame-less candles with a remote so I don’t have to take them out of the lantern every time I want to use them. They look so nice together. I am just loving the entire thing.
Mixing them in with my Ornament Tree and other bells, ornaments and snowflakes just rounds everything out.
I am so happy with all of the items I received form Oriental Trading. They have really improved their product selection over the years. These lanterns and pillows were so easy to add in to my decor.
I will have one more post featuring Oriental Trading on Wednesday regarding gifts for co-workers, teachers and others that touch our lives everyday. I hope you will stop back to see what I have made with these small red buckets. I love these things.
Have a great day and, as always….thanks for stopping by!