Cozying Up with Big Sur Lanterns

Big Sur Lanterns from Velocity

As summer begins to fade, we find ourselves attracted to different hues and textures. Usually, this is the time we bring out the accessories that are more reminiscent of the cool, late summer temperatures that will most certainly give way to fall. And while we love candlelight year-round,  late summer is ripe for adding a few more candles to your collection.

We found these hand-woven lanterns offer the exact warmth and glow that we crave this time of year. The Big Sur Lanterns are made from sliced vines that are intricately woven into a globe with a glass hurricane inside the globe to hold your favorite candles. We love that these little gems are inspired (and named after) the Big Sur area – offering a rustic look that is perfect for any beach bungalow, or a home that wants to bring in that casual beachy feel.

Velocity offers the Roost Big Sur Lantern in three sizes from 12″ to 19″ in diameter. They range in price from $60 to $105 each (the best prices we’ve found yet for these). These lovely lanterns are sure to become a seasonal favorite.


Coastal Candles for Cool Fall Evenings

Shell Garden Votives from Roost

Shell Garden Votives from Roost

When the night air turns cool and crisp in early fall, it’s time to bring out the candles.  Though we love candlelight all year long, there’s something even more warm and inviting about those small, flickering flames on fall evenings.  And this year, we’ve vowed to search out both candles and votives that also shed light on true coastal style.

These shell garden votives  from Roost certainly do the trick with a combination of warm fall (and beachy!) browns in plaid raffia, mixed with a collection of small shells in a variety of garden-inspired patterns. These beachy votives are sure you to light up your nights! We found these beauties from Velocity, sold in sets of three for just under $25.  Each votive is nearly 4″ tall so you can use any votive candle.

Tip! Use scented candles in the votives and place them on your front porch, or along your walk – or just outside your front door. With summer’s natural fragant florals hybernating for the winter, a pumpkin or spiced scented candle is the perfect way to welcome guests (or your family!) to your home.