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Lighting With Lanterns

Lanterns offer a variety of styles for lighting and decorating your log home.

We love the look of lanterns in log homes. While the word lantern might be associated with something woodsy, we found styles that run the gamut — from campfire to Eastern-influenced. We see them hanging as pendants and chandeliers, or simply sitting on an end table providing chair-side lighting. Some even burn oil, for a truly authentic and energy-efficient touch.
Kirkman BlizzardCampfire Glow W.T. Kirkman's Blizzard Cold Blast Lantern in blazing red comes as an oil or battery-charged lamp. We love the dedication to true campfire style, including the metal handle to carry around with you in the dark. $15.95. Call 877-985-5267, or visit lanternnet.com.
Fire Mountain Forge Gold RushFrontier Gold Lanterns mounted on a wagon wheel is the epitome of the frontier, and so is the perfectly aged patina of Fire Mountain Forge's Gold Rush chandelier. Call for pricing. Call 406-222-9732, or visit firemountainforge.com.
Kirkman ChampionCountry Charm Topped with a hooded reflector, W.T. Kirkman's Champion lantern with aged galvanized finish would be lovely hung from a front porch or back deck. Operates on oil or batteries. Call 877-985-5267, or visit lanternnet.com.
Cape CodIn the Round We love the combination of bulbous glass encased in delicate antique brass of Cape Cod Lantern's glass round hanging lantern. Other options are available for both the finish and the glass. $695 Call 877-794-5337, or visit capecodlanterns.com.
Kirkman Party SetParty Time The only thing better than a lantern in a log home is five multi-colored lanterns. W.T. Kirkman's Party Lantern Set (they use oil) is a fun way to set the mood whether there's a crowd to entertain or not. $94.75 Call 877-985-5267, or visit lanternnet.com.
Asian Inspired Just because log homes are distinctly Western in culture does not mean we can't mix the influences of our Eastern brethren. The Kyoto Pendant from Cherry Tree Design is a nod to the Orient, but it's made from American hardwoods. Call for pricing. Call 800-634-3268, or visit cherrytreedesign.com.

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