Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Decorating With String Lights

Apparently I have a thing for "stringlights". I just love them "all year around" and all over the house and garden. To me, they add warmth to a space. Here are some pictures of how I decorate with them in my home. Enjoy the pics! 
 
Simply put them in a glass jar

In my entry I have rattan ball stringlights in baskets with some fake greens.
Sorry, I need to take another picture CLOSE UP
 
 In my sons room I have a string of white star lights wrapped around his bookshelf.
This also makes for a great nightlight in the dark.

In our Bonus/Playroom I have a string of Lantern lights from Target hanging from the ceiling. It gives the BLAH colored wall some life!! Perfect for a playroom!
 This is a window nook high up in my entry. Had to get up there with a 15 foot ladder to decorate...Luckily I have an electrical outlet up there that I can turn on with a lightswitch.Up there is a large Ivy tree with stringlights wrapped around it and a large rattan ball wrapped in stringlights also. I just love my little window nook!!!
 
 This is about the most elegant piece of furniture in my house...A Schrank that I brought over from Germany. It is a Family piece. I used to DISLIKE it a lot when I was younger but over the
years I made peace with it...lol.....On top of the Schrank I have some Moss Topiarys
that I stuffed stringlights in the inside. 
 
 This is a little Boxwood ball, it's hard to tell in the picture but I also managed to stuff a
lightstring in it...haha...nothing is safe!!
 String Lights in a wine bottle...I love it! Found this little treasure at a Christmas bazaar!
 I think the tree looks much nicer when it glows...
These are some lighted branches that I purchased at Target.
  
 and another jar with lights in my kitchen


My craft room desk....also a cute display of stringlights on top
see the close up below.
 

 

and occasionally I've been known to even wrap lights around my child .....lol...
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you come back often!

Check out My PINTERST board "STRINGLIGHTS" for more awesome ideas

http://pinterest.com/christinevd/string-lights/


26 comments:

  1. Your house is just twinkling now!! You've found some creative ways to use those lights. I really like them in a childs room and they do make a great nightlight as you said. I've seen them in wine bottles before. That's a nice look in your home. Cute pic of your son too!

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  2. Thanks so much Kelly for looking at my post!!!

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  3. I love string lights too..I'm looking for those wicker balls that alredy have lights on them for my family room...if you see them let me know...and I just bought the branches with light on them for a vase I'm putting together....fun post, Christine.

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  4. Thanks Pati..will let you know if I see them...I think Target may have them online....thanks for your comment!

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  5. Hey I didn't see lights on Brucie or Bugsy!!! I love those colored lantern light thingys from target...the ones you have in the playroom. Have not been able to find them online...I'm bummed!!! Jill

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  6. Some might think that you have an obsession with light strings, but I think that this is pretty ingenious. It’s cheaper than buying lamps and other decorative light fixtures, and you can get creative in a seemingly unlimited number of ways. Have you tried decorating using LED lights? They come in a variety of colors, and some fixtures can be set on phasing (like Christmas lights) and a timer.

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    1. Thanks Cody for stopping by my little blog...I have not tried the LED ones yet but will do...I've seen them on Ebay and have plans to get some soon! Especially for the outdoors since Spring is coming!

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  7. The lights make your home so warm and welcoming. Love how they all look especially on your son, what a cutie. Love his smile.
    I hate to take Christmas lights down every year as it makes the house seem pretty drab after all the warm colored lights.
    I used to put a big basket full of pine cones, then weave lights all thru them, it always looked so happy and comforting.
    I have some big pickle jars that would look so good with lights in them. Can decorate them for holidays and have the lights on in them. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. You have some beautiful pieces of furniture. Happy Days

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment!! Hope you come back to visit soon!

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  8. I love it! I have some string lights up all year too! Just feels warm and cozy!

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    1. Thanks so much Julia for your sweet comment!

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  9. I love lights and you certainly have found lots of creative ways to use them! I love the simple string in the large glass jar, looks like fireflies! Great idea for summer, thanks!
    Jenna

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  10. Great inspiration, I plan on using some on my porch this summer. Great ideas:) Thanks for bring it to the Cabin:)

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  11. I love the warmth that light give to any room. I use them a lot in the fall and winter too :-)

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  12. I love string lights, too! I mostly use them in the fall and spring but have been thinking about using some outside to wrap around the palm trees!

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  13. How fun, I love it. I especially love your son, this is such a cute post and some great ideas for using those lights. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  14. I am also a huge fan of string lights and you are very creative with placing yours! {although, I do not think I'll be able to wrap them around my son, as he is almost 2 heads taller than me!} Would love it if you can join our weekly link party !

    http://withablast.blogspot.com/2013/04/all-my-bloggy-friends-link-party-44.html

    Hope to see you there :-)

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    1. Thanks Linda for your sweet comment. Will visit your Party next

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  15. Twinkle, twinkle, little boy! Love how you have creatively used string lights!

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    1. Thanks Donna for you cute comment....hope to see you visiting again!

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  16. One of the best advantages of the Battery operated string lights outdoor is that even the small battery can light them for a longer period of time.

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