Fish or Cut Bait

July 7th, 2010 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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This little light of mine...I gonna let it shine!
I love all things handmade.
The Havoline oil can lets you know for sure that this was not store bought.
So does the identification on the bottom.
I cleaned it up a bit with some wood cleaner.
Then I put some pebbles in the bottom for good measure.
This candle in a hurricane was a perfect fit.
Some vintage rope (I LOVE vintage rope) tied on either side of the handle lends even more of a campy look.
Loop it around a tree branch.....
....and light the candle.
This little light of mine...I gonna let it shine!

This little light of mine...I' gonna let it shine!

I bought this little lovely from Robert (Heavenly Treasures) a long time ago at the Oronoco market.It has been sitting on my porch ever since waiting for a purpose. I think this would be adorable at a cabin or a rustic campsite...but for now it will hang in my tree waiting for some friends. I think an assortment of hanging lanterns in my tree would be ideal for an outdoor party.

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Comments (21)

OnEaglesWings writes: Too cool...I haven't seen one of these in a long time! Of course, now I want one too!
Susie Posted: 2:50 pm on July 17th
suewhitney writes: Thanks everyone. I'm glad you like!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 12:35 pm on July 14th
Tess1960 writes: That's quite a beauty you found and I love what you did with it. Great idea!! And the simple little touches really add to the charm. Yes, several in a tree or trees on a campout would make for just the right amount of lighting. Posted: 10:30 am on July 14th
Tess1960 writes: That's quite a bitter you found and I love what you did with it. Great iodea!! And the simple little touches really add to the charm. YEs, several in a tree or trees on a campout would make for just the right amount of lighting. Posted: 10:29 am on July 14th
RustyDiva writes: Great lantern!!! Love the "Sue" touches.
K Posted: 11:28 am on July 12th
junkermidge writes: Love, love, love this! It's rustically charming. I'd love to visit anywhere that had THAT hanging from a tree.
Midge Posted: 2:01 pm on July 11th
CottageElements writes: Love how this turned out. You have to have a great vision to transform it. It must have been a marriage made in heaven, too, as everything seems to just fit together. Love it!

Lani Posted: 12:12 pm on July 11th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: This is a beauty! Love that the flame is protected from those outdoor breezes too. And you KNOW you're dealing with a true blue junker when the mesh wire and tin can detailing gives you the jitters! :)

Posted: 3:51 am on July 11th
alicemom writes: Oh Sue I love it! I am sitting on a dock at the bay or rather at the computer and it would look great here at the beach house in Australia!
smiles, alice Posted: 4:42 am on July 10th
BillyJo writes: Sue. Thanks for the idea. I have a net I was wondering what to do with. Sooooo Cool BillyJo Posted: 9:24 pm on July 8th
herbgirl1 writes: This is so cool! Looks very neat hanging in your tree. For some reason, I've been seeing these bait bucket thingys at yard sales and now I have an idea for them.
Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy Posted: 7:36 pm on July 8th
oldnews writes: This is just too cool! Love the old wood, all it's character, the rocks, everything! Wow! Marie Posted: 3:31 pm on July 8th
chippingcharm writes: Way cool...I agree, handmade is the the writing on the bottom. Laurel Posted: 7:52 am on July 8th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
WOW, When I saw this I got all choked up. That is absouletly precious.What a title just let your little light shine.I can just see it hanging there with that precious light.I'm glad you got it for it was in my den for years and I decided to let someone else enjoy it.It could'nt went to a better home. I can just see it hanging in that tree.A special blessing is coming your way.ROBERT. Posted: 1:28 am on July 8th
MakinItHappen writes: Love it, love it, love it, love it, love it, love it, love it! Posted: 4:36 pm on July 7th
MimiToria writes: What a fun transformation and such a useful one too. It would look just fine handing by my hammocks out at my cabin. :) ha ha
Gretchen Posted: 12:35 pm on July 7th
itsnotjunk2me writes: this is wonderful! love the added rope. i too favor old, crusty items...especially handmade. this would look spectacular along with other lanterns hanging in the tree for a summer get-together.

anyhoo...when is the party?

judi ;) Posted: 12:29 pm on July 7th
shabbychick writes: Very cool Miss Sue!! I love the rustic look, and a collection of random hanging lights would be very welcoming for your, did you say party?? :)

Kathy Posted: 11:55 am on July 7th
JunkArchitect writes: I would love to find something like this. It has all the markings of a great junk project…cool shape, crusty wood, rust and old screen. It’s a good thing we both don’t show up at the same flea market too often.

Posted: 10:26 am on July 7th
byabpryor writes: Love it! Posted: 9:50 am on July 7th
grannijo writes: What a neat looking lattern!...hanging latterns and a party sounds fun!...thanks for sharing...sharon Posted: 8:28 am on July 7th
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