ISSUE 72  |  The Gold Coast

Contest: Enter to Win a Moravian Star Pendant to Light Up Outdoor Parties

May 14, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Do you like warm nights and candlelight at outdoor parties? We’re in the throes of a warm spell here in Northern California, which means both. To celebrate, we’re sponsoring a Kick Off Summer Contest in conjunction with Pottery Barn–and we’ll give the winner a Moravian Star Pendant.

Added bonus: Pottery Barn will be giving away a second Moravian Star Pendant, so you have two chances to win. For more information on the second giveaway see Pottery Barn.

Here’s how to enter the Gardenista contest:

  • Sign up for the Gardenista Daily Newsletter. (If you’re already a newsletter subscriber, you can enter by registering with Disqus in the comments section below and uploading a photo of yourself or your garden.)
  • In the comments section below, tell us how you would use the pendant in your garden; all comments are due by 8 pm, Sunday, May 19.
  • The Gardenista editors will choose one winner at random and make an announcement on Wednesday, May 21.

Photographs by Michelle Slatalla.

Above: We’re giving away a Moravian Star Pendant with faceted glass panes; it is 13 inches in diameter and has six feet of chain. It’s $149 from Pottery Barn.

The pendant, which is wired for electricity and rated for use in a damp or covered outdoor space, also looks really terrific hanging from a tree and holding battery-operated votive candles. I know this because I tested it at my house, as you can see above. (You know we can’t resist an easy DIY project here at Gardenista.) After wrapping the electrical components in a waterproof plastic bag, I hung the pendant from a tree limb, and put a few battery-operated votives inside. 

Above: If you want to do the same, Pottery Barn sells a set of four Flamless Outdoor Tealights for $6. After summer ends, you can bring the pendant indoors or to a covered porch to install it (it takes a 60-watt bulb).

Above: The pendant is made of weatherproof bronzed metal and has seeded glass panes. A little metal latch slides open to allow you to lift one side of the pendant to insert battery-operated votives or, if you’ve hardwired the pendant, a light bulb.

Above: The battery-operated votives give off the same warm glow as these candles with flames.

Above: When I’m indoors and looking through the window at dusk, the pendant looks like a low, glowing star. For more of my garden, visit the Pottery Barn Blog.