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.
Here’s how to enter the Gardenista contest:
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.