The mountains and higher elevations south of the city are expecting snow. But you know what? I would drive in a mild snowstorm to get to Target. What is it about Target that makes it so much more fun to shop the aisles than their site? I mean I did not have the same reaction of the Hearth & Hand lantern when I was online. Have any of you shopped the Hearth & Hand Collection by Chip & Joanna Gaines at Target? I was late to that party, but on a recent trip to Target, a black lantern, with the shiny, brassy handle caught my eye. That brassy handle would not have caught my eye from a computer screen.
But, like a few other things in the Hearth & Hand collection, I circled around the aisles to mull it over in my head.
And, if I am lucky my favorites are still there when I return.
I always return. And, I am so happy I did because I grabbed the last midsize black lantern at my go-to Target.
The black metal with the gold finish handle was the something new I was looking for to put on the sofa table behind a couch in our family room. With its glass sides and open-air top, it will be a decor staple.
And, as if it couldn’t get better, a few days later I noticed the side door latch.
This is what I love about the side door and the open air top. It makes it so much easier to access whatever I decide to put inside. I had a dozen lanterns a few years ago and they were so hard to reach the candles’ wicks or too narrow to use it for anything but candles.
The first few days I played around with what to store in this open-air lantern. I tried candles, Easter eggs bunnies. But I wanted something versatile enough I wouldn’t have to change it out for every holiday. Any my eye zeroed in on this little plant at a place in Castle Rock called the Barn. Does anyone know what type of plant I purchased?
With the open air top and side door, it’s so much easier to water than some of my previous lantern purchase. This Hearth & Hand lantern has found it’s forever home. I may have to go on a lantern search this weekend.