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Shopping Your Way Through Charleston

Like most cities, Charleston has its share of chain stores in local malls and strip shopping center, but its many local boutiques offer you a unique shopping experience. You can find national stores such as Old Navy and Bed Bath and Beyond as well as outlet shopping nearby, but you have plenty of opportunities to […]

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Capitalize On Trends In Bathroom Lighting With Electric Lanterns

Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or enjoy an American home, the number of bathrooms and amenities they offer are crucial. The ideal is to have at least 1.5 baths that are clean, well-lit, and modern. Ideally, they will be spacious and incorporate the latest trends in materials, lighting, and design. As a result, […]

Correctly Positioning Your Wall Mount Gas Lantern

Correctly Positioning Your Wall Mount Gas Lantern

Adding lanterns to the exterior of your home can add style, while making your porch, deck, garage, or other outdoor area brighter and safer. To get the best effect from your light fixtures, you should choose your fixtures carefully from the vast array of available wall mount gas lanterns and electric lanterns and pay careful attention to […]

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Safely Replicate The Look Of Gas Lighting With Electric Flame Lanterns

Gas lighting has fascinated homeowners in search of beautiful, reliable lighting for their property ever since gas lights were the way that Charleston and other cities were lit in the 19th century. The flickering light that gas street lamps gave off was intense, yet romantic. It’s no wonder that more than a century after electric […]

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Why The Copper Wall Lantern Is A Designer’s Dream

Thinking of adding a copper wall lantern or other wall mount lighting to the exterior of your home? If so, your first thought might be to go for a new porch light but wall lights offer flexibility in design as they can be used many places in your yard to combine form with function, which makes designers […]

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Welcome Yourself Home To A Copper Porch Light

After a long day, coming home to find the porch light on is welcoming. It reminds you of why you left for work in the first place: to create a refuge for yourself and your family. Investing in a quality copper porch light is an excellent way to not only maximize the potential of entryway light, but […]

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Finish Off Your Outdoor Kitchen With Natural Flame Gas Lanterns

Finish Your Outdoor Kitchen Design With a Gas Lanterns Americans love outdoor dining – so much, in fact, that according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), 75% of all US households have a grill or smoker outside on their deck, patio, balcony, or driveway. Over the last few years, alfresco dining has moved […]

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Should You Use Gas Lanterns Indoor When Restoring Your Period Home?

Gaslighting has not been popular for interior or exterior use since 1900, but some period homes still have old gas fixtures installed. When renovating, some homeowners who wish to retain historical accuracy wonder whether to restore the old traditional gas lanterns along with other updates. While there are ways to utilize gas-fueled fixtures inside the home, it […]

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Bring Queen Street Heritage To Your Home With Hanging Kitchen Lanterns

Charleston, the oldest and largest city in the South Carolina, is a popular destination for tourists in search of great food, lots to do, and a sense of history. Most hungry visitors find their way to Queen Street, home of top restaurants and hotels that feature Lowcountry cuisine, a unique type of Southern cooking famous […]

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Capitalize On The Beauty Of A Hanging Yoke Light

Before the streets of Charleston and many other cities were lit with electric arc lighting in the late 19th century, illuminating the night was a challenging proposition. The earliest attempts at making safer and more convenient for travelers included mounting flaming lanterns on homes or posts or carrying a candle or torch. Once oil lamps […]

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Watch The Patina Develop On Your Copper Exterior Lighting

Known for its rich red-brown color when a lantern or sculpture is made, or a roof is installed, copper changes color to various shades of green, blue, brown, and pink. This color change, known as patina, develops when the oxygen in the air interacts with the metal. Patina is so valued that metalworkers and artists […]

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Do You Need An Electronic Ignition For Your Contemporary Gas Lantern

Gas lanterns produce an intense light that makes them a popular way to illuminate the entrance to your home. Unlike electric lanterns, they are always on, which make operating costs higher than for an electric model that can turned on and off with the flip of a switch. If they are extinguished by wind, gas […]