electric flame lanterns

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 […]

gas post lanterns

Visiting Newport, RI – The City That Inspired A Lighting Collection

Newport is a charming coastal city located on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island that retains many buildings from the Colonial era and beyond that infuse historic charm into the area. Brick paved streets, old gas post lanterns reminiscent of Charleston, and clapboard houses in the historic district provide an interesting backdrop to an area known […]

copper wall lantern

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 […]

natural gas flame lantern

Finish Off Your Outdoor Kitchen With Natural Flame 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 to a whole new level as many homeowners are […]

traditional gas lantern

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 […]

hanging yoke light

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 […]

Revisit Vauxhall Gardens With Its London-inspired Traditional Lanterns

Of the 109 square acres of land in the city of Charleston, more than 20% is currently devoted to public parks, while many properties, even in the historic downtown have private gardens. There was a time, however, when a third type of green space was offered to paying visitors who came to enjoy walks, refreshments, […]

outdoor copper lighting

Bringing Historic Tradd Street To Life With Outdoor Copper Lighting

Tradd Street, which cuts across Charleston from the Ashley River to the Cooper River, frequently appears on lists of historic streets to view in modern Charleston. Paved with cobblestone and naturally-rounded Belgian block, the homes are illuminated with copper carriage lanterns, a feature that remains constant even as old homes are continuously renovated to meet the […]

copper exterior lighting

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 […]

contemporary gas lantern

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 […]