Hurricane Lanterns


Norman’s Attic, a local art show in Norman Rockwell’s town of Arlington, Vermont, took place this past Saturday. It was amazing weather, similar to last year’s event.

I made more hurricane lanterns for the summer sales this year, inspired by a customer visiting Vermont from California last year. She walked into my booth at Norman’s Attic, squealed when she saw them, and then her voice of reason (aka her bestie) asked, “How on earth are you going to get that on a plane and back home?”

(These aren’t small candle holders. Made out of reclaimed shutters, the small is over 18″ tall and the large is over 24″. She was eyeing the large.)

“It’s coming with me,” she announced. “I’ll take it on the plane as my carry on.” Grinning at me, she paid while her friend sighed.  She then walked off hugging the piece to her chest (or as tightly as one can hug a shutter box).  I couldn’t help but smile as I pictured her walking through the airport the same way.

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Each lantern is made out of adjustable shutters to let more or less light out. A wooden base holds the glass vase, which can fit anything from a tea light to a large pillar candle.

Thanks to all of the repeat customers who stopped by to see my new items this past weekend and say hi, and to the new friends made that day! I appreciate the support; it’s awesome to hear how you have incorporated different pieces into your home! See you at Garlic Fest in just a few weeks in Bennington. (Details are listed under “2015 Show Schedule.”) New items will be available there!

Hurricane Lanterns: $24 (small) and $29 (large)

About Mel

My name is Mel, and I spend my time living, working and playing on the east coast. I'm a reclaimed wood artist who loves to continually find ways to repurpose wood and give it new life. "Nature Calls: Reclaimed Wood Designs" is my business dedicated to doing that! Thanks for stopping by!
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