Del­i­cate flo­ral cups of light

Del­i­cate pa­pier mâché bowls adorned with dried flow­ers cast a gen­tle glow when a tea light is placed within

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As the days lengthen and evenings lose their chill, the gar­den beck­ons. All around, trees have burst into leaf with the on­set of sum­mer. Ori­en­tal pop­pies, hardy gera­ni­ums, vi­o­las, nas­tur­tiums, sweet wil­liam, aquale­gia and aubre­tia are among the many flow­ers ad­ding sea­sonal colour. These ex­quis­ite pa­per lanterns are en­hanced with a se­lec­tion of flow­ers and leaves that have been col­lected and dried be­fore be­ing in­cor­po­rated into the de­sign us­ing a sim­ple pa­pier mâché process. The re­sult em­braces the gen­tle beauty of the time of year. When a tea light is care­fully set in­side, the lanterns cre­ate a soft, sub­dued glow, ideal for out­door sup­pers. They can be sus­pended from the boughs of a tree or used as ethe­real ta­ble dec­o­ra­tions.

The soft light from the dainty flo­ral lantern adds a re­laxed am­bi­ence to evenings spent in the gar­den.

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