FOR THAT COSY SUPPER The Light Storm lantern
offers a romantic way to share dinner by candlelight
The flickering flames of tea lights, storm lanterns
, sculpted wax pillars, floating candles and more, all help to set an atmospheric scene in the great outdoors and many of them cost lest than pounds 10.
Blue glass candle, pounds 1, and green glass storm lantern
, pounds 4, both Tesco.
Glass storm lantern
and pillar candle set, pounds 8, Tesco.
18 Cream painted tray table, pounds 32, Pretty Practicals;19 Provence Cookery School, pounds 16.99, Dorling Kindersley; 20 side plate, pounds 3, Matalan; 21 extra large storm lantern
, pounds 36.95, and 22 vanilla scented pillar candle, pounds 6.95, both PartyLite.
Metal framed bed (just seen), pounds 35 from eBay.; Coral resin tealight holders, pounds 17.95 each, clear pressed glass cups, pounds 9.95 for a pack of three, huge storm lantern
, pounds 36.95, pillar candle, pounds 5.95, all PartyLite.
Stockholm oak coffee table, pounds 140, Ikea; blue glass jug, pounds 19, The Conran Shop; blue glass storm lantern
, from pounds 5, Marks & Spencer.
Postcard, driftwood, and picture frame, from a selection, and blue fish, pounds 4.50, all Nest; wood console table, pounds 88, Emily Readett-Bayley; coral vase and white vase, pounds 50 each, Helena Rohner at Liberty; shells, from pounds 1.95 to pounds 19.95 each, Liberty; twig balls, pounds 1.95 each, The Pier; storm lantern
and candle, pounds 50, Marston & Langinger; alcove wall painted in matt emulsion, pounds 14.79 for 2.5 litres, Dulux
11 Chilli lights, pounds 28, Graham & Green; outdoor flower lights, pounds 45, Nest; glass vessel (part of a storm lantern
), pounds 53, Toute Bagai.
For extra light on the table use a flat-based lantern or a glass storm lantern
Candles need to be in secure holders such as solid storm lanterns
, and, as with Don't fire pits, keep them clear of overhanging plants, branches and canopies, parasols or any floating fabrics.
The book Those Saturday Nights: The Story Of Swansea's Tower Ballroom, edited by Jen Wilson, observes how it was a West End ballroom with a dance floor featuring a bamboo buffet and bar with fishnet decor and storm lanterns