We love this time of year. Autumn is really kicking in, with the beautifully coloured trees that line our roads and fill our gardens, and the dusky sunsets mean that evenings are starting to draw in. Days at the weekend are spent out in the fresh air walking in the parks or along a sandy beach. Is there anything better than hunting for conkers and kicking crunchy leaves in your welly-bobs?
Evenings are spent with family and friends, chatting about our days, playing a family game after tea. We love to snuggle together under a blanket on a Sunday night, feeling full after dinner and slightly sleepy. We gather together to watch a favourite television program (Doctor Who is the new favourite in our house!)
Our Hoogaly feeling at this time of year comes from the comfort of being inside, as it starts to turn dusk, we close the curtains earlier, perhaps changing into our pyjamas sooner than we would do in the Summer months. It’s a time for soups to be made, roast dinners and casseroles in the slow cooker, putting on comfy cardigans…and we light candles.
The golden flicker of a flame that gives a warm orange glow, makes us feel Hoogaly. Our candle light more often than not comes from tea lights placed in lanterns, usually these are positioned on our fireplace or on the table at tea time.
A tea light lantern that has embossed or cut out shapes can really enhance a room. During the day, they have an ornamental feel to them and look special, but come evening when the lights are low, the glow of patterns and shapes is something really special.
We have a range of tea light lanterns in store now. Whether you like metal, ceramic, birds, hearts or dandelions there is one that is perfect for you! Here are a few of our favourites:
2 Daisy Tea Light Holders
These tea light holders are white metal with rose gold brushed effect finish. They have a contemporary daisy design and come as a pair so really add to a room – whether you position them together or apart. We’re sure you will love the glow.
£10 for the pair
Ceramic Tea Light Lantern
This lantern is contemporary and sophisticated. It is cream ceramic and has a simple yet classic design. A great addition to a fireplace, it’s a good size too – it is 12cm diameter x 19cm (height with handle)
Ceramic Bird Tea Light Lantern
This really is the baby sister to our Ceramic Tea Light Lantern and they work so well together! This lantern has an all round embossed pattern, with bird cut outs. We love this one as a table centre piece at tea time.
And of course the main event…don’t forget your tea lights. We have a pack of 20 which have a burning time of approximately 3.5 to 4 hours each.