Everyone needs a G.V.L.

Four ways (of many) to use our very versatile Glass Vase Lantern by TineK Home

I've taken photographs of the 4 different ways I'm using the Glass Vase Lantern this Christmas.  Its first use is as a lantern - just add some pillar candles (we sell those) and some 'flat' moss - I got mine from Dutch Masters in Twyford which is a wholesale flower company that stocks loads of fantastic things you won't find in your florist on the high street. 

 

The G.V.L. (I'm abbreviating now as time is tight at this time of year) also works as a vase.  Here I've bought an abundant bunch of white tulips - the perfect centrepiece for your table this Christmas if you're looking for a fresher festive look.

You can also fill the G.V.L. with pine and drape some fairy lights through it (more subtle than a Christmas tree and a bit smaller so you could put it in a guest bedroom this Christmas).  If you light our Christmas scented candle next to it you'll double the aroma of pine - so Christmassy.  Feel free to add baubles and tinsel too if you so desire although I'm a believer of less is more. 

 

Lastly, use it to display a collection of baubles (you can buy the ones featured from Andrassy Living - funny that).  It's a really easy but effective way of making your home look more festive and makes a feature of your favourite decorations which can get swallowed up on a huge Christmas tree.

 

So that's the Glass Vase Lantern (AKA the G.V.L.) in a nutshell but these are only a handful of ways you can use it.  It looks beautiful filled with clementines (try and get the ones with the leaves still on as they look much prettier) or simply put some pine cones, dried orange slices and cinnamon sticks in and give it a spritz with some Christmas scent (The White Company are doing a lovely one for only A few pounds this year).

Hope this has given you some food for thought and here's to all our homes feeling festive, warm and filled with friends and family this Christmas.

Sophie.

December 02, 2014 by Sophie Martin
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