I get so many questions about our dining room lantern so I wanted to share that I just noticed it’s back in stock at Pottery Barn.
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The Case Pendant it is called and its been out of stock quite a while. I purchased mine in the fall of 2010. They sold out fast. Then restocked. Then sold out. Since then, PB has also come out with the Bolton which I like just as well if not better but I have to say I do love the Case in my space.
The Bolton below which I have used over tables and in foyers. It is a direct knockoff of a Circa lantern.
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The copper top on the Case is pretty but the second I pulled it out of the box I knew I had to paint it all black. So I grabbed a can of chalk paint (I didn’t have any black matte on hand) and I taped off the glass a bit and sprayed it! I was a bit hesitant but I knew the look I wanted and I am glad I went for it.
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You see what I really wanted was an amazing pendant from the store BROWN in Houston but I knew that was out of my price zone. BUT I must say BROWN is amazing and you must visit there store and their lighting is so unique. It is definetely more special than anything mass produced from PB or the internet so if you can invest in lighting, BROWN is the place!
Brown lantern shown on Cote de Texas
But alas it was not meant to be the Brown lantern and me so in PB to save the day at least for now; Still not super cheap but more in my budget. So a smidge of spray paint later and ta da!
My husband did not like it at first.
He said something clever like “the University called and they want their light back”…but now he loves it. Well maybe not LOVE but he likes it I think.
And at first the scale seemed big but that is what I wanted…an oversized lantern look. I love how it looks large and in charge in the view from the kitchen. (man I am glad that carpet is gone!)
In 2010 when I was planning the “freshening” of my dining room there were not a lot of lantern options that weren’t high end like Brown or Circa and even the $300 PB lantern wasn’t cheap. Now there are a lot of great options for less. Tessa turned me on to this option at Bellacor. I used it in the Williams dining room and love it. At $169 THIS is a great deal.
And the wonderful Shades of Light has amazing lantern called the Richmond. I am going to feature a remodel soon that uses the Richmond and it is a great option as well!
I love the brass rod in the center..the finish on this piece is great.
It comes with the bracket or without. Very Bevelo lighting looking but for less price.
I also used the wall lanterns of the Richmond on a recent job to flank front doors..looks fab!
I didn’t mean for this to turn into my bibliography on lanterns..just wanted to let you know about the return of the CASE and remind you about a few of my faves!