Modern Lantern: Why hasn't someone thought of this before?

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Picture this:  You have spent all day rearranging your family room until it’s perfect.  It feels just right.  You go to plug in the lamp in the corner and realize that there is no outlet on that wall.  The room setting that you have worked so hard on will not work.  In the past, you’re only option was to call an electrician and have a new outlet installed or rearrange the furniture, again.

The owners of Modern Lantern had this same problem, but instead of calling the electrician, they decided to take it one step further.  They developed a beautiful line of battery powered lamps that you can use anywhere.


Yes, all of these lamps are battery powered, no cord.  These lamps can be placed anywhere.  Yes, here is the point where you say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”.  I know.  I said the same thing.


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Wouldn’t it be great to add extra lighting to your mantle?

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that I do very few specific product posts.  But, this one is near and dear to me and I wanted to share it with you.



The founders of Modern Lantern are Stephen and Carrie Fitzwater.  I am also proud to say that they are friends of mine.  When I heard about their new venture, I wanted to do whatever I could to get the word out.  Not only because we go way back, but because they have developed an amazing product that helps make decorating easier.  Who doesn’t want that?



Stephen and Carrie are ready to take their company to a new level, but just like any small business, a new level means more funds.  They have created a Kickstarter campaign to raise $12,000 for new equipment.  Kickstarter is a fundraising site that relies on public participation.  It’s an all or nothing deal, though, and they have 13 more days to raise $4500.

Here’s where you come in.  Yes, you can make your own donation, of course.  (If you do make a donation, you will get some great thank you gifts in return!)

But, we also need to get the word out to as many people as possible.  Please tweet, facebook, pin and instagram this post.  What a great way to support a fabulous product and small business!

Thank you!


My week in pictures

Hello again friends.  When I checked in with you last week, I mentioned that there was a lot going on.  Today I thought I’d share a few pics with you, some work and some personal.  Enjoy!


Sherry and I took apart our Inspiration House space on Tuesday.  It was certainly bittersweet.  Hard to believe that what was once this…



…became this, in an hour.  Such a wonderful experience.  So many wonderful people.  I was honored to be a part.


After work, came play, and we were off to spend some much needed time away.


We headed to the NC mountains to stay in Angela’s cottage.  The kids stayed back at the cottage with my parents and Eric and I toured the Biltmore.



If you have the opportunity to visit this American “castle”, please do.  I’ve been before and each time, I discover something new.  I only wish they let you take pictures inside.  🙁



This was my favorite shot.  I have no idea how old this wisteria vine is, but it’s a beauty.  If you follow me on Instagram and Vine, you saw many more pics and my first ever videos.  You can find me at Lori May Interiors.  I’d love to hear from you!



We were able to make a quick stop here after our Biltmore tour.



Not real sure what these were used for, but I loved the colors.



I still regret that I didn’t get these stars.  I think they would have looked great in Kate’s room.



Pins and bouys, anyone?



Sherry, I thought of you when I saw this fab brass propeller.  Perfect accessory for a bookshelf.  At $75, it was a bit rich for me.



Love the sparkle and shine.



Great use of old yard sticks.



One of my favorite chairs.



Great lamp.



Back to the Biltmore for just a second.  Remember the shot of Eric and I at the beginning of this post.  The bright blue clear sky?  As we were leaving this is what we saw.  I should have known something was about happen.



This is what happened.  We woke up Saturday morning to this.  My kids were ecstatic!



The day was spent doing this.  So happy that my sweet nephews were able to join us too!



By Monday morning, this was the view as we headed back to Atlanta.  I hope you all had a great week last week.  I’m still getting back into the swing of things.  Four day weeks are always hard for me.  I’ll be sharing that master bedroom reveal that I told you about on Friday.

See you then!