Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

Your Guide To The Accurate And Appropriate Use Of Antique Gothic Style Lights For Your Yard Parties This Summer

Juanita Douglas

If you are planning for this summer's garden parties and want to set your own gatherings apart from those of your friends or neighbors, one helpful way to do so is by choosing different sources of light than those that you see. For instance, instead of the tiki torches and colored light bulbs that are a common aspect of many back yards, the use of antique gothic style lights is a unique way to accessorize your next summer-time party. Therefore, when you are shopping for those unique accessories, it is a good idea to be aware of the following information to make your selections more consistent with the images you have in mind.

Defining Antiques 

It is important to note that in general, antiques are considered to be items that are at least 100 years old. Obviously, few people would expect you to use authentic pieces for a backyard barbecue or at a swimming party for your teenagers. However, that is a guideline you can use to make the items you ultimately purchase to seem more authentic.

Choosing Lights That Are Consistent With Your Expectations

It is a good idea to consider shopping for lights that have been artificially distressed in order to create the illusion that the item is older than it actually is. In addition, it will be similarly helpful to consider the finish of each light that you provide to your yard, as the color and construction of true antiques are often not fully restored in order to maintain their patina and aged look.

Therefore, antique style outdoor lights will often appear to be shabby-chic and have a flawed appearance that does not need to impact their functionality.    

Clarifying Your Understanding Of Gothic Items

Gothic merchandise can seem remarkably similar to many antiques, given that they can seem to be of a similar age and provide unique charm to almost any area. Gothic style lights are often understated and ornate. Wood, silver, gold and similar materials are frequently showcased in their construction. Vibrant shades are common, while white or fluorescent colors would not be expected with any gothic item, regardless of where that item would be used. 

In order to provide as much authenticity as possible, it will behoove you to opt for light bulbs in size and wattage. That is because many people expect anything gothic to be dim, which may seems to add to their mystique of the area. In addition, lighting that incorporates real or fake candles in a safe setting will also be helpful, since gothic architecture and design began in the 1100's in France, when lighting options were much more limited.               

In conclusion, antique gothic style lights are a wonderful way to provide the light that outdoor events in your yard will often benefit from. Since there are so many different options available that might be considered antique or gothic style to some persons, it is best to be aware of the facts provided above as you are making your purchases.  


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One of the things that I always loved about spring as a kid was watching all of the flowers my mother planted suddenly come up from the ground and then bloom into vibrant, beautiful colors. When I bought my own house, one of the first things I wanted to do was plant flowers. What I didn't realize was how hard it could be to figure out what to plant where. From the sun demand to the companion planting guides, it was complicated. I created this site to help others just like me create the flower gardens they always wanted without the struggles that I faced.