French Summer with Pretty Paper Lanterns

Since I wrote my blog post on bistro lights and paper lanterns from The White Company Outdoor Collection I have been inspired by that pretty but elegant look paper lanterns bring to gardens in the summer.  It reminds me of our wedding day in France – our budget was tight so we made a lot of the decorations like bunting, paper chains and pompoms ourselves. I loved how it looked and didn’t want to take it all down, I adore that rustic French country look indoors and out.

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With the summer holidays underway, we’re spending loads of time outdoors and I like to think that every day we are making memories for our little boy. From cow parsley bouquets to sowing hollyhock seeds, it’s all about leading a simple, happy life for us.

Homemade lemonade and rhubarb sorbet are great party treats and to decorate I love the way that paper lanterns and paper pompoms bring that simple carnival feel to home. I got these beautiful blue and white paper lanterns from Amazon and then tied them together with string to have them gracefully bobbing across the garden  – so jolie!

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Up, up and away. Hand tie your paper lanterns with pretty coloured wire to make sure they don’t take off.

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Amazon paper lanterns

Happy Holidays x

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