Have you ever been to Charleston? Well, I have and once you do, you will never forget it. Is it the charm? The historical significance? The food? (yummy!) That southern hospitality? Maybe a little of each of these elements combined?
One thing that stood out to me the first time I visited was the elegant statement projected by many of the homes, quaint shops and restaurants, that use gas copper lanterns. Whether they were wall sconces or pendants, the flame just seemed to dance around and beg to tell a story….a story of days going by.
My curiosity was peaked after visiting the city and being so intrigued by the light and beauty these gas lanterns projected. What was it about them? What is the story behind them? Gas lighting was first used in the United States in Baltimore, Maryland in the early 1800’s. The city center was filled with this method of lighting due to the fact that electricity was not readily available yet. There was even a job title of Lamplighter, a person hired to care for the lanterns, light them in the evening and put them out in the morning. Thank goodness things have changed! I’m feeling accomplished when I get my kids to school with a semi-healthy lunch packed everyday, much less, go around lighting and blowing out lanterns!
When my husband and I decided to build our forever home, Palm Grove Farmhouse, we knew we wanted to incorporate gas lanterns in as many places as we could. Not only are they beautiful, economical, safe and timeless, but they are extremely durable. Living near the ocean can take a toll on different aspects of your home and who wants the chore of replacing fixtures and bulbs on a regular basis? Not us! The Primo Lighting International lanterns are made of 100% copper and will last a lifetime with virtually no maintenance. They will not corrode or degrade but age gracefully age (like me, lol).
Lighting is one of the most important elements of a home’s design. Using gas lighting to create atmosphere, curb appeal and project a beautiful, warm light is safe, yet stunning way to provide quality lighting for any home’s outdoor spaces. I can’t wait to pull into that long, winding driveway, be greeted by those flickering lamps and reminisce about those warm summer nights in Charleston!!!
Thank you for visiting!