24 February 2009

cheap 'n chic: pineapple lanterns (and an observation)

maison21 is a sucker for all things pineapple (especially on pizza- yum), so he thinks he needs some of these fun $24.95 pineapple lanterns from z gallerie for his next outdoor soirée. 'cuz he hosts so many outdoor soirées, you know... this perplexing dilemma presents itself in the decorating world all the time, turning m21 into a armchair psychoanalyst: "do we really need to squeeze a dining table to accommodate 12 into your small dining area, because you frequently host large dinner parties? or do these dinner parties exist only in your head, and in reality it's just you, the hubby and little emma, eating fishsticks at the kitchen table? sometimes our fantasy lives are ever so much more glamorous than our reality, and truth be told it's more fun to decorate for the fantasy, than the mundane reality. case in point- if we get those lanterns, at least mona will have some pretty candlelight by which to tinkle in the yard...

7 comments:

katiedid said...

And why shouldn't Mona have the benefit of flattering candlelight? We can all use that!

FancyPants-design said...

I love those lanterns!! Would be so great on the terrace in the summer!! love it.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Love those. I totally agree with you about pizza and pineapples and now you have me hungry and I'm home sick with a horrible cold. So who's going to go and pick some up for me? :)

Lucinda said...

You deserve those pineapple lanterns.

Suzy said...

you are one of few people I've ever met (okay, so we never really have in person, but it still counts, right?) that likes pineapple on a pizza. A pizza with ham, cheese and pineapple in Australia is called a Hawaiian...is it the same over there?

Brilliant Asylum said...

So true in your observation. We are shopping for a dining room table now and I keep wondering how many times (if ever) we are going to use it. Nevermind the ridiculous amount of dinnerware collecting dust.

maison21 said...

katie- you are right, i was being insensitive, and if anyone deserves the benefit falltering candlelight, it's my sweet, aging little girl.

fancy pants- i know what you mean, my terrace, er, tiny balcony off has 2 dead plants and a rather fabulously rotting chair on it, and those lil lanterns make me want to try to give the whole pretty balcony thing a go again. (m21 is no green thumb, so tending plants on my balcony is not something i get into. even for the pretty).

high heels- i hope you are feeling better, and you got your pizza delivered. glad you like the pineapple/pizza combo too. some people seem to think it's strange, but personally i think mushrooms on pizza are weirder- after all they are nothing more than mildew with a better outfit!

lucinda- thank you! you are SO right- i do deserve them. consider them ordered.

suzy, yes, i consider us to have met! isn't funny how the internet kind of redefines friends? an actual physical meeting is no longer necessary, and really, it's a bit old fashioned to limit one's circle in that way, no?

and yes, they are called hawaiian here too. maybe that's why i like them, 'cuz i was born in hawaii!

brilliant- so, so true. i actually amassed a sizable collection of white paul mccobb dinnerware over the years and ended up selling it because had exactly ONE dinner party where i used it. now i use the space it took up in my cupboards to store more important things- tons of cocktail glasses! now those, i use!