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See How the Olivia Star Pendant Lights Up This Garden

Today, we’re featuring a post by Gardenista editor Michelle Slatella as part of our outdoor decorating series. Michelle decorated her garden with the Olivia Star Pendant.

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We are very DIY oriented at Gardenista; I hung the pendant in a tree at the edge of my bluestone patio and turned it into a votive holder using battery operated votives. (I wrapped the electrical socket securely in waterproof plastic to protect it for future use.) In the autumn, the pendant can come indoors or to a covered porch and be hardwired for electricity.

I live in Northern California, so we pretty much live in the garden year round β€” day and night, we’re out there. I wanted to have a warm light in the tree, both for when I have friends over and we are sitting on the patio at dusk or later drinking wine, and for when I look out the window into the garden at night. As you can see from the windows in the background of the photo with the pendant, our kitchen and family room look out into the garden and it’s lovely to see the pendant glowing there, like a low distant star, at night.

Keep reading to check out more photos from Michelle’s garden. You can also enter to win a pendant by filling out the form located just below the photos (read the official rules here). For a second chance to win, enter on Gardenista, too!

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I entered the contest to win the pendant at Gardenista.com. Is your contest separate? Can I enter both contests?

Just entered at both….What a beautiful accent in any home or garden. As soon as I saw it, I began dreaming of warm summer nights sitting in the shade garden with a glass of chardonnay after a day of harvesting zinnias, tomatoes and garlic. I can hear the echoing laughter of our kids playing hide n’ seek in the field with their friends, and know that this star will guide them home for a warm bath and a snuggly bed.

Love, Love, Love this pendant!! Just moved to a new town, a little sad, but my garden faces a great forest preserve Walking Path and this would look so beautiful shining in it.

This Moravian Star light is fabulous and just in time to welcome Summer. Just before dark, I finished planting my annuals in the back yard, and today I decorated the patio in anticipation of celebrating this holiday memorial day weekend along with the unofficial and long awaited start of Summer. . . but one thing is missing, lighting that would provide not only a finishing touch, but some Summer magic as well. When I saw this beautiful Moravian Star I thought it would be perfect, especially with little lights inside whether they be battery operated tea lights or a string of battery operated lights. But I might have to buy two because it would be beautiful reflecting the light from the sun’s rays if hung from the top center of the arched arbor. . . kind of like an outdoor foyer entrance!!

Is this an outdoor light? It doesn’t state outdoor on your website so I am concerned it is not suitable for this environment? Please let me know as I would love to purchase these for an outdoor space.

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