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Remember 'Nigella Lights'?

Posted by foxesearth 8b GA/FL line (My Page) on
Sat, May 3, 14 at 21:18

Years ago Nigella Lights were the rage on Garden Junk. Nigella put glass light fixture shades in a small bowl or saucer, tucked in a candle and Nigella Lights were born. They lined dark walkways and lit garden areas.

They still work, they're still pretty in the dark. I've improved mine by filling a tuna can with sand, inserting a votive candle and then placing the bottom of the light shade in the sand a little way. Easy. Fun. Cheap. I have boxes of light shades bought at thrift stores over a number of years.


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RE: Remember 'Nigella Lights'?

Here's a simple how-to for Nigella LIghts

and a display of some completed lights.

The light at lower left uses a saucer, no sand because the shade is larger and looked overbalanced on a tuna can. There's really no 'right' way to do this.


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Those are really cute.


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Very pretty and so easy! I love them. Thank you for sharing. Marylee


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Great idea! Looks lovely on the shelving
Kind regards
Averil


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Those look very nice. Good idea as the thrift stores are full of light globes like that


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Great idea for using some of those old light globes! Thanks.


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Very pretty! Painting the cans is a good idea too.
Kathy


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I kept in touch with Nigella for awhile after she left this forum. She lives about 50 miles from me and we had visited a couple of times.
I still miss her on this forum. I have a couple of plants I got from her in my garden. We had such a hard freeze this year I was afraid one would not come back--BUT it DID! Yea!!!!

Your lights are GREAT!!!!


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Nona Cook, did you know that Nigella died in January? I decided to look for her after I started this thread, and came across the bad news.

I thought Margaret was such a talented person. She had turned to jewelry-making and her work was exquisite. I enjoyed visiting her ingenious greenhouse and her plants by way of Garden Web and am sorry now that I never ordered any of her Begonias. I found a picture the other day that I'd saved of a Christmas Cactus growing in an old teapot that was hers.


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I did not know that!
How did you find out?
Thanks for telling me.


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Love those lights as well.

Sorry to hear that nigella passed,she was sooooooooooooo talented,may she rest in peace.
kathi


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