The Painted Fox Challenge

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the Painted Fox Challenge

Do you remember back in the early summer when I took part in the first Painted Fox Challenge?  I received a vintage reproduction hardware bin and showed you two ways to use it. Since then, it has become one of my favorite things in my kitchen.

Today 9 bloggers are up for a second challenge to see how we use random unique items in our home.


These were the items I received for the challenge –  One 17″ high Wood and Metal Lantern, one 15″ Wood and Metal Lantern , and a set of Chicken Wire Jars


When I was shopping at Whole Foods last week and saw these colorful flowers, I knew one way I would be using the chicken wire jars. I placed a candle in the smaller one so at night when most of the kitchen lights are off and you can’t see the flowers – the candle glows and makes the area around the sink look magical.


I don’t have a lot of rustic pieces in my decor, but nothing says Fall more than rustic style in my mind.


I also liked the smaller jar as a pencil holder on my kitchen desk. It pairs nicely with the stripped wood cabinet and my faux marble desk top.

I know the jar will last a long time, I wish the flowers could too.


The wood and metal lanterns are perfect for this time of year when I like to sit outside in the early evening with a cup of tea. It is getting chilly, but not too cold.


I have been placing the 17″ lantern on the deck next to one of my rocking chairs and the other is up on the sideboard.  Having 2 helps spread the dreamy candle light. I will fill the tall lantern as my collection grows. I find many on my daily walks this time of year.

I plan to use the lanterns by my front door on Halloween night to welcome the Trick-or-Treaters.

How would you use these two items from Painted Fox Treasures?

the painted fox challenge

To see what the other bloggers did with the items they received – head on over to Donna’s blog – Funky Junk Interiors.

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  1. Love the way you’ve styled these Diane. I particularly like those lanterns…and the chicken wire vase and candle holder. So, basically everything, then!

  2. Those jars are fantastic, and the flowers…..
    Just so gorgeous!!!!!
    Brightens up ones day.
    Thank you