Stylish Lantern

Monday, Wildwood Nursery made a field trip to a private garden in the hills of Sonoma.

The garden has every ornament under the sun, from Chinese lanterns to Mediterranean vases.  One of the most striking pieces is a vintage Japanese lantern.  The rough hewn granite has smoothed 'rings' around the edge of the hood and base that accent its character. Faint inscriptions on the body add personality to the piece.

The lantern would look best along a winding path [no sharp turns] because of the round hood. 

Perhaps, we'll find a spot in the nursery to display a new lantern!