Now that my back yard is fully amazing, with a fresh and tidy patio, baby chickens, and circus tent seat covers on my French-looking white furniture, I want to sit out there at night, too, so I wanted to add some lights. I saw this idea here, and it is so fantastically thrifty! All you need is a string or two of mini lights and a few opaque glass domes, and I don’t know about you, but I see these domes in the thrift stores every time I go. Yet another lesson to me in thinking outside the box.
I accumulated six glass domes, and sent an explorer into the sweltering attic to find the Christmas tree lights. He found them (a miracle) and I tucked them up into the glass domes, ran a green outdoor extension cord invisibly among the violets, and hooked them up to a timer so they magically begin glowing at dusk, and then click off again after I’ve gone to bed. In the daytime, they look like ordinary garden sculptures:
But at night, they look like something out of a Midsummer Night’s Dream, full of fairies and magic.
I have always felt that a string of fairy lights can make all the difference. They can turn a dark tunnel into a wonderland.