Six of the Best Outdoor Lanterns

August 9, 2016

Text by Lynda Simonton

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Light up a summer night with chic outdoor lanterns found at some of our favorite stores on the Cape & Islands.

Head to the shops and buy these as a hostess gift if you’re visiting friends, or better yet, buy a couple for yourself. These lanterns will add style to any summer rental, and are perfect for enjoying the evenings back home.

1. Harris Lantern
The warm brass finish and rope detailing gives this lantern a classic nautical look.  Tracker Home, South Edgartown, (508) 627-8725,

2. Dockside Marine Grade Lantern
These crisp chrome and wood lanterns are nautical-grade, so they will stand up to the harshest weather. The hexagon shape feels fresh and modern.  Chatham Interiors, Chatham, (508) 348-1450,

3. Garrison Hurricane
Line these lanterns down the center of the table and enjoy stylish dining under the stars. Porter and Mags, Dennisport, (508) 394-0944,

4. Anchor Lantern
Rope, anchor detailing, chrome, and wood. Could these be more perfectly suited to coastal living?  Bespoke Abode, Vineyard Haven, (508) 693- 0722,

5. White Terracotta Lantern
Classic coastal not your thing? Try these cool terracotta lanterns with a modern shape and design. Bodega, Nantucket, (508) 228-1992,

6. Metal Rusted Lantern
These rusted wire lanterns will help create a rustic glow.  Pastiche of Cape Cod, West Barnstable, (508) 362-8006,

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