Paper Artichoke Lantern Centerpieces

Today I'm excited to share gorgeous lighted paper lantern centerpieces that Allison Patrick of Aster + Quail was commissioned to make for the Sing for Hope 2012 Benefit Gala.

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The fundraising event took place last month at Guastavino's in New York City. Sing for Hope is a non-profit organization that makes the arts accessible to all. They connect professional artists with underserved communities by organizing volunteer performances.

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Gala coordinaters asked Allison to design table decor after noticing the artichoke pendant lanterns in her Etsy shop, Aster and Quail.
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Adding hand cut sheet music leaves and strands of battery powered LED lights to each trio of graduated lanterns resulted in a display that married perfectly to the musical occasion.

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Speaking of marrying... I can picture these lights at a wedding reception! 

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Allie opened her shop just two years ago; its success led her to ask talented Elizabeth Van Buren of The Occasionist to collaborate. The shop remains open, but now there is also a lovely Aster + Quail website.

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You might recall other paper lighting Allison has created.... for example, the faceted lamp and starburst pendant. Her newest design, a spiky pendant lamp, is composed of overlapping pieces of folded white paper.... such an eye-catching idea from simple materials.

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Allie shares tips on making the artichoke pendant lamp on her blog, The 3Rs.

 Photos of the Sing for Hope 2012 Benefit Gala by Allan Zepeda.


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Comments

  1. The lanterns are positively enchanting! I love the soft glow of the old paper.

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  2. These are really breathtaking. Love them!

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  3. WOW, those lanterns are truly beautiful. Kisses

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  4. Thanks again for a beautiful feature Ann!

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  5. Beautiful! And you're so right: perfectly married to the occasion.

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  6. Very beautiful work...Such a nice feature!!

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  7. Wish there were directions on how to make the lights. I went to the website (zipper 8) and they just have different pictures. I think they are supposed to be for sale but I couldn't find any more info.

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    1. dragonswing, Allison gives tips on making the artichoke lanterns on her blog at this link: http://the3rsblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/project-19-week-22-book-pages-pendant-lantern/

      She also sells them via her Etsy shop, Zipper8Lighting (http://www.etsy.com/shop/Zipper8Lighting) and can be contacted via her website Zipper8Lighting.com

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