“Vintage Style Outdoor String Lights & Giveaway” is sponsored by nostalgicbulbs.com, and all opinions and ideas are honest and mine (the redhead).
You thought I was just sipping iced tea out on the deck in my flip flops all Summer long, didn’t you? Ha! Well, I got news for you. I plan on doing EXACTLY THAT 😎 right after I share this fun review and giveaway with you. I am so excited to be able to give away one free gorgeous set of vintage style outdoor string lights to one of my readers (all made possible by my friends at Nostalgic Bulbs. View giveaway details at bottom of post.)
I want you first to know that nostalgicbulbs.com has been a favorite of mine from the very beginning of my blogging career (2012). We connected early on through our love for beautiful vintage light bulbs, and I am honored to be able to work with such an outstanding reputable company. Secondly, I want you to know that these string lights are not like just any old cheap set you would find in your local Walmart. These are very high quality, heavy duty, weather resistant, very beautiful string lights equipped with glass vintage style bulbs. Here’s what mine looked like when they arrived…
Two sets of 24 lights were delivered quickly, and this box was packed in with another box, inside yet another box. So, yes, they were packed very securely. I couldn’t wait to get my paws on them, so I opened them immediately even though I knew I couldn’t put them up until I got home from vacation. The vintage glass light bulbs were packed in their own box and you may notice there are 12 extra just in case. What a deal. That is a lot of extra bulbs.
So, we got back from vacation and I was all set to put them up with my husband on the weekend. Well, wouldn’t you know, it rained all weekend so my plans were postponed. The suspense was driving me crazy, so I actually considered hanging the lights inside. The only thing that stopped me (these are meant for indoor also by the way) was that I knew how beautiful they would look hung on our deck. I just felt it in my bones, ya know?
So, I waited until Mother Nature was ready and I am so happy I did. Here’s a little tour of the lights installed on our deck from dusk to sunset…
The cast of vintage light give the entire outdoor space a “cozy” feel, don’t you agree? It’s very similar to lighting candles, but no need to worry about a fire or the flame burning out. (Read below why we chose to use our “lower undermount installation method”.)
In fact, you may have noticed that I completely forgot to light my little green tiki torch in the flower urn. What can I say? I had no need to.
Even after the sun went down it still felt very “lit up” and would be perfect for any outdoor gathering, or romantic night.
Right after the sun went down, I ran inside the house and snapped this shot of the entire deck from our side porch.
Earlier in the day I snapped a few more angles of the lights so you could really get a good idea of how we installed these. It was actually quite simple because the lights come equipped with a built-in hole above each bulb where you can screw or nail them into the wood. We were both completely comfortable nailing ours into the wood deck knowing that if we ever wanted to remove them, a little white patching would take minutes. Not only was our “lower undermount installation method” easier than installing something to the deck to hang them overhead, but I don’t have to worry about them when the winds pick up. They are very secure here and light up the deck beautifully with this undermount installation method.
Whoops, my clock is wrong, and my chives need harvesting 8-O.
TIP: Hang the string of lights without the bulbs first. Then once you’re happy with the placement, screw in your light bulbs.
This next photo really shows how durable the wire is and how easy it was to manipulate around the corners. This took us literally minutes.
Now I just need to invite some friends over for a party. I’ve been craving fresh crab lately, doesn’t that sound good?
If you would like to purchase your very own set of outdoor lights you can find them here (or enter the GIVEAWAY BELOW):
NOSTALGIC BULBS GIVEAWAY
1 free set of Vintage Style Outdoor String Lights
This giveaway is for US residents only and you must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Giveaway runs from Wednesday, July 19 6:00 am EST through July 26th at 12:00 noon EST. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified by e-mail.
To enter you must:
1. Visit nostalgicbulbs.com blog HERE to check out all their excellent articles on vintage light bulbs.
2. Leave a comment on my blog post telling me what you would do with your free set of lights.
3. Tell a friend or family member about this giveaway 🙂 .
4. If you have a Pinterest account, please pin the pin below:
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