Our farmhouse was originally built in 1924. I had aspirations of installing a gas fireplace log kit with remote control. Unfortunately, the cost to retrofit the fireplace for this was prohibitive. I also love candles, but do worry about forgetting to blow them out. The Napa Valley Fires in 2017 reinforced this for me.
Instead, I purchased 3 glass hurricane lanterns, 3 flameless pillar candles and 3 glimmer strings from Pier One. What I love about their flameless products is that the same remote works with almost all of their candles and glimmer strings.
I put the flameless candles in the lanterns and arranged the glimmer strings so they resembled fireflies. These three lanterns fit perfectly inside the fireplace and create a glow just as a fire would. With one click of the remote, I have a glimmering fireplace.
I like to incorporate Pier One’s glimmer strings in my floral arrangements too. They give the flowers another layer of depth.