Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My new Jupiter Lantern

I ordered a new Jupiter lantern from Lehman's - the first order I've ever placed with them. I was very happy with the customer service I got on the phone, the shipping charges and shipping time (2 weeks to Canada), and I'm very pleased with the lantern itself.

 In an effort to reduce our hydro costs, I'm going to try using a lantern in my kitchen in the evenings when supper and the dishes are all done and since my computer desk is in the kitchen, I'm writing this post by lantern light.

 It's really not that bad. Of course it wouldn't be ideal for the sewing and crafting I do at my kitchen table but it's fine for when I'm on the computer. It will be interesting to see if it helps - can't hurt trying right! Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians can't afford rent AND hydro? I'm sure it's the same in the US and other parts of the world.  I can't imagine having to choose between the two and I'm very thankful I don't have to. 


  1. I know what you mean, many families here are going hungry and struggling to make ends meet.

    Cathy @ Country Cathy

  2. It's a shame that it's come to that. I fear another depression might be on the way...sooner than we think.

  3. Love your lantern. When we vacationed in Ohio in September we visited their store. It was amazing to see all the merchandise. You could spend the day there. Hope your lantern works for you. Everyone as well as ourselves are trying to cut back just to make ends meet.

  4. I would absolutely LOVE to go to their store. I've only been to Ohio once and it was only for 1 day. We hope to go back this summer for a week so I will probably put that on my "to see" list.

  5. Hi, connie
    1st time on your blog!
    Beautiful lantern!
    I live in Ohio, only 45 minutes from Lehmans!
    The store makes you feel like you go back in time! It is close to a Weekly Livestock Auction, my family has sold livestock their since before I can remember, I have very found memories of going to the Auction & running over to Lehman's Hardware pretending I was going back in time!
    I hope you enjoy the lantern!
    enjoy your day!


Another Penny Rug Christmas Tree

Just listed another one on Ebay. Off to make a couple more for my craft sale!