Summer is here, and it’s time to move the fun outside! Welcome your guests with a beautiful handcrafted lantern to light the way. The Jonas Sunflower Metal Lantern, handmade in Haiti, is perfect for this. It’s large, beautiful, and really makes an impact.
Imagine one on every step leading in and out of your home. Imagine them as a centerpiece on your table! Or even hanging from hooks along your garden path.
Macy’s Heart of Haiti home decor and gift line helps support an artisan and their extended family. The Heart of Haiti items are made in Croix des Bouquets by acclaimed metal artisans. Artisans forge these lanterns out of recycled oil barrels, pounding our intricate designs. See them at work below:
And oh they are so pretty! They really come alive at night when you add your favorite candle (citronella would be a great choice for outdoor parties to keep mosquitoes away). This photo doesn’t do it justice, the light creates such pretty shadows, and the metal sparkles along the edges of the design. It’s such a lovely lantern.
You can find Macy’s Heart of Haiti line online, and in person at a few select locations listed here: Herald Square, Brooklyn Downtown, Metro Center, State Street, Northland Center, Seattle Downtown, Portland Downtown, San Francisco Union Square, Biltmore Fashion Park, South Coast Plaza Home, Mission Valley Home, Dallas Galleria, Lenox Square Mall, Dadeland.
It always makes me happy to know that my purchases can do more than just make my home pretty, but that they can actually benefit people. Macy’s Heart of Haiti provides employment to 550 artisans, providing economic support to their 4500 extended family members and others. Next time you are looking for something new for your home, or a unique gift for a loved one, be sure to remember Macy’s Heart of Haiti line. You are sure to find something lovely while doing good in the process!
Follow them on social media and help spread the word! You can find Heart of Haiti on Facebook, here and Twitter here.
Disclosure: I received a lantern in exchange for writing and sharing about the Heart of Haiti program. As always, my opinions are my own.