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drink umbrella nightlights

by Heather Wells
Handmade
Community Voted
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Made In The Shade

Transport your favorite nook to the tropics with Heather Wells' festive, cocktail-inspired nightlights. The shade is made from tiny cocktail umbrellas, which she collects from friends and restaurants. She coats them in a protective resin and dips the tip of each one in phosphorescent paint, so they continue to shine like little stars once the lights are turned out. Shade handmade in Massachusetts; nightlight base and components made in China. Treated with a fire-resistant seal. Requires 5W bulb, included.

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Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
20761
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock, plastic, metal, electrical components, wood
Measurements
5" H x 6" W x 3" D
Notes
UL parts. Shades are handmade and fragile, so please handle with care.
  • the maker

Heather Wells

It began as a project in her senior year at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002, but creating her unique and colorful lamp collection soon became Heather Wells' full-time job! Using drink umbrellas collected from friends and local restaurants, each of Wells' handmade creations is truly a one-of-a-kind piece. Heather had so much fun designing and handcrafting these lighting fixtures, she couldn't help but make it her calling.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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DRINK UMBRELLA NIGHTLIGHTS
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Great illumination (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Decoration (3)

Reviewed by 5 customers

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4.0

Very unique

By 

from Akron, OH

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Install
  • Great Illumination

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration

    Comments about DRINK UMBRELLA NIGHTLIGHTS:

    I use this nightlight in the kitchen above our countertop. I've got a few compliments on it. I don't use it daily which is a good thing because it is kind of hard to get your finger up in to turn it on. I would imagine if I had it lower on a wall it would be very hard to turn on and would require you to do so slowly and carefully so as not to damage the bottom of it.

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    5.0

    My Colorful Nightlight

    By 

    from New Canaan, CT

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install
    • Great Illumination
    • Great Value
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Large Rooms
      • Primary Light Source
      • Small Rooms

      Comments about DRINK UMBRELLA NIGHTLIGHTS:

      My new nightlight is just so colorful with unbrellas, pinks, greens, and blues shimmering through out the room. I just love it! Even when I turn it off white lights remain to show me the way. It lights up my life!! Thank you. Syndney S. Fulford

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      4.0

      Cute--but breakable

      By 

      from DC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DRINK UMBRELLA NIGHTLIGHTS:

          I get lots of compliments on it--very unique, but it's easy to break and the shade doesn't stay on the light very easily.

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          4.0

          Eye-catching functionality

          By 

          from Princeton, NJ

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Great Illumination

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Decoration
            • Large Rooms
            • Small Rooms

            Comments about DRINK UMBRELLA NIGHTLIGHTS:

            We use this in our front foyer, to guide us upstairs after we've shut off all the downstairs lights to go to bed--and for mid-night emergencies. Because of its prominent placement, I wanted an unconventional night-light (no kiddie cartoon characters or naked bulbs) and this one really fits the design bill. The green/blue colors work with our decor and its beautiful when illuminated. My only complaint is that the on-off switch is hard to reach and I can see the front/center umbrella edge becoming bent by the reach of the fingers to reach the switch.

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            2.0

            Not what I expected

            By 

            from New York

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about DRINK UMBRELLA NIGHTLIGHTS:

                Two issues:

                First: I could not find in the description anything about which color combination is Lagoon and which is Paradise. I made the assumption that Lagoon was blue and Paradise was orange when I ordered. I was wrong-Paradise is the blue one (I meant to get the orange one).

                Second: there is no mention of the size of this nightlight. Although perhaps it should have been clear to me from some of the pictures, it quite a bit bigger than the average nightlight (and the the two others I bought), so if you have limited space or wish for something a bit more subtle, this is not the nightlight for you.

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                Q and A

                When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                144votes, 19 comments

                Sandy
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Why??

                Linda
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                From childhood these little umbrellas have a place in my heart...now they could light my path.

                amy
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Kinda ugly.

                jessica
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Sorry, but not cute.

                Lisa
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                There is no place in our home that I would put one of these nightlights

                melissa
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                love, love, love. I can think of at least 3 or 4 people I would buy these for!

                Marilyn
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                cute in a bar area

                Lark
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Cute idea!

                Jane
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                kinda cute.. but seems a bit pricey for such a niche product.

                Robin
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I would love one of these for my home bar!

                Stacy
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                anyone could make these for 10 what they're asking.

                Amanda
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                really cute but a little pricey. I would buy one if it was closer to $18

                Susan
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                one can never go wrong with tiny paper umbrellas---i luv them !!! :->

                Nancy
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Pricey, but really cute and great colors.

                Kim
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I love these so much! They remind me of good times when I was a little girl.

                Kristen

                Thumbs sideways: Great concept, really pretty, but bulky design. I bet these would be prettier if they were custom manufactured to just be one big umbrella. I know you lose the recycled aspect, but...

                Kathleen
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                otherwise, pretty and clever...

                Vicki
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                There are so many cuter ones out there

                ly
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Not interested in a night light but love the shade design

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