It’s Your Story – Carolina Lanterns
May 4, 2018 - table lamp
Whether you’re acid for a gas lantern or electric lanterns, Carolina Lanterns, owned by Jan Clouse, has a preference of tradition and copper lighting that offers we adequate options in character to assure you’ll find a outside light tie you’ve been acid for.
When Jan Clouse was building her Mount Pleasant home, she went to a lighting store to see about a span of gas lanterns for her front door. The rather perplexed clerk told Clouse a cost would surpass $3,500 – and afterwards incited her behind on Clouse in preference of another customer.
That skip of use launched Clouse into hunt mode. She found someone in upstate South Carolina who had been handcrafting gas lanterns for 20 years. The workman done a span of gas lanterns for Clouse.
Clouse satisfied she knew others who wanted gas lanterns and done arrangements with a upstate workman to supply them.
The subsequent thing she knew, she was in a lantern business.
She started Carolina Lanterns Accessories in Jul of 1999. The business specializes in custom-made copper and coronet lanterns and lamps that use propane, healthy gas, or electricity and elicit a magnificence of ancestral Charleston. Clouse schooled a business inside and out, including a characteristics of glass propane and healthy gas and a approach gas lines are installed.
Prices for her products operation from $199 and adult – a distant cry, she points out, from a cost quoted her by that misinformed lighting clerk. A lantern adds a finishing reason to a home, a building or a neighborhood,” says Clouse, whose historically accurate lanterns – many of them named after Charleston streets – accoutre such locales as Mount Pleasant’s Rivertowne Country Club, Park West residential development, Kiawah Island’s Turtle Point Center, a French Quarter Inn, a Anchorage Inn, and countless homes not customarily in Charleston though in Beaufort, Hilton Head and Awendaw.
Clouse considers herself a consultant rather than a tiny retailer. Customers come here, see what we have on arrangement and we work with them in selecting a right lantern for them,” says Clouse.
Choosing a lantern is not as elementary as selecting a list lamp. It requires a lot of suspicion and knowledge. Carolina Lanterns specializes in custom-made copper and coronet lanterns and lamps that use propane, healthy gas, or electricity and elicit a magnificence of ancestral Charleston in any home around a world.
Jan Clouse, President of Carolina Lanterns. As a boss of Carolina Lanterns and a self-proclaimed “Lantern Lady”, Jan has remade her “light tuber gas lantern moment” into one of a area’s fastest flourishing lighting and appendage firms.
The distance of a lantern is important. Often, people select copper lanterns that are too tiny for a home and so skip their preferred effect. Sometimes lanterns that are inappropriately vast for a porch and doorway area are chosen.
The character of your outside lighting fixtures should be interrelated to a character of your home. When lantern chain is beside a door, they contingency not be mounted too high on a wall, losing a value of a light and beauty of a copper gas lantern. Placement of a singular copper gas lantern over a doorway can set a mood for entering guests, however abyss from a wall and character of gas lantern are critical. A demeanour of oppulance and excellent ambience is combined by fixation electric copper lanterns that accurately compare a character of outside gas lights used in a front of a home in other applications; on a garage or carriage house, during a side doorway or behind porch, around a pool, patio, or garden.
Next to a singular products (or “House Jewelry”, as Jan calls them), Carolina Lantern’s many vicious part for success is patron service. They will come to your house, distance adult a job, come behind with a accumulation of suitable lanterns and indeed reason them adult so we can see what they will demeanour like. They will have a deputy customarily in dual days, and they will come to your home to check on a problem and suggest a solution, even if it’s not their installation. But a patron use process closet to a heart of Jan Clouse would be there is “no pursuit too small.”
Mount Pleasant domicile are during 1362 Chuck Dawley Blvd.