G: Glass

Cape Cod Home  /  Annual Home 2020 / ,

Writer: Elizabeth Shaw / Photographer: Teagan Anne 

Nauset Lantern

Looking for that piece of timeless, quintessential Cape Cod? Look no further than Nauset Lantern Shop’s onion lamps. Founded in 1959 by WWII Navy veteran Arie “Opie” Oppelaar, Nauset Lantern has been lighting up Cape Cod with its unique, handcrafted copper, brass and pewter pieces. Throughout its 60 year history, Nauset Lantern has been passed through many caring hands that each bring something new to the table. Originally made for fishing boats, the onion lamp was designed to withstand the wind, rain and other brutal elements on the open ocean to protect the flame inside. Today, though just as durable, the onion lamp serves a more fashionable purpose. Onion lamps can be hung from the ceiling or used as wall adornment. If you’re really looking to add a touch of nostalgia to your home, just take a look a Nauset Lanterns outdoor post lamps. Add one of these vintage styles to your front lawn and guests will wonder if they’ve stepped out of a wardrobe into the world of Narnia. Every lantern is made on site using hand operated machinery more than a century old and patterns and templates used by the smiths of yesteryear. Any one of Nauset Lantern’s nautical inspired lanterns will capture the spirit and style of the Cape in any home.

For more advice, tips and tricks, check out the rest of the alphabet here!

Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth Shaw is a former assistant editor, photographer & videographer for Cape Cod Life Publications. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Elizabeth spent many summers on the Cape, before she and her family moved down full time in 2016. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island as a double major in Writing & Rhetoric and Film Media, and started at Cape Cod Life the following fall. In her free time, she takes as many pictures of her dog, Watson, as possible, in between beach trips.