Comments about Product: Great idea just make sure you have the right type of recessed lights to begin with.They won't work in mine but are great looking so I will have to get them changed out next year. My bad
Comments about Product: Having read the many positive reviews here, I hoped this would be a nice looking and easy to install as described, and it was actually better than I'd hoped! I have lots of vintage 1920's lamps in the house, and these pendants really helped tie our kitchen into the more vintage-inspired other rooms. The shade lights with a very soft, warm glow, and installation was easy. One hint: if, like me, you are installing 2 or more in a row, then pay extra attention to wrapping the cord in order to get all the pendants the same length from ceiling. This is simpler than it sounds as long as you get all lights the same before hanging any of them. Take your time with that part and you will be pleased with the result!
Comments about Product: This was one of the few projects my husband did without getting out every tool he owned. I could have done the installation but I can't get up a ladder. It looks really attractive over our kitchen island.
Comments about Product: I love these lights. I installed 2 in about 30 minutes over the breakfast bar in my kitchen. They are so easy to install. it could not have been easier. They look much more expensive than the cost. Can't recommend enough. Changed the entire look of the area, all for the positive.
Comments about Product: We installed four of these attractive pendant lights in about 15 minutes. Couldn't have been easier! They're the perfect solution for updating our ugly, poorly installed recessed lights! The results are professional and beautiful! Including these four lights, we have installed seven of instant pendant lights in various locations in our home. Love them all!
Comments about Product: It looks beautiful and replaces a ceiling can light that was way too bright. Had to have my son's help to install it because ceiling is 9 ft high, but that went well. It is centered over the sink in my open plan kitchen and helps reduce the glare from the previous light. Still provides perfect lighting for doing dishes and other tasks and it blends well with our decor.
Comments about Product: We put 2 of these conversion kits over a kitchen island, they look really great. We can even change out globes if we ever want to change look. The only thing that took a little time was getting both cords even..trial and error, but have patience its really not too hard. Great value for a big change...DO IT!!
Comments about Product: I ordered five of these pendant lights and installed them myself the day I received them. I have varied level ceilings, so the lengths are staggard.
The lights are beautiful and easy to install.
All I had to do was screw them in the light socket.
Comments about Product: These lights came essentially pre assembled so all you had to do was determine the length that you wanted them to hang and wrap the excess wiring up and out of the way. These are impossible to mount without them hanging at least 4 inches or so minimum from the ceiling. The ceiling plate covered the can fixture in the ceiling well but I did have trouble getting it to stay snug to the ceiling. If anyone really stares they might notice that the ceiling cover isn't snug to the ceiling. It's not a huge gap but there is a gap. The shade is frosted glass, good weight, very attractive, doesn't look cheap and looks like professional lighting. It looks very attractive and I am going to order another one. I put these lights over a corner jacuzzi bathtub and they look fantastic. The shade matches the existing lighting that was in the bathroom so I am extremely pleased. Installation was a snap!
Comments about Product: To the surprise of my husband, I installed 7 of these lights by myself. The look on his face when he walked in the door was priceless! What a room changer! I put 3 over the island in the kitchen, and 4 over a counter/computer area that angles out. Finding the length that you "prefer" them at takes a few adjustments on the first one, but getting the others the same length was easy. Just pay attention to how many times you wrapped the cord around the plastic bar, and "how" you wrapped it, and repeat it on the others. My friends loved the change, but quickly asked me which electrician I used. They were shocked when I told them I did it by myself.
Comments about Product: Changed out our pot lights in the kitchen for these
pendant lights. My husband said it was the easiest thing he even installed and the directions were great. What a difference it has made in my kitchen.
Now I have great light to do my prep work and stylish lighting as well. I am recommending these
wonderful lights to everyone...they are awesome!
Comments about Product: I have been looking at convertible can/pendant lights for years. After reading the good reviews and checking out some facts, I purchased 3 of these for a kitchen island. I like the style/color, and the fact they could take up to a 75 watt bulb (many are only 60 watt). I did have to call and confirm the canopy was 8 inches in diameter to cover the ceiling marks from the old trim ring. It did take a while to figure out how to attach the light socket in the can to the top of the can--the painters had sprayed over some holes when the house was built. The light socket was originally supported on the 2 inch trim ring that lets the lightbulb hang a little bit lower than the can--and the new cord "spring" was too wide to fit in the trim ring support. Wow, we really like the ambiance of the room now! We have them on dimmers.
Comments about Product: Great product for the price. They are very attractive and look great in my kitchen. The only problem we had was getting all four of the lights to hang at the same length. It took a lot of trial and error.
Comments about Product: I have 7 recessed lights in the kitchen area with 2 perfectly centered over my kitchen island, which I replaced with this pendant fixture. Absolutely perfect...it compliments my decor and ambience of the room. It's the simplest installation and at a great price! I will be ordering 5 more to install down my long entrance hallway...can't wait!
Comments about Product: Cannot believe how quickly they went up, less than 10 minutes a lamp. I didn't need any tools other than a ladder to reach the canned lights. But best of all they look as if they came with the house, not an adapter kit.
Comments about Product: I purchased this light to hang over the kitchen sink. It is replacing a fixture that hardly lit the area. The fixture that I purchased from Plow and Hearth is very attractive and gives much needed light to this spot. I am so happy with this purchase!!!
By Barbara the home design fanatic FromGreen Bay, WI
Fantastic and so easy to install
Comments about Product: I use these lights in the kitchen area of my great room and they are so attractive and really dress up the ho-hum can lights that were there. They also added much needed light to the counter areas, especially the island due to the high ceiling.
Comments about Product: Save your money on an electrician this pendant lighting is as easy as it is beautiful took a total of 5 min to install. Love my new lighting but most of loved the fact there was no bill from an electrician. I highly recommend this product you wont be wasting your money here!
Comments about Product: This was our first order with P&H and given the the value, speed of delivery and beautfiul, professional looking instant upgrade to our kichen, we look forward to ordering again and again. Our only regret is that we do not have more recessed lights we can upgrade! My husband installed these in a snap and the only decision I had to make was how low I wanted the fixtures to hang. Once decided they were hung instantly. Thank you Plow & Hearth for offering these light fixtures. They beautified my house instantly and I LOVE them! Will be back to order again soon!
Comments about Product: I was really surprised to find the part that the cord wraps around to be plastic. I know the light just hangs there, but I hope that it holds up. My sister just bought a new home and they have a can light over the bar. I have already told her she needs to change it to one of these.
Comments about Product: We were in the middle of a remodel project for our kitchen and half bath about a month ago. At the time I could not make up my mind on lighting in the half bath, they had these old pendants that hung on a chain and I was trying to pick out lights in the kitchen and family room, so I just needed the bathroom done. I told my contractor to just put in can lights for now. But right after my kitchen got finished I knew my bath needed something more and I didn't want to pay the electrician to come back to install lights, then I found these lights that fit into the already existing can lights on Plow and Hearth, so I ordered then. They came very quickly and I installed them in 15 minutes. Getting the length right was the toughest part, but they added just the right finish to the half bath at a fraction of the cost. I Love them!!!!
Comments about Product: I purchased these two for the bathroom, this house we bought has those can/pocket lights in every room and I hate them. I was so excited that these were not made of plastic and were so simple to install, the hardest part was getting the two lights at the same length since they are side by side and even that was not difficult at all. They look great and bring the light down which is better in my opinion. Loved them so much bought 8 more fore other bathroom, kitchen and entry ways.
Comments about Product: I installed two of these near my kitchen sink and I cannot say enough good things about them! They are well made and look fantastic, especially for the price!!! They went in so easily and have made such an impact on the look of my kitchen. I also installed five of the bronze simple trim light cap rings in the kitchen... they look perfect together. I couldn't be happier! Also...shipping was lightning fast!
Comments about Product: We had pot lights in our kitchen and above our breakfast bar. I bought two of these for over the breakfast bar. They are beautiful! Easy to install and look and work great. The price was great for these awesome looking pendants.
Comments about Product: I had a "bullseye" light above the sink. It did not give great lighting as the ceilings are high. I purchased this thinking no way would I be able to use it. What a wonderful surprise and beautiful light. I could adjust the length as well as whatever brightness I needed with the bulb. Please if you need a new light for anyplace this is the one!! Don't be afraid purchase it. My sister and brother-in-law are going to now!
Comments about Product: I used these lights in our kitchen. They went up easy and look good both when lit and unlit. I would purchase them again. My only negative comment about the lights is that the base cover does not fit as tight to the ceiling as I would like.
Comments about Product: Thought it was a bit difficult to get the mount flush to ceiling. Ended up removing and recoiling the wire a few times for each pendant. Also used in smaller recessed light canisters. Had to remove canister shell in order to get pendant lights properly screwed in to light socket...no big deal, but I was worried the pendants might not work at first.
Comments about Product: These pendant lights replaced the recessed lights over my kitchen sink. They look great and we have gotten a lot of compliments on them. My husband thought they were fairly easy to install; he had a little difficulty getting them exactly even. The light is a little bright and I may decide to put 40 watt bulbs in them istead of 60. Overall we are very pleased with our purchase.
Comments about Product: What a pleasant surprise!!!! Something that is better than the description! It took me about 20 to 30 minutes to install 3 of these. They give my bar area, added focus, and the direct light (as opposed to diffused from ceiling) is better for studying or eating at bar. Great idea!!!!
Comments about Product: The pendants look great and were so easy to install. I was concerned about delivery since we live where there are clusters of mail boxes, but our local postal person delivered them to our front door.
Comments about Product: I have 3 plain recessed lights over my kitchen island. These lights improved the look 100% and since the light is coming from a few feet lower than the ceiling, the same wattage bulbs gives more light. I plan to buy the recessed light covers to match for the other kitchen lights that are not over the island.
Comments about Product: Beautiful light with such easy installation...I only bought one, and had it out of the box and hung within 15 minutes! The delivery was super quick also. I have no negative feedback at all.
Comments about Product: We purchased the Textured Linen Glass Shade lights to make our bar area more appealing. Wow it really changed the look of the bar area. Thanks to the easy install, our bar area now looks more inviting with more light than before with the can lights. We installed these lights in less than 30 mins and that included opening the boxes. Great value and an easy upgrade.
Comments about Product: I was extremely doubtful they would work. They are just beautiful. Installed both in less than 7 minutes.I can't beleive how much they have changed the look of my kitchen. I am thinking of ordering a third but will have to wait until hubby checks out if he can add a third light receptacle!
Comments about Product: I have a drop ceiling in my kitcken and was never able to change the existing can lights. This was the perfect solution. They look amazing. Adds a warmth to the room. I would recommend this product. I just screwed them into the light bulb socket. Very easily installed.
Comments about Product: The recessed lights in our kitchen didn't meet our
needs. Didn't want to hire electrican, so the pendant brought the light down over snack bar.
Ended up having electrican install another recessed over the bar and used second pendant.
Comments about Product: For the money we thought these lights look great. Especially if you are tired of looking at those recessed lights. The only problem was adjusting the height when we were doing 5 lights over a bar. That being said we had all 5 lights installed in just over an hour.
Comments about Product: These lights made our bathroom look like new! I am completely delighted with them! My husband installed them while I was at work; took 1/2 hour total to install 2 lights. They are on a dimmer switch which really makes them versatile. LOVE the new look!!
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!