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The Maxfield Parrish lanterns idea would be perfect, Asian globes suspended randomly from the honey locust tree above. There are solar lamps with nylon shades that look quite similar, but the led light is so blueish white, I'm afraid to try that, plus I've read that they put out very little light.
Too white, but I do like the black top and bottom of these solar lanterns:
http://m.homedepot.com/p/Pure-Garden-4- ... /206116642
"Maxfield Parrish yellow":
I wonder what these are like. You'd have to buy ten, apparently. They're waterproof and battery powered, meant to float (?) but could be hung. The colors are switchable (by remote, no less) and that cream white is promising.
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 81861.html
I've never bought from Alibaba . . .
Can't tell from your photo if the glow from interior lighting would work for you. Bare bulb light strings always feel like a party, so I say go with that while you hunt for the perfect solution.
Back to your original question about outdoor parties at either Taliesin, are there any archived photos of evening gatherings when FLW was in residence, or detailed description of the parties?
Finally, didn't Wright say the best lighting comes from nature? The post referencing "moon lighting" is an inspirational starting point.
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/1/1/300 ... clear.html,
placed three LED flickering flameless wax candles on the table (thank you egads for the suggestion!):
http://www.target.com/p/white-4x8-led-p ... A-17433520.
and suspended a modernist hanging wrought iron candelabra I bought years ago in LA (now equipped with LED votive candles), from the underside of the cantilevered soffit:
http://www.target.com/p/threshold-4-pac ... A-14329800
I also just bought four LED solar lanterns which I will hang from branches in the honey locust tree above the terrace. (I'll try to figure out some way to "warm up" the bright white nylon shades, maybe experiment with some sort of stain...):
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Pure-Garden- ... /206116642
The string lighting alone is probably adequate for night visibility, but multiple sources wil make it a tad brighter, more even and festive.
Disclaimer: I'm using the fake candles because the Iowa breezes loves to snuff out the real ones, plus wax ends up all over the place.
I imagine you've considered all the possibilities . . .
Check your third link -- I don't think it shows the candelabra that you've hung from the soffit ?
The candelabra I referred to has always been in the same spot up against the brick pier but was rarely used. (Don't worry, it's not Liberace! More of a handcrafted fifties wrought iron thing...)
And the solar lights were so inexpensive, I thought I'd experiment a bit. They might end up in other spots in the garden, (or in the recycling bin...).
I feel so fortunate to be able to enjoy properties like yours, vicariously -- without, in other words, having to lift a finger. More power to those who have taken the plunge.