WHETHER decorating a Christmas tree or simply adding a touch of whimsy to the corner of a foyer, you'll find Primal Lites an eye-opening experience. There are 29 styles of the playful plastic-sculpted indoor-outdoor string lights, including vegetables, laundry, lizards, fish, fruit--even cattle. Prickly Pair and Blazin' Trails provide a touch of the Southwest, with cowboy boots and cow skulls dancing on a string, perhaps above a garden or a swimming pool. Made of durable molded plastic, each set ($22) comes with 10 lights on a 14-foot string.
Primal Lites are available at the Soap Plant, 7400 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (213) 651-5587; at Armstrong's the Home & Garden Place, 11321 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 477-8023; and at many other locations.