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Sometimes I daydream about living in a time before electricity when people read and dined and worked by candlelight. A simpler time that, to me, seems quite romantic. This Thanksgiving, I’m certainly thankful for much of what modern society provides, but I’ll be celebrating the season like our ancesters did – in low light. And with days now shorter, it is the perfect time to stay in, snuggle up in a warm throw and begin planning for the holidays! Make sure you put a new candle or two on your list. Because I think everything is a little warmer, a little more romantic in candlelight. Don’t forget about the candleholder. There’s some great ones available this season.

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The Glass Blossom Candleholder made by Jellybug Artworks and ideal for small candles and tealights can be customized in various colors. This vintage Verdigris Metal Mouse Candleholder is sure to delight kids of all ages. The mouse’s tail becomes the candleholder.

If mass produced is more your style, these candleholders and accessories by Horchow are sure to make your Christmas a little more merry.

Clockwise, top left: If red and gold is a favorite holiday color scheme, the Ball Candleholders with burnished gold accents and gold tapers are a must.
If silver is more your thing, Swarovski crystals give the Snowflake Candle that extra special sparkle. For some whimsy and fun, how adorable is the Krinkles Reindeer Candelabra?
When the festivities are complete, don’t just blow out your candles. Snuff them out with this brassplated Reindeer Candle Snuffer.

No holiday tablescape is complete without candlelight. And you can’t go wrong with crystal. This set of Vera Wang crystal holders are from the designer’s Duchesse collection available at Macy’s.

Any special ways you decorate with candles during the holiday season? What are your favorite holiday accessories?



5 Responses

  1. Carole says:

    I love and live with candlelight everywhere. Does anyone know where to purchased mini tea lights that are actually mini oil lights. They have a little wick just like an old fashion oil lantern.

  2. Lindsey says:

    Love the Snowflake Candle!

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    Was this a spoof?

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