January 22, 2010

Candle Love

I'm sorry for the lack of posts lately, the first week has been hectic and pretty stressful, although I love all that I am getting the opportunity to do. I'm gone at school or in the classroom I am working in most of the day and by the time I get home I am absolutely exhausted. Oh well, it'll just a schedule I have to get used excuses being made here! On to my post and the inspiration of the day!

I really think that candles can just do something for a room. Whether they are lit or not there is something about them that makes any atmosphere calm and elegant. But what is a candle without a beautiful candlestick or candle holder underneath? Check these lovelies out...

I love the beautiful gold accents (see the gold candlesticks on the table!) in this white room.

I love the natural look of these driftwood candle holders.

 I am not a huge fan of using antlers or deer heads in decor, but it is quite the trend right now and these are two candle holders that incorporate that trend.

I love the country feel of using mason jars as candle holders. These jars are from Pottery Barn and cost $7.50 each! I was a little shocked when I saw this price as it seemed way thoughts were confirmed when I found a pack of 25 mason jars for $5.00 at my local Walmart. The jars didn't have the wire handles on them but they could easily be made and attached, making this country look manageable at a much cheaper price!

IMAGES FROM: country living, flickr, decor pad, pottery barn, and west elm.

Have a good weekend lovelies!


Tina said...

Hi Carly:) I love candles and this wonderful post has inspired me to make a candle holder like the driftwood image above, perhaps using a piece of original timber from our house (100yrs old)...I love the mason jars too, good on you for finding a cheaper but just as wonderful alternative. If you make some candle holders out of them, I would love to see them:) Hope you have a relaxing weekend - Tina x

Amanda said...

Great post Carly. I've got lots of candles around our home but I often forget to light them :) Must do that more often. I like the tealight candles in the jars - would be lovely for outdoor entertaining. I have something similar to the tealights in the 'logs' in my wishlist too. Hope your second week of studying isn't too hectic x

Fabulously french said...

I am a candle lover too and every night our lounge is lit by lots of candles. There is something magical and mesmorising about candles.

Good luck with the studying.


Design Darling said...

love this post. the mirrored sconces from pottery barn have long been catching my eye!

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