Monday, December 6, 2010

Decking the halls!!

This past week I have been playing around with candles. I decided earlier in the year that I wanted lots of white, silver or crystal candle holders for my table centre piece. I have a large piece of mirror I am going to sit them on the double the effect.

I have gathered them from all sorts of places ready for the Christmas table. This large based silver one in the middle is one of a pair I received for my 21st birthday - now that's a day or two ago!!! LOL The plain glass set of three (without candles at the moment!) I had purchased a few years ago.

I have two shorter mercury glass candle holders which I bought last Christmas. The small silver one on the left I bought at a thrift store for $1.00. 


The pretty little with one with the roses was also from the thrift store ($2.00 for 2!) which I painted white then gave the roses a little touch of silver.

This crystal (glass really) holder was also from the thrift store for $2.00. I had been popping in to the local stores near my beach house every couple of weeks just to see what I could pick up.

This lovely frosted glass holder was $2.00 but had gold bands so after a good scrub I painted the bands silver- now I love it!

A lot of the candles are siting a bit crooked (which really annoys me!!) so I am going to spend some time adjusting them when I place them on the table.

This really tall mercury glass holder in the centre was a new purchase this year - $40.00 which I thought was a good price as it is very tall and very pretty.

I have a pair of these crystal holders (actually they are a type of plastic but you would never guess) which look cute with the silver candles. 

I hope all your Christmas decorating plans are taking shape!


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17 comments: said...

All of these candleholders are going to be so pretty,especially sitting on a mirror.And wow they will really sparkle when lit.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, how pretty, Suzy! I love lots of candles and yours are beautiful! Thank you for sharing and I hope you are having a lovely day.

Christmas blessings,

the cape on the corner said...

lovely! i haven't posted yet, but i did white candles with silver and crystal candlesticks in my dining room. great minds, eh? looks great!

My Cozy Corner said...

Beautiful Post. I love white for the Holiday season. It reminds me of snow. Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner. We must be night owls.
See you soon.

Chubby Chieque said...

What a good ideas to gather all your pretty candle holders. Love the white, glass & silver combo. My me of colour.

Happy TTT…

Sue McPeak said...

Such a beautiful CandleScape you have created with the crystal and silver candle sticks. All look so elegant with the white runner and white candles. Lovely photos, too!

Unknown said...

Lovely, your candles look just beautiful, they will make a delightful Christmas centrepiece

Autum said...

I've been trying to come up with something for my table top. I love your use of candles and they will be amazing all lit up with a mirror beneath. Lovely and sparkly!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Such a beautiful collection. Each one is so special. Love them all. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Jodi Nelson said...

Absolutely beautiful. Just breathtaking. Love them. SO happy to have found you from All Things Heart and Home.

Amy Chalmers said...

Nice collection of candlesticks! On valentines day do you put pink candles in them? They look so wintery and magical with the white ones.

Honey at 2805 said...

What a beautiful array of candles, and great photos too! I'm your latest follower. Hope you will stop by.

Carol said...

They're all so gorgeous!

Marigene said...

Beautiful collection of candlesticks!

Marsha said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I am coming from Kathleen's white event. It will not be the last as I have joined as a follower - I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing more about your life in Western Australia. We were lucky enough to visit up and down the coast in 2003 while our daughter was studying at Curtin University in Perth. It is such a beautiful area of the country and we are looking forward to coming back to visit for a longer stay after we retire. Sorry, off topic with those comments :)

I really love your candlestick collection and I agree it will all look stunning on mirror. I do lots of my candlelit centerpieces on mirror because of the wonderful reflections of light. I love how you found such great pieces at bargains and if they weren't exactly what you had in mind you were creative enough to make them perfect with paint.

Kathleen said...

Your candles are beautiful! Thanks for joining the White Christmas Party!
Merry Christmas

Unknown said...

What a stunning display!! Doesn't silver and white just say winter?!

CHRISTmas Blessings!