How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
Oh, the aura, the romance and the warmth that candlelight evokes within. I burn candles often. I love company of flickering light or a steady, warm glow and the understated elegance that candles bring to every setting.
This week I'm taking you on a tour of some tablescapes past and showing a variety of the candles I've worked into them.
I always use Zest candles in my tablescapes so I'm especially excited to share a giveaway with you all.
For this tablescape of teal and brown transferware, I chose to use an antique wastebowl to hold a floating candle.
In a more rustic setting, a small glass jar holds wood chips and a tealight candle nestled down between them.
Here, tealight candles are resting on an antique transferware saucer and inside a small, red wine glass. I like using unexpected objects as candle holders.
This pillar candle has a woven appearance and seemed to blend in well with the flowers, fruit, bull planter and the Spode transferware of pastoral scenes.
Here is a handpainted wine glass filled with golden beads and a single tealight candle.
You might already know this if you've read much of my blog, but I have a thing with amber glass. I can't get enough of the color, combined with candlelight. To dress this votive holder up even more, I placed it on a beaded coaster on top of a polychrome transferware plate with amber and aubergine glass grapes on the side.
This centerpiece was created using a swirled glass fitted with a votive candle inside and a beaded bottle cover laid over it atop a vintage glass compote. This completed an elegant and romantic spot for two.
Candlelight glow seen behind the palest of lavender, in the form of an antique wine glass.
These wire birds each holding a tealight upon their back, sets a mood of whimsy at this table.
Each setting at the table below had its own tealight candle.
...had to throw in a pic of Trev snatching some goodies...wow he looks so much older now.
Tealight candles surround a centerpiece set atop an antique Spode brown transferware compote. The vase belonged to my Great Aunt and Uncle. There was a floral arrangement in it. It made for an unusal centerpiece.
Linden Fig Pillar Candles...these are some of my favorites. They are subtly scented and have such a beautiful look to them with the center being white and then an outer cut-out layer in brown. I think these are actually summer candles, but I like using them in the fall too, where they were the centerpiece at a Rural Scenes tablescape.
Here are my kiddos eating at this table
Spode Byron...you know, it's my favorite transferware...so I couldn't leave this setting out.
The candelabra is filled with votive holders
This was one of my favorite Fall centerpieces I made with a little boy walking his dogs amongst a pumpkin patch.
I love Halloween and had soooo much fun decorating my dining room for Halloween last year. The right candles played an important role. Spider web luminary candles have a fun and eery glow! They are another favorite Halloween candles that Zest offers.
These stacked skull taper candles are pretty cool too!
Brown Taper Candles at an elegant, Fall setting.
And, of course there is a great selection of Christmas and holiday candles at Zest. These silver snowflake ball candles added just the right ambience at my birdhouse table last year.
The soft glow of candles behind an etched glass
My Christmas Table with Mason's Vista
My bufett tables with metallic, Victorian Pillar Candles laid out across a pretty runner and iced berries.
Our Valentines table was set to a musical theme with hand written, antique French sheet music and a violin centerpiece. Each setting had an individual tealight candle at the corner of the music.
As you can see, there are lots of candles to choose from at Zest Candles. Now, let's get this giveaway going. Zest Candles will give one box of floating candles to two winners. The winners will get to choose which ones they would like to have shipped to them.
Zest Candles carries hundreds of varieties of candles for every occasion, large or small.
1st entry simply click on over to Zest Candle and choose your favorites. Come back and leave a comment letting me know what they are and which floating candles you'd choose.
2nd entry, Leave another comment with the link if you tweet, FB or announce the giveaway on your blog.
3rd entry, Leave a comment to let me know you are a follower.
Anonymous commenters...please be sure to leave an email address so that I can contact you if you are the winner.
Two winners will be randomly chosen using the numeral generator at random.org on July 21, 2011.
You bring the candles, I'll bring the jar
We'll stay up late and stare up at the stars,
...If Only For A Few Hours
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