Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Decorative Only Candles

Do you remember the bunches of plastic-resin grapes from the late 60's? Did you know they apparently made candles also?  I found these three translucent mossy green candles with flecks of glitter in them at my local Salvation Army Thrift.
At first glance I passed on them because I have enough candles...because of my asthma I don't light them unless an emergency.  On the next pass by I picked them up...just for a closer inspection...and was surprised at the feel and weight of them. These weren't your ordinary "run of the mill" candles!  When I held one up to the window...Oh My! It was gorgeous!!!.  So in the cart they went. Got all three for .75 cents (plus my 10% off discount ~ making them .67 cents). I really need to figure out how to put the cent symbol in.
With the holidays just around the corner I think these will look very pretty in my three arm candelabra.
I'm  thinking a strand of battery operated fairey lights tucked in around the greenery.
The wick is gold threaded, they're very blingy!

Now these are a little bit to small for this candelabra, so to keep them steady and upright, I use a product called Stick-Um Candle Adhesive, made by Fox Run Craftsman, Ivyland , PA 18974 USA. I have no affiliation with this company...I just like the product and how well it works.
You just take a small amount and roll it into a pea size shape then press it onto the bottom of the candle...any candle. As I did in the above picture, it's the white substance where I checked. Then press candle firmly into holder positioning it as you like. Easy-peasy clean up with soap and water. This product came in really handy for a candelabra that had one slightly crooked holder and no way to bend it back without breaking it.

Thanks for popping in...
Happy Hunting and Gathering!!!


  1. What a find! I remember them from the 60s! They look very cool in your candle sconce. Love the idea of the little fairy lights, would really bring it to life for the holidays. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit! It's so nice to meet you.
    (and we don't know how to make the cents symbol either) lol

    Blessings for a great week, Edie Marie & Marie Antoinette

  2. What a deal on those pretty candles. Thanks for sharing the Stick-um tip, it sure beats shoving pieces of foil in to hold the candle in place. Thanks for sharing at VIParty.

  3. Fun find! They will be pretty for Christmas decorating! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  4. Great tip about the candle Stick-Um! I always have problems with my Thanksgiving candles leaning over in my turkey holders. Problem solved!


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