For love of candles


I have a candle obsession...  I keep buying candles and holders (and making my own as well) even though I have no place to put them, I can't help myself!!!!

For love of candles :)

Candles decorated for Xmas with jute, ribbons and wrapping paper
Old light repurposed as candle holder with a candle wrapped with a bit of burlap and jute tie.
Not really a candle, but love it all the same

Garage Sale find

Love these stars!

Avon Moroccan Lantern

Love the chicken wire on these tea light holders

Antique bronze candle holders
Another star :)

a rustic touch with more jute

Jam jar candle holder
(a few decorative stones & more jute)

Old fashioned boat lantern

Candle chandelier

So am I alone in this fetish or should I start a Candle Holders Anonymous group???

Have a fabulous week!!



33 comments:

Ann-Kay said...

I'll join your group. I have a drawer full of candles and tealights and a box full of glass votives in all different sizes and colors, and that doesn't even include the ones for christmas. I have different ones for each room and some for the balcony in summer, and some clear ones for the balcony in winter, in case it snows...
The worst thing is that people notice my obsession and keep giving me candles and candle holders as gifts.
But you know what? In an emergency, when electricity is off and all flashlight batteries are empty, then we are the ones who still have light and everyone else is sitting in the dark and cold. So let's not call it a fetish but a well thought-out plan ;)

kristin said...

I would join that group!! I recently took a picture of my candles (not including tarts) and I can't believe how many that I have. I LOVE Bath & Body Works Slatkin candles, they are my favorite.

Ayala Art said...

I love candles! You have a nice show of great candle holders, hanks for sharing! Living in California and having often blackouts in the summer, we need the candles! I like the ones that look very old world

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

It's a good obsession to have in my opinion! I have candles burning in my home all year round -- they are such a simple way to create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. You have a great collection.

momto8 said...

but they really do look (and smell!) so pretty.....

Meg said...

I could join that group! I am obsessed with those smelly tarts. I have drawers and containers full of them. It's a problem, I admit. :-) I've got to wrap some candles in burlap... love that.

Thanks for sharing!!

Cynthia said...

I have so many jar candles that my cabinet is full. It is an obsession. I burn so many of them and then when they are on sale I buy them and I don't even need them. It is a sickness I think.

Gwen said...

You could always burn the candles after photographing them, that way you can keep on collecting:)
xxx

Anonymous said...

You are not alone! I love candles too and they are tucked in all over the house. You should definitely start a group! :-)

Amy Fountain said...

Wow, you have an amazing collection. You should showcase more of those in your blog. More people should recognize the beauty it adds to the room. I personally love adding candles as accents to my room decorating ideas.

http://myhomedecorblog.com/candles-play-vital-role-home-decoration/

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

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Jennifer said...

Hi Anne, You do have an amzing collection of candles. I have a thing for votive candles! It seems that is where I cross over into the "you can never have to many" side of things! LOL

Rita said...

Oh Ann,it looks like you have quite a lot of candles! The chiecken wire candle holders are definitely mt fave.
Have a great week start!
rita

Julie Marie said...

Your candles are all so pretty... I love candles but have terrible allergies now that only allows me to get the unscented ones... I especially love your old boat lantern one... xoxo Julie Marie

mary said...

love the candle collection, i used to have a bunch also, but had to downsize a few years ago, thanks for sharing...

Sherry said...

I think we have something in common...my 7 yr old calls me a candle hoarder.
Love the chandy...I have one of those too.

Sherry

Red Rose Alley said...

I have a thing for candles too! I love the ones that have a nice smell to them. Those stars are very cool.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Budget Design Girl said...

Love the jute wrapped and the chicken wire tea light lanterns! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, and following me! I am now following you via linky followers!
xo-Lisa

Mandy said...

thanks so much for popping by my blog and your kind words...i love all of your candles...i love lighting candles after a session of house cleaning...xxx

Honey at 2805 said...

I have your obcessions too! Must be "catching"!

luci wallis said...

Love the burlap and twine
Bristol

Elyse said...

Love the burlap candle! At least you're covered if you loose power:)

thistlewoodfarm said...

I'm a card-toting member of the candle club! I love candles....always have one burning when I write for inspiration. 'cause some days I need more inspiration than others :)

blessings,
karianne

Judy said...

I love candles too but lately I am loving the flameless candles as well. Much safer for me who can't be trusted to remember to blow them out. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Tisha said...

What a pretty collection! I especially like the chicken wire jars and the burlap display. Thanks for linking up.

Martha Kisling said...

I love all the candle ideas - especially the rustic looks - thanks for sharing!

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For the Love of a Cottage said...

I have a candle addiction and I cleaned out my hoard a month ago :) However, I LOVE candle holders, too. I WILL buy more...I know it. The jute wrapped and the burlap wrapped are so wonderful. :)

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Love using candles! Really like your jute wrapped ones!!

Renee @ Rustic Crafts and Chic Decor said...

I love candles too! I especially like the jam jar with stones and the burlap and twine :) Thanks for linking this to my party. I hope to see you back this week :) - http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=5878

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing your obsession at Potpourri Friday!

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Your not alone! I'm a candleaholic too!

Thanks for linking it up!
--Katie

{northern cottage} said...

darling - don't candles add such a cozy little softness to any space - thanks for sharing! Features & a new party will be up later today!

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