and I love beeswax candles but I have found a worry free and safe alternative for some situations.
Tiffany crystal votive
I find that lighting candles in the dining room makes the food taste better and the simple act of eating a meal is elevated to something a bit more special. There is a possibility of romance in the soft glow.
Entertaining and candlelight seem to go hand in hand.
The buffet table comes alive when the candleabras are aglow.
I found some battery operated votives this year and I can leave them on even when I am not in the room.
They work well in my precious antique finger bowls and there is no danger of them melting down and overheating the delicate crystal. I arranged these atop of the arts and crafts cabinet in the dining room with my crystal art deco ballerina.
I've considered draping her with a sparkly rhinestone necklace...
details of the finger bowls are more visable when they are lit from within
I plan to light large candles in my bathroom during the holidays.
I made a stuffed free range roast chicken dinner with mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots.
It was delicious and the best part is that I have leftovers for a few meals.
No worry dinners for a couple of days while I am focusing on getting Christmas ready.
I have boiled the carcass and made soup stock
my daughter has a terrible cold
and I plan to make her some chicken soup which is my prescription for healing
all that ails.
The torrential rain has stopped which is fortunate
as there has been some flooding in our area
some neighbours have had to pump out their basements.
There's a patch of blue sky and a ray of sun shining down
the birds are chirping and singing
you can almost feel their happiness.
hope that you have a great week!