I usually keep a little supply of taper candles in my pantry, but I used every last one during the month of December. Then somehow, the blog gods smiled on me and I won a giveaway sponsored by PartyLite from the lovely and talented Carolyn, author of the inspired blog, homework. I was so excited! I used the winnings to purchase a box of taper candles.
When Cristybella and I were at the shore last weekend, she picked up a short, bulky piece of driftwood with a nicely curved shape. She said it would make a nice candlestick holder. I loved that idea.
The broad, flat shape makes it perfectly stable.
A couple of days later, the candles arrived. Just like harmonic convergence.
Today I pulled out the tools and my snowman pencil. Traced three circles around the circumference of a candle on the wood and started drilling, keeping my fingers crossed that the piece would not split apart.
Thankfully, good fortune was on my side. A short while later, I had this.
Three seconds later I changed my mind and moved it to the bedroom next to the painted driftwood pieces.
Yes, I like it here much better.
Almost feels like my birthday :)