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seashore candelabra

January 30, 2012

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.

Thank you Partylite for the lovely dripless tapers and thank you Carolyn for the giveaway!!

Almost feels like my birthday 🙂




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11 Comments leave one →
  1. January 30, 2012 2:11 am

    I REALLY love the juxtaposition of the candelabra w the cake stands! Awesome!!

  2. January 30, 2012 1:23 pm

    love! it’s simple and wonderful, very pretty 🙂

  3. January 31, 2012 3:15 am

    Oh yeah……definitely with the driftwood.
    And definitely good deal that the wood survived the drills. LOL Seriously might have to consider something similar. *blushing* I do love power tools. LOL Don’t tell!!!

  4. January 31, 2012 12:03 pm

    What a great find and transformation, Diane! I love it sitting by the painted driftwood. Very beautiful!
    xo’s! Vanessa

  5. February 1, 2012 2:49 pm

    It’s LOVELY! You could totally sell something like this. I love it!! What I mean is I would totally buy something like this!!


  6. February 2, 2012 9:04 pm

    Perfect! The craft gods are smiling on you, aren’t they? First the candles, then the yardsticks…Excuse me, I need to go find some driftwood.

  7. February 3, 2012 6:21 pm

    such an interesting piece, and perfect for a coastal home!

  8. February 3, 2012 10:59 pm

    LOL…I was just talking with a girlfriend yesterday about doing this with a big chunk I found that is sitting patiently out in my garage. Inspired!

  9. February 5, 2012 11:20 pm

    That’s great! Love the look.

  10. February 8, 2012 2:00 pm

    I love this simple idea!


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