Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rusted Illumination

I happen to be a big fan of candles. I usually have a candle or two burning every day, especially in the winter. Jar candles get my vote for safety reasons, and there are literally hundreds of scents to choose from. This post however, has nothing to do with jar candles! Sometimes we want to set the mood, strike a little ambiance, or simply show off when we have company! I did a little digging in my rusty collection of iron junk, found some favorites and cleaned them up with a little soap and water...and a good coat of protective finish. Felt protectors are in order, since these have sharp edges that can leave scratches. Why, just look at that table....hate to see that get scratched up!!

They might not look so special in the above photo, but when you add candles of the same color and dim the lights....romance here I come! Can I say that here?






















Add a rusty looking finial, fleur de lis, or pineapple, and you've got yourself a great table centerpiece.












"Better to light a candle, than to curse the darkness." Chinese proverb

I'm linking up to SNS over at Funky Junk Interiors..

13 comments:

  1. Does the Great White Hunter know what a romantic you are? What sweet scenery!

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  2. Great idea, and I'm lovin' it!!

    Just happen to have some rusty items around. Will have to see which ones will hold a candle.

    Blessings and thanks,
    Barbara Jean

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  3. Awesome! You are so talented!

    Linda & Dixie

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  4. Cassie - you definitely set a great table!! Rusty perfection!!

    Kathy

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  5. I do like that ambiance! Rust and candle light. Does life get better? ~Mindy

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  6. I love this idea, so simple, yet so striking. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I'll take that kind of ambiance any day. Very cool!
    Candy

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  8. Really cool creations! Big fan of rust! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Laura :)

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  9. what a great candle scape! wonderful inspiration! =]

    amyW.

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