Thursday, 18 November 2010

Vintage Style Candle Jars: Come and See


Okay, I'm going to have to ask you to trust me. Can you do that?

Close your eyes and give me your hands....

I'm taking you in to the dining room for you to see how I've arranged the vintage-style Candle Jars.
Keep those eyes tightly shut...

Okay....?

Three....

Two....Nearly there.....don't peep, now!

One....

.....


Well......? What do you think? The flickering warmth of the candles feels almost magical, doesn't it?

{For how to make these, click here}


When we have people round for a meal in the evening during the darker months, I often light the room like this. I find candlelight so beautiful.


Can you see the Candle Jars looking so gorgeous on the mantelpiece?


Look at the way the fire makes the old pages appear. It gives them a new kind of ethereal beauty.


The words on the pages stand out from their background and almost seem to dance in the glow of the heat.


They glow from within....


I love the contrast of the different candlesticks here.

The warmth of the mercurised-glass....


The rough coarseness of these larger ones standing on the hearth....


The scrumptious curves of this hurricane lamp....


And of course the simple jam-jars dressed in their finery....


I wish you could be here to see it. It looks so lovely. So, so lovely. Warm and cosy and snuggly.

We could chat away for hours face to face over a lovely warming dinner together. Wouldn't that be grand?




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36 comments :

Catherine said...

Oh dear...I got all nervy and excited with anticipation as you led me in the room with my eyes closed - problem was, I had to open them to read the next instruction LOL

B-E-A-UTIFUL!!! I just love it - the glow is so sumptious and I love the way the paper looks.

Little slice of heaven.... ;-)

hugs

Cath

KATHY said...

Hi Sarah, The jars look so pretty on your mantel! It looks so cozy.

Kathy

hip-chick said...

I love candle light as well. Your mantle looks so pretty.

Custom Comforts said...

What a lovely glow in your pictures!!! I'm coming right over to visit. Everything looks so inviting and cozy.
Cindy

Greta said...

It does look snuggly -- and romantic! LOVE!
Greta

Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...

I love how the jam jar candles make the whole setting so much more casual and relaxed. I'm crazy about the shape of your hurricane though! I'm going to have to keep my eye open for one like that!

Samantha said...

So pretty, Sarah!

CraftyHelen said...

Lovely! When can I come round? How about another batch with old music scores?xx

Nicola of Life on Orchard Road said...

So pretty and cosy, make me want to snuggle up on the couch!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

They look gorgeous all lit up!

High Street Cottage said...

Sarah, they look so cozy, and warm. Love them. I'll say to you, what my husband says to me every time I light all the candles like that (which I do often, I love candle light)..."Don't set the house on fire" hehe, hugs my dear, tami

Normal Daily Chaos said...

It looks great, very cosy

greetings

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Raising hand in the air...oooh oooh, pick me...pick me! I want to come over :) It looks beautiful and cozy, Sarah! There is something so calming about candlelight in the evenings. Your fireplace mantel is gorgeous! xx ~M

michelle said...

It looks so beautiful and cozy Sarah! Wish I was there having some tea with you! I just love candles, so relaxing in the evening and during the winter months!!

Have a good one!

Chris said...

Lovely. So lovely.

Robin said...

Candles are one of my favorite things about the colder months of the year. Your beauties make the room look so cozy and I just love the way the book pages glow!

Edith Hope said...

Dear Sarah, Yes, I do so agree, candlelight is so romantic and gives a wonderfully warm and comforting glow on cold winter evenings around the fire. Your tea light holders look lovely and the whole 'mantlescape' looks very pretty indeed.

Just a suggestion.....have you tried using small piles of books as plinths to raise things up? I just wondered if such an arrangement might look quite good on your mantlepiece, either raising the candlestick or the tea lights. I thought that this might complement the pages around the tea light holders....

Luciane From HomeBunch.com said...

I liked them yesterday and I am even more in love with them today!

Gorgeous idea and pictures!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty...I love the jam jars. And you take wonderful night pictures {I can't seem to get the hang of it!}.

XO,
Jane

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~B~E~A~U~T~I~F~U~L~ Hugs,Rachel

Raine and Sage said...

I'm with you Sarah, candle light does create atmosphere in the room. Very pretty and calming. I'd love a mantle like that. No fire place here, but I do covet one! x

rachelsjunkinthetrunk said...

I love the candles. Great idea and thank you for sharing! The pics are so pretty!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I love the light of all those candles. Another Friday's Favorite for sure :-)

Sue said...

I liked your little jars when I saw them in your last post, but they really look adorable all lit up! They really add to the cozy atmosphere. Visiting from Vanessa's party. :-)
~ Sue

Marlis said...

Sarah, your jars are wonderful. I love candlelight too. I had this silver stand of some sort, no clue what it's purpose was.. but look at this post to see what i ended up doing..
http://marlisbennett.blogspot.com/2010/07/making-silk-purse-out-of-sows-ear.html

I love coming to visit.. the candles will go out on Monday.

LindyLouMac said...

I just adore candles and have loads around the house so I think the ones you have made with this clever idea are brilliant. They look so effective in your dining room.

In The Orchid House With Amy said...

Your candles are so pretty!

Sandy Ang said...

Your photography is fantastic ! Especially by candlelight - wow.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love candlelight and your candle jars wrapped with the paper.

-Danielle

Vanessa said...

Wow Sarah! They look so gorgeous all lit up! I especially love candlelight because I think we all look better that way! :-) Thank you so much for linking this up to the party and being such a great "bloggy" friend!
Vanessa

Denise said...

Hi Sarah! LOVE THEM. Beautiful. Thank you for stopping by Junkdog Design the other day and I hope to see you soon. Thank you for the sweet comments about the blog!
Can't wait to see more of your style.

freckled laundry said...

Well, I think they are just beautiful. I love a candlelit room.

Brenda Kula said...

Sarah, I've learned in my over 50 years that the very best things are the simple ones. Love your candles!
Brenda

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

OMGoodness...what beautiful pics!!!

Blessings,
Linda

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