No Candles?

4.04.2017

When I shared the post about the candlesticks that took forever to get here I had a few leave comments questioning the fact that I had no candles on the candlesticks. Well, I actually didn't even think of adding candles since I think of them as architectural pieces. Of course I can add candles if I was having a dinner party or something, but for now, no candles.
I searched pinterest and found some other images where there are no candles used.






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and mine.

So yes, no candles.

21 comments:

  1. I guess it's a trend. Kinda of strange to me, but to each their own. BTW, I saw your sconces on another blog (or maybe it was instagram) yesterday but can't remember what/where. LOL

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  2. I don't see anything wrong with candleless candlesticks. As you say, they are like works of art, like sculptures.
    We have some lanterns around the pergola where we dine outdoors, and the gigantic candles (about 2 feet tall, a good 4 inches diameter) melted not from burning but from the summer sun; they've slumped over but husband loves the look, so they stay.

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  3. I love that look...a more architectural look vs. functional look...but must say, that my hubby would ask..."where's the candles?" ... a man thing ... like stained wood!

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    1. Yes, Shirley what is it about men & stained wood! As soon as my hubby is completed with our master bathroom reno we are going to finally paint the 90's stained wood in our house.

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  4. I agree that candlesticks are like architectural pieces too. Adding candles is just an option not a requirement. They're beautiful!

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  5. I love the look either way! I love them without the candles too because like you, I see them as architectural works of art. I have candleless candlesticks all over my house. I love, love, love the inspirational photos! Your dining room looks fabulous!

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  6. Funny -- because I have been using candle sticks without candles for years and see it a lot. I love them that way.

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  7. I love your new candlesticks....they are sooooo beautiful!!! I have sconces and candlesticks around my home and some have candles and some do not. Not that I am an expert by any means but I think they look pretty either way :o)
    ~Des

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  8. I must of missed the email re candle stick design rules! LOL

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  9. It's funny I never even noticed they didn't have candles until you mentioned it. I think they might be too tall with and I do rather like them without!

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  10. What's next...lamps without shades, vases without flowers, salt without pepper, bacon without eggs. The world is in shambles.

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  11. Hmm, I think we should all do as want! I guess I am a traditionalist, I like candles in my candlesticks.. and I light them.

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    1. Yes, everyone should do what pleases them. I was just showing other examples of not using candles.

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  12. Form over function! I got a big chuckle over Carole's comment above :)

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  13. Ha! I never thought about it before, but just went and de-candled 3 big old candlesticks I have on my piano in my foyer. They look "nude". But who knows? Maybe that could be a good thing- wink wink. I'll have to wait and see if I like being so--- exposed!

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  14. I like the no candles on the holders, I put other little pretty's on at times. I don't burn candles anymore because of mess on the celinings. I think your candle less holders are cool.

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  15. I would only worry about the sharp point on top. I have no doubt I'd end up wearing a bandaid:)

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  16. I had not even thought about it. They are beautiful pieces on their own!

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