Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Birch Wrapped Candles

Hello Everyone!! Thank you so much for helping me enjoy my new articles coming out. I appreciate your encouraging words so much!!
I wanted to show you this very romantic summer lighting idea. Evenings around here are spent with wine and reading on the porch with my husband after the kids go to bed, so a regular old candle just won't do. To make it a little more romantic I set up these little vignettes around the deck of worn white pillar holders , white candles , white paper roses and small branches as well as a very quick project I did using some mini terra cotta pots and birch.
At my consignment shop I found these 2 mini terra cotta pot candles for only .50 cents a piece. You could just as easily use a terra cotta pot and tea light.
I didn't care for the green and gold so I took a very minimal amount of bark from a birch tree in my front yard and wrapped the candle with the birch using Hot glue. To finish off the delicate look I added a feather that was larger than the candle so that the light would show through it and added a masculine vintage trinket so that my husband could appreciate it as well.
Here's to many happy summer nights to you and your loves unplugged, outdoors and with each other!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely~~those are the moments that we remember the most..
LOVE your pretty candles..
Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Anonymous said...

What A cute and romantic way to spruce up some clay pots!!! Big mermaid hugs


Contessa Kris said...

I love your birch wrapped candles! I have some rusted mesh that might look nice around some of those pots. Now I'll have to be on the lookout for them!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Exquisite idea! Happy summer and enjoy the beauty of your home! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Mandy, Tes confections sont remarquables! Comment fais-tu ces fleurs-là? Ta petite est lumineuse et ravissante, comme toi! A bientôt¡ Anita

Martha said...

I just love your candles...what a wonderful idea...and that is my very favorite thing to do with Bobby to sit on the front porch too:) Have a great day!

Sherry said...

So very pretty Angela!

Stephanie said...

How pretty, what a wonderful project!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Another lovely idea from wonderful you! Hope your summer is being fabulous!

Rosemary said...

Great idea!!
So pretty!!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I love the romance you add to your everyday life. Summer evenings must be beautiful and peaceful with your hubby outside... I'm jealous. *wink* I went to Barnes and Noble the other day, and glanced through your article in Somerset Life. It's beautiful. I'm buying the magazine *this* weekend. It is full of inspiration.

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