Welcome, Everyone, to the Blog today. So sorry I didn’t publish my usual schedule this past week. Unfortunately, I was quite ill and really unable to do anything but lie in bed or on the sofa. So back to normal, I hope, today.

One of the first things I think I bought at a Thrift Store was a pair of candleholders and I’ve been buying them ever since. Candlesticks are a wonderful purchase…useful, attractive, and come in every style so it’s pretty easy to find something to fit in with your decor.

You can find them in graduated sizes and a variety of materials like the ones in the pictures above. The three graduated wooden candlesticks with metal embellishments hold pillar candles while the wrought iron candlesticks hold regular taper candles. Graduated candlesticks are particularly nice for large displays.

I like candelabra that are a bit unusual like the wrought iron one above with three glass globes that hold pillar candles. It definitely will make a statement on your table.

I also look for mercury glass candlesticks. They are great additions to the holiday season and add a little extra sparkle to the display. The candlesticks above all hold different sized candles so when grouped together make an interesting look. They also look fantastic on their own on a winter’s night agains a window pane reflecting the dark night sky and the flickering candlelight.

Sometimes I run across candlesticks that work on the floor beside a fireplace or to enhance a particular theme. The ones in the picture above are all wrought iron bases of various heights. All hold pillar candles and all have interesting shapes.

Crystal candlesticks are very collectible and mostly come in pairs. I have several sets from very traditional to very modern (not shown in this picture). The type of candlestick you use can determine the feeling your table or vignette conveys.

This is a more casual setting with shabby chic candlesticks, chunky pillar candles, and a throw mixed in for some texture.

Switching the candlesticks to crystal with a more formal table runner completely changes the mood and the feel even though everything else remains the same. If I had used silver candlesticks the mood would be different again.

It’s quite fun to experiment with different candlesticks and candles to create different moods and the cost is low since you bought them at the Thrift Store.


21 thoughts on “Thrifting Candleholders

  1. Wonderful thrifting collection of candle holders. A great find on the floor ones. I can just see a beautiful setting on a wintry night with your mercury glass holders sparkling in the candle light.

  2. Glad you are feeling better though I am sorry to hear you were ill. I have such a fondness for candle holders and have quite a collection myself.

    1. thanks for the good wishes, Joanne, I definitely have a weakness when it comes to candle holders. Would love to see your collection sometime. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Have a great week.

    1. Thanks so much, Marsha, definitely feeling better. Candleholders are the best and really set the mood of a table or vignette. I’m always looking for them when I go out. good luck adding to your collections. Have a great week.

  3. You have an awesome collection! Although I have a few, I especially like my milk glass ones! I seldom burn candles, though–mainly when our power goes out!

    1. Thanks, Kathy, I don’t have any milk glass candleholders. I’ll have to look for some. Seems like most people are using the electric or battery candles but I like the real thing when possible. Have a great week and thanks for sharing.

  4. Sounds like the crud is circulating. Glad you’re feeling better. Love your collection. I confess they can be addictive to collect, right? They’re easy to store.
    Tons of brass (that have been packed for 2 years), silver/pewter, crystal, & a large Kosta Boda snowball/iceberg collection. Odds & ends in wood, onyx, china, & ceramic. Some that I’ve remade. Probably way too much 😉

  5. Your candlestick collection is impressive. Odd question, how and where do you store when not in use? Do you use all of them as decor year round? Or pull out for the season/holiday? And as a reader of your blog, I do like the large sized images. Very nice.
    I am also glad to hear you are feeling better. Not fun when ill.
    Take care and best wishes.

    1. Thanks, Debra, I am feeling much better. Storage is always an issue and I have a variety of methods. Some I display on the tops of china cabinets and large pieces like that, some are packed away for seasonal use, and some are stored more long term in plastic crates. I’m trying to whittle things down to a more manageable amount so that what I keep can be displayed. It’s a process. Have a great week.

  6. Wow! Beautiful. I love the wooden ones! So unique. Visiting from Senior Salon Pit Stop. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Jennifer. I like having choices although you can have too many. That’s why I’m trying hard to only keep what I use. It’s an ongoing process. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

  7. Very beautiful collection! I don’t have many candle holders, but I have found a couple that I found gorgeous and have on display. Thrifting can be such fun! Thanks for linking up with Tell It To Me Tuesday, I hope to see you again this week!

  8. Lynne, your candle holders are beautiful. You always seem to find great decor while thrifting. Thank you for sharing at the Crazy Little Love Birds link party.

  9. Finding thrifted candleholders is always a thrill. I like to use them as risers to hold a variety of things – including mini pumpkins or pine cones. Thank you for sharing you post with the Home Imagined Link Party.

    1. Using candleholders as risers is a great idea, Anna. They look great with flower arrangements and all sorts of holiday decor. Thanks fro stopping by and sharing. Have a great week.

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