Monday, June 14, 2010

There's plenty of life left in these...

I think the charm in these candlesticks is knowing that they were well used. When I picked them up at the Wrentham Country Store they were covered in green wax drippings and as you can tell by the charred tops, they saw a lot of burn time. To clean the drippings off, I put the candlesticks in the freezer for a half hour, took them out and with just my fingernail popped off all the hardened wax.
I shined up the mirrors, added fluted crystal bobeches with crystal prisms and a couple of white tapers.
I'd like to think that the hint of green you see in the picture above is patina but I'm more inclined to believe it's dye from the green candle wax. Pretty just the same...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very pretty candlesticks!!!!!
Cyndy

A Cottage Muse said...

How did I miss those!! I am usually in a few times a week but this proves things come and go so quickly at the shop!! Beautiful photos!!

Sandi said...

These are so pretty Diane! Great find and love the prisms and bobeches that you added.
Beautiful!