Candlesticks are the stuff that wedding gifts are made of… or housewarming gifts … or anniversary gifts. And no wonder! They are a polished layer of decor to a table and home! Slim or stout, silver or painted a few candlesticks can add glow and warmth to a home. I have collected dozens of candlesticks over the years and they don’t gather dust in my dish closet! I use them! Let’s talk about 5 tips for collecting and using candlesticks!
COLLECT WHAT YOU LOVE
This is my decor mantra…”Collect and use what you love”! Candlesticks are no different! If you love brass beauties collect them. Or if silver make you swoon go after them! Candlesticks are gorgeous accessories that go with every decor. They add a delicious layer of decor detail to your home! They come in so many sizes and shapes and materials. So you, the consumer, have a lot to choose from. Just start collection and use what you collect!
I love love love mercury glass candlesticks and have been collecting them for about 3 years now. I think they have that gorgeous bling and sparkle and look updated and on trend! And compared to other candlesticks they are very reasonably priced!
THINK ABOUT COLLECTING CANDLESTICKS THAT HAVE LIKE QUALITIES
Choose what you love and then refine your collection. Pick one type or color or material you fancy in a candlestick and center your collection around them! Before you know it, you will have lots of choices of candlesticks that all work together!
I always have my eye out for mercury glass! It’s amazing how often I can find them since I have honed my search to one specific type!
The mercury glass looks magical blurred in the background of this Christmas table!
USE CANDLESTICKS IN GROUPS
There are some things that live better in groups… deer, people, penguins and candlesticks! Make a big decor statement by grouping your candlesticks. Less is not more when it comes to candlesticks. More is more… and often better!
Here is a gorgeous example from Pottery Barn of varied height perfection!
One mistake may home decorators make is they don’t vary the heights of their candlesticks. And candlesticks all one height is ho-hum boring no matter how pretty they are. Use a stack of plates or a book or two to make an interesting riser for a candlestick.
I love that the bases of these candlesticks are quite similar in the above image.
THINK OUTSIDE THE CANDLESTICK BOX
Who says that candlesticks are just for candles? It’s okay to leave a candlestick striped of a candle in a grouping! Or how about making a candlestick a perch for for a nest or a pumpkin? You may discover a whole new way to use your collection!
Now, how about you? What are your favorite candlesticks and how do you use them?