Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas by Candlelight

Keep the Fire Extinguisher Handy!
It occurred to me that I never show the candles all lit in my fireplace.
That is because it takes awhile to light them all (and blow out) and it kind of scares me.
This candle holder is actually three candle holders grouped together.
It's pretty...but dangerous...
(like Violet)
In front is your standard candelabra that is used often in fireplaces.
And to the back and to the sides are folding holders.
They are hinged like a screen and can be turned this way and that to make
different configurations.

I had bought the two folding candle holders for another project in my old house.
When I bought the front candleholder for this fireplace, it just didn't seem like enough.
So I thought I'd try the other two with it...and yes, that worked.
I painted them all white and shabby chic'd em.
A few more shots of the room at night and with candles lit.

And lastly...every year I buy at least one new Christmas CD.
This is this year's...
Listen to samples of the songs here...

It has turned out to be a great addition to my collection.

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Karena said...

Nita your fireplace candles are beautiful and I love your wreath!!

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Create Beauty said...

It's all so lovely! Your decorating is exquisitely fabulous!!! I love it all!!!

~ Violet

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

18 candles I think I counted!! It looks amazing all lit up Nita. You must want to sit in that room and just stare at your mantel. Everything looks so pretty and christmassy! I just saw Annie Lenox today on the Today morning show, she has a heck of a voice, doesn't she.

Kathy said...

I love your style -everything is beautiful Thanks for sharing the music I am enjoying

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nita, you just reminded me that I have a candle rack for the fireplace somewhere. Hmmm? Hiding somewhere. Yours looks so good. I know it is a lot of trouble, but it is sooooo pretty. Thanks for joining the party and Merry Christmas to you!

oldblackcatboo said...

I love the candles! Totally cool.
MY favorite photo this post though is your Chirstmas tree all lit up in the corner...WOW!
You could be the next MARTHA! and you know how I love her!
XOXO - Cindi

very merry vintage style said...

As always, I love looking at your beautiful decor. The fireplace looks so pretty and peaceful. I just noticed the unique way you have hung your curtains--love it! Your bottle brush tree and little elf are so sweet!

Olive Cooper said...

They are gorgeous lit. They scare me in old houses too and we have a no candle rule in our old house.

Wendy said...

Your home looks so pretty and I love the glow candles add to the room! I also understand your worry! Thank you for lighting them and sharing them with us!
Wishing you a beautiful New Year!

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

Everything looks so dreamy! Just beautiful, Nita!

Merry Christmas

Glamorous Girl Gone Goofy said...

Nita, tis’ all amazing. It is all so scrumptious!! We burn only candles in our fireplace, too. But dang hun, that is a fire you’ve got going. ;o) I can imagine if I were in your home …I would be twirling around singing !! ~it’s pretty O’so pretty~!! Confess… you did that last night before you settled down for a good night’s sleep.
You have mad decorating skills!

Carrie said...

Your home looks divine!! Merry Christmas and enjoy :)!!

KarenB said...

It all looks very beautiful. I LOVE your fireplace. It is gorgeous! I bet your Christmas is going to be so wonderful, None of the shopping and wrapping stress! You may do this again next year.

Merry Christmas!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Nita! Every single decoration you've shown is just sooo beautiful. I don't believe you need to worry about the candles in the fireplace. I wouldn't think they would be any more dangerous than a log fire, and they look so fabulous there.

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Jan's camera said...

Hi, I just came across your blog. The vintage ornament wreath is stunning. So beautiful. I love all of your photos.

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