These Candleholders Have Style To Burn

Wanted: Vases, Vials, and Candleholders for Tchotchke-loving Minimalists

From clean to traditional styles, some with curves, the simplicity transcends decor. Footed hurricanes are especially eye-catching. Metal bases can be coordinated to other metal accents in a room. Crystal splendor Molded and etched glass as well as crystal can add a jewellike sparkle to a space as it interacts with warm candlelight. So do quartz crystals. Like little ice sculptures, rock crystal candleholders, available for tapers or tea lights, are especially appealing because of their connection to nature. Three-inch-tall votives are available through Williams-Sonoma Home at $95 each. Mosaic candleholders layer iridescent color as candlelight glows through tiny cut-glass pieces in a captivating way. Another kind of light play comes from holders with eyelet designs. Like pierced tin chandeliers, light shines through the openings, creating intriguing patterns.
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Wine bottles, beer bottles, soda bottles these all make excellent stand-ins for a standard candle stick. I especially love old wine bottles topped with those candles that look white, but drip rainbow-colored wax. But any bottle will do, and any tall candle will do. These look especially pretty when grouped together in very large numbers. Mason Jars Again, its obvious, but their charm is undeniable and I couldnt not include them. Mason jars are perfect for votives or tea lights. They come in so many sizes which allows you to really customize your look.
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Homemade Candle Holders: DIY Ideas For Tealights, Votives And More

Many of the objects are quaint to the point of being silly — who outside of Liz Taylor would use a pill vial nowadays? — but stripped of decorative flourishes and done up in shiny metals, they adopt an irresistible contemporary sheen. On pure aesthetic grounds, they’re stunning. The collection includes vases, candleholders, eating utensils (yes, that’s a spork below), pill tubes, and a curious, spinning desktop gizmo (above), which the press release calls “a mirror, a stress reliever, an aid for thinking” or something to enjoy ?for its formal presence.” Everything’s made in England, drawing on production processes that hark back to the nation’s rich engineering history. Minimalux has also unveiled several products that look almost identical to its first line only they’re color anodized (below and up top). This is the second collection from Minimalux, the luxury design company Established & Sons cofounder Mark Holmes formed at the apogee of the recession a year and a half ago.
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