Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Evening Candlelight: A Different Twist



Darkness falls earlier. Although the days are warm, there's a distinct chill when the sun slips behind the hills. It's time to think more about life indoors. Lighting candles in the evening while we sit and read or knit or stitch adds coziness to the scene. 

I have a collection of sea glass and often display it in containers in our home. Here's a way to combine a bit of summer and autumn together. 


You will need two votive/candle holders, one of them should nest inside the other, with room to spare. Some sea glass, small pebbles, or sea shells, and a tea light. 
 

One votive holder inside the other, with pieces of glass slipped between them. Easy. And oh, so pretty on a September evening. 

 
Make one, make three or four. Line them up on a mantel, down the center of a table or on a window sill. Enjoy cozy.

Linking to Tutorial Tuesday, hosted by Hope Studios.






Two years. And many adventures. Happy Anniversary, Owen and Ashley, and many more to come.

18 comments:

Floss said...

That's a very good idea. I have all the 'ingredients' and will try it! I felt very sad, lighting a candle to put alongside some summer flowers on our table last Saturday. I felt like autumn was coming too soon... but your tealight holders could make it still seem summery!

marigold jam said...

Love the little candle holders. Great idea to be reminded of the seaside during the darker evenings. Congratulations to the happy pair - 2 years already!

ellen b. said...

What a fun idea for the candle holders. I like it. That dress Ashley wore is amazing! She is a beauty!

Sheila said...

Thank you for such a great candle idea Lorrie. i must admit that since we live on a farm about 6 miles from a volunteer fire department, I wary of burning candles - but two containers with a tea light seems like it might be just the answer...I'll be thinking about this idea. Ashley and Owen are lucky to have found each other and to have had so many adventures in their first two years of marriage!

Jenny said...

What a neat idea! And your bride is gorgeous! That dress is almost as lovely as she is! How beautiful.

supermomnocape said...

What a great idea. Those candle holders are so pretty.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a beautiful idea...I think they'd be pretty even in the winter! Love your pretty header, too! Thanks so much for stopping by, Lorrie!

materfamilias said...

Thanks for this, Lorrie -- we've always got a pile of beach glass (searching for it is a prime activity when Nola's here) and this is a beautiful way to display it.
And I very much enjoyed perusing all your old wedding posts -- looks as if that was a delightful celebration

Danielle said...

Oh I like this idea...it gives such a different glow...a bit more cozy than just a plain candle.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful candle lights, and I have use colored pebbles before too :-)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Sea glass and candlelight...so pretty!

Mia said...

Oh, I do love sea glass. And it looks particularly pretty in your candle holders with the candles lit. I wish I did not live quite so far from the sea... otherwise I would try and find sea glass of my own.

Thank you for your lovely comments in my blog. I do truly appreciate you taking the time to leave them.

Anneliese said...

Simple and pretty candles! There is something warm and comforting about candlelight. Makes me want to remember to light some more often.

Happy@Home said...

I think sea glass is so pretty. Your idea for pairing it with candlelight is perfect for these darker evenings. Love the look.

podso said...

Your candles are lovely! They give a nice indirect candlelight! And I enjoyed your Rocky Mt. Photos!

Jill Harrison said...

oh so lovely these candles are! SO is "sea glass" glass picked up on the beach that has been washed up?? thanks for sharing this wonderful idea.

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a cute couple! The candles are such a fun project and great idea for a fall evening.

Have a great day!
karianne

Barbara said...

What a great idea. I'm thinking I could do it with some blue glass pebbles I have.