Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Candles for the Chinoiserie Table
The time for holiday entertaining is upon us and I bet you will be stocking up on candles. Don't let anyone tell you that the only elegant choice for candles is ivory or white. Creative Candles makes stunning artisanal candles in 44 elegant and sophisticated colors. I love choosing colors to go with my Chinoiserie china patterns. With the Royal Crown Derby above, perhaps Cinnibar, Gold, or Christmas Red which is in fact a great Chinese Red. With the blue and white china below, what about Navy Blue or Paris Gray? With wonderful choices like Black, Eggplant, Cafe au Lait, Amethyst, Pistachio, Terra Cotta, Raspberry, Turquoise, or Watermelon, you will find many you love. These very high quality candles are unscented, virtually dripless and smokeless, have an elegant matte finish, and even come with beeswax fitter strips to secure. They have been featured in Martha Stewart Living and used at places like the White House, the Waldorf Astoria, and Lincoln Center. Their 39 inch tapers are reportedly the tallest in the world! Create your own beautiful combinations for holiday entertaining. For a great modern neutral try the Paris Gray or Slate Gray-two of my favorites. They can be ordered online and are available at many fine retailers.