Treasure Hunting: My latest thrifting finds
Hello my lovely humans. Welcome to Saturday! I hope you all had a great week. Today I wanted to show you some of my latest thrifting finds. I've been really attracted to candlestick holders lately. There's something about them. Sometimes they're highly sculptural in their form with curves, ridges and edges. I also love the height they can have which gives them a bit of drama. But most of all I love that it's an everyday practical object that's been made beautiful. Candlestick holders were born out of necessity. Household objects whose primary function is necessary often times are treated as tools and not as objects d'arts. But I love when a practical form has design added to it. Candlestick holders are such a great example of this.
The funny thing is because of my pets and children I rarely light candles yet I'm still attracted to the holders themselves. I once read an Annie Dillard essay where she spoke about candles. She said that when she had people over for dinner she would bring out three candles, place them on the table and light them. After the dinner party was over and her friends had left she wouldn't blow them out before going to bed. She would let them burn and flame out on their own. She liked the way the flame brought out the warmth in her friend's faces. There's something special about candlelight. Something you do on special occasions.