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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

wordful wednesday - the christmas candle

this candle sits on my 'china cabinet' from january until december, at which point i place it in the middle of the christmas table runner on the dining room table on christmas day.

after that, it goes back on the china cabinet for another 364 days!

it manages to gather quite a bit of dust during the year and the top is a little white-ish as a result!

we bought it at a shop in underground atlanta back in 1994 when we were living in georgia. it was one of those amazing candle places, where they dip and dip and dip and layer all the coloured wax on, then peel it back to craft the wonderful shapes and effect.

it's been burning every christmas day since 1995 and we gave it an extra outing last saturday night at our christmas party.

i don't think it'll ever burn out!
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21 comments:

Muthering Heights said...

Wow, it has lasted a VERY long time! It's pretty! :)

KK said...

That's amazing! And pretty :)

auntiegwen said...

I love your candle tradition. I use the same brand of scented candle every year from Crabtree and Evelyn, it's called Noel but I burn mine out !!!!

Alicia said...

It's so pretty! And wow, I need a candle like that!

Run DMT said...

That's an amazing candle! It looks like ribbon candy.

blueviolet said...

I LOVE that candle! It's so unique. I would buy that!

Elaine A. said...

I didn't know you lived in Georgia! Cool! And so is the candle...

Emma said...

Gosh! It's almost as old as me! :)

Michelle said...

What a neat candle.:)

bzmomma said...

Sooo purrty ;) And 1995? Wow!

Happy WW!

The OmniCouple said...

Beautiful center piece! I love candles like that. I saw a special on TV once about those kinds of candles. It's amazing and so interesting.

Xmas Dolly said...

What a pretty tradition. Love the candle, and the story. I'm your newest follower. hope you find the time to follow me.

Ghada said...

Hi Sue, just stopping by to say hellooooo from across the way in Christchurch! I think I saw your blog on SITS (can't remember now) and knew I had to come say hello, New Zealand represent!!! LOL
I am originally from Montreal.
Love the candle and happy holidays :)

Kat said...

I love that candle! My mom used to have one just like it. I wonder whatever happened to it. Hmm...

Jenna said...

Wow what a beautiful candle!! We went to Underground atlanta when I was young and went to the Coke Factory..It's so cool down there. You should totally use it for more than just christmas, it's beautiful!!

Teri said...

Underground Atlanta! That's where the train station is that I rode to everyday for two years until I graduated last December. Cool!

Life with Kaishon said...

It is very pretty. I love it. And I love your story that goes along with it. I wonder exactly how long it will last!

theUngourmet said...

It's so pretty and festive! How cool that it's still going after all these years!

Paul Wynn said...

Quite honestly I wouldn't want to burn that... its too pretty!

Reluctant Housewife said...

I love family traditions like that.

the candle is so interesting, too, with the layers of wax.

angie said...

Now that's one candle. It's like the energizer bunny.......only candle form. It's really pretty, too.