Hey! It’s a Saturday and there’s a new post on Carole Knits! Whaaaaa?
It can only mean one thing, friends, and it’s this: I have decided to participate in NaBloPoMo aka National Blog Posting Month. It means I will be posting every day for the month of November. Yes, even on Saturdays and Sundays. I haven’t done this since 2011 and, while I won’t say I was coerced into it, I will say there was some peer pressure. Right, (cough)Kym(cough)Margene(cough)Patty(cough)Vicki?.
Anyway. I have decided to devote Saturdays posts to Show & Tell. I will show you a picture of something from my house and tell you the story behind it.
This is my favorite candle holder. It’s a wrought iron frame that holds 7 clear glass votive cups. And I have two of them.
I originally saw this at Christmas Tree Shop in Avon back in the spring of 2013. It was $10 and I debated and hemmed and hawed and . . . didn’t buy it. Of course I immediately regretted it but I never went back and looked for it and I sort of forgot about it.
Fast forward to August of 2013 and we’re on Cape Cod for our summer vacation and we make our annual pilgrimage to The Christmas Tree Shop. And there, in the clearance aisle, are 2 of these candle holders. And they are 1/2 price. So I bought them both for $10 and I’ve been in love with them ever since. When we got back to our rental house I immediately put them on the mantel in the living room. And I lit them every night for the remainder of our vacation.
When I bought them home I placed them on the console that sits under our wall-hanging TV. And, while I don’t light them every night, I do light them frequently and I love the warm and cheery glow they give to the room. I even love them so much that this year, when we were packing for the Cape, I brought them with me and put them on the mantel again.
They make any room feel like home. And (because I can’t resist) don’t you just love a bargain?