Candlelight infuses every celebration with a friendly glow. It softens the edges and lets everyone know that this is a special meal with friends and family that is to be enjoyed and savored. I know that I love to have candle holders that represent the season we are celebrating. If you're one of those people who buy fancy candles and then can't bear to light them. I would suggest buying fancy candle holders and plain candles. That way you don't have to burn decorative art pieces. I love all things Santa Clause and especially vintage Santa candle holders on my dinner table. Somehow vintage table decor brings me back to the time when my grandmother would have had us all over for Christmas Eve dinner, and that always is a happy memory.
Vintage Santa Candle Holders
There's nothing like a pair of vintage Santa candle sticks and candles on a table to create a festive glow.
When I was little, I always though that Noel sounded and looked so sophisticated. When my Mom added Noel candle holders to the fireplace mantle on year I was overjoyed. You can continue the same tradition in your family with these vintage Santa candle holders that contain the world Noel.
Sometimes it's a series of candles. This is like the one my Mom got. She grouped them in the middle of the mantle. Now that I think about it, she probably put them up there so little busy and inquisitive fingers couldn't reach them! Each letter gets a candle. Some times the letters are joined.
I do think that combining the word Noel with Santas is very festive. Sometimes you'll have almost a full-blown figurine and the world Noel in front. Instead of having the world Noel be the primary focus. If you love antiques or have an older home, then you'll love adding vintage Noel Santa candle holders. Adding vintage items to your Holiday decor, makes it look like you've been collecting Xmas decorations for decades, not years.
Vintage Noel Santa Candle Holders
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I love the simplicity of tapered candles. These vintage candle holders are designed to hold a single tapered candle. They remind me of the time when people would walk with a candle holder to find their way to bed, because there were no electric lights. The vintage style connects them to those bygone eras visually because of their colors and graphics. I think you could create a wonderful candle lit display by grouping a series of vintage candle holders with red and white or even green candles.
When your shopping for vintage items ebay is really the best place to shop. Especially if you're looking for inexpensive items. Just imagine how many thrift shops or antique stores you'd have to visit to see hundreds of vintage Santa candle holders for tapered candles. I doubt if there are enough days left until Christmas for you drive around and find the perfect ones. Whereas on ebay, there are hundreds of examples just waiting for you to check them out.
Vintage Santa Candle Holder for Tapered Candles
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Sometimes when I entertain I love to have a large floral centerpiece. This doesn't leave much room for candles in the center of the table. So my alternative strategy is to put a single tea light candle at every spot. On Christmas Eve I can't think of a better way to wish everyone Merry Christmas than to put a single vintage Santa tea light candle holder (with a red or green candle in it) in front of every place setting. What a wonderful way to include Santa decor on your table!
Now this only works for my dinners because we don't have little exuberant children who might tip over a lit candle. At this point my nieces and nephews are small enough to be safely encased in high chairs. But next year I will probably have to rethink my strategy. I might have to find little faux tea light candles for them. Luckily I have time to think about that.
Vintage Tea Light Santa Candle Holder
Fitz and Floyd is one of my favorite decorative collectibles brand and I'm thrilled when I can find them for holiday decorations. Take a look to the right and you'll love the amazing inventory that ebay sellers have for vintage Fitz and Floyd Santa candle holders. Whether you collect Fitz and Floyd or Santa items, you'll love what you find on ebay.
Fitz and Floyd is a distinctive and well-known brand, perfect for gift giving. If you're spending the holidays visiting friends, one of these figurines or candle holders is the perfect small host gift. Even if your friend isn't a collector, she'll recognize the brand and know that you thought enough to give her such a preferred brand. No one needs to know that you found in on ebay for a great price. That is unless you want to share your shopping secrets with her!