Creating new centerpieces is a favorite activity of mine. Our dining table is a main thoroughfare, and is the main vision upon entering the front door, so it bears some responsibility to say a little something. This striped candlesticks centerpiece does just that… it says a little something fun!
Guess where I’ve been?
I didn’t go in really looking for anything special. Then I spotted them, and instantly knew I was shopping for them…
There was just something fun and yet elegant in the look of these striped candles from World Market. They had 3 colors that were the perfect colorway for my spring and summer colorway in the dining room.
Then I started looking for candlesticks… I started by thinking I wanted rustic wood, but didn’t see anything really that I loved. I then found, with a little searching, 3 pairs of different height clear glass candlesticks. Perfect, I thought… very different from the original thought of rustic wood, but this would be nice for summer.
The glass will keep it light and airy, and the varying height will be just enough interest for them to stand on their own, creating a centerpiece with just that.
They are so fresh and the colors do just what I wanted, they pull from and repeat the accent colors. Looking toward the dark gray of the built-in sideboard the candlesticks offer up a nice light contrast.
From the dining room looking towards the living room and front entry, (click here to see the front entry portiere) they look great too. It’s hard to see in this picture, but the antique settee and chair beyond in the living room are upholstered in a striped fabric, and these candles sort of re-interpret that stripe.
Although my granddaughter keeps trying to match the pairs up, I like the candlesticks arranged so that the over all shape is elongated, like the table, with the taller ones in the center. But not looking too fussed with.
So what do you have on your table for Spring/Summer?
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