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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Monday, December 19, 2011

{Use Bobèches with YOUR Candles!}

We have been talking all along about the Advent season and with Christmas just five days away, I thought it interesting to share with you the use of bobèches with your candles. Using tapers for our festive Christmas dinner and candles all throughout the home for the winter season, it makes bobèches a very wise investment. They are not expensive at all and will reward you for catching the melted wax before it will get to your fineries. At Amazon.com I did find plenty of them so I will give the Bobeche link (just click it). Sure, they will not arrive before Christmas but this is something that is needed year round. With New Year's Eve coming first, Valentine and on and on for parties and dinners served at the home. Especially in a downward economy, we tend to entertain more at home. Have a look at my bobèches below. They're all from glass, like the ones at Amazon.com and of course there are some rare antique crystal ones from e.g. Baccarat, France but let's keep it within budget! Don't forget to scroll all the way down for a special Birthday girl; one that I ADMIRE!
Naturally, I will be showing you more angels too... One is clinging onto the candle and there is a cute one sitting in front of the Royal Selangor pewter candle holders, which we bought in Singapore. A cute sheep stands by...
The silver metallic thread lace doily is hand crocheted by a former neighbor in The Netherlands, she is from Turkey. Such art work I do treasure a life time, as it also is labor of love.
The cute angel was given by our extended family as a Christmas gift.
These two bobèches do have a gold edge.
The silver tray was handmade for us in Kotagede, Indonesia.
Now two sterling silver candle holders with fluted bobèches have joined the Royal Selangor pewter ones.
Inside the candle holder you see one of my Hugger Brand Candle Snuggers for holding any candle straight, safe and secure. You can find them in a previous blog {Hugger Candle Snuggers}.
The two Royal Selangor pewter candle holders.
 Royal Selangor is established in 1885 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Two Mason's Mandalay Chartreuse candle holders and two silver plated tall ones with tapers and bobèches.
Each of them also holds a Hugger Candle Snugger.
Candles are Dutch Gouda. Yes, Gouda is a city that produces fine cheeses and candles!
Soft look without flash...
Mason's Mandalay Chartreuse is a beautiful pattern with gold edging too.
Again soft look without flash...
Do you love candles as much as I do?


Please do visit dear friend Celia from Celia M. High Heeled Life & Resilientista as today is her Birthday! 

13 comments:

  1. That is why I love looking at your blog..you always show case things that are often overlooked. You show us the art of entertaining and the beauty of fine things. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

    hugs and love,
    Dana

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  2. Maravillosos los candelabros!!
    Unas fotos preciosas!!
    Saludos y feliz navidad!!
    Veronica

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  3. Liebe Mariette,

    einen guten Montag und herzliche Grüße

    Elisabeth

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  4. I do love the looks of candles Mariette! But with kitty in the house, no real candles are used here. I don't want kitty's whiskers to burn! Ouch! :o)
    Happy Monday!
    xo Catherine

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  5. These bobèches are very useful and beautiful as well!
    Nice candleholders!

    Regards Janny

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  6. Dear Mariette,

    They look wonderful and the little angels are so cute!!!

    Hope you get better very soon my dear friend, flus are so annoying...

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

    El Jardin de los Muffins

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  7. I am swooning over your lovely candle holders!! The Chartreuse are absolutely divine.

    To have a silver tray handmade for you is a gift that is both priceless and will bring the fondest memories. Your dollies are pretty.. and the Angels a wonderful addition!!

    Wishing you a beautiful day. I wish we lived closer so I could share a slice of the birthday cake, my sister had custom made for ME!!! Your sweet comment said exactly the proud feelings I share for my family. We may be few (my Mother, brother and sister and me) but with the wonderful additions to our small family of sister in love, brothers in love and our blessing of Matthew .. we feel larger than life! My Father is looking on us with many proud smiles this holiday season!! Thank you for the Birthday mention.

    Mush love to you and Pieter, Blessings, Celia (HHL)

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  8. Che bel girotondo di cadelabri e candele!Un abbraccio a te carissima Mariette!Rosetta

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  9. Hihi, das ist ja ein süßes Wort, habe ich noch nie gehört. Meine Kerzenleuchter haben die wohl schon integriert, da tropft nix runter. Aber die Idee ist klasse.

    GGLG Anne

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  10. Oh wow, what a wonderful invention and investment those are! I am forever straightening up my leaning candles and very recently, we had 2 apartments here in our complex burn down due to a candle that fell...scary!

    Thank you so much for sharing these Mariette and I hope you're enjoying the holiday season!!!

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  11. Grins! Tatsächlich, liebe Mariette, mein Mählchior hat einen Vetter in den USA! (Vielleicht möchte er auch ein Pferd heiraten ;o))
    Sehr hübsch und praktisch, deine Kerzenhalter und "Wachsfänger" :o)
    Ich schicke dir herzliche Adventgrüße, bis demnächst, Traude

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  12. Hi Dear Friend, I also use the bobeches on my tapers. They are so wonderful and decorative too. Love your angel candle hugger and the little angel with the gold wings I also have holding a little book. It was from my son and I treasure it.
    Your candle sticks are beautiful. You have excellent taste and I admire your displays.

    Wishing Ceila a very Happy Birthday.
    Merry Christmas my friend with many blessings in the new year.
    Love to you, Celestina Marie

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  13. Dearest Mariette,
    Wonderful candle holders you have shown us!
    Have a wonderful week,
    sending love and hugs
    Claudia

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