“A … candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away.”
– Eva Logue
I’m sure that most of you would agree that there’s nothing like candlelight on a cold, winter evening to warm both the ambiance of any room, and your spirit. I received several candles and candle-related items as gifts this Christmas, including this lovely holiday tart warmer,
and several scented candles.
But have you ever seen one of these before? The logo on the box may give you a clue. I hadn’t seen such an item before, but I wish I had an old farmhouse kitchen where I think this would be right at home.
It is a tin candle box or holder — not a candlestick or the sort you place on a table, but literally, a tin cylinder meant to hold and store an assortment of candles. It was a gift from my in-laws and I think it’s just the neatest thing. I’ve tried to find some history on such a thing, but I guess its use is self explanatory. I did find some photos of antique boxes that are built much the same.
Any way you look at it, a candle defiitely is a lovely thing!