Christmas in July 2018 - Day Nineteen

Discussion in 'Christmas in July' started by PamelaG, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    How to Display: Candles and Lanterns.
     
  2. piratemamaof3boys

    piratemamaof3boys Well-Known Member

    I dont really have any to display but I always like the look of a bunch in a fireplace. We use our fireplace some maybe I'll try that this year
     
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  3. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, I've seen some great idea for displaying the large pillar candles in a fireplace, on a wrought iron stand or just on their own in a group. The ones that have the bark design on the outside look really neat.
     
  4. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

  5. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

  6. Andthenjust

    Andthenjust Member

    I've stolen those for my own pinboard lol.
    Some years I buy an advent candle, but never really bother with candles and such. I'd love to, but I share my home with two clumsy children and a exceptionally clumsy man-child... Do fake battery operated candles count?
     
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  7. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, definitely. Have you found a flameless candle brand that you like?
     
  8. teachermomof2

    teachermomof2 Santa's Elves

    I use flameless candles and lanterns year round. I have lanterns on the mantel, one in a basket tray on the coffee table, one on the dining room table and a flameless candle on a timer on the hutch.
     
  9. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Active Member

    I love the luminara brand but there are a couple of other brands out there that are similar. They look real and I'm so absent minded and with 2 cats they are perfect for our home. I tuck them in anywhere in my decorations that need a little extra light. The only problem is we do go through the batteries even on the timer mode.
     
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  10. teachermomof2

    teachermomof2 Santa's Elves

    I find that the better candles with 2C batteries last much longer, then my 3AAA battery candles. Anyone else?
     
  11. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    When the fireplace is not in use, I like to put candles inside. I did a lantern, candle and tea light grouping on our front porch for the first time at Christmas. I took a galvanized bin and flipped it over to hold the grouping of different size lanterns and various heights of candles and tea light holders. I tucked fresh greens around them.

    In February, when Dollar Tree was putting out their spring items, I picked up 4 small (2 ft. or so) shepherd hook plant holders that get pushed into the ground. I was thinking about getting more but I decided to hold off and see if I actually used them. I have used them this summer. They held the lanterns along the pathway way in our back yard in the summer. I think I may use them in front of the house this year to hold the lanterns. Next February, I will look for them again. When I went back a few weeks later, they were sold out.

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  12. Rose94

    Rose94 Active Member

    I have a couple Christmas candles but don’t really do a display with them. I just put them on the table on a Christmas plate type holder and a lamp shape top that was made to go with the candles.
     
  13. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Active Member

    Yes! It seems the smaller batteries don't last long at all.
     
  14. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    I just looked at mine and they take D batteries. They are burgundy Luminara brand - got them on an absolute steal at Bed Bath & Beyond after Christmas. They were tucked all the way at the back of a Clearance shelf so were a hefty percentage off plus I had a 20% off coupon on top of that. There were three - one 5 inch and two 7 inch. I did a little price comparison of the regular price so I could watch for them when coupons come out - 5 inch are $34.99 at Michaels and $29.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond - a 50% off coupon at Michaels would be a real deal, bringing the price down to $17.50 over the $24 I could get with a 20% off coupon at Bed Bath & Beyond - and 7 inch are $39.99 at both stores. I haven't seen the burgundy at either store, they must only come out at Christmas.
     
  15. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    I do love the flameless candles! Have some flickering tea lights and one pillar candle I picked up at a garage sale - was just part of a box of misc. Chr items I got for $5...

    Picked up a set of 3 flame less candles from an outlet store a few months ago - very good price - they are cream colored and each is a different height. Working on plan for using them this year!

    Years ago I bought a couple of glossed ceramic jar toppers from Yankee Candle – one is a snowman one is a Santa. I always put one on a jar candle that sits on the kitchen island in front of the sink.

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    I also like to use candles inside hurricane lamps…up on a dresser, centered on a bookshelf, etc.

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  16. Andthenjust

    Andthenjust Member

    no lol, but I'd love recommendations!
     
  17. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    I love Luminara but they are the high end price-wise. If you take a look at them, see what you think when you look at other brands to see if the others are just as life-like. I posted some pricing a little earlier in this thread and coupons are a big plus here.
     
  18. Andthenjust

    Andthenjust Member

    Thanks PamelaG, I'll check them out
     
  19. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Active Member

    Good deal! I was changing out batteries tonight and most of mine are D's. I have some little votives that I love that take little flat round batteries. They only last a few days so I save them for company.
    Joanns had luminaras on sale a few weeks ago. I think they where BOGO but all they had was white. I've been looking for a dark blue. Qvc had them in a set with red and white but, I don't need any more of those. I haven't seen burgundy in a while either.
     

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