|Wall Mounted Candle Holder|
Here is a lunchtime thrift store find, two wall mounted candle holders or sconces! They are metal, sort of a tin type metal, and are in a shape that sort of reminds me of a pineapple, though I think it's probably just supposed to be leaves. They hold one candle each with a small area to catch drips. Of course, we have a huge supply of smokeless/dripless candles so that's not usually an issue but it's still a nice feature to keep any wax off the floors. I almost wonder if there was some sort of glass hurricane shade of some sort on them at one point? I'll keep my eyes out for something that might work for that.
I thought about painting them, but after hanging them on each side of the clock to measure them and see what they looked like, I decided I kind of liked the look and the character it brings to the living room. So they will be left as they are. Best part of all? It was only $3.50 for the set of two!
Buying these and putting them up reminded me that we want to have other things in the house that could provide alternative means of light in the event of a storm or some other reason we are without electricity. I have some oil lamps that I salvaged from my Grandparent's cellar years ago and I need to get them cleaned up and usable as well. We already have the wall mounted oil lamps in the dining room that I blogged about HERE, so we just need some more "alternate light sources" in the other rooms. What about you? Do you keep oil lamps and other similar things around just in case you need them?