Wednesday, February 27, 2019

And The Project For Today Is ....

In my living room, over the sofa, are a pair of sconces that my Daddy
purchased at an estate sale in Rome back in the 1960's.  They are an
antiqued brass, and yes, they do need to be polished.  Daddy traveled 
internationally extensively for his job, and whenever he did, he always
looked for something special to bring home for Mama and for me.

These sconces really are lovely and I have wanted to find candles for
them for some time.  Mama did have candles for them once, but they
are long gone.  Tapered candles are not as popular as they once were,
and the options for sizes are more limited.  I found six candles that I think
will work, but the diameter of their bases is too wide.

By the way, the wall is really a pale yellow, but is not showing up
that way in the photo.  It looks more beige than cheery.

So the project for today is to whittle down the bases of these candles to
fit the sconces.  I also have some sticky wax to help secure them in 
place.  It's another gray and rainy day here, so this is a good time to get
this done.  Once the weather clears up, it's on to outdoor projects and
especially work on the She Shed.

Thank you for all your kind words about my illness.  I have really
started to feel better and I am truly relieved.

Sparkle and Shine and Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. Your sofa and the wall with the plates and the sconces are working BEAUTIFULLY together!
    And burning candles are always very romantic, but I hope that the melted wax won't endanger the Amazing sofa directly below!

  2. Once again I have been out-of-the-loop. I am so sorry you have not been feeling well. I hope you feel ALL well really soon!
    Those sconces are great old beauties! Very, very pretty. I have had to whittle down several candles myself over the years. Also if candles are too small I usually wrap them on the bottom with a bit of saran wrap (using it like tape) and then shove it into the candlestick. That works great.
    Have fun -can't wait to see them with candles in them. xo Diana

  3. I am sorry you've not been well, take care and I'm happy you are feeling better. Oh my goodness, those are beautiful sconces! How wonderful to know your dad picked them out, how special is that! I am crazy about plates, they are gorgeous too.
    Texas size hugs,

  4. I love the patina on the sconces.......I would not polish them. I also have had to cut down candles to get them to fit in older candle holders. Love the way you have incorporated your Dad's treasures from his travels into your home. You have a beautiful home.


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