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...from candle-lit dinners to candle safety-first. A blog by Claire - Unique Candleholders

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Do you stock the Paul Stilling Candleholders in Stainless Steel?

(10th January 2011 14:04)

Hi yes, we do supply the Paul Stilling Candleholders in Stainless Steel. Tthe UK importer has recently changed but I am pleased to say that all the ranges and sizes are now available again for quick despatch. Here is the link to all the By Number brand... (More...)

Guidelines on Candle Safety from the Fire Service

(24th November 2007 22:24)

I thought that as Christmas approaches, when real candlelight adds to the festive atmosphere it would do no harm to remind people of some basic candle safety guidelines. These are taken from guidelines from the Fire Service (www.fireservice.co.uk) -... (More...)

Glass Candle Holders and Direct Flames

(7th November 2007 22:15)

Glass candle holders are extremely popular both for their contemporary designs but also because the glass catches and reflects the light so beautifully that the candleholder really adds to the atmosphere. You do need to be careful, however,... (More...)

Do you have Candle Chandeliers?

... a customer's question

(28th May 2007 22:24)

You can get some seriously wonderful candle chandeliers - either to hang from the ceiling or some that stand on the floor as a large centrepiece. I have seen a few ( some very, very expensive! ) that I would just love to stock. At the moment I have not... (More...)

What is a Votive Candle or Candle Holder?

(22nd May 2007 22:11)

Nowadays, I would say that the word "votive candle" or "votive candleholder" often just means a small candle holder often for tea lights and usually for small white candles. Such candleholders are often made of glass. However, the traditional meaning... (More...)

A modernist write up on Holmegaard Glass

...shows just how good these glass candleholders are

(14th May 2007 15:56)

Holmegaard With thanks to www.modernistglass.com Holmegaard is the famous Danish glass manufacturer founded in 1825. Per Lütken was Holmegaard's designer from 1942 until his death in 1998... (More...)

Scandinavian Candle Tradition

....the candles and their holders

(25th April 2007 21:53)

Candles and candlemaking have been a long tradition in all the Scandinavian countries. As with much Scandinavian design, the candles are known for their simple elegance. The most traditional are pure white and hand made or dipped. In order to give out... (More...)

What is a Wall Sconce?

(10th April 2007 21:01)

If you are anything like me, you will have been surprised to learn that wall candle holders are known primerily as wall sconces. What is the history of this term? Wikipedia came to my rescue, as usual. "A sconce is a type of light fixture affixed to a... (More...)

Is crystal better than glass?

....horses for courses

(30th March 2007 00:00)

As you may know, the difference between crystal and glass is the lead content in the glass material. Crystal by European standards has to have at least 24% lead oxide. Characteristics of crystal: High quality crystal usually has a "ring" when struck... (More...)

What is the difference between glass and crystal?

.. Lets make this perfectly clear?

(21st March 2007 00:00)

The answer to this depends on where you live in the world! Technically, glass is an organic mixture that hardens without crystallization. It can be made from quartz sand, lime, soda, potash and lead oxide in varying proportions. The proportion of lead... (More...)

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