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

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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...)

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...)

What is a Tealight

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(14th March 2007 11:22)

A tealight is a candle used in tea or food warmers. It is different from a regular candle in that it is encased in a thin metal cover and liquefies completely while lit. In tealights the wick is tethered to a piece of metal to stop it from floating to... (More...)

A Brief History of Candles

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(14th March 2007 11:13)

Candles were developed independently in many countries. The Egyptians and Cretans made candles from beeswax, as early as 3000 BC. Early candles were made from various forms of natural fat, tallow, and wax. In the 18th century, spermaceti, an oil... (More...)

How candles work

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(14th March 2007 11:11)

A candle is a light source usually consisting of an internal wick that rises through the center of a column of solid fuel. Prior to the mid 19th century, the majority of candles were tallow (a byproduct of beef fat rendering). The fuel now is nearly... (More...)

Candle Safety

(10th March 2007 08:37)

Candles mark special occasions and create a special atmosphere. They also bring fire into your home. The UK government has published advice on the safe use of candles and I wanted to draw customers attention to this important matter. Candles... (More...)

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