Decorative Candle Holders
Decorative candle holders are becoming increasingly popular because of the rise of the use of candles in
aromatherapy and as supplementary lighting. There are also some beautiful stone decorative candle holders for
warming massage oil. Decorative candle holders come in many shapes and sizes are there are also genuinely valuable
antique decorative candle holders like the candelabrum, which was used for general lighting for thousands of years,
although in the early days it held oil not candles.
Decorative Candle Holders
There are also decorative candle holders in the form of wall sconces and table lights. The menorah and the
kinara are specialized decorative candle holders.
Decorative candle holders have seen a rise in popularity along with the upswing in the sales of candles. Candles
are used in religious rites, at parties, for relaxation, for killing insects or clearing smoke and for
That could mean a lot of spilled candle wax and a huge fire hazard, if it were not for humble decorative candle
holders. Candle holders are meant to catch the dripping wax in order to save your furniture and to hold the candle
securely so that it is less of a fire hazard.
There have always been decorative candle holders, but there are even more of them now than ever before, because
before a candle holders were an everyday items whereas as now they are used on special occasions - very few people
around the world rely on candle light as their main source of light these days.
Decorative candle holders evolved from oil lamps, which were little more than oyster shells with a puddle of oil
and a floating wick. Later came more decorative oil lamps and when the candle was invented, the oil lamps were
converted into decorative candle holders. The specialized Jewish menorah is one such item. It is a candelabrum that
has been in use since the days of Moses.
Candelabra were the first decorative candle holders and were used to provide ambient lighting for inside the
house. Wall sconces were also used as decorative candle holders if the walls were not flammable. Single candles in
candlesticks were used for reading, working or dining by.
In fact, these decorative candle holders are still in use in restaurants all over the world even today and
lovers everywhere attest to the romantic atmosphere they help to create. Now that most walls are made of brick or
block, wall sconces are making a come-back as decorative candle holders in some parts of the world.
The ultimate decorative candle holders, however, have to be chandeliers, but imagine having to light a thirty or
forty candles every night and put them out again! That was why they had servants. Anyway, I should imagine that
most of those decorative candle holders have been converted to electricity and light bulbs by now.
These days decorative candle holders are mostly used by ordinary people in ordinary homes for relaxation.
Aromatic candles are used a lot in aromatherapy as they are easier and cleaner than oil, but the main use for
decorative candle holders these days is to dine by and add some romance to a meal for two.
by Owen Jones