Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
We have had some wicked weather come
in lately and I am not fond of it.
Remember when I first posted about my
circa 1700's courting candle.
For those new to my blog,
these candle holders were placed in the
parlor or drawing room.
Folklore states that a father would set
the candle for when he wanted his daughters
suitor to leave.
Just remember candles were highly expensive
in this time period, so we are not
exactly sure this was the exact purpose of these candles.
Tales over the years have made mention
this was their intended use, but no factual
truth to this have I been able to find.
In the antique world we all call these courting candles.
Now when I purchased this one, the candle
that was included was not one that would move
up and down.
It was too thick.
For a long time I searched daily on both Ebay and Etsy
trying to find the correct candles.
I knew these would need to be replicas.
Voila...success finally on Etsy.
Set of seven including shipping cost me $22.50
for this set of 7.
$3.21 per candle.
I knew it was a bit pricey,
but what the heck...just cannot go to the
dollar store to get these. LOL
Was not sure if I could find them any cheaper
if I scoured the internet anymore
so I purchased them.
I placed one further down the shaft.
Now I can lower and raise this candle.
The others I tucked away in my desk.
Too bad my daughter is grown...
I may have used this when she was dating. LOL
In other news.
Thank you for your wonderful comments
on our guest room.
My mom will be surprised today
when she comes in for the weekend.
Bob and I celebrated our wedding anniversary
this week and we went out for a steak dinner.
Am getting the urge to start decorating for Autumn.
The days are now getting shorter and Fall
is my favorite time of year.
My Halloween orders have been coming in
steady at the gift shop now.
Am getting excited to redo the store
into a fall and Halloween place to be.
14 days for the opening.
I have one more week of work and then
the following week I transform the store.
Mom and I also go on our yearly antique jaunt
later in that week.
She no longer gets out of the car on my stops,
but at least she still goes with me.
We talk and eat out and it is a fun 2 days.
Have been furiously finishing up my
crocheted pumpkins for this year.
Each one had two color combinations.
Will show later in an upcoming post.
Well my friends,
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
Friday Blessings To All!