I admit it, I am one of those people who are slow to get on the band wagon! I usually like to wait a bit and see how something fares or something plays out so to speak before getting on board. How about you? Do you do the same?
Case in point today.... battery operated candles and LED lights.
It's not that I haven't seen these candles before or am unfamiliar with them or anything like that at all. Heck, we sold them in all sizes and price ranges at Stein Mart when I was managing the gift dept. I often had to create displays with them. I was for all intensive purposes, well familiar with them. I just hadn't ever actually seriously considered "buying" them and bringing them home.
What changed all that? Well I finally broke down and bought one to specifically use in the display above and below.
I have loved this embossed and distressed wooden hurricane vase since the day I brought it home for it's simplicity and it's gentle softness in appearance. I didn't want to put anything in it that would detract from the beauty of the vase itself.
I finally decided that a large battery operated candle was a perfect fit for it . I also love that I don't have to worry about blowing it out and having wax all over the inside of my vase. It's a simple look on the table, but creates a wonderfully inviting centerpiece while dining.
In the den I decided to take things a bit further by adding another electric candle to my sailing vignette. I think it adds such a warm look to this little corner that I just love.
I got this candle and another in a two pack that was on sale at Belks during their after Christmas sale. I will have to remember that next year and add a few more.
My latest electric glow addition just arrived today. I have been eyeing this little vase at Kirkland's for several weeks now. It was on clearance with an additional 25% off so I decided it was time to bring it home.
I wasn't sure where it would end up. For now, I have decided to put it in the dining room on my marble buffet table. I wasn't too crazy about the fact that it was so yellow. I was expecting white LED lights. I guess I will have to look for those in the future!
As for now, not too bad! I think I can live with it here!
Have you gotten into using more battery operated or LED lighting yet?
If your a procrastinator like me you may want to revisit the idea. They really are starting to get much more affordable and more widely available now.
Come on, wouldn't you also like to enjoy basking in the afterglow?
I think so!