Saturday, July 30, 2011

Liberace, Eat Your Heart Out!

Yes, yes, I know, another pre-wedding post, but really it is quite consuming, especially when a lot of the decorations are sitting around your house.

While Sammy and The Writer were here over last weekend they met with their wedding planner at the wedding and reception sites.  It was at the reception site they learned that they may not be able to use the candelabras we've been collecting to enhance the atmosphere.


What?!? Seems no open flames are allowed by the city's Fire Ordinance.  No problem for the candles in all those Ball jars I've been collecting, but what about the tapers we were going to use in the candelabras? We scouted around to see if they made flameless tapers, but couldn't find any.  Maybe online they are available, but I think we hit on a solution that actually makes these candelabras look stunning.  


Tell me what you think!



I personally think they look even better than the tapers and we won't have to worry about them blowing out from the fans or AC.


Can you see the mirror in the background?

Well, Mr. Tennis still hasn't noticed it even though he eats his dinner there every night!  Sammy picked it up at the Thrift while they were here for $28.  It has a beautifully carved frame.



I am going to clean it up and "enhance" it a bit so that lovely carving stands out more and then she is going to use it at the reception for her seating chart for her guests.  Dry erase markers will be put to the mirror and lay out the seating.


Day Six now, Mr. T...... but you will soon see it now that you have read this post :-)


11 comments:

Mr. Connor said...

Looks GREAT ! Sure would not want to be running around lighting candles all night long. ALL problems in this area solved ~ YEAH !

Angela said...

It looks great! You could also use Home Interior votive cups in them too if you have any.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Angela

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Those are beautiful candelabras~
...never fear, my man probably wouldn't notice the mirror unless I served dinner on top of it!
MAYBE...
Pat

Kit said...

I think the candelabras look fabulous! Great idea for sure. Kit

Olive Cooper said...

Heck...what's a little fire. The candleabras are so pretty. Oh well must obey the rules.

Susan said...

Loved all the candles and your beautiful mirror and frame! Susan

Janie Fox said...

haha I hoped he noticed after he read this! You should have stood naked beside it!!

Chatty Crone said...

To tell you the truth - I think they look prettier this way then they would the other way. It;s a win win situation!

Orlando Grandma said...

Glad to hear you are going to be able to use the candelabra as part ofd the decoration. May be hard for Mr T; to be concentrated on your good food and notice some new decrations. I love mirrows.

Doris Sturm said...

I love candles of any kind and your candelabras are fantastic!

Linda said...

The candleabras look wonderful and the mirror, too! You have come up with some wonderful pieces and ideas!