Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tornados and Hurricanes

Yesterday was a day filled with tornado sirens, bad weather, and potential severe weather threats.  The possibility that the power may go off made me think about hurricane lamps.

I love a hurricane glass shade with a classic brass candlestick. So very Williamsburg, don’t you think?

While I was waiting for the storms to pass, I did a little digging around on the Internet. The old tradition of placing a glass over a burning flame has a new modern twist. I wanted to share some with you today.

Classic. Simple brass candlesticks housed inside a glass hurricane shade.

Hurricane lamps do not have to be stuffy or traditional.  This pair has strong, clean lines that echo a fresh modern feel.

Another variation with strong contemporary feel.

Hurricane lamps are beautifully incorporated into a floral arrangement for the bride and groom table at a wedding reception.

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Audrey over at Neverending Decorating ( did this cute tissue paper covered candle holder. Visit her blog to see how she did it. I can see so many uses for this. I may make some for my porch.

Hurricane shades and candlesticks do not have to be expensive. I found mine at Goodwill.

These wonderful brass candle sticks were only $1.91 - the GW price is still on the bottom. The shades were $.99 each.

I think they are perfect in my dining room.

And I leave you with this eye candy:

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