Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Decor: Gothic Silent Night

I'm BACK! It's good to be back to regular blogging.. I missed this little (BIG) part of my daily life!

Last post I introduced to you one of my favorite ways of holiday decorating. Today is another favorite of mine - CANDLES! Like the previous suggestion, candles during the holiday is nothing new. But I love love love candlelight so any excuse to light up an entire room or house with them is a good excuse to me!

When you think about traditional Christmas candlelight, I'm sure something like this pops in your head:



Boring! [And on a side note, what is up with those candles??? they are all wrinkly. Weird.]

Anyway, this year I'm really loving deep dark blues with blacks. Dark black/blue rooms have been a favorite of many, so why not pull it into your holiday decor? I call this look "Gothic Silent Night"...



Like this look? Pick up black and navy candles at your local craft store. Cover the taper candles in navy blue glitter. You can get the black garland here and the snow covered branches here.

7 comments:

  1. the red candles are foil wrapped and the foil is melting. you'll find this with many holiday candles and ikea candles. basically, the cheaper the pillar candle, the faster it melts. not to say ikea candles aren;t great ... i LOVE them in our fireplace but not for anything else.

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  2. The red candles in the first photo are covered in thin, thin foil to give them a metallic sheen. When the candles are burned, the foil doesn't melt, it wrinkles and gathers along the top of the candle.

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  3. Wow, I'm loving the gothic colour scheme, what a great take on a holiday tablescape... very inspiring!

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  4. Finally - something I can do for Hanukkah - great finds!

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  5. Gothic wall decor, discover that gothic style was initially concerned with bringing light and color into the gloomy Medieval spaces of its heyday.

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  6. Gothic wall decor, discover that gothic style was initially concerned with bringing light and color into the gloomy Medieval spaces of its heyday.

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  7. Finally - something I can do for Hanukkah - great finds!

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