Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hurricane a Comin'

French table with hurricane candle holders

Once I have a proper dining room, I plan to find a set of oversized hurricane glasses to hold pillar candles.  While originally designed for outdoor use to block wind gusts from the flames, hurricanes also look elegant inside a home.  Then they can be carried outside and filled with cintronella candles when entertaining in warmer weather.  I prefer vintage style hurricanes made of mercury or wide urns of patterned glass.  One of my favorite handmade glassware companies, Simon Pearce, has elegant, simple hurricane candle holders in different sizes that can be mixed together for a statement center piece.

studio hurricane by Riado

vintage mercury hurricanes

a whimsical country style
mix hurricanes with candle sticks for an eclectic, yet elegant look

a simple, geometric version

Last month's issue of Elle Decor has a piece on hurricane candle holders.  You can see a wide variety of styles from the article here.

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