Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Candles

Once upon a time I found a tiny little deer candle online and gave it to my sister as a gift. I liked it so much I ended up buying a few more for myself. Now what does one do with several little deer candles? Well, one buys several little tree candles, enough to make a forest, and then one displays them at Christmas.

The candles reminded me of something I had seen in the past, so the next time I was at my Mom's house, I went on a search through the Christmas decoration boxes. And viola! I found what I was looking for... Christmas nativity candles. They were by the same maker: Gurley. Mom didn't use them anymore, so I brought them home and put them on a shelf. I didn't mind if they were semi-melted.

Now, when one has a nativity scene with no angel, one looks for an angel on e-bay. After a a bit of searching and bidding online, several angels joined the household.

And if while looking for angels, one finds carolers...what Christmas is complete without a little bit of caroling?

Gurley (and Tavern) made so many wonderful little figurine candles! They used the parafin that was a byproduct of the oil industry. I only have Christmas candles, but Gurley also made candles for Easter, Halloween and Thanksgiving. They used to sell for just a few pennies at stores like Woolworths, but now you have to look for them at vintage/antique shops or on e-bay.


  1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. You and I have a lot in common. I love your candle collection. I remember having candles like those growing up. You have some great crafts posted on your blog. I have quite a few homemade advent calendars too. And I have one old Christmas tree pin that was my Grandmothers. Don't you just love collecting old things? I have more collections than you can imagine. I notice that you like milk glass and quilting too. The picture you commented on is how our mountains look here in NC. So beautiful!!! We live 2 hours from where that picture was taken. Love & blessings from NC!

  2. I love those figurine candles! Sadly, the ones my family had are long gone.


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