Friday, October 19, 2007

Show and Tell Friday: old-fashioned candle holder

Welcome, ladies, and thank you for joining me for another Show and Tell! For more fun and stories, head over to Kelli's blog.

Today I'm going to share with you a candle holder that has been in our family for as long as I can remember, though nobody is sure where it actually came from.

As a child, I always thought it looks as though it came right from some medieval castle, though today I think it just looks a bit old-fashioned - but I still love it! I enjoy using it from time to time on cold winter evenings, to add a bit of atmosphere. I wish I could show it to you with a lighted candle, but none of the candles I have right now is of an appropriate size.

Thank you for visiting me - I wish you all a very lovely day and weekend, and hope to see you again very soon!


21 comments:

Sammybunny said...

aww! how neat! I absolutely adore candles and love reading by candle light especially on Christmas Eve. I have scounces with candles in my room and like a million other candles and I like to light them all and read the account of Christ's birth in Luke by candlelight! It is so lovely!
Have a very happy friday!

Penless Thoughts said...

A very different and interesting show & tell.
Susan

Hootin'Anni said...

That is soooooooooo cool!!!

Mrs. Brigham said...

Very neat! We have a teapot from Korea that features a similar little creature. :o)

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

How very unique~Thanks for sharing Amy

ellen b said...

Very cool. I definately can see it sitting atop an old castle in England. Enjoy...

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

It does almost look like something from the top of an old building. I wonder how old it is. Very cool!

nannykim said...

These show and tells are where authors should go to get ideas for writing books!! I wonder what kind of creature it is supposed to be and what the history behind it is...it is cool and can make for some interesting thoughts!

Haus Frau said...

The figurine resembles some things my sister in law brought home from her peace corp time in Thailand.

And an aside, how fun to eat at Thai restaurants when Becky (a 6ft caucasian woman) orders for us ... in Thai ... which she knows fluently. The response from the staff is always fun.

Melisa said...

That is so cool! Can't you just imagine using it to light your way to ones bedchamber in "pre" electric times?

Melisa

Mary said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing.

Quinne said...

Hi Anna :) That is very unusual and interesting! I have a picture in my mind of a very sleepy person in a nightcap and long gown walking through the house holding this piece - settling everything for the night. Blessings! Q

Kelly said...

That is nice. I think that's a griffin isn't it? It would make me think of castles too.

PEA said...

That is indeed a very unusual candle holder but it's gorgeous! Isn't it funny how we tend to have items in the family throughout the years and no one can actually remember where it came from...it's always just been there! lol xo

Ashley said...

Wow, that is neat! What a treasure you have there . . . . I can also envision this within a castle. How unique!

I've missed visiting your blog. :) The last few weeks have been incredibly hectic and blessed....my second son arrived 5 weeks early - Elijah Zane. I just wanted to let you know why I've been absent and why my dropping by won't be as frequent in the near future!

Blessings,
Ashley
www.homesteadblogger.com/Jonash2004

Krissy said...

Hey Anna,
Yes it dose say oct 27,2007, I want that picture to stay at the top of my page so, I put the date ahead so I can post and it will stay were it is. Thanks for the comment.
So where do you live? Do you know the Wood's in or the Buckmasters in NE?
Well I need to go. God Bless.

Miss Eagle said...

Anna, I love this. How unusual. I hope it lights many a dark corner in your life.

Blessings and bliss

Karen said...

I love medieval-looking things!

Crystal said...

Neat griffin! I love candleholders.

Rebekah S. said...

With that dragon on it, it looks Chinese. Thanks so much for sharing! I just love seeing these little things that you have. Do you know, that I forgot all about Show and Tell for 2 weeks in a row?! Isn't that horrible?? :) I'll definitely have to get back to doing Show and Tell this Friday!!

Rebekah S. said...

Sammybunny,

Oh, wow! That is such a neat idea!! I'll have to do that this Christmas!