We love candlelight at Linderhof. We have lots of candlesticks -- silver and brass, two pair of silver candleabras -- one large and elegant -- too elegant actually for Linderhof -- and the other pair a smaller pair that came home with us from a trip to England.
But I also love hurricane style shades that candles fit into -- you don't have to worry about stray breezes and for safety, the candles are contained, thus the risk of fire is much less.
In our breakfast room, on the sideboard, this summer we placed one of our favorite hurricanes -- an item off the sale table at one of our favorite garden places. With a big fat pillar in it, it gives great light in the breakfast room.
The sideboard is in it's summer finery -- with two old silk flowers in pots from France and reproduction Staffordshire "poodles" (or lambs or lions). Every evening, we light the pillar for there is something special about a candlelit room.
In the winter, two ivy topiaries live there but change is nice and we do like this summer version. The topiaries summer in the garden!
It's Tuesday -- which means that it's time for Tabletop Tuesday. Please join Marty at A Stroll Thru Life to see the other fabulous tabletops this Tuesday!