LOOK AT THESE SWEET vintage candles I purchased in a Redwood Falls thrift store in August.
Now, if I was running this business, I may have waited to sell these holiday candles closer to Thanksgiving. I also may have priced them higher than 50 cents each.
But the shop owner neither waited nor over-priced these candles. I was fortunate enough to find and snap up the bargain collectibles.
My daughters think the candles are ugly and weird. I don’t share their opinion.
I find these kitschy candles festive. They make me smile. And I bet when I host Thanksgiving dinner, more than one guest will comment on the candles and ask where I got them.
In case you’re wondering, I will not put fire to the never-been-burned wicks. These candles are purely for decoration and for the enjoyment of those who appreciate ugly, weird, kitschy, festive candles.
© Copyright 2010 Audrey Kletscher Helbling