Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Bargain vintage Thanksgiving candles November 20, 2010



Vintage Thanksgiving candles displayed in my home.


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.



An up-close look at those two collectible Thanksgiving candles.


© Copyright 2010 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


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