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By Formula Z/S
Updated February 03, 2009
Candles in wineglasses
Votive candles anchored in sand or small pebbles in thick-walled wineglasses cast romantic shadows on a dinner table.
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Original Purpose: Toasting to health and good cheer.
Aha! Use: Casting romantic shadows at the dinner table. Place a votive candle in a thick-walled glass, anchored in a bed of sand or small pebbles (it makes wax cleanup a snap).
Reward: Lighting that actually goes with your table-ware, unlike those circa-1984 brass candlesticks.