Monday, April 20, 2009

Blue Monday: Battery operated candles





Time for Blue Monday again. Please click on the Blue Jay to visit our host, Smiling Sally and see who else is participating in this weekly event.


It is a dark and wet Monday here in SE Michigan. The darkness made me think of showing you one of my battery operated candles, the one with blue flowers and birds on it.

I have used battery operated tea-lights during the holiday season so that I could have a candle effect in difficult to reach spots or in areas where an open flame was dangerous. I was never impressed with their appearance or candlelight effect. A friend encouraged me to try pillar candles by Candle Impressions, sold on QVC as well as various brick and mortar stores. I bought a set of three plain white pillars that have a timer option. They come on the same time every day and turn off 5 hours later. I like them so much, I bought two with this pattern recently. One is in my upstairs bathroom, and this one is on the corner table in my stair landing.



My husband is extremely wary of unattended candles so these fit his comfort zone. I like their appearance and glow. They are made of wax with an LED embedded. They look like candles that have burned down in the center with a darkened wick, not a plastic flame shaped appendage on top.



True candle lovers may not care for anything less than the real thing, but I think these could find a useful (practical and safe) place in most homes.

I took this mini-video last night so that I could capture the flickering effect of the candle, not realizing the audio from the western my husband was watching was going to be heard so clearly. Oops!

video

Happy Blue Monday everyone!

21 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I've seen these and been tempted to buy them. Now that you've spoken, I will get one! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

susan said...

I have always heard good things about these, but never really see them in stores. They are perfect for those of us who like a romantic glow without fear!

Tea said...

How cute! I've never seen a battery operated candle.

Carrie said...

What fun...I loe the little video! I have bought the votive candles and pillar battery operated candles for the same reasons you give. It makes me very nervous to have a candle burning unless right at the table. Othewise i feel i must stick close to watch the candle.

xinex said...

I love these battery operated candles too. And some of them really smell good. Yours are very pretty...Christine

bj said...

I have seen these and think I would just love them...gotta try and see.
I love rainy, dark, cloudy days more than anything!! Just my perfect day! I always feel better in those kind of days than any other time.
Thanks so much for coming by to see me...
xo bj

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I've seen these on QVC and have been tempted to get them. I like the fact that they are on a timer. I keep forgetting to turn the little tea light ones off and I drain the battery.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Knitty, I love your candles.

Happy Blue Monday.

Barb

Boogieboard Cottage said...

I really like your candle, the design is very pretty and using that type of candle make a lot of sense and looks more realistic than the other kind. Thank you for visitng my blog. Mary :O)

andrea said...

i must have missed the deodorant...:)
you know exactly who i was talking about - maybe she's not as crazy as i thought she was!!!

Barb said...

Love the idea of the battery operated candles.
First time I've seen one with a picture like that on it.
Very nice.

Blessings, and thanks for coming by,
Barbara Jean

Terry said...

Love the candle ,first one I've seen.I must go out and buy one now
without delay.Thanks for the great information. I too am cautious about candles unattended.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.I finally got all of it to load so if you have time drop on over.
Happpy Blue Monday .
Have a blessed week.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Love the candles! Thanks for sharing and Happy Blue Monday.

Blessings,
Sandi

The Stylish House said...

Thanks for sharing this and the video was a good idea. I have never used these so it helps to know which one's are worth spending money on. ~Cathy~

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Just had to tell you I got a good laugh out of your comment on my blog today. :=O HA! Have a wonderful rest of the day!

Marsha

kbbryant said...

I have one outdoor candle like this in my entryway. I think they look very real.

Kathy b

Crystal said...

First time to your blog,thank you for visiting my blog. Also, thanks sharing about these candles. I have never seen any like yours with the design on it. It is very lovely and looks so real. I am going to have to look on QVC :)

thehummingbirdcottage.blogspot.com

Happy To Be said...

Now girl I love those candle's and they are so great at night time..without worry about them..Happy BLUE Monday to you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

jeanne said...

Hi Knitty, i have been admiring those LED candles and have been tempted to buy one. Your blue one is so sweet. I think you have convinced to go shopping for one.

Hugs...Jeanne

Picket said...

You little doodlehead!!!!! lol lol Your cow poem had me choking I was laughing so hard! lol lol You just ain't right girl! lol Ohhh I do love that candle....I am always leary of burning real ones in the house with the grandbabies coming in and out so much...thanks for coming by sweetie and thanks for the laugh!

dana said...

I have MANY of those battery operated candles--I love them, too!!! Happy Earth Day! Dana