Saturday, January 12, 2013

Paired Down Entry Way and a Cheap DIY

Lots of you have shared your mantles, tabletops and living room decor as it looks "post Christmas". You've expressed how it feels good to simplify and clear out these spaces, taking them down to the bare bones, for a fresh un-fussy look. I am right there with you. As soon as New Year's passes i'm ready for the spaces, once dripping with glitter and lights, to revert to blank canvases that reflect the start of a new- year ready to be filled with new memories!



More than any other spot in my house, the entry table was where the concentration of Christmas bling was. I took it back to my favorite basics. My old windows of course. A few books. For January I thought mercury glass would be fitting. I did a simple green arrangement in a mg vase. And the next thing I did is my simple diy project I'd like to share with you.


The first part of this project is something you must buy, but it is an investment! I am so SO addicted to my new rechargeable FLICKERING  flame-less candles. 

Mine are similar to this

Flameless Flicker Rechargeable LED Tealight Votive Candles set of 4


 I bought 2 boxes of them at Tuesday Morning for, I think $14.99 a box (for a box of 4). They say they last for at least 15 hours, but mine last almost 20! I turn them on in the morning, let them go all day and night, and the next morning they are dimly flickering still! The best part is that they recharge on a strip that you just set them on. It's easier than striking a match. I use them everywhere and all the time. I knew I'd love them but I didn't know I'd LOVE them. 



The great thing about flame-less is that they can go where ordinary candles cannot. For these I simply rolled old sheet music into tubes to make candle pillars. The little candles are just sitting inside, flickering beautifully. They look like old sheet music real candles! And no batteries to buy and dink with-BONUS!




These are great if you have small kids. They are also great if you are forgetful like me. I was always too nervous to put real candles on the shelves of my old wood hutch. These are perfect for that.

Have a great weekend!

♥Linsey

33 comments:

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for the info about these...love how they look with your music sheet pillars.

Blessings,
Linda

Kristen @ Sophia's Decor said...

Wow, I didn't know they made chargeable ones! I'm going to have to get some of these. I love to have my battery tea lights going, but I never do because I always want to save the batteries :)

Thanks for sharing...love your entry table!

Kristen

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

What a lovely combination you've put together! Love what you did with the vintage sheet music and flameless candles. I've been sorting through a ton of vintage music here, and I think I need a kick in the pants to get some projects started! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Jeanette @ Creating A Life

must love junk said...

Your entry table looks simple but so pretty! I love the sheet music 'candles'! (I didn't know about the rechargeable ones, either-great info!)
Susan

Debra @ Common Ground said...

your candles are so pretty, love your wonderful entry look!

shabbygalsnest.com said...

I had no idea they had rechargeable ones! Thanks for the tip! I'm so into mercury glass right now! I love it! Yor entry table looks lovely! Traci

chateau chic said...

Your simplified entryway looks very fresh and easy on the eyes. I like how you still included your favorites!
Mary Alice

Blondie's Journal said...

I have been looking for reasonably priced flameless candles...I will have to check these out. Very cute idea with the sheet music paper!! And I love your table, it looks super!

XO,
Jane

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

It looks just lovely Linsey!! I adore your table!
I always love the fresh and clean look, especially after the holidays.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Dawn said...

I love how it all came together, and the window frame is my favorite. Great, simple look:)

Roselle said...

It's all so calming and lovely! LOVE the mercury glass touches and I am running out for some flameless candles! LOL
Roselle

Patty Sumner said...

Just came across your blog.. Love your home...I am going to follow along with all your wonderful creativity.... I hope you will stop by for a visit with me and follow along with me.. Love the candles.. Blessings!

Lynn Fern said...

Chargeable? I had no idea they made them...I need to get these. I love candles but limit where they go due to my 2 & 4 year old. As they've never touched one, I always worry about them getting knocked over. Thanks for the info.
Lynn
fernavenueblog.blogspot.com

White Weathered Hutch, said...

I haven't been using real candles for years......
Can't handle the scents, but love the new flameless.....

Sharing Shadymont said...

Your entry looks lovely. I need to buy some flameless candles. Yours look lovely with the "candles"!

The Refeathered Roost said...

Okay, I'm going back to the antique mall to get a window pane after seeing how beautiful yours look! Why oh why didn't I get one?!
I am with you on the candles. My mom got me a set of three before Christmas and they are in a large lantern in our entryway. I refused to burn candles for the longest time after our house fire (not caused by candles but lightning) but now I can have the charm of candles without the worry. Yours are lovely! Love this post!
Melinda

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

I love your blog. You share the same love for farmhouse wares that I do. I have tried to link up with you but I am not successful at linking back to your blog, etc. I think you would like a recent post of mine with the rusty, crusty letter that I found. Maybe you can give it look at sometime. Thanks again for such great posts. I love the window. I have several that I use from time to time, changing one little cabinet up often.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your entry table is lovely and I like the simple pared down look. I really have to look for those rechargeable flameless candles. I am always nervous about leaving candles going. Yours look so pretty.

June said...

Your entry table looks perfect! I am glad to have things back to normal too after the holidays. I love Christmas so, but it is just nice to clear things off again.
I love your sheet music candles. So pretty!

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

I love this post and tomorrow will head out and buy me some of those .. Thanks for sharing that with your blogging family ... HUGS and have a blessed week .. .Sherry @The Rusty Pearl

The Cranky Queen said...

Don't you love the simplicity of winter decor after the Christmas decorations come down? Really like the mercury glass candle holders. My castle door is always open over at the "royal blog" tiffany

Anne said...

love it!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your entry table looks beautiful Linsey!!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I am also at the point where I am forgetful. Therefore I use the flame-less candles with timers. I haven't seen any rechargeable candles. I'll have to check those out. I also only burn real candles that are in glass jars. Seems safer to me! Thanks for sharing. Love your entry table!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I am also at the point where I am forgetful. Therefore I use the flame-less candles with timers. I haven't seen any rechargeable candles. I'll have to check those out. I also only burn real candles that are in glass jars. Seems safer to me! Thanks for sharing. Love your entry table!

Anne said...

I love those candles too! I keep lots on hand.We usually lose power during our spring and summer storms.They come in handy and you don't have to worry about burning down the house!
xx
Anne

Revi said...

The ones I bought were duds. I need to find the rechargeable ones like yours! In January, it's stark outside, and I want inside to feel cozy, so I'm working on paring down from Christmas, too, but still keeping it cozy and interesting.
OUTSIDE is where I'd like some help!
-Revi

Cynthia said...

Just lovely, the sheet music candles and holders are beautiful. Love the!

Cynthia

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Lindsey, I am running out today to find those rechargeable flicker candles!!! HOw great are they!!! I'm a huge fan of candlelight... especially in the dark winter.
Thanks for such a great tip!!!

Your entry table is just perfect for winter. Great window frame!!!!

Pamela said...

Everything looks wonderful Ins and what a great project!

AntiqueChase said...

New follower! Come by and say hi if you have time!

Bev Carter said...

Love these sheet music candles. They look great grouped together and safe too.

Jeffro2pt0 said...

Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I just made those music sheet candles. I found some thing sheet music at Pat Catans and used Mod Podge to stick them to the candle but I believe using Mod Podge was a bad idea. It was too liquidy and caused me to wrinkle some of the sheet music because of the moisture in the glue. I suggest to everyone else that goes through with this to use a drier adhesive.

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