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Warm Glow

Warm Glow
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1. Stone artist Lew French carefully chooses every rock that goes into his rustic yet awe-inspiring fireplaces (priced per project). Lew French — Stone By Design, Edgartown, MA.

2. Hand-poured votives ($4-$8), tapers ($18), sconces ($15-$18), pillars ($15-$90), and shaped candles such as this large pear ($12) are made from nontoxic beeswax and emit the delicate aroma of honey. Vermont HoneyLights, Bristol, VT. 802-453-3952;

3. This American black-cherry “Ruffle” candlestick ($95) features a hand-turned column and base and a hand-carved top. Also available in American black walnut. Shackleton/Thomas, Bridgewater, VT. 802-672-5175;

4. Harry and Wendy Besett have been making the hand-blown “Flared” candlestick longer than any other tabletop piece. Shown here in extra-large ($150) with a clear glass bowl. Vermont Glass Workshop, Hardwick, VT. 802-472-5733;

5. The “Mariner” pewter oil lamp ($180) is designed with a stable base in the shape of a ship’s decanter. Danforth Pewterers, Middlebury, VT. 800-222-3142;

6. Miranda Thomas’s hand-thrown carved mini bowls ($65) make a rustic home for tealights or votives; her hand-molded rectangular trays ($120-$225) would showcase pillar candles beautifully. Shackleton/Thomas, Bridgewater, VT. 802-672-5175;

7. Maine Mountain’s dripless tapers ($3.45-$3.95 per pair) come in an assortment of warm and cheerful shades. Maine Mountain Soap & Candle Co., Greenville, ME. 207-695-3926;

8. Blacksmith Steven Bronstein turns iron into soft curves to create his “Pod” candleholder ($45 each or $80 per pair). Blackthorne Forge, Marshfield, VT. 802-426-3369;

Updated Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
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