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My good instrincts say no. But last weekend when hanging out in my backyard late into the evening, the candles kept going out. Hmm. A dilemma.See candle HERE.
I actually like these. They are perfect for our windy nights here in Kansas. They are alro really good for when there are small kiddos around. I mena, nothing beats a real candle (I wouldn't have one of those "burning" in my bathroom, but I think there are a few really good applications.
sadly I too have spent time wondering yea or nay. I still haven't decided
I think they're like faux flowers....never as good as the real thing. But when circumstance make the real thing a problem, they're okay in moderation.
I think yes for the applications previously mentioned, but take a look at the Candela series by OXO...they have a much more modern sensibility, are made from recycled plastic, and are outfitted with LED lights that never burn out and last up to 8 hours at a time. Check out the series here: http://www.oxo.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=10423&minisite=10024&respid=53057I'm buying these suckers for the store...they are gigantic and would be wonderful outside: http://www.oxo.com/OA_HTML/xxoxo_ibeCCtpOXOPrdDtl.jsp?section=10423&item=61905&minisite=10024&respid=53057Currently I have the Demiglow and the Tooli, which are great for a kids' room.
I don't like them for indoors, but I was thinking of using some on an outdoor patio...Bad idea?
silly question- have you tried placing your candles inside a lantern?works for me...
Outside = Okay
Maison21 = Occam's RazorUnless you are completed opposed to the look of lanterns.
I personally don't like faux candles - definitely agree with design junkie on the faux flower analogy. I agree with M21 - Lanterns are the way to go and there are SO many cool ones out there from Crate & Barrel to Mothology...
I sadly have to vote yes. I had a party not too long ago and twice (yes two times) people accidently lit things on fire. It was a wine tasting so maybe it's just booze and candles don't mix.
Perfectly wonderful for outside, never in.sara
I'd get glass hurricanes and good long burning candles first. Although I agree with the person who says that booze and candles don't mix. Depends on your parties.
NOOOOOO! NOOOOOO! NOOOOOO! Please, no, Decorno, I beg and plead you NOT to resort to this ...
I had a booze and candle disaster once and my dining room table will never be the same. So I'm open to them. I think they'd be better camoflauged a bit - like nestled in greens at Christmas on a mantle. Places where a real candle would make you nervous.
No. Buy hurricane candle shades to keep the winds at bay. You can get four 11-inch-tall glass shades for $35.99 at Overstock.com ... http://www.overstock.com/Restaurant-Supplies/Libbey-11.5-inch-Tall-Hurricane-Candle-Shade-case-of-4/966802/product.html
tiki torches, fire pits, bonfires yesfaux no.
They're fabulous for when it is too windy. They're less wasteful and they're great for candlight nooky without having to worry about falling asleep and waking up to a fire. Embrace technology!
oh for Christ's sakes why not? This purism crap has got to stop.
I was given one for Christmas (still not sure why), and I've never used it. Once you get past the "well, ok, this is sort of cool" thing, you realize that it doesn't even provide much light. I'd say go for the candle-in-a-bucket idea to escape the wind before trying these.
No, no, no, no, no, no, NO!!! No, Decorno, No... I love you, but no.
no, no, no, no, no, no, NOOOOOOO!!! No, decorno, NO!!!
My name is Christine and I own a flameless candle. Moment of weakness + QVC late night...It's kind of okay...but part of what I like about candles are the real flame and the smell. However, for places where you don't need that, they can provide some mood lighting--I've been tempted by the tealight type. I have used mine, for example, on my book case where I don't feel comfortable with actual burning flames...
I think the flameless candles are great. There are some really nice artist decorated ones with various designs and they look so realistic that you wouldn't know they are not the real thing. They even flicker like real candles. Take a look at the ones at http://www.featherednestinteriors.com/catalog.php?category=74
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