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Dwell Candles and Dinosaurs

6 July 2011

I bought these three large Marrakesh tealight holders, £14.95 and six Morrocan tealight holders, £17.95 from Dwell recently. 

The pretty Morrocan-inspired gilded glass votives are decorated with an intricate pattern in different metallic shades to go in any room.


The shape protects the candle flame from draughts, making them perfect for outdoor use too.  I like tying my coloured glass lanterns and jam jar candles with string to the railings on my terrace and I can picture these with ivy leaves running in between them, twinkling nestled amongst flowers in plantpots.

You can be really creative with outdoor lighting  - experiment with fairy lights/ solar lamps, spotlights/ uplighters, wood-buring stoves/ fire pits, tealights/ lanterns and even BBQ light - to turn your garden into an extra room for when it's dark.

Following on from the metallics theme, I also inexplicably bought this Tyrannosaurus Rex, £24.95.

'The Tyrannosaurus Rex may have been one of the most terrifying carnivores of all time - but it is even more impressive in chrome.  Designed in accurate detail, this chrome-covered ceramic sculpture of a T. Rex will captivate anyone who sees it.'

Obviously there's no need for anyone to have a 25cm tall dinosaur ornament in their house, but there are NO REGRETS HERE, THANKS VERY MUCH.  Unlike the multi-purpose indoors/ outdoors candles, this bad boy will be staying inside guarding my flat from baddies and captivating people.

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