Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Of Candles and Wooden Shoes

Guys. It's supposed to be Wine Wednesday and I haven't even had time to drink wine.

I'd say on a scale from one to crisis this is way too close to crisis to be comfortable.

But I guess we'll just have to be wine-free this week.

In the process of moving, I unearthed some treasures that had been in storage for the past year.

You see, there is this place called Holland, Michigan. A wonderful home for all things Dutch. Like tulips and this lovely lady and wooden shoes.

But my friends, Holland has a dark side.

Very dark.

And in approximately 1979, my parents went to that dark side.

And came home with this gem historical item candle.

It was laid to rest this week to the big trash pit in the sky. Only 15 years past its prime.

In other news, you can click here to see that this candle does NOT come in orange only. And, hold me, I just trashed a $5o candle.

Wow. Just wow.

Do you have any old "family treasures" hanging around that shouldn't be? Cause I know I've got more where that came from!!

Happy Wednesday!

13 Classy Comments:

moosh in indy. said...

Oh man, those candles were ALL THE RAGE back in my day (do you like how I say that as if I'm an old woman?)

There were far more dark treasures in Holland, I personally left them there, for a reason.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, my Granny LOVES those candles! I'll excuse her, she's 87. BUT, I WILL NOT excuse the candle shop in Fredericksburg, Texas that ONLY sells these candles!! A WHOLE STORE! Still in existence! Holy cow! How could they possibly still be in business?!?!

Shelby Bukhenik said...

hahaha I have seen candles like this, but just not in person or in someones home!

Sometimes people just need the push to toss things, its a good thing you were there to right the wrong of the candles existence!

Erin said...

There's a town in Colorado called Boulder, that is a mecca for hippy, free spirits and those kinds of candles can be found all over the place there! It's kind of scary. lol.

designHER Momma said...

HA HA HA HA HA! You know there is a factory where you can watch them being made? You can even make your own if you so choose? Yeah, and they are expensive.

This is so freakin funny, and really really scary that I don't even bat an eye at them.

Girl On A Journey said...

A $50 candle??? wth! I may have to do some cleaning before I head back to uni to see what I find

~Haley~ said...

Wow, I just threw one of those EXACT candles away... and I am a hippie, but I don't think it's cool, nor would I pay $50 for it. lol. I believe my grandma gave it to me thinking I'd love it.

Melissa said...

That is one wild looking candle and I cannot believe it costs that much!

PinkSass said...

Big Ups to Michigan!

KAC said...

HAHAHAHA I am absolutely DYING at this post because both my parents, and their families are from Holland...I'm actually going there this weekend. I think my parents had a couple of those candles and I know that my grandparents had a TON of fact when I went to Dutch Village (sadly a real place haha) when I was younger I think I've seen those being made! Love the shout out to Holland MI!

Deals, Steals and Heels said...

i can remember going places on vacation and being MESMERIZED by them making those candles as a kid!!

Jenny said...

I watched an episode of "How It's Made" where they showed how those candles are made. It was a pretty neat process, but when I went to check them out, I was amazed at how much they cost!

Allison said...

I so remember those candles! Awesome! haha!

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