Asked on Feb 24, 2017

What to do with antique Christmas tree candle holders?



I have 16 Christmas tree candle holders that my mother had on her tree when she was a small child, 1920 maybe. I don't know what to do with them but I don't want to toss them either...any ideas???
8 answers
  • Cate
    on Feb 24, 2017

    Use them as place card holders on a fancy dinner table. Clip one to a folded fabric napkin and put the name card and a little candle in the candle holder spot.
  • Christy Roppel
    Christy Roppel
    on Feb 24, 2017

    Can you find faux candles and actually use them on the tree? Or, "open" the holder part (where the candle would go) and put an ornament or other "bauble" inside. You could mod-podge a picture, but, frankly, they are so wonderful as is! Even with the patina (aka rust) :)
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Feb 24, 2017

    Put LED candles inside go them.
  • Annie
    on Feb 25, 2017

    Great ideas, I like the place card one, I love dinner parties and this gives me a reason to have one!
  • Sherry
    on Feb 26, 2017

    Use them with real candles on a "tomato cage" Christmas tree (made with non flammable materials and decorations of course).
  • Florent
    on Mar 1, 2017

    Use them as birthday candle holders to be set around the cake on the dish.
  • Sophia,M.,McConnery
    on Mar 2, 2017

    They could be used as napkin holders,paper holders,Paint them colors,and such.Those are lovely!
  • Nancy
    on Mar 4, 2017

    I am an antique dealer And have also worked in a museum. Your holders appear to be in rough shape. I have spray painted many small candle holders such as yours with an antique silver or mercury glass type paint. I bought battery type miniature candles. They looked fabulous on my Christmas tree with various antique ornaments. The tree looked very similar to a Victorian antique tree.
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