“All it takes is one candle flame to bring back a thousand memories.”
Any Room Decor by P E N N C A N D L E S T I C K S
8 Colors to choose from
- Autumn Harvest
- Country Blue
- Creamy Vanilla
- Ocean Teal
- Lilac Pink
- Jade Green
- 3 custom styles to choose from
- 4" Round
- 5"1/4 x 3"1/4 Oval
- 3" x 5" Rectangle
Perfect for everyday use, Weddings, Events, Aromatherapy, Spa, Meditation.
USE: Great for adding a decorative touch to any room's decor. Wonderful accent piece for coffee tables or side tables.
BENEFITS: Great for the remembrance of the special occasion. It's perfect if you are looking for that decorative accent for any room in your home.
P E N N C A N D L E S T I C K
Lathe turned Handcrafted Wood Candle Stick Holder
Each Candlestick is turned on our lathe and comes in 6"1/2 tall with a standard 4" sq. base
Made at the Holland Cutting Board Co.
History of The Candle
In colonial times, candle making was an essential annual chore in all households. Taper candles were the only source of light for people’s homes, and there were no commercial candles available as there are today. Each household made its own candles, usually once a year. The average household needed around 400 candles a year, so this was a huge job.
Since the candles were made from tallow, or animal fat, this event usually coincided with the autumn slaughter of animals for meat. Tallow could be made from the fat of all farm animals, but that from sheep tallow was the most desirable. Pig tallow had a very bad smell, and was used by people who couldn’t afford either beef or sheep tallow.
The earliest settlers made their candles by the dipping method. A wick of cotton was dipped repeatedly into the melted tallow, with time to cool and harden between dips. This made a taper candle. These homemade candles did not burn very well, emitted odors, and the light was poor.
Some colonists found that they could make a wax from bayberries, which have a waxy coating. They boiled the berries, and the wax was skimmed from the top. This was a source of pleasant smelling wax, but there were some drawbacks. Huge numbers of berries were needed – about 15 pounds of bayberries were needed to make just one pound of bayberry wax!
Since time was often at a premium for colonial women, this was not an efficient way to make candles. Also, the resulting candles were quite soft, and did not keep well in hot weather.
In the early 1800’s paraffin was first made from coal tar, and around 1850, it became commercially viable, when James Young filed a patent to produce it from coal, which was extensively mined in the eastern states.
Paraffin was used to make candles of high quality, and along with the new machines that could make 1500 candles an hour, they became inexpensive and widely available.