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Decorative Hurricane Candle Holders

Decorative Hurricane Candle Holders

Hurricane candle holders get their name from their ability to   protect a candle flame from all but the stiffest passing breeze.  It is believed that they may have   originated in India when it was ruled by Great Britain.  The so-called “candle shades” were tall   glass cylinders in which a candle or a coconut lamp could be placed.  That was in the 18th   century.

Hurricane lanterns

Paraffin was cheaper than oil, so it became common to put a   chimney on top of a paraffin lamp.    Natural oils were even cheaper.    In 1780 Francois-Pierre Aime Argand invented a lamp with a glass   fireplace and a control knob to adjust the wick.  The design caught on and was even   translated into the classic lantern, which is often depicted as hanging from   the rafters of a ship.  The adjustable   knob that controlled the wick as the oil was drawn up, and the glass that   surrounded it, helped the protected light ride out even the worst of   storms.  Modern versions of these lamps   are still used today as camping or survival lanterns.

Candles and Hurricane lampshades

With the need for a hurricane lantern or lamp to light up your   home, candles in protective glass tubes or lightbulbs have become popular   again.  Candles are a little easier to   store than lamp oil “just in case” and are slightly more attractive   and usually have a better smell.  But   candles tend to drip, and their flame can flutter in the slightest wind, so   it’s still handy to keep them out of drafts.    Therefore, hurricane candle lamps are popular again.  In addition, decorative hurricane candle   lamps can be an attractive part of your décor even if they are not needed as   emergency lighting.  Some of them can   even look like the candle flame is floating independently above the table,   while others resemble some of the fancy lamps introduced at the time of Queen   Victoria.  Hurricane candle lamps take   part in this fantasy, introducing some types of ornament that only today’s   technology can make.  Here are ten   examples of hurricane candle lamps for you to look at and enjoy.  They are both decorative and useful.  While electricity is typically reliable   these days, you never know when you will need an independently powered   light.  It doesn’t hurt when it’s both   beautiful and useful.

Coastal   Glass Hurricane Candlestick

This small holder was set up to work with votive candles and is   perfect for personal altars or meditation rooms.  The small pebbles in the base of the holder   add a touch of earth while also supporting the wire frame that holds the   candle.  The frame can be removed for   cleaning or to replace the candle.

Tall holders made of rough textured glass help break the light   from candles.  The holders are large   enough to hold a 3 inch pillar candle that sits about 2/3 of the way down on   a metal holder.  Under the holder you   can personalize your hurricane candle holder with colored sand, coffee beans   or pebbles.

This is a simple glass hurricane candle holder that is banded with   metal.  The chimneys are big enough to   hold a 3 inch pillar candle.  The   Merrimack Hurricane Candle Holder was brought to you from Birch Lane and will   keep drafts away from your candle flame.    The subtle hurricane candles can easily be used at dinner parties or   in emergencies.

Rectangular pieces of glass connected with gold-colored metal form   hexagonal housings for your tall candles.    These elegant holders are designed to keep drafts away from candles.  You can easily decorate your dining table   and provide emergency lighting.  The   gold colored metal is really iron so you can be sure that the frames are   sturdy.

Increase the light above head height with these beautiful   contemporary metal and glass hurricane candle holders from Laurel Foundry   Modern Farm House.  The openwork holder   is shaped like the facets of a cut diamond and contains a hurricane glass   that is dimensioned for a tea light.    These lamps are suitable for parties and other places where the lights   need to be hung out of reach.

Ceramic and glass   lantern

With a ceramic base and a removable glass fireplace, this   hurricane lamp has room for a 5 inch candle.    It is recommended that this Birch Lane Alford Hurricane Lamp be   cleaned on site only and that Sterno not be used in place of a candle.  Suitable for outdoor use, e.g.  B. for the terrace or garden   camping.

Flared   Top Nautical Hurricane Candle Lamp

The exhibited upper part of this Babson Park metal and glass lamp   by Beachcrest Home gives an additional touch of elegance.  Pair it with burlap runners and companion   containers wrapped in sisal cord for a bit of a nautical flavor.  Sufficiently attractive to add romance to a   dinner for two, it also has practical value as an emergency   lamp.

Floating candle   hurricanes

Clear glass towers with inclined votive candle inserts let the   flames float.  It’s perfect for dinner   parties or for the candle-in-the-window effect or to create an atmosphere of   mysticism.  The drop in the votive   holder can be removed for cleaning or for inserting and lighting the   candles.  The design comes from Red   Barrel Studio.

Hurricane lamp made   of wood and glass

The wood and glass hurricane lamp has room for a large 5-inch   diameter candle.  The wood base is   carved for added rustic charm.  It is   an excellent lamp for long, stormy nights with a power cut or simply to add   ambience to an evening of storytelling.    The large candle allows you to read or meditate late into the   night.

Chauncey Hurricane   Lantern

Enjoy soft candlelight and the glint of gold as the light sparkles   from a ribbon of decorative honeycomb metal.    This traditionally shaped hurricane candle holder is both practical   and decorative, keeping the cool winter breeze away from your candle   flame.  Whether you’re just enjoying a quiet   evening or riding a storm, it will do the job.