Less is More

Flowers and Candles

Sometimes your home just needs a little lift. This is especially true in January when all the Christmas lights and sparkles have been put away. It can suddenly seem very bare. The simple antidote to this is flowers and candles.

 Lighting up the daytime. Candles at Breakfast are a German custom.

Lighting up the daytime. Candles at Breakfast are a German custom.

This doesn’t have to be a major undertaking, one candle and one vase will do. Our simple handblown vase from  Elias Lauscha doubles as a candleholder.

 The  petite size of the vase means even a modest sprig will look striking.

The  petite size of the vase means even a modest sprig will look striking.

 The base of the vase is indented to provide the form of a sleek candleholder when you turn the vase upside down.

The base of the vase is indented to provide the form of a sleek candleholder when you turn the vase upside down.

The question is do you use it as a vase or a candleholder?  Tricky decision. In Germany it is important to have a candle on the table for breakfast. Especially in January as it is usually dark outside. You’d be surprised how cheery the addition of a flickering flame to the cornflakes can be. Don’t forget to blow it out before you leave for work.

 Elias Lauscha candleholders are handmade in Germany.

Elias Lauscha candleholders are handmade in Germany.

The current trend in floral styling is for single bloom vases. One works well – or a myriad of single stem vases is also good if you are looking to make a statement. Of course at Spiero we don’t follow fashion. But sometimes we will just happen to be fashionable.

 A chorus line of ranunculas. .

A chorus line of ranunculas. .

So a single stem of winter berries,  ranunculus or a clutch of grape hyacinths can all do the trick. If candles at breakfast aren’t your thing you can always use the vase during the day and then switch to a candleholder in the evening (the ultimate day to night accessory). Or you could just buy two. Then you never have to make the agonising decision.

For an Elias Lauscha handblown vase/candleholder click here

To stock up on handmade candles click here