Grace & Favor – A Life Worth Living

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wow, its been over a month since I last posted!  It's been on my mind but I've been up to my ears in summer projects and determined to complete them all in a timely manner.  I'm almost finished and hope to be back in the swing of things soon.

Since I'm at the "age" where a full nights sleep is just a pipe dream I spend the very early hours sitting and thinking.  Unfortunately not with any clarity about anything that will bring world peace or eliminate world hunger but still.....  During one of these early mornings I was sitting on my porch and looking at this very sad candle that had lost its grip during our recent 90 degree + days and wondering how to stop this from happening during the summer months.  Like I world peace epiphany for me but I think I came up with something that may be the cure for drooping candles on a summer porch.  My disclaimer is that my porch is open air so the temperature is the actual temperature not what a hot box it would be if it were enclosed.  All I can say is if you suffer from this porch affection you might want to give this a try.

What you say is my great epiphany?????  I wrapped each of the candles in an old book page left over from another project and dang if they haven't held up straight as an arrow for the past few uber hot days.

Needless to say you wouldn't want to actually light these candles as a small house fire will usually send hubby into a small fit of hysteria.  On some of the candles I left the top showing with the color of the candle and on others I wrapped it all the way to the top.  This was just an experiment using the candles I had on hand that I was willing to sacrifice if this didn't actually work.  I used a double stick tape to close the book page around the candle and again, so far its held just fine.

So grab those droopy candles girls and start wrapping.


❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

You sure have some great ideas, in the middle of the night. LOL Glad you are black to blogging:)

Designs on 47th Street said...

Well aren't you the creative one? I don't believe I would have ever thought of that ~~~ ever! Looks cute as can be and a great solution! Nice to see you back blogging. I'm trying to do the same. ;)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Great idea! I have the same problem on my hot front porch! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

On Crooked Creek said...

Sounds great...but we had triple digits today here on the Prairie! Not sure anything will hold up to that heat. Fearful the paper would catch on fire! Perhaps this is worth a try in the Fall!

Debbie said...

I don't have candles on the porch because I've always been positive they wouldn't survive. I want to try it out against the heat here just to see if it works.

And it's good to see a post from you!

Tricia said...

Clever girl! And I love the look -- very "designer"! When I'm awake in the wee hours, I try to pray, but usually find my mind drifting, trying to recall the words to the Flintstones' theme song or something equally ridiculous!