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A beautiful home accessory
Metal Hanging Tealight Holder
Member Name: dawnmarywhite
Metal Hanging Tealight Holder
Advantages: Gorgeous, robust
Disadvantages: Latch may work loose with a lot of use
I got this hanging tealight holder from a local independent garden and gift centre, and I love it. It's absolutely beautiful, the pictures don't even do it justice! I have mine hanging from the middle bracket of my curtain pole.
It is made from very sturdy metal and hangs from a strong chain with a nice big hook on the end (22" from top of hook to bail). The whole thing is a cream coloured heart (they were available in green when I bought this one) sized approximately 7" x 7", with lovely cut out details in circular and flower shapes. One side has a hinged heart shaped door which opens to reveal the tealight holder; this door is decorated by a single large flower cut out.
As I said, the metal is strong - it doesn't bend or move under your fingers when you push on it. The hook is wide, about 1.25", but can be widened by gently pulling it and similarly, the opening at the bottom of the hook can be made narrower to ensure it stays where you want it to! The hinge on the door is quite robust, the only bit I think could give you problems if you used it a lot is the latch on the door. It is easy to use, just lift it out its stay. But, when you want to close it again it needs a little shimmying to get it in line; I think over time time this would result in it coming loose as it doesn't sit completely flush against the main body when it's closed. This doesn't bother me though as I don't actually use this with a tealight, I use it for decoration only! It's lovely, it doesn't obscure the view out the window and it's not obtrusive in the room at all.
They can be used outside or inside. I think they would look stunning dotted around hanging from trees or the like if you were having a garden party/BBQ this summer. Pop some citronella tealights in them and hopefully you won't get inundated with bugs!
I paid £3.49 for mine which I though was very reasonable. I saw them hanging on their display and fell so in love with them, but I was expecting a bigger price tag. The place I got them from is beautiful but can be very pricey on their home decor/gifty things. When I saw £3.49 I almost bought the green one as well (wish I did, my hall is the exact shade of green!) I have always loved hanging things and these match the style of my room perfectly. Saying that I think they could blend in quite well with a lot of decor styles. For the price I paid, I got great value in my opinion. These are strong, gorgeous and as mentioned this style of thing is often more then £3.49 in my experience. Definitely recommend if this is your style and you have somewhere fabulous to hang it!
Summary: A lovely bit of metal!
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