“ Brand: Yankee Candle / Type: Candle Plate „
I got this plate/try as part of a set, my mother bought me a Medium yankee candle, the shade and the tray as a Christmas present. At first glance the shade and tray both looked horrid to me and I was tempted not to put this on display in my room at all, but after a while the tray and the shade began to grow on me. This plate is roughly the size of a normal small plate you would of Toast or things like that but of course don't use this for food because that's not that it's for. Most of the plate has a smooth surface but to me this feels very cringy touching it I'm not sure why because this is really smooth, it feels like it is made of a clay or porcelain material but I am unsure. The colours on this seem less vibrant than on the picture's I've seen of this, you have a purple middle which fades out to green and then 3D flowers and butterflies.
When putting your set together you may of guessed this goes underneath your candle with the shade on top of the candle. The plate is there to protect your furniture that you candle is sitting on so it won't heat up the side and perhaps warp it. It is also there to stop any scratching that may appear from moving the candle around. This set is supposed to be a feature in a room and it should be the first thing you look at, I think this is true if the colours were actually as vibrant as the pictures, the colours themselves are very pale and in a bedroom filled with things it isn't that noticeable. I have mine on my windowsill just because altogether it's in the way really. The plate has the same design as the shade and that's flowers and butterflies that are raised to create a 3D effect, this does work well however the design is only noticeable if you are actually handling the plate so it is a little pointless in my eyes.
The plate is lightweight but heavier than an average household plate. It is light enough to put on any surface and it not have any damaging effects. I've noticed that if you have your candle on for a while and you pick the full set up it can be a little hot so you have to be careful where you hold it. Overall this does make for a lovely present and I think If I was more of a girlie irl I would appreciate this more than I do. I also don't think that putting this in a bedroom is the best idea because you can hardly notice it in my room, the plates decorative features are pretty yet unnecessary. Looking at the price now it's £6 roughly. This along with a candle and the matching shade does make a brilliant present.