Update: I spun the random.org number generator — congrats to commenter Michelle, winner of these candes. These beeswax candles — handmade using molds created from vintage pressed glass bar ware, glasses and bottles — are just beautiful. The creative brainchild of Deva Mirel of Fresh Pastry Stand, these decorative candles elevate your standard pillar to a whole new level of happy. We love love love using vintage treasures in new ways! And the best part? You could win the set shown above — Deva has provided a set for a giveaway. Read on for more about these artisanal candles — and to learn how to enter the contest.
When Deva contacted Pam and me about featuring her candles on Retro Renovation, we were blown away by their vintage charm. Moreover, Deva told us that we were the first blog she pitched to show her new creations — because she is a reader. That’s always nice to hear!
What a great way to use midcentury glasses, bar ware and bottles. We asked Deva for more information on how she got started making these lovely candles:
Deva debuted her beeswax candle line recently — after getting funding through backers on Kickstarter — which paid for the candle making supplies and start up costs. Around the first week of August, Deva introduced the line in her Etsy shop and is currently working on making more molds, fulfilling Kickstarter rewards and working on packaging design.
It’s tough to choose, but I think this pillar candle is my favorite of the bunch — probably because I’m really digging the geometric design and tiki vibe. It would look great and create some funky mood lighting in my tiki room!
Pam says she is partial to the beeswax candles cast from molds made from vintage jars and bottles. These also would make for a memorable centerpiece for dinner parties, special events or family gatherings.
Thank you, Deva, for making Retro Renovation the first blog you pitched with your story… for permission to feature all these beautiful photos… and for providing the giveaway!
Wanna win the set above?
Enter by Thursday night
How to enter:
- Leave a Comment about why you like these candles and want to win.
- You must be in the U.S., so sorry, blame the hassle of trying to deal with customs.
- Contest closes at 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Sept. 6; Pam will choose a winner by random.org random number generator on Friday morning and email the winner. If she lands on Deva’s name, she will go on down. Winner must respond within one week. If they do not, she will choose another winner. Rinse. Repeat.
- Pam will post the name of the winner at the top of this post as soon as they confirm.
Update: Contest entries closed. Selection of winner, described above, in progress!