gorgeous helen, gorgeous candlelight

posted by the scholar on July 2nd, 2008
filed under: home accessories, paper

(ed. note: please bear with me and this goofy internet connection in michigan through the holiday and this weekend — when i’m inspired i can’t get online, and then i can’t write the way i normally do because i have trouble uploading photos. it is rather irritating and the posts are coming haphazardly, but at least it’s pretty up here. :))

i just found out that we are going to host a bbq for 70 people from my husband’s work sometime this summer, and i want these supercool gorgeous helen paper shades by the german design collective dekoop for the party really badly. they are simple little pieces of vellum paper that have little printed designs on them. take a wine glass, drop a tealight into it, put the shade on and poof! instant shadowy ambiance.

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other excellent applications: setting the mood for the nerve-wracking i’m-cooking-for-my-boyfriend-or-girlfriend-for-the-very-first-time dates, as well as making small spaces a ittle more festive. and if i were a shop owner i’d find a dark corner in my store and light these babies up everyday. it’s probably pretty hard to imagine how lovely they are if they come flat packed and under cellophane.

available in sets of 3 at charles and marie and pedlars.


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5 Responses to “gorgeous helen, gorgeous candlelight”

  1. sosser Says:

    those are brilliant! they would look awesome at your bbq!

  2. the scholar Says:

    aha! i think so too — aren’t they fun?

  3. AshleyL. Says:

    i love that top photo! its very pretty! 🙂

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi ashley,

    i need to see these in action because of that photo — i totally agree!

    thanks for stopping by!

  5. amanda Says:

    Pedlars does not seem to have these anymore and I can’t pay $59 for shipping from Charles & Marie. Is there anywhere else that you know of to purchase these?

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