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I'm recently smitten by candlesticks as it is the perfect season to flaunt them. With all the feasting during these consecutive holiday weekends, the dinner party hosts are tempted to elaborately dress up the formal dining.

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Eclectic Silver-Plated Candlesticks
Apart from the chandelier and pendants that are always at the center stage of illumination, Candlesticks are the eye candy of the season.

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Robert Welch Molton Candlestick
These Addison candleholders below from Pottery Barn are inspired by the 19th century bobeche. A handcrafted mix of solid and handblown glass that are available in various sizes with trays for decorative accents.
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Huge array of stems and designs that would suit your tablescape theme.

Arden Candlesticks from Crate and BarrelImage via: Crate and Barrel

Ingrid Candleholder from Crate and BarrelImage via: Crate and Barrel

Top tip: 'Your candles will burn for longer if you keep them in the fridge before lighting them,' recommended by Lizzie O’Prey, author of Create Your Dream House and Garden.

Overhead lighting is very un- flattering during dinner parties as they are too bright and they cast shadows. Dimmer switch will definitely make it better. Switch on lamps instead and keep the lighting low. Scatter tea light candles everywhere to create the glamourous mood. Unscented candles work best at the table. Always remember, everyone looks stunning under soft golden light.
2 Days left for 2010. Let's make them memorable.

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