Antique wood candlesticks like these you can find at flea markets everywhere. They come in all sorts of sizes and shapes. Onesies are good; pairs are even better. Grouped together, they’re such a beautiful and easy way of bringing warmth to a table setting or fireplace mantel.


Larger ones are often turned into candlestick lamps that are perfect for, say, a console table in a library or beside lamps in a guest room. And for Thanksgiving, I imagine a long farm table with a burnt orange linen runner, copper pots in varying sizes filled with dahlias, nuts or fall fruits and a big, beautiful collection of turned wood candlesticks going down the center, white wax dripping, as guests take their seats.