Holy Seventies Flashback, Batman!
I just received the new spring catalog from Pier 1. It's full of all kinds of fun, affordable, colorful accents for your home, and these. . .
Who would have thought something as wonderfully weird as ice candles would make a comeback. But shag carpeting did, didn't it? And "avocado" re-packaged as "wasabi". And bold, graphic wallpaper. Do any of you other 70's kids remember making these candles in your kitchen? Using an empty milk carton as the form? With your mom standing nervously by so you didn't burn said kitchen to the ground? (or send yourself to the emergency room)
I cannot have these in my house. Certain home trends are like fashion—if you wore it (or, in this case, decorated with it) the first time around, it's probably best that you avoid it now. You won't see me sporting a pair of Candie's wedges or hanging macrame art on my walls no matter how much I loved them in my youth. But if, against my good advice, you are so inclined, or you are young enough that this idea is "new to you", toddle on over to
Pier 1 and pick up a few of these candles. Better yet, get the whole groovy experience and make your own. I found a great tutorial here.
Pier 1 calls these "coral candles" and lists their fragrances as "first rain" and "oceans".
But don't let them fool you.
They're ice candles. And they should smell
like patchouli and sandalwood.