They add elegance to the atmosphere.
Some have lovely scents.
They perk up a side table or old-fashioned buffet, like the one shown below:
They come in all sizes, styles and colors.
I have picked them up for pennies at yard sales and in thrift shops, stashed them in a spare cupboard and then used them all through the year.
On Martin Luther King Day, a very dear Polish aunt who I rarely see, came to visit with my sweet cousin.
Phone calls to my sisters, daughter and family, and a couple of other cousins were quickly made and everyone went along with the spontaneity of the day.
It was a wonderful reunion!
What a blessing it is to be part of a big, lively family who can come together at a moment's notice.
Thank goodness it was a happy occasion. We have also gathered in times of worry and sorrow. We support each other in all circumstances. What a gift!
There had to be kielbasa, for this was a Polish luncheon, as well as "kapusta" (cabbage, potatoes, and sauerkraut), and, of course, golumpki (not photographed because they got eaten up so fast! ha)
Adding to the gala lunch were, you guessed it, lots and lots of candles!