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Lydia McCauley and Kurt Scherer are owners of STONEHOUSE ARTIFACTS, offering Treasures from Colonial India. Online Here.

Our shop is located in Bellingham, Washington. We welcome you to come and visit our small estate, enjoy the grounds and share a cup of Chai.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Candles in December

Having a fire or even a small flame is a comfort this time of year. December's long nights call for candles. Candles at 4:00 in the afternoon, candles on the dinner table. Candles for ritual.

The photo of three candles was taken in Bagan, Burma in one of the thousands of temples there. Just below is a river of flame that is lit each night at the Schwedegon Pagoda in Rangoon.

The candelabra on the table is at our friend Herbert's house in Anghiari, Italy. He owns a wonderful farm and accommodates guests. http://www.cadelviva.com/english/cadelviva.html
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