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Keep It Weird: Eternal Flame

Sep 16, 2011

by Michelle Traub handmade and vintage goods

How do you prefer to woo? With love letter graffiti? Or maybe that R&B mix-tape from the ’90s? Once you’ve lured the subject of your desire into the bedroom, be wary of finish-line pitfalls, namely fluorescence. No one wants to bathe in the harsh overhead light. Spark a gentle candle or two, and Keep It Weird will be all yours.


Tentacle Candlestick Holders




Wishing Spirit Wall Sconce

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  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Love these finds! Great for getting in the mood for Halloween!!!

  • PolClary

    PolClary said 6 years ago

    The baby-hand-candle made me go 'eeee', half in amusement and horror.

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 6 years ago

    I love that skull candle holder and I really can't get enough tentacle action just in general, so those are also great. Love the weird stuff, keep it comin'! :)

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    Cosmic Taco ...sweeeeet.

  • UrbArchaeology

    UrbArchaeology said 6 years ago

    The tentacle candle holders are strangely elegant. Thanks for more great finds!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 6 years ago

    Very interesting stuff Love the Peace candle !!

  • gabrielefelt

    gabrielefelt said 6 years ago

    OMG the fingers are supercreepy! ;D

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 6 years ago

    Wow, definitely weird !

  • shannondzikas

    shannondzikas said 6 years ago

    The tentacle candle holders are amAzing! I want them and the taco too. They don't sell these candles at any mall I've ever been to and that's a good thing.

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection said 6 years ago

    Love the "taco" Cute Cute!

  • RecycleRestyle

    RecycleRestyle said 6 years ago

    Weird and Wonderful articles are my absolute FAVE!

  • AliKan

    AliKan said 6 years ago

    Love the finger candles! So realistic!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 6 years ago

    awwwe @ cute poo candle

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry said 6 years ago

    Interesting article, Thanks

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    I just might have to start a band and call it Cosmic Taco.

  • cupcakegangster

    cupcakegangster said 6 years ago

    peace sign candle is kinda freaking me out in a good way! lol crazy creative finds!

  • Mistresswolff

    Mistresswolff said 6 years ago

    Those tentacles are killer! And that "poo candle" is actually kinda cute.

  • MinceCo

    MinceCo said 6 years ago

    weird is the new clever, nice work people :)

  • AlphaSoupPhotography

    AlphaSoupPhotography said 6 years ago

    love the tentecles!

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 6 years ago

    Yes, it is all still "keeping it weird" - the poo candle, how funny (and yucky) at the same time! Since I make hanging plant macrame's, I love that steel bead crystal voti! Wow!

  • everythingok

    everythingok said 6 years ago

    Oh my sweet gosh, those tentacles are LUSH. And that skull. My inner Sherlock fan would really like to keep that on my mantle, hee.

  • SkateBetty

    SkateBetty said 6 years ago

    Keep it coming -Keep it weird. This stuff is awesome!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 6 years ago

    once again ~ beautifully strange. Love love the personality in taosgargirl's wishing spirit wall sconce.

  • OhEdith

    OhEdith said 6 years ago

    Great Keeper of the flame gargoyle! I love this! Yes keep it weird. Perfect choice!

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 6 years ago

    Weird, I like it!

  • FauxFurPetBakery

    FauxFurPetBakery said 6 years ago

    Weird Thought: Set the mood with a 90's Mix Tape and a Poo Candle. Oh the possibilities! What a night. LOL!!! I don't know where that came from. Interesting items spur interesting thoughts I guess.

  • mylenefoster

    mylenefoster said 6 years ago

    Here it comes! The weird series, fun!

  • Officeboy01

    Officeboy01 said 6 years ago

    Odd lot. I wonder how the poo candle smells when lit? Perhaps chocolate? It has been a long day. I am looking forward to some fun this weekend.

  • Armalique

    Armalique said 6 years ago

    that hand candle definitely freaked me out!

  • blessedvintage

    blessedvintage said 6 years ago

    can't decide which I like best cosmic taco or poo candle blessing all

  • SchneiderGallery

    SchneiderGallery said 6 years ago

    fantastic objects, love them all! I wonder - is this poo candle scented? :)

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 6 years ago

    Oh, that finger candle lured me in.... you post some fun articles!! ...and as always Great finds! :>)

  • sparrowgrey

    sparrowgrey said 6 years ago

    Very cool. Those finger candles are creepy!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 6 years ago


  • byjodi

    byjodi said 6 years ago

    This is awesome Michelle! Those fingers would have been perfect for my two year olds birthday party tomorrow. Boo! Maybe we can postpone it ;). Great fun! Thank you!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 6 years ago

    The fingers were spooky! lol!

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 6 years ago

    Weird as usual. The fingers candle is pretty cool.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Very eerie and certainly weird!

  • Lifemintsweet

    Lifemintsweet said 6 years ago

    A little Chucky hand with an eternal flame!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 6 years ago

    i love candles. it's great to see so many unique ones!

  • stepbackink

    stepbackink said 6 years ago

    Those candles can never be burnt ..just enjoyed

  • afternoonowldesigns

    afternoonowldesigns said 6 years ago

    "nothing sets the mood like gargoyles and poo" -haha! neat candles!

  • AliceCloset

    AliceCloset said 6 years ago

    I love candles and candle holders!!! Fantastic!!! ^__^

  • farbklecks

    farbklecks said 6 years ago

    The poo candle is amazing. I wonder what my husband would do if I bought it and put it on the ground. Our dog has the size that....oh well... :D

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    I hope the Poo candle is not scented. =[

  • moonula

    moonula said 6 years ago

    I love Keep it Weird! Weird stuff on Etsy always makes my day :)

  • NopalitoVintageMore

    NopalitoVintageMore said 6 years ago

    Creeeeeppppppy! :)

  • FeFeTheGreat

    FeFeTheGreat said 6 years ago

    What a groovy, creepy collection of delightfully weird finds!

  • AMSkrafts

    AMSkrafts said 6 years ago

    Wonderful finds, I especially love the wave candleholder and the tentacles pair. Beautifully designed!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Great finds !

  • saburkitty

    saburkitty said 6 years ago

    Wonderful finds!

  • MaskedRabbitCrafts

    MaskedRabbitCrafts said 6 years ago

    haha very interesting

  • RenatheSchneider

    RenatheSchneider said 6 years ago

    Interesting finds :D

  • kmwatkins

    kmwatkins said 6 years ago

    Fantastically weird!!

  • jungledread

    jungledread said 6 years ago

    and if you broke up with them, you could simply burn the index.... Give that ex the finger!

  • crazybutcute

    crazybutcute said 6 years ago

    the tentacle candle holders are the perfect gift for any occasion!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    ooooooo i really like those tentacles

  • n3do

    n3do said 6 years ago

    Those decorative candles are fine to have and see, but they usually dont do well when burning and melting is often uneven and if not property burnt on a flame proof base, could start a fire. I now only use candles that are glass covered / glass shield/ and metal candle holders with drip catchers wide enough to hold a lot of wax. Otherwise they can flow over and start a fire if the wick floats off. Only contained candles for us ! No open flames.

  • 2vcreative

    2vcreative said 6 years ago

    I love the Gargoyle, so adorable.

  • thebabyloveboutique

    thebabyloveboutique said 6 years ago

    the poo candle made me laugh! also liked the baby hand candle... little creepy though!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Wow I love those tentacle candles, will look like something from Pirates of the Caribbean with all the wax dripping down!

  • Zalavintage

    Zalavintage said 6 years ago

    With the bright lights of NYC, rather than read a book, the gargoyles that can be seen on a historic building across the street from her bedroom window provided hours of bedtime stories for my daughter. There is something magical about these creatures!

  • artsymabel

    artsymabel said 6 years ago

    I love the candlestick holders featured! Those are too much fun!

  • danielfranklin

    danielfranklin said 6 years ago

    Very interesting art- touch of wild romance there.

  • TheNikiProject

    TheNikiProject said 6 years ago

    Ha! The poo candle comes with portable grass turf! Brilliant!

  • knottyandnyce

    knottyandnyce said 6 years ago

    Still lmao about the poo candle...

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