Fairy Lights
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Author:  paulrace [ Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Fairy Lights

Over the years several folks have come up with these odd little colored cups and wondered what they were. If the wicks get separated, you really have no clue. You'd pour water and cooking oil in them, and the wick would float on the top. Maybe the idea with the water was that if it got knocked over it would help put out the fire? Like pouring water into a pan of burning grease?


Do you have any of these in your attic?

Author:  mr.coffee [ Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairy Lights

I'm pretty sure my great-grandmother had several of these, but I don't recall there being water in the cups. If memory serves me right, she used them to house smaller candles. They were really pretty. I remember seeing them on her mantle and kitchen windows. :)

Author:  paulrace [ Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairy Lights

Good point, they would have made nice "votive cups" in the off-season.

Author:  maria [ Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairy Lights

Great article with photos https://www.collectorsweekly.com/lamps/fairy

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