It’s the most magical time of the year and I’ve eating up every single minute of it! From the twinkling lights and fresh greenery to time with loved ones, it’s all so neat and dear to my heart.
This year I wanted to stray away from over the top decor and seasonal clutter in general. My heart longed for simple and timeless. I knew this was the year that I finally got a certain project done that has been on my list for over three years! Don’t you just hate when that happens? Anyways, this was the year and I’m so glad I found the perfect spot for these pretty little vintage baking pan sconces! Today marks the second month of the Cozy Home series started by my dear friend, Jennifer from Town and Country Living. I thought this would be a fun how-to to share for the series since vintage baking pans and the glow of candles screams cozy home!
If you visit my blog often then you know my admiration of Martha Stewart and her vision. I have a shelf full of her books. Some of my favorite ones are from the 80’s and 90’s. In one book in particular there is a photo of a dining room wall and just above the buffet is this collection of old baking pans with candles. It was love at first site! I knew that one day I wanted wall of my own just like it.
So with that early 90’s design book as my inspiration here’s what I came up with for my foyer this year.
I’ve collected several old baking pans over the years but these are the three I decided to use. I may add more over the next week, we’ll see!
Just add some 3M Velcro stripes to the back of the pans and to the wall. These particular stripes can hold up to 16 lbs. a piece, which is plenty for small pans.
You can find candle clips here but these came from an elderly lady from Germany who had them for decades. I’m so glad to be able to give them a second life in my foyer and on my family room tree. Just add a small candle and clip to the bottom of the pan!
They’re just the loveliest little lights I ever did see! They put off the warmest glow that’s just stunning paired with the metallic pan.
They remind me of Christmas’ gone by. I think I just might keep them out year round. They would look right at home in several spots in my home. For now they dress the foyer beautifully!
Please note, these pans do get very warm if the candles are left burning for long periods of time. Use caution and to be on the safe side only light when you’re in the room. Battery powdered candles would be a great alternative!
Have you visited some friends of mine yet? If not hop on over to the blogs below. They’re all so inspiring and have some gorgeous holiday ideas for ya!
Thanks for stopping by and have a very Merry Christmas!
Bless’er House | Duke Manor Farm | Finding Silver Pennies | Flat Creek Farmhouse | Making It in the Mountains
Sincerely Marie Designs | Thoughts from Alice | Town and Country Living | Vinyet Etc. | AKA Design
Our Timeless Christmas Foyer & Family Room
Oh my gosh! What a beautiful idea!!! They look SO pretty reflecting that gorgeous glow!
Thank you, Kristi! They do have the prettiest little glow. 🙂
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
Omigosh Amanda! When I saw the preview pic for this I thought it would be a more involved project. I’m so happy it’s simple because I really want to make these. I’m also a Martha fan and have a couple of her books from the early days. I love her simple and classic style. She’s been a huge inspiration over the years. I love your staircase and the sconces. And so cool that you have vintage candle clips from your German friend.
They were so incredibly easy to make! You should def. make some. They give off the warmest glow. Martha is still my favorite home guru. I’ve always loved her timeless style.
Laurie @ VinYet Etc. says
To say I LOVE these would be a MASSIVE understatement! Oh my goodness, they are perfection and I have to make some! What a brilliant idea, thank you so much for sharing! xo
Aww thank you so much, Laurie! That means the world to me that you love them. You should make some for sure. You’ll love them! 🙂
how fun and creative to turn these pans into sconces…and they look so pretty hanging on your wall.
Thank you so much, Laura!
Shannon | AKA Design says
What a beautiful project! Love those!
Thank you, Shannon! They were a lot of fun to make. 🙂
Cindy in Oklahoma says
Best idea this year! Beautiful.
Aww thank you so much, Cindy! You’ve made my week! 🙂
That looks gorgeous! I love this idea, Amanda. The vintage baking pans I have are made of cast iron. I will watch out for some lighter ones now.
These are so very beautiful! I love the soft glow of the candles and I love that you’ve given those vintage candle holders a second life. They look stunning in your stairway. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas! xx