This interesting candle stand was an impulse buy. I fell in love with it and visions of a pretty candle lit corner got the better of me. It’s been four years now, I have only used it once or maybe twice. My father has termed it the white elephant of our home, a pretty one at that and he never misses out on a chance to narrate the story that goes with it for his own amusement. As for me, I think it serves more than one purpose, which in my head I use to rationalise the money I spent on it — an object of art/affection, a white (or brown) elephant in the home that is amusing for people and finally, a candle stand that lights up the place at special (read, rare) occasions!