At dinner each night we have taper candles on the table and eat by candle light. It certainly sets the mood and with kids in high school, we need a mood! Their fast paced, on-the-go lives need a sense of peace and tranquility too. I still like to eat together as a family. Some nights our dinners are very late to accommodate all our schedules; some nights we just can't pull it together.
The current candles on my table ooze romance. A wine bottle and a glass! They were hand made by a friend and former neighbor's husband. I hadn't realized his hobby was really his business! The Austrian Atelier. How cool! In college I spent a few years working at a local candle shop and truly appreciate a good quality candle. These are better than great! They are made with palm wax. They burn cleaner and are made from a renewable resource! Even their flame is beautiful.