Last night I stumbled upon this unique candle. Since you all know I love a history behind home accents, or anything for that matter--you'll know this is right up my alley.
It's called a Courting Candle and now I want one.
Orvis says they date back to the 1600s, and were used by protective parents to regulate the time a suitor spent with a young daughter. How would they do so, you ask? Well, the flame extinguishes itself when it reaches the clip on the vintage-design stand.
The candle lasts 70 hours and is made from pure beeswax. So if you have a 16-year old girl or need to limit your late night time with a boyfriend, this is the candle for you (wink wink).
(Check out other versions here.)