These candles are very pretty to look at but they drip all over the place. If you want to use them for decorating do so! The painted patterns are subtle and interesting. I will not purchase them again, though, because I burn my candles and I'm now having to clean melted wax out of my tablecloth and off the mantle.
Perfect for any occasion - as they say, you can "dress up or down!"
Seriously handsome candles - I plan to order more so I can give as real estate sale closing gifts.