This particular set of votive candles were on Bossy’s friend Martha‘s table during New Year’s Eve — and Bossy certainly hopes those of you with an apostrophe fetish have been well served by that sentence.
Bossy and her friend Martha have become quite the votive connoisseurs. The first rule is they can’t be stinky. The second rule is they have to be white. OK, Bossy just made up that last rule, but white votives seem to be the only candles that are odorless, while the others are all reminiscent of the pies we should be baking.
Bossy and her friend Martha typically buy their votive candles at Ikea, but boy does Bossy have a Geraldo Rivera exposé to share about this.
You see, for precisely forever and ever, Ikea made their candles like this:
They cost just pennies a piece and were sold in enormous bags and once lit, would last until the neighborhood burned down, or even longer.
And then one day Bossy went to Ikea and the votive candles were all different:
The candles featured an almost imperceptible divot that surrounded the wax and abutted the metal holder and has this much effort ever been put to writing about a votive candle?
Anyway, this almost imperceptible divot interfered with the burning technology and resulted in candles that were spent before you could say, “Surely there’s a blog post you could be reading more entertaining than this?”
Well. The last time Bossy and her friend Martha went to Ikea, they noticed that the original votives are back, and they are divot-less. Definitely divot-less.
Bossy bought a bag and tried them out over the holidays and was not disappointed. In fact, Bossy is determined to drive back to the store and purchase $200 worth of these Glimmas — not be confused with Ektorp, which is a sofa, or Laxvik, which are shelves.
Who loves speaking Swedish more than Bossy?