Caution, Candles and Colored Lights!
No the candle wasn’t lit.
And I’ve used these colored lights in this wicker basket for years now.
(an old photo of it lit up at night)
But when I brought it to Florida a couple of weeks ago, I put a Fall scented votive candle inside to make it smell even nicer.
(this is with the lights AND candle pulled out)
The colored lights got hot and MELTED the candle.
And this is what the carpet looked like under the basket.
What a mess. But the good news?
It could have been a WHOLE LOT worse! I have silk leaves inside the basket, too and the candles could have ignited the whole thing!
Hubby didn’t like the strong scent of the candle so I reached inside to take it out and that’s when I discovered, a light bulb was on top of the candle and it was a melting mess!
We’ve worked on cleaning the carpet and it looks a lot better now! The pumpkin is in the kitchen now and I’m not sure WHERE the lights are! lol
WHEW! And that’s the cautionary tale I wanted to share! The 3 C’s!