Inspirations

Trend Alert: Short and Stout Beeswax Candles for Long Winter Nights

Stubby beeswax candles have been proliferating of late. Not as formal as tapers, less church-like than pillar candles, they provide a cozy, long-lasting flame as you work, dine, and dance through the dark winter days.

Wholesaler Moorlands Candles, Ted Thompson’s family-run workshop founded in 1981 in Cumbria, England, seems to make the majority of these hand-dipped designs—and to have ignited the trend. Other candlemakers have followed suit. And a number of workshops have come up with a wardrobe of holders for these singular, stumpy candles.

london’s wax atelier makes stubby candles in pink blossom, a blend  9
Above: London’s Wax Atelier makes Stubby Candles in Pink Blossom, a blend of beeswax and rose wax with a subtle scent. Other colors available, including Sage, made from beeswax and green tea; £21 a pair.

hand dipped beeswax candles made in the north of england come in a range of sha 10
Above: Hand-dipped beeswax candles made in the north of England come in a range of shapes and sizes from UK-based Etsy vendor Merchant Venturers. Stumpie candles (far right) have an estimated burn time of 12 hours and are $14.29 a pair.

hand dipped in canada, ausdruck offers stubby candles for $25 a pair cad in a 11
Above: Hand-dipped in Canada, Ausdruck offers Stubby Candles for $25 a pair CAD in a trio of shades: Charcoal, Cotton, and Nude.