Candelabrum are ornamental branched candlesticks or lamps with several lights. There shapes and colors vary as much as the materials they are made from.
The particular one I am showing you is made of wrought iron, to fit a shabby elegance décor style. It was seen used as part of a family tree in a hallway which led from the foyer towards the bedrooms. It encompassed the entire wall. The photographs of the family members were selectively placed around the candelabra, and leaves and branches were painted between the photographs and behind the candelabra. This particular taper candle holder was selected because of the number of tapers it would hold, as well as the original shape of the candelabra, which fit nicely into the center of the painted tree’s foliage. The candelabra holds 8 taper candles, the family has 6 children. They took this idea a full step further than most people I have seen do this. They purchased candles in the colors of the birthstones for each member, and placed the candles in the order of the pictures. For example, the emerald green candle was placed in the same location on the candelabra as the photo location for the son born in May. Since they are a real family, and prefer to keep their anonymity, I am going to do my best to show you the layout they used. Hopefully you will be able to picture the finished product from the diagram below.