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get the look: ina's glass hurricanes

It's no secret that I love all things Ina Garten and that also happens to include the glass hurricanes that are regularly featured sitting on the counter top in her East Hampton kitchen on her show.  They're so simple, but super chic, just like everything else in her beautiful home; a grouping of them would make a beautiful alternative to flowers for a table centerpiece! I read somewhere once that she found them at Bloom in Sag Harbor but was never been able to find a link for them and since I've already got enough vases, candle holders and hurricanes to start my own rental company, I never pursued it again. 

And then a couple weeks ago while catching up on a few episodes of Cook Like a Pro after the littles had gone to bed, there they were again, sitting pretty on her counter and I was smitten all over again.  A simple online search led me to these beauties.  I'm all about mixing high end finds with budget-friendly pieces, and I absolutely loved these, but at almost $100 for the smallest one, I knew I could rig something similar for much less.

I popped into TJMaxx for some gift wrap the next day and ended up finding two simple cylindrical glass hurricanes that I knew would work just as well!  The larger one is ten inches high and eight inches across in diameter and the smaller one three inches high and three inches in diameter (and were also a whopping $7 and $3, respectively!) I popped a simple, unscented candle inside and LOVED how it turned out!


It's not exactly like Ina's, I know, but I love how it turned out and, even better, I love that I paid a tenth of the price of the real deal!  Happy Hump Day, everyone!

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Reader Comments (2)

Hi Kelly!! Love Ina's glass hurricanes too and have always noticed them on her farmhouse table, surrounded by blooms... While hers would shave off hundreds of dollars from my decorating budget, I have found lovely ones at local Walmart, Target and thrift shops. TBH, the thrift shop finds are usually much nicer because the older glass has patina and thickness that the new glass does not. Love yours and how you stilled them! xo, Eva

March 28, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterEva

Eva - I've seen similar ones for taper candles at Target, but I've never seen them for larger candles, that's amazing!! Just another great example that you don't need to spend a ton of money to make an impact! xo

April 1, 2019 | Registered CommenterKelly Stivers

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