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  • n. Plural form of votive.


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  • A look past the barriers reveals a narrow dining room with a long banquette on one side and shimmery green draperies on the other, plus a flotilla of flickering votives atop bare tables because what new restaurants bother with linens anymore?

    Tom Sietsema on the Atlas Room: Two-chef restaurant lives up to name

  • Mr. Smith said interviews will also happen in the area, which features banquettes in bronze, aqua, celadon, pecan and sandalwood hues; paintings by Thomas Hart Benton and Rockwell Kent; Mr. Smith's own art books; energy-efficient TVs; bottles of water; a hibiscus bamboo floor lamp; a sound-absorbing cork floor; battery-operated votives no lit candles allowed! and, just to make even Nicole Kidman feel at home, a calming bowl of lemons.

    Oscar Greenroom: Aqua, Pecan, Lemons

  • It was the worst mass murder in Juárez in years, Cardona says as I gaze at the flickering votives, the bloodstains and bullet holes framing the picture of Christ.

    The Fall of Mexico

  • She walked down the wedding aisle of their local discount store and picked up everything they thought they should have: the candle votives trimmed with pearls, the fake petals and flowers, the paper napkins, the lacy accessories, and so on.

    My Fair Wedding

  • Centerpieces consisted of clusters of pale pink roses, votives, and tapered candles topped with black-and-white graphic-print mini lampshades; the table overlay had a similar black-and-white design.

    My Fair Wedding

  • On the larger, rectangular tables I used Lucite stands to place white pillar candles, votives, and bouquets of white roses, gerbera daisies, calla lilies, orchids, and beach grasses at varying heights for maximum visual impact.

    My Fair Wedding

  • The sweet scent of votives mixes with the acrid smell of Billy Bruckner's cigarette smoke.

    Nancy Ruhling: Astoria Characters: The Good Guy

  • I paused near a basket of white votives and looked around.


  • At Crate and Barrel, we grabbed the garlands for our fireplaces and some white ceramic votives.

    Interior Designers Deck the Halls From Afar

  • And natch always include votives and hurricane lamps for extra lighting.

    Jill Brooke: Outdoor Entertaining with Style: Go Out on a Limb (That's Where the Fruit Is)


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