You Could Win These Beeswax Candles!

November 16, 2012 | By | Comments (120)
Beeswax Candles

Photo: Ralph Anderson

Everyone and everything looks best in candlelight. And, candles add a special touch to holiday dining. Subtle flecks of glitter add extra sparkle to these hand-rolled beeswax candles from Vicksburg, Mississippi candlemaker, La Petite Abeille which we featured in November’s Southern Made.

We are giving away two pairs of La Petite Abeille’s Glint candlesticks. In the sections below, tell us what famous Southerner in history (past or present) you would like to share a drink with and why? The winning answer wins the candles. The contest begins now and ends November 30. Click here for official rules.

So, who is your famous drinking buddy? 

Other giveaways from the November issue:
Win a Pewter Coffee Service from Tennessee Pewter
Win an Artisan Board from Vintage at Heart
Win a Serving Bowl from Louisville Stoneware
Win Hand-Painted Table Linens from Oxford & Company
Win a Custom Carving Set from Blackwell Knives
Win a Menu and Place Card Set from Bell’Invito
Win Pewter Candle Sticks from ASL Pewter


  1. Kaye Newman

    I would love to share a glass of wine with Loretta Lynn. I think she is a true beautiful Southern Lady!

    December 20, 2012 at 7:54 am
  2. carol mckenzie

    I would love to sit down with Oprah Winfrey and share a bottle of her favorite wine. Her life story (so far) is an amazing tale of rags to riches. She is one of the most genuine,loving, and giving people on on the face of the earth. I am sure I could learn so much from her about how to live a life thinking of others.

    December 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm
  3. Anna B

    I would love to sit down and share a drink with Mrs. Paula Deen. But what would really be amazing would be to sit down with her on her waterfront Savannah estate on a warm summer evening. As I imagine it, we would both have one of her original fruity concoctions in hand (and something rich and buttery in our other hand, no doubt). She could tell me about how she made it big, starting out with just a sandwich business out of her house years ago. I’d listen to her talk about family and food and how interrelated the two really are, especially in the south. That would be an evening full of hearty laughter, hearty food, and plenty of “y’all”s.

    December 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm
  4. Cherie Morten

    Love to have a cocktail with Morgan Freeman, have some good southern food and listen to some great music at one of his establishments in Mississippi… I think that would be a great afternoon/evening…Cherie

    November 30, 2012 at 4:10 pm
  5. Beverlie Tigert Lee

    Oh, my goodness! Betsy Ross has invited me to tea! Betsy was born in Philadelphia, and, I happen to know she possessed multiple Southern talents….such as sewing! I’m brushing up on my table manners appropriate for a tea with a Southern lady! Crumpets by beeswax candlelight? Oh, I’m sure! A lady of many talents, I just hope she will be receptive of my request of her to tutor me on sewing. I mean, after all, Betsy stitched together the most historic sewn piece in history! Surely she will mentor me on sewing. Even if I have to stitch by candlelight, I’m sure I can learn if Betsy Ross teaches me!

    November 30, 2012 at 12:27 pm
  6. Ginger Stith

    I would love to share a drink with Peyton Manning. He seems to be a true Southern gentleman and I am a big football fan.

    November 29, 2012 at 11:09 pm
  7. Diana Callahan

    that word was to be tough, not touch

    November 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm
  8. Diana Callahan

    I would like to share a nice hot cup of cocoa with Robert E. Lee. I would like to ask how he kept hatred from filling his heart during a terrible war where he had to fight against men he respected and loved. His decision to fight for the South was a difficult one and not one based on hate but a touch choice to fight on the side his home state was on, After the war he encouraged all of his men to go home and promote peace, not hate toward anyone who fought for the North. I think we need more men like him in the world.

    November 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm
  9. Theresa Dellinger

    I’d like to share a hot buttered rum with Blackbeard. Maybe I could get him to tell me where he buried his treasure.

    November 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm
  10. Joanie Hoffman

    Atticus Finch! Oh my goodness, I would love to sit down and have a conversation with this quintessential Southern gentleman. I believe the conversation would skip from one topic to another with never a break. I can imagine listening to his mellow voice and hearing his comments on everything. Can you tell that i have a crush on him? Thank you for the giveaway.

    November 28, 2012 at 3:02 pm
  11. Barbara Minor

    I would love to have a drink with Samuel Clemens “Mark Twain”. I would really enjoy just enjoy listening to him talk. I know he had alot of great stories and I’d just love to hear them !

    November 28, 2012 at 2:39 am
  12. Donna Adams

    I don’t drink, but I would love to sit down with my Father, (gone since 1970), and introduce
    my Husband of 40 years to Him. He was only famous to me, but He never met my husband
    and I’ve always wished they had met.

    November 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm
  13. Frances Robson

    I would love to have a drink wtih Ferrol Sams, author of Run With the Horsemen. Like his books and have read every one of them.

    November 27, 2012 at 8:13 pm
  14. Ruth Phillips

    My daughter and I would have a champagne brunch with Helen Keller, her mother and her teacher. My daughter is deaf and blind and shares many qualities with Helen. We visited her birthplace and farm Ivy Green in Tuscumbia , Alabama this past summer we were so happy to see that it was so well preserved! Our brunch would have sausages that our daughter, Madeline, and Helen loved as a child. We would walk the grounds after and sit on quilts in the garden…Madeline’s vision teacher Nicole would also be in attendance so we could visit!

    November 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm
  15. Diana Shade

    The lady I would like to share a drink with would be Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. I can picture us at her dining table, in Cross Creek, with the blue dishes in the hutch. Her life was so full and she had so many acquaintances and friends. It would be so interesting to meet her Cracker friends and tour her farm. Maybe she would tell stories about her marriage to Norton Baskin and how people referred to him as Mr. Rawlings. What a privilege it would be in the presence of such a literary author.

    November 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm
  16. Holly Willson Norton

    I would love to share a drink with me late Grandmother, Frances Willson Skidmore. Yes, she was famous in our family! A native of Kentucky, she married and moved to just outside NYC. She lived there for over 60 years and showed the local area just what fabulous southern cooking really tasted like. I still long for her beaten biscuits with Smithfield ham. Perfect with a cocktail or two! Still searching for the perfect bourbon ball recipe that can replicate hers. I am now moving with my family to North Carolina and feel as though her beautiful spirit is with me and guiding me. My friend joked with me recently about moving to a place where they will truly appreciate all of my antique china and silver that I inherited from my grandmother. I can’t wait!

    November 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm
  17. Chris Fox

    I would have loved to have shared a drink with Lady Bird Johnson! She was from East Texas and had the vision to spread wild flowers across this great state especially the Blue Bonnet our state flower.

    November 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm
  18. Marsha Popejoy

    I would love to sip cocktails with Dolly Pardon. She is a wonderfully creative and kind person and obviously intelligent. I would love to hear stories about her life.

    November 27, 2012 at 11:56 am
  19. Christine Davis

    I would love to have a drink or two with Eudora Welty. Her crafting of words enables me to see her images in such rich detail that I can smell the moisture in the air.

    November 27, 2012 at 10:14 am
  20. Kitty Pevey

    I would love to share a drink with Margaret Mitchell and listen to her tell about what inspired her to write Gone With the Wind.

    November 27, 2012 at 10:02 am

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