Hurricane Vase: Must Have Fall Accessory

Lois Butler - Saturday, September 27, 2014
Chances are you might already have this accessory for its ease to fit into just about any setting. But if not, a simple way to bring this fall’s design trends into your home is with hurricane vases – big, small and in between.

Hurricanes are candle holders with a glass surround designed to protect the flame from breezes. They add height to a centrepiece or vignette and the glass provides a shiny textural element.  Add a candle and you have a comforting warm glow. 

But above all, hurricane lamps are versatile.  Fill them with pebbles, shells, sand, nuts, leaves, pinecones, cranberries or whatever reflects your decor.  A candle, whether flameless or traditional, is the finishing touch. 

There are wonderful shapes, sizes, and styles.

Here are a few styles beyond the footed design.


This look is created with two hurricane chimneys, beautiful pillar candles, nuts, leaves and twine. It's a great neutral look for fall. 


Cylinder and square shapes can be added to the mix and repetition makes more of a statement.



Create symmetry by placing tall prominent hurricanes in a field of white pumpkins, gourds, and pillar candles.  Complete the look with a burlap, linen, or faux fur runner and neutral serviettes tied with twine.

Use one large hurricane and it automatically becomes  a focal point.  You don't have to limit yourself to candles, whatever you place in a large hurricane will become the centre of attention.


Enjoy the change of seasons as you create an ever changing vignette with the elegant hurricane lamp.