These tiny candles have become quite popular in restaurants, as they add a bit of style to a table without producing too bright of a light. As a standard form, these candles are nearly always 1.5 inch in diameter, smaller than the average adult pinky. While they come in a variety of colors and scents, tea lights are usually placed in food warmers or votive holders; their name actually comes from their traditional use in teapot warmers. As restaurants have learned, they also can be great additions to centerpieces.
Design Tip: Add a few fall florals next to your tea lights to create a cozy fall vibe in minutes.