Candles always set the mood, whether at dinner while you enjoy a home-cooked meal, or as you settle back with a nice glass of wine. That dreamy mood lifts right away, though, when you realize the wax drippings of the candle have hardened onto your silver candlesticks and are refusing to come off.
Don't change moods too fast -- wax drippings can be cleaned off silver candlesticks without damage to their finish if you first put them in the freezer. Once the wax freezes, it can be easily peeled away. For any stubborn wax remnants, cover your fingernail or a wooden craft stick with a soft cloth and use it to gently scrape the bits away.