My mantle has a large window behind it.
The temperature in Central NY has not been above 35' all week.
I bought new candles at Marshalls and put them on the mantle.
This is what I came home to after ONLY two days of sunshine:
Another lesson learned: Do not buy candles at Marshalls and do not put candles on the mantle.
UPDATE, after reading comments: Never even thought to melt these and make new candles.
Another lesson learned: BLOG and read comments before throwing anything away!