I'm not sure where it came from because I certainly did not see it during my earlier trip through the store. I definitely would have remembered something like this! I grabbed the candle holder before anyone else could be surprised by its sudden appearance, then promptly started debating whether or not I should buy it. Several ideas danced through my mind as I looked at this beauty so I decided to bite the big $3.50 bullet and bring it home with me. I'm so glad I didn't leave this gem sitting on the shelf; I think I'm going to have a wonderful time with it!