This has always been one of my favorite Partylite pieces; it really is beautiful! The sandcastle stands 9" tall x 5 1/2" wide at the base. T are real seashells on all sides of the sandcastle that have been painted with a smooth white opalescent color and they seem to give off soft hues of pastels as the light hits them from different angles. T is an open "doorway" in the front and tiny little "windows" throughout the castle that seem to capture everyone who looks at them, as the light from the candle inside flickers back and forth. It is made for a tealight candle, which slips easily into the back through a square opening that measures 2 1/2 " across. It has been my experience that the tealights burn for about 3-4 hrs. As always, items of this nature should be kept away from children and pets, especially ones as intriguing as this one is. What a wonderful Christmas gift this sandcastle would make for someone very special!As a new Seller, I am eager to make a sale and to satisfy all my customers. I would appreciate the opportunity to make you one of them. Thank you!