I decided to set them aside and ponder what I could use these things for. Now that we are into warmer weather, I see that we can re-purpose these for use in the garden if we just use a little creativity.
I already had three old iron candle holder bases designed to stick into the ground for outdoor candles. The glass inserts fell victim to ice years ago. But the iron holders are still going strong. I happened to have three identical bells from one fan. I set these in the iron bases upside down. But, these bells are open at both ends. I cannot set a candle in them. It would fall right through. So, instead of a candle I bought the cheapest solar powered walkway lights I could find. I set the top of the light inside the bell. The light is too large to fall through. This creates a nice custom solar walkway light.
This project was a little more difficult. I wanted to be able to use this table top display for citronella tealights. But, once again, these bells are open at both ends. The tealight candle will just fall out the bottom. But then I remembered I had some craft wire. I made a simple cross under the narrow end of the bell with two pieces of wire and the tealight sits in the bottom on the wire.