So here's the basic idea:
A candle holder/pub sign that recreates (or transports) the person who lights a candle placed in it to a pub in Victorian England, with 6 spirits. 5 based off the characters depicted on the sign, and a bartender who actually interacts with the subject, knows their favorite drink(s) and retains memory of previous interactions. The 5 pub regulars do not retain memory, but will interact when prompted. Mostly they talk about famous criminals of the era.
The bartender serves time-period appropriate drinks, which will get the subjects drunk while the candle stays lit, but once it burns out, the anomaly ends, as does the drunkenness. A minor hangover is the only side effect, no matter how much (or what) is imbibed.
Different colored candles may have different effects on the decor and/or even the spirits (haven't decided yet)
Partly inspired by SCP-1045, and the one about summoning a demon(?) that writes stories.
I don't have a good picture of the object, but hope to soon.
Think this could be shaped into a workable idea? I am aiming for Mysterious with perhaps a side of Scary.