Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Candles for the Season

I love them and use them in many ways around our home.
Candles are always part of my dinner table decor, especially during the holidays.
My old standard for years and years was to use only white tapers.
 Back when I had my shop, there was that funny time that I painted candles
 with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a color I mixed up to get a vibrant pink.
(Note that you shouldn't burn them as they will smoke, so this is just decorative.)
Those pink candles are a far cry from traditional white tapers.
  So you can see that I have loosened up my  rigid thinking of what is supposed to 
be correct.  My recent fondness for striped candles that feel modern and add 
a touch of color to my table are on this year's holiday dining table.
  As far as scented candles for a dinner table, I will say that is a no-no.  
Who wants to be eating dinner while smelling vanilla
or gardenia or cinnamon or evergreen or......you get the idea, right?
Of course in other rooms of the house, I do love to use scented candles and 
often light a candle in the kitchen or the living room if I am hanging out.
My living room is my favorite room to do just that, and it appears to be Colby's as well.
We spend hours in here~I am often reading or on the laptop, and he is either 
on the couch or in front of the fireplace on a little quilt with his chew toys.
Right behind Colby on the window side table is a neat little candle warmer that scents
the room, without me having to light a  real candle.  Wax melts are added to the warmer and
the scent is released into the air.  You can switch it on or off when you want to scent the room. Or you can do it the traditional way by lighting one of their scented candles in glass jars. 
I had never tried a wax melt and was surprised at how effective it is at scenting a room.
The small ceramic dish warms up wax melts
(which are little chunks of solid scented wax)
 that you add to the ceramic dish on the warmer to really add a 
holiday atmosphere to your room!
I love creating a home that is filled with all the things that make a 
Christmas memorable.  Adding old photos, like this one of my hubs and his big 
brother, bring back childhood memories that make us recall how magical a time  Christmas can be.
The smell of a Christmas tree transports me back to when I was a little girl
waiting for Santa Claus.  They say the sense of smell is the strongest to bring back
old memories.  So what could be better than adding that Christmas tree smell to our homes?
It didn't take long before my room was scented with an evergreen aroma.
Air Wick makes these special scents for the holiday and I am 
pleased to give one of my readers two of the Emerald Woodland
 and Apple Crumble candle scents in the glass jars.
Spiced Apple Crumble is perfect for your kitchen, and the Emerald Woodland
is exactly what I needed in the living room as my tree is a fake one, 
so the woodland scent was ideal.
To win the four candles all you have to do is leave a comment letting me know
 you enjoy candles too.  Or maybe you will share the special ways you
 incorporate candles or wax melts in your home.
Enter by December 7th, and I will have it shipped out right away
 so you will be able to enjoy these scents for your holidays!
Its only four weeks 'til Christmas!
Oh my gosh, lets enjoy the season, shall we?

To check them out and see all the fragrances they have 
you can click on the links below to see more.
You can also find these at Target, Walmart and area vendors.

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Note: This post was sponsored by Air Wicks and I received product for myself and the giveaway and compensation to do this review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. 
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