Saturday, November 13, 2010

November Candle of the Month

I have a tradition that I didn't even notice was a tradition until just this week. Some people treat themselves to one nice flower arrangement every month, others get a massage, I treat myself (and our house) to 1 nice candle every month. Like clock work I start a new candle at the beginning of the month and light it every evening for about 5 hours, letting the house soak up the beautiful scents. And so is born our new monthly Candle of the Month post!
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You might remember last months candle, Wish by Lollia, which I was thrilled to find unopened at a thrift store for $1.99. I have no problem spending a few bucks on something that I enjoy every night for a whole month but it was an awesome treat to pick one up for that!
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They retail for $32 and after more than a month of use (they average 56 hours of burn time) that little candle made all 2,200 square feet of our house smell divine, whether it was burning or not.
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This months candle is Santiago Huckleberry by Voluspa ($18-$22, 80 hours burn time).
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It is a nice, soft scent that isn't too summery. The top notes are huckleberry, vanilla pods and sugar cane. Plus the tin is a little moody and dramatic, perfect for Fall.
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And it will be burning non-stop until December!

29 comments:

Lindsay said...

I love this idea! Fantastic! I've always been more of an essential oil and diffuser kind of girl, but after a recent holiday scented candle I received as a gift last weekend, I have to say I am transitioning to being a candle lover. Can't wait to hear about next month's candle!

Love the Decor! said...

Love love love candles and this time of year they are going non stop at my house too
Love the Voluspa Candles and have Baltic amber burning in the master bath : )

jeana said...

love this idea! i have been on the lookout for wonderful candles. love the two you've mentioned so far!

Angie said...

candles are my obsession. one of my very favorites is anthropologie's coconut flower. it's yummy!

Hazel Williams said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!! I absolutely LOVE this idea, and now I know what I'll be looking for when I'm out and about today... candles!!

Hope you are having a gorgeous weekend!

:) Hazel
Hazel Loves Design

ashley said...

I want this candle soley based on the packaging!!

Marla said...

what a great tradition. I love your candles. Marla

Sara said...

I LOVE this candle, it is my favorite! And, once it's all gone, you can store something in it (I put buttons inside it) and everytime you open it up, you will smell that wonderful scent! I'm gonna have to start that tradition. I usually have a million candles around, but right now I don't have any.

High Street Cottage said...

What a wonderful post, and stunning photos. My husband loves me to pick up fall candles, mulberry spicy pumpkin pie kinds. But they do make the home smell divine. I love the oils you put in light bulb rings too. Have a wonderfully scented evening, tami

southerninspiration said...

I love the lollia glass container!! It is exquisite! I wish I could smell it! :p

Suzanne

ana.o. said...

I am a candle fanatic as well! I completely understand. I am currently burning through 'Leaves' from bath and body works. I have another one already lined up for next month. :) Btw both of those candle brands are some of my favorites. YUM!

Janine said...

What a gorgeous idea! I have been racking my brain for a good idea to get a welcoming warm "smell" in the house. We live in an 85 year old house and it just smells old :( All the reed diffusers don't fill the room enough to get the breezy smell I have been hoping for. I think I am totally going to try your lovely idea.

pitcherandpearl.com said...

Ahh, Holly this is my all time favorite Candle. The scent is SO nice. Subtle and friendly :) Enjoy!

*Navya

Shannon said...

I love candles, and I am so excited for you to share your monthly candle with us. I think I might just have to go buy 2 new candles this week now ;)

Corners of My Life said...

What a fun tradition. I look forward to hopping on your band wagon as I search for my monthy candle this week.

Kristen said...

That's too funny! We do the same exact thing in our house. Luckily I work in a Spa where we get fun new candles to try out.

The Brick Cottage said...

Santiago Huckleberry is my all time favorite scent! I'm a little jealous at the moment seeing as I'm out. What I love most about that scent is that for someone who is sensitive to fragrance, it doesn't give me a headache or a stuffy nose.

The Weinbergs said...

I love candles too - you must try this one if you haven't already:http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=690161&color=vol&popId=HOME-CANDLE&pushId=HOME-CANDLE-CANDLES&sortProperties=&navAction=leaf&catId=THERES_ALSO&isSubcategory=&fromCategoryPage=&navCount=0&isProduct=&currentCategory=HOME-CANDLE-CANDLES

simpledaisy said...

What pretty candles!!!
I love the blue one!

Kirsten said...

Voluspa is one of my fave brands - I am OBSESSED with the Fleur De Fetes scent. Mine just burned up, def time to run to Anhtro to get another. Yummmm!

~Kirsten
http://triplemaxtons.blogspot.com

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Nothing makes a home cozier than a candle! I used to own a soy candle company and would you believe I am out! I ordered supplies and will be making candles next week. I will make enough to get me through the winter. I can NOT wait.
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Dorie said...

I'm a Voluspa candle fan myself!! Love the Baltic Amber scent :)

Douglas said...

What a great idea! I'm all about using the beautiful things EVERYDAY! Thanks for helping me keep on with my " be surrounded by beautiful things every day" philosophy! marissa

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Just came across your blog via domestic ease! Love it. Used to live in Edmonton, then moved to US and now back in Vancouver. I am amazed at the amount of talented Canadian bloggers such as yourself are out there! Must add you to my Canadian blog roll.

Love your daughter's room - stunning!

AnaLisa said...

This is a cute post. Gotta love candles.

Gloria said...

I JUST burned up my Santiago Huckleberry candle on Saturday. I might see about keeping the little tin as a jewelry holder or something. Its so pretty. As much as I love flowers, I find myself splurging on candles more. Oh the flame!

tiffany said...

Oh thanks for sharing! I am always on the watch for delicious candles to try (in pretty containers). These two are delightful.

Elizabeth said...

Great find! Lollia scents are wonderful, I love "believe"

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Annie said...

I adore candles so I'm loving that you do this monthly candle post - so fun! I just became your newest follower :)

 
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