When we are having company, I light lots of candles.
On a gray Monday morning, I love to light a candle.
With an afternoon read aloud and cup of tea, we sometimes light a candle.
(Are you getting the idea that I really like candles?)
Candlelight has such a homey ambience; it visually warms a room.
If you use scented candles, you have a multi-sensory experience. (I always like to kill two birds with one stone, don't you?) Personally, I prefer "food" scents (cinnamon, vanilla, coffee, apple cider) to floral ones. (I also try to stick to vanilla when friends with allergies visit.)
- Village Candle jar candles Their scents are the best! I am burning a Maple Butter jar candle right now, and it is splendiforous.
- Pier One has great pillar candles. I love their tea lights too. My favorite Pier One scents are the autumn pumpkin-y, spice-y ones. I also like the Island Orchard for summer.
- Mainstay 3-oz. jar candles, at Walmart, are a cheap thrill at $1.00 per jar! I keep a stash of Pumpkin Spice, Mulled Cider, Hazelnut Cream, and Vanilla.
- Walmart also carries a line of Better Homes and Gardens jar candles that have some yummy scents. I grabbed a Ginger Spice Cake to light on cozy winter nights.
Candlelight—another way to make your house a home.