Saturday, January 15, 2011

January Candles of the Month

Now that it's a new year we thought we would shake things up with our candle of the month post this month. Instead of just sharing our current candle, we want to share some great candles that were under the tree for us as well as a bargain candle for those of us whose resolutions involved spending less moolah. And we have a fun surprise as well!

Our January Candle of the Month is another Voluspa candle. It is a moody, fruity scent titled Makassar Ebony and Peach ($18, 80 hours burn time).

I was immediately drawn to the black wax but the uniquely fruity scent sold me! I think we have discussed this previously, but for those who don't know, I typically gravitate to foody scents in home frangrance (cinnamon pumpkin and caramel apple are a few wallflower favs).
The art deco tin is beautiful as well and is the perfect hit of black in our otherwise white and grey bedroom.

Our second candle this month is Elle Decor's Jasmine Bergamot 3 wick candle tin. Photobucket

These are sold exclusively at Kohl's and are on clearance right now for $4.99 (originally $24.99). I should have picked up a whole cart of these, if not just to stash away for gifts because it is such a soft, subtle scent. One that could easily appeal to nearly everyone.


And who can beat that price? There is not a specified burn time listed, but I would estimate it to be in the 50-65 hour range.
The white tin also made it an easy sell! Any season, any room, it will softly blend in while freshening up the atmosphere.

And these two beauties are compliments of my fabulous sister-in-law, Kate (talk about someone who gives great gifts! We love ya Kate!).

Knowing my obsession with scented candles, and obviously of chocolate, she picked out an amazing scent called Truffle White Cocoa in both a 3 wick tin ($18, 80 hours burn time) as well as a smaller travel tin ($6.50, 25 hours burn time) so I can literally have the entire house smelling like a chocolate shop.

If there is such thing as nose candy, this is it! It is a super decadent, sweet scent that definitely has a lot of romance to it. A great Valentine's scent (or gift for any guys reading, Hint Hint!).
The tins also feature the art deco pattern, and I love how perfectly the lids fit under the candles while they are burning to protect the surface underneath.
And finally, our surprise is that we will be unveiling a fun giveaway at the end of this week that features some of our favorite treasure for staging and accessorizing around the house, including 1 Voluspa Makassar Ebony & Peach candle!
Missed our previous Candle of the Month posts?
Check them out here and here.


SShaw said...

Uhh...there is such a thing as 'nose candy,' aka cocaine.

Mandy said...

Those candles sound delicious smelling! Wish I would have scored some of those elle decor ones on clearance. I did find 2 elle decor tufted ottomans at Kohls for $28 each (originally $150) Love a good bargain :)


Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

I love the truffle white cocoa - one of my favorite candles. I usually buy food scents too. I can't do the floral scents.

Pink Satin Sashes said...

Very nice...and romantic!

Allison said...

Those candles sounds wonderful. I might have to see if I can find those Jasmine Bergamot ones. Your chocolate ones sound yummy! I also love that white bird! Did you paint him? He's great!

Amanda said...

i want to head to Kohl's tomorrow for the white candle tins and i NEED the chocolate truffle candles.

sidenote: if you do not stop teasing me with the master bedroom photos..... (why i oughtta....)


WhiteWhispers2u said...

I love candles too! I am off to get myself some of these lovely candles.Thanks for the info~Cheers Kim

MrsKBJ said...

I am loving your candle posts Holly! I have a small Voluspa and I love it. The tins are so pretty. Happy Weekend!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love the photos showing htese candles. The styling is heavenly.

I could just stare and stare all day!


Jennifer said...

The Voluspa candles are gorgeous! I would love them even without a wonderful scent.

Miss Rubio said...

Oh I love Voluspa candles. Thanks for the monthly candle posts. My boyfreind and I are always looking for new candles, as we have 2 little stinkers (pugs) at home, so we need to freshen up the place quite often ;-)

aLena said...

We share a passion for candles, but I prefer a more flowery, citrus-y or fresh smell as opposed to food-y smells... I definintely got to check out kohls, I didn't know they have such good clearance items .. I rarely go there so never find the good deals.. thanks for sharing!!!

Shell in your Pocket said...

What a beautiful candle-

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JKA said...

Hi HOlly,

When you "paint" a piece of furniture, do you use spray paint by chance? Any tips? I am buying an old thomasville table and need some help from an expert!!


Millie V said...

I wish I could get my hands on these Volupsa candles, they look gorgeous? I am going to check Kohls nearby and see if they have them.

MamaMia said...

Hi Holly. Love your style, love what you do with the furniture. I am a big fan of yours. Like the other readers, I wished you post more details about your pieces, but I also understand it is a business so you're entitled to keeping to yourself. However, dear Holly, I found the frequent lack of posts to be disappointing. I feel like I'm wasting my time clicking on that bookmark. Sorry, just venting...Wishing you and your family all the best.

Seagrass Interiors said...

The Makassar Peach is my favorite! I almost always have one burning in our bedroom!


Anonymous said...

Oh my god Holly - I know this post is about candles (I love Volupsa candles!) but that natural wood dresser in these photos is to die for!

Comeca Jones said...

Count me in!The candles make me think of relaxing. But I think Im most excited about the sheet music . Ive yet to make a wall wreath and that lightly stained sheet music would be perfect!

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