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Showing posts from July 10, 2011

Candlelight Aura and a Candle Giveaway

How far that little candle throws its beams!  So shines a good deed in a naughty world. ~Shakespeare~ Oh, the aura, the romance and the warmth that candlelight evokes within.  I burn candles often.  I love company of flickering light or a steady, warm glow and the understated elegance that candles bring to every setting.    This week I'm taking you on a tour of some tablescapes past and showing a variety of the candles I've worked into them. I always use Zest  candles  in my tablescapes so I'm especially excited to share a giveaway with you all.    For this tablescape of teal and brown transferware , I chose to use an antique wastebowl to hold a floating candle . In a more rustic setting, a small glass jar holds wood chips and a tealight candle nestled down between them.   Here, tealight candles are resting on an antique transferware saucer and inside a small, red wine glass.  I like using unexpected objects as candle holders.   This pillar candle has a wo

Another Room Complete! Boys Room Reveal

Candle Giveaway HERE The kids come home from camp and within 15 minutes the house is trashed!  Laundry abounds!  Messy house or not, it is wonderful to have them home.  Despite getting in bed at 7:00 on the 4th of July and being miserable most of the week with severe allergies, I got so much done while the kids were away. I painted some of the woodwork and doors around the house that were in dire need of a fresh coat of paint.   I 'fixed up' the 1980's light fixture in the girls bathroom here, I re-enameled the kitchen sink, Shawn and I hung some drapes and an old buffet top that I converted into an architectural element (will share later), put the finishing touches on our powder bath, got my dining chairs ready for new fabric, did some decorating here and there and more organizing.  It was strange doing only two loads of laundry and running the dishwasher once this week.  We usually do at least three loads of laundry and run the dishwasher twice daily.   What I decided t