Thanks for stopping by—it’s been a minute. I’m happy to have taken some time off from knitting to save my wrists. Now that our days are to be spent at home, it makes the most sense to break out some old projects, find my camera, and enjoy what I can of this unpredictable and tense situation. My current candle burning is by P. F. Candle Company. Turns out they have a brick and mortar shop in Culver City, so I swung by in January after checking out a Thinkspace show. This one is Sandalwood Rose scented and it’s potent. The warmer, earthier scents by P. F. Candle Co are my favorite.I think a small joy of buying a P. F. Candle is figuring out how I might want to repurpose the brown jars left behind. I can’t trust that they’re food-grade, but even having a new container for oil bottle, staples, erasers or other knick-knacks is pretty great. I’ll take what small joys I can get.
Well that didn’t take long, I’m already at my third candle! This is a Northern Lights candle, by a NY based company of the same name, in business since 1978. The scent of this candle is called Cotton Blossom & Dogwood. It’s a little soapier than what I’d usually get, but I enjoy the change of pace from my usual, woodier choices. Nick’s mom gave this lovely candle to me as a Christmas gift last year. Thoughtful Nick must have given the hint to her that next to tea, it’s just about the perfect gift for me.
When I moved to the new apartment, I made an arbitrary policy a few months ago to only buy and burn one candle at a time. The purchase of a new one is often very special to me so I figured it would be nice to share what’s burning right now. This is the Inspire candle by TwelveSouth. It’s a soy candle that’s poured in South Carolina. I thought the idea of it was so adorable that I got myself one as a little holiday gift. Next to the lemony bergamot scent, I think my favorite thing about this candle is its packaging—I plan to wash it out after the candle burns out and use it as a little knick-knack container. ✨ Do you have a favorite candle business? Please let me know!
When I moved to the new apartment, I made an arbitrary policy a few months ago to only buy and burn one candle at a time. The purchase of a new one is often very special to me so I figured it would be nice to share what’s burning right now. Enlighten , a candle maker based in Arizona. The scent’s called Caribbean Teakwood , and I got it for around $25 at my nearest Whole Foods.. I love teas with hints of black tea or sandalwood, so this one’s a no-brainer. Nick and I had a laugh about how this scent was coded as a ‘masculine’ one on their line. Wood, tobacco scents = Men ! <img src="https://bapsicrafts.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/71818-img.jpg even less if I really enjoy the scent. Do you have a favorite candle business? Please let me know!