19 November 2010

A Little Cozy Placed in Glass

I spent the day at a friend's house this past weekend and felt like I walked into a big hug. Her home is gracious, welcoming, and it smells sooo good. In fact, when we walked back into our home later in the day, I commented that our house smelled funny. Peter simply retorted, "Mom. It always smells like this." Hmmmm.

Anyhow, my comfy day at Jen's house led me to wish for more candles in ours! She had them lit all over the place and they accomplished both scent and cozy.

While she seems to prefer the jar-candles, I have a problem with smokin' them out. They always seem to get a raven-black coating of soot on the interior and I'm far too lazy to clean them repeatedly. So, I decided that pillar candles in simple glass hurricanes are my thing. They are cheap, you can change the candle at will, and most importantly, like the jar-candles, the glass hurricane prevents topples and spills from exuberant family members.

Ah, yes. It's drippy and nasty outside, but it's cozy in here ... and it smells good too!


  1. What a beautiful photo! Beautiful candle. Beautiful plant. Beautiful counters. You capture it all so well. I'm going to light a candle.

  2. I love candles too...after a long day, I light a few in the living room and just sit still, watching the dancing flame. It has such a calming effect!

  3. Mmm, this made me break out my bayberry scented candles. Now I feel all cozy too!