I have a “thing” for decorating with candles. We all have our weaknesses and this is mine. Well, at least one of mine. There is nothing
wrong with having a “thing”. Everyone should have at least one. This particular one is harmless. (And the fire department is only a block and a half from the house, so…) Anyway, I love candles.
When I decorate a room, candles can bring that “just right” splash of accent color. Plus, candles bring a sense of warmth and welcome to a home. They say, “Come on in. We’re so glad you’re here.” You can find candles in the most delicious fragrances, too. Right now, most of mine are pumpkin spice or vanilla. Yum! If you don’t have time to bake and make the house smell wonderful, light a candle.
Candles make a room cheery and inviting. They can perk up your mood. It’s been the only thing between me and hibernation, this week, since it’s been raining, it’s been pouring. I’m not nearly as affected by clouds and gray days, if the house is glowing with candlelight.
Candles and the ways to display them come in many forms. There are pillars, and votives and tea lights. You can buy jar candles and candlesticks, ball candles, ice candles, gel candles and well, you get the idea. All of them are lovely and all of them are perfect.
As decorating tools, candles are the perfect mix of function, beauty and being easy on the budget. In most cases they can be picked up for less than $5 and often, even less than $1. Set them on a plate with pinecones from your yard or shiny Christmas tree balls.
Set them on a small mirror with a few flowers or leaves left over from an arrangement. Hang sconces around a mirror to add some warmth and finish to a wall grouping. The possibilities are endless and you will love the results!
So, it’s ok to have a “thing”. “Things” are good. But before you go running out in a frenzy to find YOUR “thing”, I have to make one confession. “Things” have consequences.
Sometimes, you can have a “thing” and then it’s not so much your “thing” anymore. You’ll end up having lots and lots of “things” to manage. I have herds of these basket “things”. I like them, but there are so many.
They multiply on my pot shelves (Hey, look, there’s a candle up there!) and lurk in the dark corners of my closets. I give them as gifts and use them for storage and still, there are more. So, remember, choose your “thing” carefully and then enjoy making your home express everything warm and welcoming about you!