Simple Holiday Pleasure #5

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A few years ago, my daughter bought me a beautiful Luminara® candle. These are the most realistic looking fake candles available on the market today. They are a tad pricey, but (in my opinion) totally worth the investment. The candles can be switched on and off, put on a timer, or controlled with a tiny remote. A huge selection of sizes and colors are available on Amazon.com and in stores.

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After multiple failed attempts to clean and adjust the old  components in our gas fireplace here at the town home, I told my husband I just wanted to use a few candles instead. To test my theory that it would look even better having candles in the box (instead of those ugly logs) I put my one Luminara candle that I brought with me from home in there …and sure enough, it looks great. ( see photo above) I immediately ordered three in various sizes and can’t wait to create a cozy and inviting vignette.

Whether the glow is coming from a real candle or one of these faux ones, there is something completely serene and calming about a soft, flickering light source…it’s truly mood magic. And if the candle emits a lovely scent, well that’s just an added bonus. Bath and Bodyworks has an amazing array of heavenly three wick options.. (my favorite is Istanbul.)

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Real or fake, don’t forego the opportunity to add a little tranquil candle light to your life this busy Christmas season.

Simple Holiday Pleasure #5 – Light a candle.

 

 

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photo credit: www.varagesale.com

 

 

 

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