Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fertility Prayer Candle

Introducing the first in a line of Viking/Norse prayer candles: The Fertility Prayer Candle

Fragrances of botanicals associated with fertility throughout multiple spiritual and historical practices. "berkana" (on the label) is the name of the Viking rune associated with new beginnings. Resembles the letter "B".

Green label, as green is associated with fertility, life and healing. Light this candle as you focus on the cycles of life and fertility. Calming fragrance and clean-burning sustainable soy wax to sooth the couple seeking to bring new life and build a family.

2 oz soy wax candle in travel tin.

Friday, October 29, 2010

From the Garden

Holiday decor and crafts involve bringing a little bit of the outdoors inside. Pinecones and Acorns make great elements for centerpieces, garlands, mantles and ornaments. For those of you who are in a more urban setting, or just don't live somewhere that you can walk outside and gather them, consider these! Click the photos to get more information and purchase!

Medium to Large Pinecones
 Pinecones and Log Candle Holder decorate a non-functioning fireplace
 Acorns from the New England woods
 Acorns in a decorative bowl

Some ideas for use:
  • Pinecones fastened to a wire or foam wreath form embellished with acorns
  • Lightly glittered pinecones in a large dish as a centerpiece
  • Acorn "people" Christmas tree ornaments - Glue two together for head & body, add google eyes and pipe cleaner arms
  • Fasten both Acorns and Pinecones to Garlands
  • Attach wire hooks to pinecones and use as tree ornaments
Enjoy your holiday decorating and please contact me if you have requests for smaller pinecones, larger quantities of either pinecones or acorns...or for additional ideas.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday's Love List

Here is a list of what I'm loving today.

1. The falling leaves. A bitter-sweet reminder that Winter is on the way. The starkness of the branches beginning to be silhouettes against the vibrant colors of the Maples, Oaks, Poplars and many shrubs across my yard, my street and New England. The chill in the air inspires lots of cooking and the desire to knit and make candles.
 Autumn Leaves Soy Travel Candle (hints of cider and sandalwood)

2. Halloween is coming! I love Halloween for the spike in imagination it gives to kids and adults alike. I love pumpkins and carving, costumes and decorations...and I LOVE scary movies.

3. Hoody Weather. Not too hot, not too cold. My favorite temperatures are when you can have the windows cracked during the day, but the chill at night means great sleep.

4. Hot Coffee! All Spring and Summer I delight in my iced coffee, but now that the temperatures have dropped, there is nothing quite like the comfort of a hot cup of coffee (with a splash of fat-free french vanilla non-dairy creamer for me please). And lately I've been knitting up some mug and cup cozies, which keep my coffee hot longer!

5. My dog wants more snuggles! In the Summer he splays out on the hardwood floors in front of our fans trying to keep cool. But in the Winter he sits as much on top of me as he can, and keeps me warm with his cute face in my lap. Who needs slippers?!

6. Every October my husband and I celebrate Oktoberfest with some home-cooked German food and beer. We celebrated last night with some  oom pah pah music, sausages, sauerkraut, German potato salad, mustard and Spaten. My favorite part of this annual tradition is that we can pick what night we want to do it and it isn't a big deal to plan. Here's a picture of last night's table...

What do you love today?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Ideas

For those of you visiting family or friends on Thanksgiving, here are a few great Hostess Gift ideas to bring with you and appropriately to thank your hosts.

Autumn Leaves Travel Candle (Hints of Sandalwood and Cider)
 Here are two travel candles (just $6) in fragrances inspired by the season. The "Autumn Leaves" and the "Maple Pumpkin Pie" candles are Soy Wax with 100% Cotton Wicks.
. Soy Wax burns cleaner and approximately 30% longer than paraffin, and the fragrance carries far beyond the room where the candle is burning
Maple Pumpkin Pie Travel Candle (From a New England Kitchen)

Sage, Spearmint and Mountain Mint Spices are grown, dried and packaged at the historical Eager Homestead in Massachusetts. These make a thoughtful addition to a gift basket or a cute hostess gift on their own.

Homegrown Spices from a Historical New England Garden
 Here is a great way to make a gift bottle of wine look beautiful on the table. Re-usable and sustainable bamboo hand-knitted bottle cozy.
Bamboo Wine Bottle Gift Cover