Tropical Holiday: Candle of the Month

I am one of those people who are not a fan of early holiday decorating...

BUT I am on board with early shopping so that I can avoid the crowds. And if I can steer clear of the mall all together at holiday time I am totally down with that. But that means shopping early so that everything makes it to me in time to wrap and keep safe under the tree till the big day.

The start of November is when I try to tackle my list online and get it done, so I've been checking out my options and decided to play it safe and order multiples of a few of my favourite things as stocking stuffers for my favourite people. I totally sound like the less exciting, and much lower budget Oprah LOL.

A long time favourite item is my trusty Rosie Jane candles, so I was thrilled to hear she did a holiday set this year!

A tropical holiday set with little hand sketched pineapples on the glasses, and the cutest box that shows why pineapples are a sign of good hospitality.

So, sorry for the spoilers people I am giving these to! I just can't keep a good secret.

(and I, of course, gifted myself a set for good measure like any good elf would)

February Candle of the Month

I have been meaning to try this months candle for a little while now. It is by Feest, a Vancouver based company which makes my Canadian pride alarm sound off! Their candles have an understated elegance and simplicity, every scent is pure white wax in a simple german canning jar.

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I bought mine locally at Plum Home + Design, but they are also online at Bespoke
The scents are all very sophisticated and unique, but not over powering or fake smelling. I chose the Soothing scent, which is a blend of tahitian vanilla, bergamot and Japanese peppermint. 

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I love that each and every candle is hand poured. Candles are such a joy for me, and supporting a business that does things the 'old fashioned' way just make me enjoy this one a little more. 
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I plan to put the jar to work for me as a vase as soon as this candle runs out, but I sure hope that isn't too soon.

January Candle of the Month

Nothing equates with a Canadian winter in my mind more than Bay stripes. Something about the old wooly jackets and blankets just says warmth and comfort to me during these frigid days of winter.

So the most appropriate candle for January could only be a Hudson's Bay candle (on sale right now for $15!)

It doesn't hurt that it couldn't fit into our living room black and white scheme any better either.
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I chose the scent Fresh Air, but there are a couple other good ones available. This is a soft, gentle scent and not at all overpowering. 
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Nothing beats the warm glow of a candle on a chilly winter night!
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Have a happy, warm Wednesday.