Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Little Candlelight

I love candles at Christmas time.  
There's just something about them that make my heart all melty and gooey.  They make you feel the love in a home.  

I was just reading Susan Branch's blog (Goodness, I love that girl!) and she loves candles at Christmas too, so I know I'm in good company.

One of my favorite spots is the windowsill above our kitchen sink.
I found these gingerbread candle jars several years ago in the Martha Stewart line at KMart.  When the candles burned down, I couldn't bear to part with these so I know put other candles in there.  (Yes, these are a bit too tall, but I just love the stripes glowing through the white polka dots.

Everything feels cozy and warm in our kitchen-----

Until I turn around--------
And it's a Christmas Dishapalooza!
We brought in all the holiday dishes from the garage.  They're just hanging out until it's their turn in the "spa."  
Just a few more minutes and it will be time for another mean treatment.

Hope your holiday preparations are going well.  


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  1. Love the gingerbread candles... I miss Martha at Kmart. I'll be honest, it was the only reason I went there and I looked forward to seeing her "lines" each Christmas... including wrapping paper :(

    I used to have some of the tree dishes... I think mine came from Target perhaps? Christmas dishes are the one thing I DON'T have a collection of... hmmmm, maybe it's time to change that up :)


  2. Just look at all of those fantastic dishes! Gorgeous.

    I love candles too ~ I am hooked on the flameless sensored ones.. that I don't have to turn on and off ( or blow out) ~ they are great!

    Happy Sunday

  3. Well, I am both a candle fan and a gingerbread fan so your candles really got my attention.

    CHRISTmas Blessings!

  4. Hope your dishes enjoy their time at the spa! :)

  5. Your so funny!! (The "spa"-love it!)
    I also really enjoy my candles this time of year, and your gingerbread holders are too cute!

  6. LOL! I love your sweet little candle jars and your mound of dishes even looks pretty. But I like your description of them going to the spa! :)
    Wish I could come, I need a pedi! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  7. I have go to remember that....the spa for dishes....that is adorable!

  8. Nice to see you stopped by! I feel the same about much so that I burn them every night all yr round. So cozy and comforting. I try to stock up on them when on sale and make sure to get LEAD FREE wicks. Isn't fun to get out the Christmas dishes? I just did that too and put my regular everyday dishes away until January 6, the 12th Day Of Christmas. MERRY Christmas :)

  9. Love those gingerbread candles! I wouldn't be able to part with them, either. You are really funny with the spa treatment for your dishes!

  10. This post made me smile! I love candles on my kitchen sink window sill too! Some of my Christmas dishes need a "spa" treatment too! LOL!!! Happy to have stopped by today! Have a lovely week.


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