Friday, December 3, 2010

Warmth of candlelight

Sharing Christmas cheer by the warmth of candlelight ~ I love the warmth and glow.
There may be no light more cozy than that provided by candles and the scented varieties makes the home smell heavenly.

Did you know there are 22 days to go until Christmas day!
It seems to have come around so quickly and there is so much I have to do.
I am going to decorate the Christmas tree tomorrow, always a fun time getting out the ornaments that we have made and collected over the years.

To all my European friends who are celebrating Christmas night on the 5th, may this be a joyous time for you and your loved ones.
To all my dear friends, wishing you a beautiful weekend.



  1. Since I am always wary of candles and fire, I usually just use the tea lights. They burn my scented oils and make the house smell divine. Mom always had tapered candles on the table during our Christmas meal.

  2. O, so close now! I hadn't hardly noticed (busy with school things)...I hope you are enjoying the season though.

  3. It will be fun to see your christmas tree, i have never seen a tree in New Zealand before. Gorgeous light, so nice color.
    Wishing you a great weekend.

  4. A Lovely meesage today Carolyn,
    I am trying to get into the spirit of Christmas although it has been a strange time for us all.
    I am sure I will get there one way or the other.
    Love to you and have a lovely weekend.

  5. Here in Spain, it's a bit different again! The big day is 6 Jan - the Three Kings with street parades, floats & when gifts are given to children!

    Different countries, different customs! So interesting.

    Have a great weekend,

    Lola & Nora:)

  6. Hi darling...we do not celebrate christmas night on 5 december here in Holland ....but it call sinterklaas.......he is a sort of saint for children and brings presents.....only for children who believe in him...very strange ....hahahahahah!! lovely weekend Ria...

  7. looks so lovely with all those glitter and the candles. best wishes

  8. Dear Carolyn

    Candles sustain me!!
    When we have friends visit in the evening I always light a candle or two - for me they represent my children who can't be with us!
    It's Christmas tree day for me tomorrow!
    An outing to carefully select the tree.
    Then drag all the boxes of wonderful decorations down from the attic - such a special time.

    You have a restful weekend.
    What happened with your jury duty??

  9. I love candles but don't light them as I also am very concerned about fire.

    I use the scented oil plug-ins, during this time of the year I have vanilla and cinnamon. During the year I use lavender, lily, sweet pea :)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  10. I love candles! I will definitely be burning some on my return from vacation. It's a big part of the xmas experience :)

    Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  11. This weekend we are going to decorate our house.
    I love the candles too, and the Christmas songs. I enjoy with my daugther and my little son a lot these days.
    Thanks for your wishes, and I wish you the best.

  12. I love candles. Now that I have our Christmas decor up, at night we turn off the lights, light up the tree and some candles... so relaxing and lovely. I love your candleabra... did I spell that right?
    Have a blessed weekend~

  13. Hi Carolyn,
    I love the glow and warmth of candles too. Especailly now, when it gets dark so early here in the US. I think of you and your Summer and think 'what a lucky girl she is'! I do love the change of the seasons though, so I need to make the best of it.
    Have a beautiful December my friend.

  14. Hi Carolyn,
    I love the glow and warmth of candles too. Especailly now, when it gets dark so early here in the US. I think of you and your Summer and think 'what a lucky girl she is'! I do love the change of the seasons though, so I need to make the best of it.
    Have a beautiful December my friend.

  15. Christmas always comes so fast and nobody knows how that could happen, lol. Every year I plan to be done earlier with making and buying gifts but it never seems to work.
    Dear Carolyn, I wish you lots of fun decorating your tree tomorrow and have a great weekend!

  16. I love the glow of candles at Christmas-it makes everything seem so cozy:). I can't wait to see your Christmas tree! Hope your weekend is filled with cheer.



  17. Dear Carolyn,
    May you have a precious Christmas Season!!!

    Warmth of candlelight catches my eye and warms my soul.
    Sure like it!

    Hoping to get our trees out this week-end. Have to do a family room shuffle first to make room for a children's Christmas tree.

    God is good and
    He'll help us with this.

  18. So, so lovely! I adore candles too, my favorite are Diptyque fig, delicious! XX!

  19. Hi Carolyn,

    I LOVE candles as well. Somehow, I go through spells where I don't light them at all...what's up with that? But not to worry, this time of year, it's candlelight every night. My little boys love it too. Have a lovely weekend!


  20. Your blog is like a sensual puzzle, and I just love this christmas post! Thanx for comments & for being there in my blog world !!!

    And don't forget this..... Never worry about the size of your Christian tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.....

    Peace & Love

    Agneta, the swed.... :=)

  21. Dear Carolyn,

    Thank you very much for you kind wishes. We are looking forward very much to celebrating 'Sinterklaas'! Wish you fun decorating your tree.

    Lieve groet & happy weekend,


  22. Your Christmas decorations look lovely, Carolyn. I can't believe how quickly the time is flying by. I didn't realize that they celebrate Christmas on the 5th in Europe. That was a fun thing to learn. :)

    Have a great weekend.

  23. These are the most beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.

  24. You're right Carolyn, time is just flying by too, too fast. I love Christmas, but it always seems to come and go at a blink of an eye. Always looking for ways to slow it down a bit :-) Have tons of fun decorating this weekend. I hope you share pics of your tree when it's done.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  25. Hi Carolyn,
    Yes, Christmas will be here before we know it. It seems this year has gone by so quickly.
    Love your gorgeous display of candles. You are so right, the glow of candles especially this time of year is so special and cozy.
    I have them all over the house and love it.
    Have fun decorating your tree. I know it will be special.

    Have a nice weekend my friend.
    Love to you, Celestina Marie

  26. December always just flys by! I love candlelight too but rarely burn where you can see them because of the Man Cub. Usually it's just a scented candle lit on the stove to make the house smell yummy.
    Have a great weekend Carolyn!

  27. Hi Carolyn! I so agree with you! I light candles every night, and I just love the atmosphere they create! That's one of the beauties of winter! Have a lovely weekend!!!

    Kristin xoxo

  28. I love candles romantic for one thing and the fragrances available now are amazing.

    Going to at least buy my tree tomorrow and hopefully get around to decorating it early in the week!
    Happy Weekend, Carolyn!

  29. Where does the time go???? I thought I was organized..not so much now. It will be a busy weekend.

    Love them!

    Hugs for a great weekend filled with JOY! xoxoxoxo

  30. Hello!
    What fun to be decorating the tree! We woke up to a lot of snow this morning.. our first snow fall of the year!!! It is beautiful but after the New Year I am ready for your weather! :) but i have to wait :).

    Do you mean Jan 5th for Some in Europe to celebrate??? Maybe you can enlighten us a bit? :)

    LOVE those first candles you shared.

    xo, Mary

  31. Dear Carolyn
    All my love for you in that days before Christmas

  32. Hi: I love the candle light too. I hope you give us a good look at your tree, it sounds beautiful. Have a wonderful, productive week, dear friend. Blessings, Martha

  33. These beautiful days are going so fast,candles glow is enchanting,
    love the way how everything seems
    a bit softer,kinder...
    Love the message found in that book and the vintage Summer hats.
    Wish you the sweetest of Holidays:)
    LoVe, Erika

  34. i can't believe its almost that time of the year already! i hope you are enjoying all the preparations and the festivities sweetie...ima big fan of scented candles. i think its time i bring out mine and take part in some merry making now :)

    happy weekend !

  35. Dear Carolyn,-nothing is cosyer ,than candlelights,and beautifull ,too-
    As I do have a real tree, I don`t put it up before few dayes ahead of christmas eve (24/12)-that it will not loose the neadles,before the big day-LOL,
    I wish you happy houers working on your tree, dear.
    Hugs,and love Dorthe

  36. Christmas sure got here FAST didn't... which means this year went fast... WOW!!!
    Just got house decorated yesterday listening to holiday music... LOVE this time of the year!
    ENJOY the season!

  37. Happy Advent Carolyn!
    It's hard to believe how quickly the season has crept up on us!
    Adore candlelight~
    So beautiful!

  38. Hi Carolyn...
    Oh, your candles look so lovely...and your flowers under the glass pretty!
    Your wreath looks lovely on that wall.
    Your Christmas tree I know will be beautiful...I have had my tree up for two weeks...I need to finish a couple of areas in the living room.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Nancy

  39. Thank you my friend, you made my yesterday!!



  40. I love candles, absolutely love them! This beautiful post, once again, reminded me of that little fact. I went into my "candle draw" and decided to put candles all over the house once it is all decorated for Christmas. :-)

  41. I like crazy from the candles. They manage to make the magical surroundings and with little money are able to create beautiful scenery! :)

    Good day!

  42. I love candlelight too -- and there are so many beautiful candles to choose from! Christmas decorating is alwasy so much fun, isn't it? :)

  43. I love candles too in this season! Your decoration is so lovely!
    Big Hugs,

  44. Oh, i love your colours! :) So nice! :)

    Yes, my husband's parents is staying in spain for the winter, so they want to see how the building is going ;) So there will be a lot of housepictures, i guess. hehe :) I'm hoping the house is finish in may. :)

    Have a great day :) bighug!

  45. Much love and many blessings
    Love Jeanne

  46. Beautiful lights. Such a lovely warm glow, I agree. And your wreath is beautiful!


  47. Warm and cozy, Carolyn. thanks for the reminder.
    I hope your week is off to a great start, enjoy your morning cup. xxx

  48. Candles are my favorites...I use them all year :-)

    Happy December dear Carolyn, cheers: Evi

  49. So very pretty Carolyn with the beautiful candle glow. The glow of candles make everything look so very special.
    Carolyn I hope you have the sweetest of blessings this Christmas season- you are a dear.

  50. wonderful decorations carolyn, so festive, can't wait to see your tree!!! Have a great week and enjoy each minute! I need to get some of those lovely scented candles!!!
    Margaret B

  51. Hey Girlie
    I am so happy you are coming to my B party!!!
    Your decorations are just lovely by the candle light... I have hardly started to decorate, going to hit it today! Hope you have a lovely day

  52. I agree about the candles... and I love the pictures you posted! I'm not sure if we're getting a tree this year, but I hope to at least decorate some of our home. And nothing is more wonderful than the smell of fresh pine needles...

    Hope you're having a lovely week so far!

  53. Christmas is surely almost here, Carolyn! Last night I was in a place I've never been to before, it snowed when I wanted it to, and the flowers grew on the streets (not beside the streets, but ON the streets) and the trees grew downwards instead of upwards! And I picked peaches from a cherry tree! The most wonderful peaches, ever!!!!!!!!!!! And that's how I know it's almost Christmas!

    I'm very thankful for our wonderful friendship, and I hope for it to last! :)

    I'm here to wish you joy, peace, and happiness for this holiday season, and for the year to come! :)


  54. I love scented candles too! Christmas is really creeping up on us this year!

  55. Hi Carolyn,
    So nice to stop back again and see your gorgeous candles and realize we are even closer to Christmas now.

    Hope you are doing well and enjoying the season. Thank you for stopping by. It is always great to see you.
    Hugs from Texas,
    Celestina Marie

  56. Hmmm.... I'm actually afraid of candles. It reminds my of the spookiness it has in an old cathedral or horror movies :p Weird? Hahaha. It's just me. Besides, it can cause serious fire when not handled carefully :(

    I'm counting down for Christmas too, here. I know there's not so much fuzz in Indonesia about Christmas, but I'm going to be off to Macao with the whole family. One exciting thing to look forward too. Yey!


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