The Magic of Candle Light

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“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”~James Keller

Today I’m writing about the magic of candle light!

One of these days I’ll get some spectacular photos of my candle chandeliers. For now these will have to do. You can see my dining room chandelier on my post “Paris Party 2″…

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and my porch chandelier on my post “Fresh Air Rooms”…

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How do you use candle light in your home? what are your favorite candle scents? I tend to like mild, earthy scents like patchouli and eucalyptus in the winter and autumn, and fruity scents like tangerine and lemon in the spring and summer.

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My favorite book on illuminating the home with candle light.

We’ve enjoyed candle lit dinners out on the front porch, and in our home more times than I can count. I’m absolutely addicted to candle light. I have a candle chandelier in my dining room, one over the bath tub, and one over our little table on the front porch.

I just went out back and noticed people sharing a candle lit dinner on their porch. This made me so happy! I guess I never realized how the power of candle light reaches me, even when I’m just watching others enjoy it. I hope others feel this when they see the golden lights flickering from my home. How has candle light affected you? Share your stories please 🙂

My friend Keri said:

“Thanks for sharing. That’s so cool that someone was having a candle lit dinner on their porch. 🙂 I agree — that makes me happy too.For MANY years I was addicted to PartyLite candles and had parties A LOT (my friends actually BANNED me from having parties for 2 years!). I LOVE their candles and the beautiful scents. I used to only use candles See more at one time in my life. In fact, I was chatting with a former flame (pun intended!) on the phone one evening and I counted all of the various types of candles I had lit in my living room — 121! OMG!! That’s insane! Most of them were tealights. And my house smelled sooooo nice.

I like candles in my bedroom. I say that my “signature scent” (in the bedroom) is mandrin orange/mango or peach. The scent is soft and romantic. Refreshing. I won’t go into more detail… LOL 😉

I LOVE candle chandeliers! They are soooo beautiful.

I think watching the candles flicker is mesmerizing. It’s like you can be silent and just let your mind wander. It has a calming effect on me I guess.”

Thanks for sharing, Keri!

~Melissa

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  4 comments for “The Magic of Candle Light

  1. Sandy
    May 25, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Oh this is just so cool to have a candle chandelier hanging over a dining room table or even on a porch to add a little flair….Well, my six cats would love that too…Just a hanging out and hanging on to the chandelier and swinging through the breeze to keep cool…Oh God! I can’t forget the candles that could burn the wiskers….No this would work, but I still love the idea of your chandeliers….

  2. May 26, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I have to agree…kitties plus chandeliers could spell disaster. 🙂 My cats ignore them. They’re way more interested in fighting on the rope hammock. They make it flip and spin…like something out of a cartoon. LOL

    The chandeliers are so pretty, and add an element of romance to our house. What could be better then tranquil candle light? The candle chandelier in the dining room was the first new item we bought for our home when we moved in. It really made the place feel like “ours.”

    Besides the chandeliers, I like lighting candles all over the house in the evening. It’s become a relaxing ritual at the end of the day.

  3. Kimber Dunn
    May 26, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I LOVE candles, but have to be careful with my allergies. With children in my house, I don’t get to burn as often as I’d like, but when I do I enjoy tealights burned in antique glass toothpick holders! I would absolutely adore burning candles outside, but every time I’ve tried, the wind blows them out. Is there a secret you need to share with me?

  4. May 27, 2010 at 7:39 am

    When we head outside I usually put our candles in hurricane lanterns. For the chandeliers, votive holders. A little glass between the flame and wind helps. 😉

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