To Do: Candles

To Do: Candles

I’ll likely change my mind when the spring daffodils arrive, but I’m off fresh flowers for the time being. They just die too quickly for this economy.

Instead, I’ve been relying on big bowls of fruit (oranges & pomegranates mostly) and a lots of candles. Recession or not, they seem just right for cold January nights.

For $18, you can get one of these pretty 3-wick Voluspa candles at Anthropologie. Champaca is my favorite and I had the Capri Fig going at my wedding reception. They last a very, very long time.

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  1. erica at 3:10 pm

    $5 for hyacinths at trader joe’s and they’re still going strong after a week!

    i love candles, too, but there’s something about fresh cut flowers when dirty snow is piled 3 feet high outside and there’s hardly an evergreen in sight.

    if i lived in sf, though, i would be stocking up on nice candles, too! the capri fig is one of my favorites.

  2. MissScientistSF at 3:50 pm

    I asked for plants instead of flowers, and I already have two gardenia plants to enjoy! I can’t wait till they bloom but they look fantastic right now.

  3. fallonroxann at 4:03 pm

    Voluspa candles are great and do an amazing job adding fragrance to your home. My favorite right now is the Goji & Tarocco Orange its in a red tin and is the most refreshing scent.

  4. Amanda at 5:12 pm

    I’ve been buying Eucalyptus greens. They’re inexpensive (five bucks for a big bundle at Whole Foods), and last a long time. I have a fruit bowl going too, filled with grapefruit (eight for a dollar!).

  5. kitchendoor at 5:45 pm

    I love those Anthropologie candles, but my all time favorites are made by a company called Archipelago. Can’t get enough of their “Pamona”–“Luna” is fresh and lemony, as well.

    Oranges and pomegranates would make an awesome everyday centerpiece. I’m definitely going to give that a try. Thanks!

  6. L. at 9:50 pm

    Oh man, Emily. I LOVE Voluspa – I have the Tobacco-Vanilla and Santiago Huckleberry votives next to my bed, and even unlit they perfume the whole room. Waking up to jam-y berries/vanilla/pipe smoke is not a bad way to greet the day.

    They had a winter one out a few seasons back, it was aqua and gold and had the most watery, refreshing scent. I still have that box, and sniff it, like the lame bird I am.