Friday, November 19, 2010

~THANKSGIVING LIGHTS~

It a quiet night here and I love that. The cold weather seems to bring that on. And it is a chilly 44 degrees here in the upper Midwest. I love it! But please don't ask me how I feel when it is in the single digits! I'm not a happy camper. Lights like these above make me happy. Candles can't keep us warm, but they make our hearts warm and our faces glow. Everything is softer and more gentle with candlelight. I like to burn a big old Yankee candles during the day to fill my home with amazing scent. In the evening...when I know we are staying in, I burn a lot of tea lights and votives just for ambiance. I like the tiny little light and flicker they give...alone or in groups.
I did a little more holiday shopping online this week and I am making a good size dent in my shopping and that always takes a lot of holiday stress off me. So many bloggers are saying that they like to have their homes decorated and shopping done so they can enjoy the whole holiday season without pressure and you know...that is smart advice!! I'm doing a lot to make this advice work for me but first, I wanted to talk about holiday shopping online a little briefly because I consider myself a little {ahem} experienced in this area. Actually, it is about mistakes you can make when you think you are getting a deal that would never have happened if you were in the store.
Never buy a candle online. That involves sniffing and maybe someday we will be able to that through a device on our computers. Who would ever think that Pomegranate Tea would smell so awful, but I ordered a huge pillar from Kohl's and I thought it smelled horrible. Think: Couldn't sell, big markdown. Ironically, I also bought a big hurricane for it and plopped the candle in. It melted all over and there is no way to get the wax out. That's the end of both of those deals.
I consider these above a good mistake. I was expecting something much smaller...described for tea light candles, they are quite generously sized. I can also fit a votive in these. I bought some for the lakehouse, too, as they are on clearance. 99.9% of what I order online is on sale or clearance. But in any event...always check dimensions and size.
I packed up a lot of my fall pieces today and kept most surfaces down to a bare minimum with company coming {including babies} on Thanksgiving. I am liking the editing...it gets to be too much considering this has all been out since mid~October. Is anyone else ready to get the shovel? lol!! Getting Christmas ready will be a lot easier without as much packing up the fall.

Tomorrow I am off to the Holiday Market in Morris, Illinois. I am hoping to meet some bloggers I have never met before and do a little more shopping. I'm hoping they have a lot of hot chocolate {maybe mixed with a little Bailey's ;-D}. I'll have my camera so look for a great post next week! Hope you are having a snuggly Friday night! :-)

Bottles and candles are from Wisteria.

102 comments:

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Jane, I LOVE your beautiful mercury glass bottles candle holders. I've never seen anything like them and they are striking, particularly in the way you have them displayed. I'm in IL also, but closer to St. Louis. It's actually suppose to warm up significantly here tomorrow -- around 70 degrees the last I heard, yet I have no place special to go. I'll get online and see if they have any special happenings in the area. Most likely I'll stay home and continue work on painting my bathroom. Since the kids have moved out, pretty much everything needs to be "neutralized" -- Thanks for a very enjoyable and pretty post.

Sarah said...

Jane, the soft pink of the roses and that candle light is gorgeous. I don't order much online, but good advice you've given. Love those little candle holders. How perfect for the lake. Where did you find those?

Enjoy the market. I'll be eager to see what you find.
~ Sarah

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Love the warm glow of candlelight. Thanks for the tips on shopping online. I won't buy any candles! I am going to buy some gifts online this year. But I love the fun of shopping in the stores. Even in the hustle and bustle.
Have fun tomorrow!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Jane,
Put that candle in the freezer for a day and then you should be able to clean it out (should POP right out). I'm not a big online buyer...I'm one of those touchy/feely person:) Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Linda

Mimi said...

Jane, I love the mercury glass bottles...they give off such a nice warm glow on a cold, dark night. They look nice paired with the roses...beautiful vignette.

Donna said...

I LOVE those mercury candleholders, so warm and glowy!! How did they get the candle in them? Are the backs cut out? The others are lovely as well. They set such a wonderful tone for the Winter. Have a fun time with the bloggers!!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~**~Oh your home looks so pretty and cozy!! Have fun tomorrow!! Ekxcited to see pics of your new blogging friends and finds!! Hugs,Rachel~*~*

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Jane... your candles are all so pretty though... sorry some were not exactly what you had hoped for... I hope you have a wonderful time shopping and meeting some of your blogger friends... hot chocolate sounds really good right now... xoxo Julie Marie

Low Tide High Style said...

Great advice about online shopping, I've had my share of disappointments and thrills over the years with my purchases too!

I hope you have a wonderful time and I can't wait to see what you bring home! Hope you have fun with some blog friends! I'm meeting Connie from Hartwood Roses tomorrow for some shopping and lunch!

Kat :)

Sherry said...

Jane,
I love the candle holders and roses, just beautiful. I shop about 50/50. you are so right about size. Sometimes I am surprised at the size of something. I am like you, in that it is nice to clean off surfaces. After Christmas when we put everything away it always looks like a new house. Have fun on your trip!
Sherry

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Jane...

Ohhh my...ambiance indeed! I just love the three bottles...they're awesome! Am I seeing them correctly...they look like they have a mercury glass finish? Very pretty with the tealights burning in them! And...the wicker candleholders are awesome as well! Sounds like you got a great deal on them!

Well dear lady, I just wanted to stop by to say thank you for coming by! I really enjoyed your sweet note of congrats and well wishes! Thank you, Jane! Wow...the Thanksgiving holiday is nearly here. Many blessings to you and your sweet family!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...Enjoy your day of shopping and meeting with blogging friends!!!

Tricia Rose said...

Lovely to meet you Jane, through Delores - and I'm with you on the candles. I have noticed that I tend to like the smell of expensive candles more, which is hardly surprising! So I stick with unscented. Beeswax are the ultimate, except I can't bear to burn them...

Raine and Sage said...

I love candles. Yours inside the bottles are really prety. I've never seen those before, but I'd get some if I could.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I just love those bottle candle holders. They look so pretty, and I bet they sparkle so much.
I appreciated your info about online shopping. I haven't done much of it. Do you have some favorite companies to buy from?
Have a great time shopping and meeting up with fellow bloggers!
Blessings,
Marcia

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh my gosh your new set of bottle candle holders are sooo cool Jane! I love how they have a rosey glow to them, but they don't look rosey on the Wisteria website though. So did you do something or is it just the lighting? Or are they somehow reflecting the color of those pretty pink roses?! In any case I really LOVE them!

Hope you're having a nice weekend there! Here it's raining it's pouring, the old man will soon be snoring!
Hugs, Sherri;)

Debra@Common Ground said...

LOVE all your candlelight, just cozy and warm and inviting!
I'm starting decorating for Christmas and I like having the headstart on things.
xo,
Debra

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your candles Jane! Have fun at the Market, looking forward to your post-Happy Thanksgiving (and shopping:@)

Paula said...

Your lit candles look so cozy and set the perfect setting for an evening at home on a chilly night. Enjoy the holiday market. I hope you find some good stuff!

Sailing Simply said...

Sounds like you are off to a wonderful weekend at the market and meeting new friends. I love both your candle purhcases here, the trio of jars are just adorable! But the wicker basket candles are my favorite! Where did they come from..any left?
I love a great smelling candle too and your right they have to smelled first. I'm funny about what smells I do and do not like. Hope you have a great day!

Karen said...

Those mercury glass bottles are beautiful!!!.. also love the baskets. I am itching to put out Christmas here but can't until the day after Thanksgiving. It would just be wierd as we're serving it here.

Kat said...

Jane, I LOVE the mercury glass bottles. They are gorgeous! And I really like the votive holders. Very woodsy and textural. We are editing alot this year too, but won't start decorating until after Thanksgiving. And your advice on buying candles online is spot on. I have to smell them in person, certain scents just send my allergies into overdrive. Have fun at the market, can't wait to see your photos. Kat

Olive Cooper said...

I look online a lot and tend to get in a trance and never buy a thing which is really okay as basically I thrift shop anyway. On etsy and ebay I just get sensory overload. I like a small store. Love the image with the roses and pumpkin. I hope to start decorating next week but I must sort out my computer or throw it away! Hugs♥O

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Janie,
Have fun in Morris. I wish I would have planned to go. Maybe sometime when I am visiting my cousin in St. Charles, we can meet somewhere for coffee!!!

Paula said...

Jane, those light are beautiful! You have great taste:)
I am so picky about candle scents I look foward to the day when our computers can let us 'smell' before buying, lol!

Zuzu said...

So pretty!!! I don't usually have candles, but I'm thinking I'll pick up a few next week! :)
Enjoy your weekend!
~ Zuzu

Denise said...

Very good advice Jane, espcially about the candles, although I have bought 'grubby' candles online from a blogger before and they smelled wonderful :)
Shame about your hurricane. We live and learn huh?
Have a super weekend. Happy shopping at the fair.
Hugs Denise
xx

Kelli said...

LOVE those bottles! I, too, love candlelight. it's one of those things that I really look forward to enjoying in the evenings as the days grow shorter.
I have also been toying with the idea of paring down the clutter. Well, mine is clutter anyway. My kitchen needs to be the first in line for the editing process. And it isn't that I want to get rid of all the little treasures I've accumulated. I simply want to pack them away and trade them out from time to time for a little change of pace. Wish me luck. I've a long, long way to go! ;)

bj said...

OOO, what beautiful glass bottle candle holders. I just LOVE those. I NEED some of those..would you kindly let us know where you ordered them ? I have a plain vanilla little sofa table that needs SOMEthing really great on top and I think these would be perfect. I'm excited. I can't believe I am even thinking of buying something for myself right here at Christmas time.!! :)
Shame on me.

Thanks so much on the tips for online shopping. I have done a LOT of my shopping this year on line..Ebay being one place. I remember about 2 or 3 yrs ago, I was wanting a black tole tray. Found the most beautiful one on Ebay, bid, won and when it arrived it wasn't black at all..a dark green and I was just sick. Went back and read the description and right there in black and white..GREEN. I just didn't read close enuf. NOW, I am very careful to ck color and size. :))

Really enjoyed your post..and LOVE your cute new profile photo. You are so pretty, Blondie girl.
xo bj

La said...

Great post, Jane. I love to burn candles too. The bottle candle holders you have in your first pictures are beautiful.

I think you've given some useful advice on online shopping.

Have fun in Morris! La

Pondside said...

I, too, love candlelight at any time of day. There's something about the flicker and glow that draws one in, and makes even an ordinary cup of tea special.

xinex said...

Hi Janie! I love your mercury tea light holders. They look so cozy. I love the glow. Sounds like you are going to be busy for Thanksgiving and nice that you have done a lot of shopping. I haven't even started. Happy Thanksgiving!...Christine

cityfarmer said...

I love everything you do ... especially candles ...'tell me about the market!!


p.s.
I'm getting fresh greens at a wholesale venue

Sailing Simply said...

Thanks Jane! They are ordered and on the way! :)

Ian said...

splendid

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Hi Jane,

I love the candles. We've been burning lots of candles lately around here since my sweet husband made some teacup candles for me to sell on my website and, of course, our little boys had to "claim" some for their very own. I love that they don't mind that the candles themselves are a soft pink!

Have a great weekend,
Judy

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Jane, What wonderful advice you have shared. I too, do a lot of online shopping and love the ease of it. Did you know that if you put the hurricane candle holder in your freezer the candle wax will pop right out? It's an easy way to get rid of a waxy mess. I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season!
Hugz,
Kim

June said...

Oh yes! Those little baskets were a happy mistake! Love them! I love everything all aglow in your home.
I am really keeping the decorating lean until after Thanksgiving for the same reason you are Jane.
I don't want my girls stressing over what their little ones are doing while here. Then I'll do a little more.
We got snow again this morning, so I am getting the candles lit up after seeing your beautiful post.
hugs
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! I love your new little snap of you in the cap! You're so pretty!
Sorry about your bad ordering experience! The bottle candle holders are really very pretty!
How funny about the squirrels and the pumpkins! Little stinkers! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

There certainly IS something wonderful about fire - either by candle or in the fireplace tht just MAKES you feel all warm 'n cozy for sure!! Enjoy your shopping trip - can't wait to hear all about it, wish it was a bit closer & we'd go too!

Theresa said...

I love candlelight and YES it does warm the heart! I can't wait to hear about your visit with bloggerfriends! TO meet face to face is an awesome experience! ENJOY! HUGS!

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
I love the glow and warmth from the lovely candles burning in your home.

Thanks for the tips on on-line shopping. I plan to do some myself.

hugs
Sissie

Liz said...

Oh your coffee table vignette is beautiful! LOVE that! Those candles and roses are gorgeous. I know what you mean about buying on line.... I have some good stories and some bad stories. I, too, have a good dent done in the shopping list... but the Christmas cards were supposed to be done and ready to send the first weekend of Dec..... guess that isn't going to happen! Especially since I haven't even bought them yet. HA!
I hope you had fun today. :)
~Liz

MrsKBJ said...

Hi Jane, I love your candles! Very pretty!

We finally made it to Chicago (we spoke via email earlier this year about great things to do a and visit there). Well, we went earlier this month and had a ball. It is such a beautiful city!! Check out my latest blog post for some picture of our vacation :O)

Happy Thanksgiving!
xo
kelly

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hey Janie! So you're Yankee Candle girl, too, huh? lol! I love the intensity of their scents. Right now I'm burning a balsam fir one which is just wonderfully Christmasy. Summertime it's either Sun & Sand or Lavender. Your candles are just beautiful! Burning candles during the cold months we're about to experience just helps warm everything and everyone up - not to mention filling the room with deliciousness! I totally agree about decluttering. I've been doing the same thing lately. Must be that time of year! lol! Hope you had a ball shopping and meeting some blog friends!

xoxo laurie

La Dolfina said...

So nice to meet you Blondie!!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I can't wait to look around your blog and get to know you better!!
I'll be back soon. Enjoy the weekend and have fun tomorrow!!
xo

Marydon said...

G
eve Jane ~ So romantic, warm & inviting the beautiful candle holders & lighting. Where did you find them?
Your roses are elegant ... my favorite colors ...

Have a beautiful & blessed Thanksgiving ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Cat & Cricket said...

Everything is just beautiful!!! Gives off a nice warm cozy feel...

Rettabug said...

Ooooo, what pretty roses & such cool bottle lights, too! Neat effect!

I am headed straight for the garage to bring in my one & only grey basket that matches the 4 you have lights inside. It came with a plant & I never would have thought of using it with lights.

I spent all day taking down the autumn decorations & it looks so BARE! Very blah...I'm ready for Christmas!

Have a wonderfully Blessed Thanksgiving. We're headed out of town but I'll have a friend's T'day tablescape to share next week.

Rettabug said...

Oh & you NEED to see at least one holiday ballet this season!!!! It will truly lift your spirits!

Sunday in bed said...

Hi Jane,
very nice to meet you! :)Thank you for your sweet comment after Jeanne made a posting of my blogsite.
I love your candle arrangement (especially the rosè ones...so beautiful!) both and I was carefully reading your advice about buying candles via i-net.
Now, it`s getting colder very slow in Germany. The weather report told us that we`re expecting little snow here in our region...we`ll see.
Have a wonderful week and finds for Xmas on the internet!Love the internet for that.... :)
Beate XOXO

Chrissy said...

Oh Jane, I love those bottles,I have not seen them anywhere!! Have a great Thanksgiving my sweet friend! x0

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Jane...when it is colder and dreary, lighting candles always lifts my spirit. I love those bottles. I have 1 - - I can see I need a couple more for a grouping of them :)

Blessings!
Gail

Jane said...

Hi Jane,
Thanks for good advice. We seem to do a lot of online shopping around here too. Most of it involves electronics so no sizes, etc. to worry about.
Love the candle holders in the first pic....they are gorgeous!
Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
Jane

Maggie B said...

Hi Jane,
Your mercury glass bottle/candle holders are wonderful, I've not seen anything so pretty over here, just lovely.
Candles are so warm and welcoming especialy at this time of year.
I cleared all my "fall decor" away this afternoon and have started rummaging through "Christmas" boxes in the attic.
Next Sunday is the first Advent Sunday, so I'll be getting ready for that during the coming days.
Hope you have a marvellous week, my friend.
Maggie.

Deserae said...

Your bottle candles holders are so cute....I have never seen anything like them before! I do a lot of shopping online too and have learned quite a lot and made a lot of mistakes along the way too ;o) Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
~Des

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Hi Jane! Crazy about those Mercury bottles! Nothing glows prettier than that! Very Welcoming...makes me want to curl up on your sofa! Beautiful!

blessings xoxokara

Kathysue said...

Jane Love the twig hurricanes, so clever!!! good advice on the on-line shopping!!!

Good guess on my post today, but not quite right, come back and I will show and tell later this week, Hugs Kathysue

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Sweetie~ ~
Love all your beautiful lights. I love it when the house glows with candlelight at night also I put some tiny little twinkle lights around the big front window. Totally adds to the ambiance.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Kathleen said...

And don't forget to log in to mrrebates.com before you shop, and link through to your store, nice rebate!
I am with you, too much stuff. I wish I could part with a lot of it. Too much to move around all the time!
I do love those wicker candle holders. Where did you get them?

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Jane, love the Thanksgiving lights - so warm and cozy! I have a lantern that was filled with white pumpkins, and I stuck little white Christmas lights in it...love it. I wonder if our pioneer forefathers enjoyed candle light as much as we do! Happy Thanksgiving! Linda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, I dare say that is a wonderful buy! Love the glass bottles with the candles AND those cute votive holders. Very, very cute, and perfect for the lakehouse and your home, both!

I wanted to thank you for your very sweet comments on Eddie's blog and mine. You have always been one of my favorite blog friends, and I just love you to pieces and hope to meet you eyeball to eyeball some day. I just wish you lived closer so we could shop till we drop together! LOL!

I have been fighting server issues all day. I got online, got the post up, did a little emailing, and WHAM! No service. Finally had to leave St. A., drive home, and now it's almost four. Sigh. What bloggers will do to blog! LOL!

Love you, lady. Stay warm...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. Hope the market was fun! :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

OH, and I love your new picture! Loved the old one, too, but this one is particularly cute with the cap and the bunny. So sweet!

Charlene said...

I LOVE the candles in that first photo. Brrrrrrrrr I wouldn't like it when it's super cold either. But, you do like those cooler summers that you have. I remember when we first became BLOGGY BUDDIES(almost from the begining of my blog I remember you as one of the first) when we would have flowers that I would show in February & March you would comment on wishing you had flowers instead of snow!!!! Do you remember that? HUGS!
Charlene

Brenda Kula said...

Jane, I adore those candles and holders in the first photo! How pretty and elegant. Hope you have fun with your blog buds.
Brenda

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh me too, I love candles, especially the twinkly small ambiance ones!!! Love them!

I'd also love to have fragrance ones going all the time but.... Age has brought me allergic reactions, I never had before. And so, pretty candles are a No-No. -sighhhhhhhh-

Oh those top 3 candle holders, someone said they are mercury glass! Oh just love them!

But silly me, had to click/&/enlarge the pics, to see that there is a "hole," to put the votives IN them. :-) Yes, at first, I was wondering... How did she get the votives in? Silly me!

I culled my Halloween stuff, right after Halloween. Now there's some Autumn things left, till after Thanksgiving. But not too much, and yes, I'm getting antsy to put all that away, and get out Christmas! :-)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Roberta said...

Love this soft candlelight in pretty vessels. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Jane. xo Roberta

Gracefully Vintage said...

Love those bottles, it will be nice to have a clean pallet- to then begin the CHristmas decor..

Chatelaine said...

I love firelight. The candles in the bottles add such a romantic touch. I think I would just gaze at them all night with soft music playing in the background.

The good deal candles are wonderfully rustic.

Nice selections!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Jane....I love all of your little votives and tea lights! I agree that they make everything so cozy and warm in the winter evenings! I put away my most of my Fall indoor decorating doo dads. The weather being so warm here today I have noticed alot of people putting up outdoor lighting. Get me through Thanksgiving first, then I will start going through the strings of lights. Have a good week ahead! ~Hugs, Patti

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Jane, I love the glass bottles with the candles in them! They are so beautiful grouped together! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my daughter's armoire!

podso said...

The roses and the candles are simply beautiful. You can step right into the coziness with your photos.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

You have a special eye for beauty. I always enjoy my visits to your blog. Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
You are so popular my dear, look at all the comments already!
I love the light containers and how beautifully you have them arranged!
And I can't wait to see you and Al.
Hugs Friend,
Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I order online a lot, too, Jane! Can't stand the crowds or the lines {meanwhile that's the part some people love!}. I have such a small amount of Fall stuff out that I'll have it cleared up in no time. I usually start on Friday.

I also want to start my Christmas cards and make a list this week of what we're getting everyone. I already know most of the gifts and I've bought a few little things over the past couple of months when I would see something.

Shellbelle said...

Love the soft glow of candles; they bring such a feeling of serenity.

We're waiting to see what winter temps will be here in Florida this year. We had such a cold one last year (well, for us anyway). Right now we're hiving perfect beach weather and I hope it stays that way!

Can't wait to see your post about meeting up with some blogging friends! I've had such great, memorable experiences and can't wait for more in the future!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I love your mercury glass candleholders. And the twig hurricanes are fabulous.
I have been so busy in and out of town that I'm just now playing catch-up with blogs. I was scrolling down your posts and noticed your new dinnerware which is gorgeous! I also really loved the pictures you took around your house. I have slowly but surely been "editing" my house. I just feel better without lots of clutter...now if I can just keep going in that direction!!!
Please tell us all about the market and meeting fellow bloggers.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

AshTreeCottage said...

You and I are of like mind and I love those very cute candles on the sill above your sink!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

The Blogland Diaries said...

Jane,
Your beautiful arrangement is so lovely. I love the roses, and those candle holders look perfect. That's something I never thought about, but you are right the scent of a candle is just as important as how pretty it is.
Karen

Anne Marie said...

Hi Jane!! SO nice to finally meet you in person.......I had a great time shopping the town of Morris...didn't you??

What did you find in town? weren't Whimsy and Ruby Begonia's the cutest??

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Gorgeous Jane,

Your candles are beautiful and I agree...I love to smell candles before I buy them, they try and trick you with some lovely names only to be horrified by their scent!

Wishing you a fabulous Thanksgiving week...thank you for being so wonderful my Sweet Friend, you are a blessing! Have fun at the market!!

xoxo
Karyn

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

oh Jane.. those are amazingly beautiful.. soft Christmas music and those candle bottles would make for a quiet happy evening.. enjoy every moment.

happy Thanksgiving

Shabbygalsnest said...

Hi Jane just discovered your blog through Tracie's blog. Your not alone with the cold weather! I'am so not looking forward to the snow and cold but a s midwesterners this is all part of it!You sure have made your home look very cozy and lovely. Traci

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

your glass bottles are beautiful...
it looks so romantic at your home!!;)

Jeanne said...

Loving your post Jane...I know that feeling when it wasn't quite what you expected. I imagine your house will look wonderful for Thanksgiving..just having a house full of people makes for wonderful memories.
How exciting that you will meet some bloggers..I can't wait to hear. Kerry (Australia) and I are hoping to meet up when I am over in December. So excited :)
Best wishes for lots of fun shopping. I am liking the idea of having it done so you can enjoy the holidays. I am not sure I have ever done that before and am happy to say I have quite a bit done already..it is first.

I also want to thank you, dear Jane, for your lovely comment tonight, it cheered me up immensely. You are a sweetie :)

Jeanne xx

Vittle me this... said...

beautiful!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Jane..what a nice post. I loved it. Your roses...so beautiful and my favorite color. Everything looked wonderful!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Janie, I love candles too and hate the bad smelling ones. I ordered one from a school girl fundraising and doubt I will ever light it! I really like the twig votive holders. They are so perfect for a lakehouse.

Shabbyfufu said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Jane...everything looks just gorgeous in the glow! xoxo, Janet

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Jane Sweetie...
What a gorgeous share. I love the softness of the roses with the glow of the candles. That is TRUE ambiance. I love it.

Now those wicker looking candle holders by the window.? The ones for the tea candles, but a little larger? I think I would add a little greenery and some Christmas lights to them. They make those small 10 light strings that run on batteries. How pretty each one would look with the greenery and lights. I have seen them at Michaels, Hobby Lobby and even JoAnns has them in their floral area. You could turn them on when you wanted and them turn them back off, not to run the battery down. Oh I would even add a little bow to each one for the seasons. You could change them. Lots of fun with those Jane. Now where did you find them? You need to fill me in on these wonderful clearance items you found online. I do love them.

Have a wonderful time with the blogger gals. I can't wait to see who you are meeting, and what you all find while shopping. Have fun. Yes, cocoa, lots of hot cocoa.

Happy Thanksgiving Jane from my home to yours. Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love candles, but I don't trust myself to have them all over the house! I generally have a large jar candle burning on the kitchen counter...which in our house is all one room with the dining and living rooms.

As for the decorating. I took down Halloween and then decided to put away most of the fall stuff. I left the dining table with a fall centerpiece. Today, I thought I would start working on one little Christmas vignette and I just kept going. I won't put the tree up until after Thanksgiving, but I have most of the other stuff done. I've never been decorated this early, but I had some time today and I just used it!

Sandra said...

Oh Jane, I love the soft glow of candles. Makes for a relaxing environment. Have fun shopping and meeting bloggers. I can't wait to read about who you met and what you bought. I am a going to the stores to shop kind of person. Love the hustle and bustle. Have a great evening.
Sandra

Domestic Designer said...

Love all of your candles! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
DD

Ann said...

Thanks for the online shopping tips...

Your lighting bottles are so adorable, they would definitely warm any space and cozy it up...

Privet and Holly said...

I'm a candle girl,
too, Jane! I like
to buy the box of
25 votives that come
in a box from Pottery
Barn. They last a long
time and when the candle
is gone, I simply recycle
the little glass that is
left. I'm hearing you
about the winter light.
We've had snow on the
ground for ten days!!!
Bring on the candles!
xx Suzanne
PS Happy Thanksgiving!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi lovely Jane,

Love your candle shots. They are HARD to do well. I took AAAAGES getting mine right the other day so I'm extra impressed with yours!!

Sarahx

blueberries in the fields said...

Jane, i agree with you, candlelight makes yourhome look so cozy and inviting. ai a summer girl,but have to admit that this time of year makes us indulge in coccooning near the fireplace and i love that.
hope you are having a lovely tuesday.xx

Sonia said...

Hi Jane,

Well it is just starting to get cold here...had to turn the heater on! brr.. love all your Thanksgiving lights...votives are so nice and when grouped and just give off such a nice glow. Love those glass containers that are in the shape of pears...also the little baskets in the window are so sweet! The roses are wonderful! Love it all my dear! Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Miss Bloomers

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Love those bottles - so unique!

Susie Q said...

These are just beautiful..the soft glow is warm, so inviting and doesn't everyone look best with candlelight? : ) Especially when the candle light is this lovely!
Love,
Sue

oldgreymare said...

Love all your lights here. I am also a candle, tea light, (real and battery) freak...and don't get me started on oil lamps. Maybe my favorite of all.

If you haven't pitched that hurricane with the stuck wax I may be able to help you get the wax out. :D

As someone very familiar with the shovel technique, I say "Shovel away"

xxx

z

Rene said...

All of your candles are so pretty and I totally agree - they warm the heart. I'm off to light a candle.

-Rene