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Creating Fall Candles ~ Fragrance an Element in Design

Friday, September 18, 2015


We want our guest to feel special,
so we greet them by decorating our entries with flowers, wreaths and flags;
saying "welcome" before they even enter our home.

Creating Fall Candles



Once inside our homes, even before any decor is seen, our guests are greeted in another way...
with fragrance.

Yes, our homes have a scent!

Did you know that by the time we can correctly identify a scent,
like vanilla,
the scent has already triggered emotional responses?

Scents are powerful;
evoking emotions, memories, they influence our perception, and effect our mood.
So our homes need to smell good.

Fall bunnies in our farmhouse kitchen


Of course a clean house is essential in having a clean smelling home, but candles add something special.

We often hear about the elements of design; there are a number of elements needed to pull a good design together...I believe fragrance should be considered an element.

Fragrance is compelling.

Burning candles in the home is like wearing your favorite cologne;
it's the finishing touch!

No matter how pretty something is or how appetizing it looks,
a good smell makes it even better!
And if the nose doesn't like what it smells...well, you get the idea.

I love candles and usually have one (or more) burning.
Most taper candles aren't scented, but that's alright, because the soft glow adds a warm and cozy feel.  Another great element added by candles.

My favorite fall fragrances are those I would smell if Granny was baking in the kitchen;
scents like pumpkin spice, banana nut bread and hot apple pie.

Here are some of the candles I pulled together for my Fall Home Tour.

In the kitchen I gathered a few things already on hand;
hurricane glass vase
taper candle
crystal taper candle holder
pumpkins and acorns.

Fall Candle Ideas




Fall Candle Ideas




The glow is extra special in the evening.

Fall Candle Ideas



Two more candles are on the fireplace in the keeping room.

Fall candles in the keeping room



I placed a pumpkin spice votive to a small round votive holder,
placed it in the center of a large glass vase,
and then layered small pumpkins and acorns around the votive holder.

Creating Fall Candles



Oh so pretty in the evening.

Creating Fall Candles



In the great room I placed corn cob candles in small brass candle holders,
covered them with glass hurricane shades,
and placed one on each side of the fireplace mantel.

Creating Fall Candles



Creating Fall Candles



Creating Fall Candles



I just had to get these corn cob candles.
They really look like corn and the bottom of the tapers were dipped in multi-colored glitter; so unique!

Creating Fall Candles



Creating Fall Candles


Do you like burning scented candles; what's your favorite fragrance?

You can tour MY HOME decorated for fall
and
28 MORE
bloggers whose homes are decorated for the season here...Fall Home Tour.


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13 comments:

  1. Beautiful candle displays Cindy!! I can almost smell all of them through the screen. ;-)

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  2. One of my favorite things of my favorite season, is the fragrances! Great post! And I love all of your candles, especially the corn cob ones! ~Rhonda

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  3. Pretty, pretty! I just love to burn candles but I'm afraid to have them all around the house. I usually have one burning in the kitchen and the house is so open that the scent travels around. Those corn cobs are adorable.

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  4. Pretty vignettes! I so love candles but just can't do them because of allergies. Love the smell of fall.

    Judy

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  5. I knew that I needed some new scented candles for Fall, and now after reading your post I can't wait to pick some up this weekend.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  6. Your home looks beautiful for the fall season....
    I love candles and anything that makes my home smell wonderful....

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  7. Beautiful displays Cindy! I always have a candle burning...the spice scents are my favorite!

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  8. You're absolutely right! Scent evokes mood.
    Brenda

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  9. Love it. Love the bunnies! I like the ones that look like covered in bird seed? Actually love it all!
    Come over and link this post and your linky party!
    Have a good weekend.

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  10. Cindy,
    Oh, my goodness, dear friend. . .these hurricanes are gorgeous!!!
    Thank you for sharing up close photos of your designs!!!
    My favorite scents are "citrus" smells. . .clean and refreshing!!!
    Again, many thanks for these creative designs!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  11. I never thought of scents the way you described it here Cindy, I have to grab my Fall scents soon since my house is nowhere near Fall right now. Love all your Fall vignettes too!

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  12. Those tiny pumpkins in that gorgeous hurricane--love! Thanks for sharing at the Pretty Preppy Party!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful, as usual, Cindy! Thanks for the great ideas. And thanks for joining Grace at Home--I'm featuring you this week!

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