I'm a candle lover. I use candles every season of the year, and spring is no exception. There's something so satisfying about cleaning the house, cracking a window and lighting a candle to give the house a fresh scent. And while I like placing candles around the house on their own, I also love arranging them using other natural elements like plants and flowers. So today I'm sharing some unique display ideas using dried roses, air plants and a few other botanical goodies.
For the first look, I paired a Peace + Tranquility candle from Chesapeake Bay Candle's Mind & Body collection with some beautiful dried pink roses. I literally just grabbed a small plate from the kitchen, put the candle in the middle and arranged the roses around it. It’s incredibly easy, but so elegant. The calming scent smells like a mix of jasmine, cotton blossom, rose and bergamot.
Here's what Chesapeake Bay Candle has to say about their new line: "Inspired by the ever-evolving wellness lifestyle trend that includes aromatherapy, yoga, organic products, healthy diet and outdoor adventure, the Chesapeake Bay Mind & Body collection offers an artfully curated line of home fragrance products inviting you on a fragrance filled journey into wellness for the mind and body."
You can also use greenery to lend a natural feel to your pillar candles. Here I've used a couple of air plants (Tillandsia) along with some clear vases with cuttings from my Pothos plant. If you haven't tried it before, Pothos cuttings do well in water... and once they grow roots, you can plant them in a pot and they will grow into a new plants. But I digress.
The Focus + Patience candle has notes of black tea, cinnamon bark, cedar and birch... with a deep, musky aroma. This is the perfect scent for one of those dark rainy days when you need a bit of extra help focusing on the task at hand.
I also like to utilize branches that I've cut from my yard, especially this time of year when things are just starting to turn green and flowers are starting to bloom. I grabbed a rectangular ceramic tray that I had in the kitchen cabinet and placed the Love + Passion and the Joy + Laughter candles in it. Their colors and scents pair nicely together, and they look fresh and inviting surrounded by the tree cuttings.
While these candles look gorgeous all on their own, it's so much fun to play around with plants and flowers and incorporate them into pretty little displays. You might consider using fresh flowers too, once your gardens are blooming (ours definitely is not yet. Soon though, I hope). Happy spring everyone!
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