As I mentioned in the previous post, I am gearing up for the holidays!
One way I've done this is by purchasing a candle whose scent reminds me of the season. This year, that candle is Home Scents' Fireside by Target. It smells a little bit like cinnamon and cookies baking, and also a bit smokey, like the wonderful smell of a wood burning fire.
Growing up, we always had a fire in the fireplace on Thanksgiving and Christmas. We often fought over who got to take a post-Thanksgiving nap in front of the fireplace--a better nap has never been had, I swear! The Christmas fire was great for burning some of the wrapping paper left over from opening presents. As I got older, I spent many a Christmas Day afternoon in front of the fire dozing and reading one of the books I had gotten that day---this candle is already bringing back memories from holidays gone by!
Since the fireplace in our apartment is non-functioning, it is nice to have the smell of a wood burning fire when we cannot have the real thing!
I stacked a few white bound books on the side table in our living room, exchanging them with the scarier, creepier black books left over from Halloween. I then topped the crisp pages with the candle. The white and silver covers echo a table setting I have planned for the dining room, so stay tuned...
book, a soft blanket and a warm candle to keep me company!