Tuesday, December 6, 2011

LOVE ... Candle Hurricanes

Burlap, Plaid, Wool, Leather, Logs, Snow ... what's not to love?

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for checking in with me daily, even in my absence. It's been so rewarding getting your emails and comments. I'm so happy that you find these posts inspiring for the holidays and I hope you keep finding inspiration as they post daily. Speaking of inspriation, my friend and long-time follower Maryanne recently started an inspiring blog that I hope you put on your sidebar, and visit often.

http://www.aforeverhouse.com/ or click on the photo or find her on my sidebar

Mimi is a wonderful blogger, and as many of you who have blogs know, getting started isn't always easy. Her posts are fun, informative, well written and researched, and have inspiring photos from her own home, and from other shelter sources.

She's lucky enough to live in one of my favorite areas of the country, the Brandywine Valley, and so I'm looking forward to seeing lots of local posts from her, but mostly can't wait to get a closer look at her lovely home. 

A Forever House living room. Isn't her living room amazing? I love the coffee table, the chaise lounge, the soft color palette, the wonderful mix of antique and trendy building a beautiful room that's so perfect for lounging and enjoying a book, or entertaining a large group.

A Forever House dining room. Now, I'm pretty sure that mimi had this table custom made. We talked about it once, and she sent pictures to show the detail that I now can't find. But here's what it looked like on Thanksgiving from her blog. Isn't that chandelier amazing? Love the toile curtains and the large urn with the braided branch corn palm, oh and those herbarium pages framed on the wall!

Can't wait to see more? Me either! Check her out http://www.aforeverhouse.com/, I know you'll really enjoy your visit!

And back to Christmas themed candle hurricanes to help with your Holiday Decorating ideas:


  1. Artie..
    Love the hurricanes too! Thanks for the tip for the new blog...always looking for something more to read.
    Hope all is well in your corner of the world...

  2. Artie -- those hurricanes are all stunning --- nothing like candlelight for the holidays.

  3. I really love all the hurricanes you are showing here, Artie-I have one here that was a gift from my son & dil.

    Iwill go check out the new blog! xo Diana

  4. Artie are you on Pinterest? There are several of your images that I would love to pin in my folders but I couldn't seem to find them there.

  5. Artie, I can't wait to go over to her blog. I live in Chester County right NEAR Brandywine Valley! She and I are NEIGHBORS:):) Her home is lovely and I am saving some of your pillar inspiration photos. Thanks so much!!!! XO, Pinky

  6. Hi, Artie. The hurricanes are great. I visited Maryanne's blog and she has a lovely home. Thanks for the recommendation.

  7. You've given us so many great ideas - not only with this post but the others as well. I have enjoyed them all! I will be by to foreverhouse to visit as well - love the name - that's what DH and I call our next house -sans children!!

  8. You are so right! Her home is beautiful. Cant wait to check out her blog. love the hurricane lights.

  9. What fabulous ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I'm impressed with the glasses that seem to have real pine glued tothem. I'd like to know the technique....they seem so flat and I don't see any glue....so please share. How are they made?
    Big Hugs, Laura

  11. I’m the senior marketing specialist at Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, and we’re interested in using you’re a photo from this blog post on our AmazingGoodwill.com website, to highlight one of our winter trends; decorating with nature! We will be providing proper credit and linking directly back to your website. Please feel free to contact me if this is at all an issue and we will gladly remove the content. I can be reached at jmargenau@goodwillsew.com
    Thanks so much

  12. Wonderful candles!! I loved them all. Want to have similar candles for my wedding at one of wedding venues NYC. Will use them as centerpieces along with some elegant flowers. It will surely look fantastic on tables.