It’s getting chilly, so it’s time to break out the candles! My favorite candle store is Skeem. They don’t make just candles – they make works of art. I have kept every single jar I’ve gotten from Skeem, each earning a new life once the candle becomes a fragrant memory. I put Q-Tips in one, pencils in another, hair ties in yet another. Several we use for drinking glasses. I will also admit that there are some I don’t even burn, because they are so darn gorgeous I want to keep them looking exactly the way they arrived!
Skeem sent a few candles from their Fall 2013 selection and I am completely gaga about them. Take a look:
The White Lotus Half Pint ($14) is a new scent in the Half Pint line, which at 7.5 ounces gives at least 50 hours of burn time. The jar itself measures 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, and it is perfect for repurposing after those luxurious 50 hours.
Don’t you just love that amazing jar?? The sides are silk-screened with the floral pattern, and the top is a metal lid with a parrot and vintage wallpaper print. Right now this adorable candle is filling my office with a gorgeous mix of lotus, coral, and orange flowers with a hint of tea and musk. My plan for after I’m done burning the flame fantastic is to fill the pretty jar with some Hawaiian Sea Salt I purchased a while back that we grind by hand in our marble pedestal grinder.
Other new Half Pint scents for season include Blood Orange and Tea Leaf.
If you want to go big, you want to check out the Weck Jars. The Vintage Peony Weck Jar ($29) is one of the new scents in this very popular line.
The Weck Jars are perfect for canning pretty much anything once the candle is gone – right now on the website they talk about using the jar to can pickles. People have been using Weck jars in Europe to can things since 1895. The jars are a huge 4 1/4″ wide x 4 1/4″ high, and you get at least 100 hours of burn time.
The Vintage Peony scent is a grown up floral mix of peony, lily, and musk. It is perfect for a family or living room.
Please do yourself a favor and take a look at all the amazing designs available in the Weck Jars! Skeem says, “The lids were designed from our collection of vintage scientific ephemera. We layered detailed drawings of animals, insects and nature, popular with 19th century illustrators, with charts, type and labels from this same time period, to create these beautiful sepia-toned designs. The side of each jar features an embossed Weck logo and our signature printed canvas label.” The designs are fantastic additions to your decor, and the candles themselves are the best you can find anywhere.
Other new scents for the season in Weck Jars include Grapefruit Zest and Sweet Balsam.
Right now there a few sale candles left, and also Skeem has free shipping for any order over $70. It’s a perfect time to stock up for the season, get those heavier candles and avoid the postage costs! You’ve got to go to www.skeemshop.com and look at the truly gorgeous items they have. You won’t believe how fantastic this line truly is. - Lisa