Monday, May 23, 2011

For The Love of Candles!

I love decorating my home with candles. For very little money it can transform a room with so much ambiance and sets the mood for whatever effect I want to create.
   I love the flickering light of candles and it is so much fun decorating with them.They bring instant color, texture and fragrance to any room and I can change them around as the mood takes me.
    
I love these aqua bottles from Big Lots. They remind me of the beach so much. And the seashells I've collected from all those vacations on the beach. I hot glued some twine around the neck of these bottles and attached some sand collars on the twine. Fill up these bottles with either sand or shells and insert a candle or flowers and it spruces up any room.






What a soothing and relaxing effect it creates in these niches of my powder room!



Closer-view:





Love the ambiance created by this shell candle:


Clear cylindrical glass vases are great tools as home accents. They can be filled up with candles, sands, shells, fruits, flowers and so many other collectibles.

Brightens up a quiet corner of my great room:


  Its so much fun decorating all the niches in my home:



Nothing sets a romantic mood better than saying it with candles!
Don't you agree?


Another clear glass vase filled with water and fresh apple blossoms, rose petals and glass pebbles:


 All these accents make up my romantic tablescape:


A little close-up on the gorgeous table cover:


 Thanks for stopping by and sharing with me the joy of decorating with candles. Your beautiful comments always brighten up my day and fill up my heart with happiness. Please stop by and visit these lovely ladies and you will walk away with a basket full of inspirations and add a dash of color to your life. Thanks again for visiting. Have a wonderful day!






36 comments:

  1. I love candles, as well. And, I especially love the colors you have chosen along with the shells. You have given me some wonderful ideas for my master bath. I'm hoping I can find these aqua bottles at Big Lots...love them! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Love the aqua color and all of your displays are wonderful. The tablescape is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  3. I messed up...will you please stop back and re-enter as a thumbnail. Thanks.

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  4. How beautiful! I love candles too and your aqua candle holders are really pretty. You have a knack of displaying them so beautifully too. I am inspired!...Christine

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  5. Those are really beautiful candles. Thanks so much for stopping back and re-linking up.

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  6. I love the flicker of a lit candle, and those aqua jars are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Thanks for the brilliant ideas!!! Isn't blogland great??

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  8. Beautiful use of candles. Love the aqua...it looks so soothing!

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  9. thanks for the comment Poppy!!

    Niki

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  10. I love how you embellished your candleholders!!
    I've actually tried a similiar look on some clear glass jars (vases)... But REALLY love the aqua!!
    I might have to also try it on my aqua colored BALL mason jars! Gotta find some of those white starfish and sand dollars too;)

    Sherri:)

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  11. Love the blue glass! Looks gorgeous

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  12. Love all the blue and the shells! So fresh and very pretty!
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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  13. Great pics, love your candles and the vases/bottles they're in. Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and adding your link.

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  14. So pretty Poppy! I love the turquoise jar with the pink flower. The colors are so great together. Candles have to be one of the greatest decorating elements and they add so much to a room.
    Linda

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  15. Love it all. I'm off to copy your jar candles now!!! Thanks for the ideas!
    Jeannie

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  16. I love all your candles with the beachy touch. I just did a similar project not too long ago. Cheers

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  17. Charming! Love your niche touches - er - I mean nice touches! :)

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  18. I too love decorating with candles and I would burn them all day every day if I could! I love your beachy ideas. Thanks for sharing them.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

    PS Thanks for visiting me and following my blog. I am following you now too!

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  19. So many great ideas. Thanks for sharing with us. Now if you'll excuse me I'm off to dig out some supplies of my own.

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  20. You need to go enter this at The Lettered Cottage....AMAZING!!!!
    Stacy

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  21. Poppy,
    You should put this in the mantel party at The Lettered Cottage! You have so many great ideas in this one post! The candles are all very pretty. I love the tablecloth and candles at the end, the colors make it a perfect 4th or Memorial Day table. Thanks for linking this up!
    Sherry

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  22. I'm loving what you did with the bottles and the jar. Wonderful beachy touches -would love to feature it on my blog! And I couldn't agree more, candles are the best. I light a few every night!

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  23. Thanks for stopping by!

    A 'dash of color' is what makes life great. I love your photos!

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  24. Everything is so lovely and makes me long for warm summer days even more! Thanks so much for linking up to our Inspiration Friday party this week!
    Vanessa

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  25. Hi Poppy! I also love candles and you have some very pretty candle holders. I love the aqua color. Thank you so much for joining my party this week.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  26. Hello.
    Thank you for your visit.

    The lovely heart will invite all peace.
    Peaceful landscaping creek...

    Dear hug, from Japan.
    ruma

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  27. I so love all your blues!!

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  28. Wonderful ideas, thank for sharing them with us, I think I already have a few ideas to do next! Great candle holders, I love candles, but sometimes I'm not to creative this way! Thanks again, I love this. I'm also at SS.
    Hugs
    FABBY

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  29. A girl can never have too many candles! Love the aqua glass and the shells. Lovely. Happy Memorial Day!

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  30. The aqua bottles are gorgeous and you have done complete justice to their beauty... Loved the one with a handful of sand and a candle on top!!! Amazing!

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  31. So soothing! I love candles too - makes such a difference. Lovely blog!

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  32. You've added so many little touches that make your home so inviting.

    Looking forward to having you join "Where do you keep it all? - Part 2"

    - The Tablescaper

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  33. New fan, now following on GFC....I'd like to invite you to enter to win the book WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING. Just take a peek at my blog...have a great day!

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  34. Poppy, thanks for your visit today! I meant to tell you earlier that I went to Big Lots after I had read this blog. I found the long, skinny bottle you have pictured, but it was a little bit too blue for my bathroom. So, hubby and I went thrifting....and, would you believe I found 3 beautiful bottles/vases the exact color I needed!?? One is actually a Pier One bottle. I am so happy! I will be blogging about them soon. But, again, thank you for the inspiration! I absolutely love your blog and enjoy my visits every day!

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  35. Thank you for sending me this link and stopping by my blog and your kind comments! This is gorgeous. I love candles and the way you used the long vase looks so very elegant. Love your aqua...I think I might have found a spot for it in my home from your post here. There is a store here selling aqua vases for very cheap and i am going to add it to my guest loo which is painted in a suede tan colour of all things!!

    Veronica
    www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

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