our home is small. there’s not a ton of room for many decorations (if i could put a nativity scene on every single surface i would). so to enhance the feel of christmasness in this house, i treated myself to a selection of some candles for the holidays at the perfect petal in highland square. the smell of the holiday season is now wafting all about. not all of these scents are overtly christmas. but they’re enough musky and woodsy and smokey that it feels like a winter wonderland in here.

what are your favorite scents or candle companies, holiday or otherwise? what small things to you do around the house to make it feel more like thattimeofyear?

p.s. another easy (and more natural) way to make the home feel more christmas-y is to simmer some pantry staples on the stove. megan has a great tutorial on holiday simmering scents, which i definitely plan on trying.


i’ve been compiling this list of links for at least three weeks now and i think it’s one of my favorites. enjoy!

p.s. congratulations to emily who won the artifact uprising giveaway!


  1. Lashley says:

    Oh, Paola…

    The only Christmas-y thing I can be counted on to do is to put out jars of clove-studded Clementines!

  2. Alli says:

    I’ve gone a little nuts with the Christmas candles this year, love having the Christmas scent in the house. The candles I have are from a company called Elume. Not sure if they are available in the states? But they sure do smell good. I had them burning yesterday & the lounge room/kitchen still smelled beautiful when I got up this morning.

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