New Arrival! Our Private Pour for terrain in Hydrangea

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We are thrilled to let you know about our newest creation, a private Linnea’s Lights pour of Hydrangea in two colors of a custom clay pot (blue & purple). We created a letterpressed seeded cover to plant inside the vessel once the candle is finished and this special candle is now available exclusively at terrain.

Inspired by the early summer garden and poured especially for terrain, this candle boasts the scent of hydrangeas in bloom, mingled with fragrant lily of the valley and fresh, green notes. Nestled in a pretty clay pot, each candle includes a paper tag studded with wildflower seeds to plant once the wax has burned through. Combining natural soy wax, lead-free cotton wicks, and pure scents, Linnea’s Lights clean-burning candles are carefully hand-poured in small batches.

Get yours here now!

Hostess Gift Ideas for a Beach House Getaway

Memorial Day house guests, take note: Linnea’s Lights Summer scents like Ocean, White Coral, new Sea Salt and our Cote d’Azur gift set (which includes  Lavender, Mimosa and White Coral mini votives) come in host gift-ready boxes, with matches tucked in. Just add a summery raffia ribbon, and it’s ready to go, perfect for your next beach house escape!

Do you have any travel plans for this Memorial Day weekend?

Featured Press: Linnea’s Lights on The Everygirl

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We’re so excited to share with you that Linnea’s Lights candles have been featured in a recent photoshoot on The Everygirl blog! Another one of our favorites, Cassandra LaValle of popular lifestyle blog Coco + Kelley, styled a table that took our breath away and I can’t tell you how thrilled we were to take part. I fell in love with the beautiful nautical wedding table, photographed by the oh-so-talented James Moes. We were absolutely blown away by the attention to detail – gorgeous place settings, sophisticated place cards, charming seashell adorned chairs, and of course, perfectly-themed party favors courtesy of yours truly! Our Sea Salt scent went along perfectly with the theme of the wedding, and we’re just so glad we were able to take a part in it. You can get your own Sea Salt candle here!

Plus, enjoy a few more of these stunning outtakes, over on Coco + Kelley. We are head over heels!

What does your ideal wedding table look like?

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day everybody! Every year, I always look forward to celebrating this special day with my family. We usually start off the day with a family brunch with cute little finger sandwiches, blueberry waffles, and coffee brewed from my favorite coffee beans.

I always feel that the best gifts are ones that come from the heart. Gift your own unique bouquet for mom – a bouquet of Linnea’s Lights newest scents Rose, Violet, and Wild Honeysuckle. Or feel free to mix and match!

What are you getting for Mom this year?

Celebrating the Kentucky Derby & Mint Juleps

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As most people who will be watching the Kentucky Derby this weekend know, the official drink of the race is the mint julep, one of the oldest and most iconic American cocktails.

Since of course we’re candlemakers and not mixologists by trade, consider our new Garden Mint candle our ode to this exciting tradition.

From Esquire, we found a good old-fashioned julep recipe. Not too sweet, just the way we like it:

Instructions

Place 5 or 6 leaves of mint in the bottom of a prechilled, dry 12-ounce glass or silver beaker. Add sugar and crush slightly with a muddler. Pack glass with finely cracked ice. Pour a generous 3 ounces of Kentucky bourbon over the ice. Stir briskly until the glass frosts. Add more ice and stir again before serving. Stick a few sprigs of mint into the ice so that the partaker will get the aroma.

Still not enough mint flavor? Try this: For each julep, lightly cover about 10 sprigs of mint with superfine sugar, add an ounce of spring water, macerate, let stand for 10-15 minutes, and strain through a fine sieve into the ice-filled glass. Then add whiskey and proceed as above. If you’ll stoop to maceration, you might also want to float 1/2 ounce of dark Jamaica rum on top.

Will you be watching the big event this weekend?