NEW Spring Candle: Geranium

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Rounding out our Spring launches is this delicate, new Geranium candle!

Soft rose geranium blended with uplifting bergamot & clary sage. Cheerful and pleasing to the eyes on a spring afternoon, geraniums are said to uplift and soothe with their refreshing floral scent. A dash of fragrant fruit and a hint of musky clary sage round out this blend.

Combining natural soy wax, lead-free cotton wicks, and pure scents, Linnea’s Lights clean-burning candles are carefully hand-poured in small batches.

- Soy wax, fragrance oil, cotton wick, glass
- Handmade in the USA

Available for purchase, here.

Our Secret Garden: Introducing New Garden Mint Candle

In eager anticipation of relaxing afternoons spent at home gardening, Linnea’s Lights is proud to present its fresh Garden Mint candle. There’s no finer feeling than planting new seeds with love, allowing mother nature to work her magic, and with some  of our own delicate nurturing, seeing what grows.

Garden Mint ~ Known for its therapeutic properties and cooling scent, Garden Mint thrives no matter how green the gardener’s thumb. A perfect aroma to take the edge off summer’s fiery heat, watery notes of garden mint leaves mingle with cucumber, spearmint and hints of citrus. Cooling.

Linnea’s Lights® candles combine natural soy wax, lead-free cotton candle wicks, pure essences and fine fragrances to create clean burning, perfectly scented and highly aromatic candles. Each signature double wicked glass candle provides over 60 hours of illumination and is mindfully packaged in recycled materials, printed with soy inks and hand stamped.

Each 9 oz. candle is $30. Pick yours up now at Oliver’s Twist!

Dreaming of Summer: Introducing the New Sea Salt Candle!

This warm weather makes me so happy but I have to say, it already has me dreaming of summer. I can’t wait for a little family summer getaway and am already starting to make plans for where we’ll go. In honor of warmer days and exciting summer adventures, I’d like to introduce to you our newest scent, Sea Salt!

Inspired by our summer journey to Saint Cyr sur Mer, a sleepy, coastal town in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. We chartered a boat and took to the turquoise waters, enveloped by the smell of salty air and inspired by the way natural salts were infused in coastal delicacies, fresh from the sea like mussels & the region’s infamous bouillabaisse. Invigorating.

I love to have Sea Salt lit while I reminisce about all the fun times we had in France, taking in all the lovely scenery and scents of Saint Cyr sur Mer. What kinds of summer getaways are you dreaming about?

Stock up now and bring the ocean home to you, available at Terrain!

New Scent for Spring: Wild Honeysuckle

Happy spring! With March 20th ringing in the official start of the new season, say hello to sunshine, spring flowers, and longer days. In honor of spring, I’m excited to introduce to you our newest scent of the season: Wild Honeysuckle!

Inspired by childhood memories of searching for a single dewdrop at the center of fresh flowers under the warmth of the Texan sun. Sweet honeysuckle nectar mingles with leafy vines and a hint of mandarin and musk. Energizing.

Doesn’t it sound lovely? I like to have Wild Honeysuckle lit in the background to give me an extra boost of energy while I get myself ready in the morning. You can get yours here from Terrain, a terrific spot to find all things home, garden, and beauty. When do you feel most energized?

Romantic Gestures: Belgian Linen & Our Luxe Gift Set

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I’m thrilled to introduce two more romantic collections. First, travel to Belgium with your beloved and tickle your nose with the aromas of warm Belgian waffles. Then imagine cozying up in a bed made up with the freshest Belgian linen, the finest in the world. Inspired by our travels through the Flanders region, the Belgian Linen blend has a top note of floral, middle note of ozone, and bottom notes of woods & musk. Envelop yourself in irresistible richness.

Our newest gift set is Luxe in every sense of the word and includes three seductive, rich and luxurious scents: Amber, our new Belgian Linen and Cashmere.

Amber – For thousands of years the healing properties of amber have been revered. From the ancient Greeks to the Chinese, burning Amber was used to purify the air and perfume sacred spaces. Appealing to the romantic in all of us, indulge in this ancient and irresistible scent with our rich amber candle blended with Egyptian musk. Purify.

NEW! Belgian Linen

Cashmere – Nothing warms you up like cashmere. Now you can wrap your sweetheart in this inspired and sophisticated herbal scent. Infused with the warming scent of patchouli, Persian limes and a touch of vanilla, this scent will warm up any room. Elegance.

Bring the romance home this Valentine’s Day and treat your love to Linnea’s Lights candles from our sweet new bouquet. Shop the newest collection, here!

Brand New Scents for Valentine’s Day & Spring: Part 1

With Valentine’s Day around the corner and Spring following shortly after, we’re excited to be introducing our latest candles for your enjoyment. Wouldn’t it be nice to give your sweetheart the ultimate floral bouquet and one that will last a heck of a lot longer than just a few days? Personally, I’d love to receive something like that too!

Now I’d like to introduce the first of our newest additions to the Spring 2012 collection: our Violet scent. It is said that those with violet auras are forward looking visionaries while in ancient Chinese paintings the pigment cultivated from pure violet flower extract, represents the harmony of the universe, the yin and yang. Violets are known to have a flirty scent as its fragrance comes and goes with the gentle winds of spring. Inspired by the beauty and elegance of the color Violet & the simplicity of the plant itself with Iris at the heart, Violet represents love & luxury. This blend has top notes of florals & leafy greens, middle notes of violet & iris and bottom notes of musk.

Enjoy and once you try it, we always love to hear what you think!

Holiday sneak peek

‘Tis the season once again and the Linnea’s Lights studio is neck deep in Holiday packing, shipping and mixing! We thought it would be fun to give you a peek behind the scenes at some of the madness. As you can see, everything is packed lovingly by hand here in Indiana and the candles (including Forest Fir, Fireside and Winter, along with the wonderful gift set complete with all three) are ready to arrive at your door.

As the seasonal stress-levels rise, I always think that there’s nothing better than a candle to help “keep calm and carry on.” So get a jump on the holiday cheer and spread some of our wonderful new collection all throughout the house. And while you’re at it, why not stock up on some of your favorites and gift them to friends? Everyone can use a little more merry to go around, don’t you agree?

The Holiday Gift Set is on sale here now!

New WILDFLOWER candle, exclusively for Rachel Ashwell

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We are thrilled to announce our newest collaboration with one of our favorites, Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic Couture. Isn’t it pretty?

To celebrate the opening of Rachel’s newest venture, The Prairie Bed & Breakfast in Texas, we joined forces on this spectacular co-branded candle and we just know you’ll love the final product! Our new candle, WILDFLOWER, is inspired by the Texas wildflowers that grow on the prairie and which we’ve blended especially for the occasion. Can’t get to Texas, but want a candle of your very own? Give The Prairie store a call at 979-936-6907!

Rachel Ashwell is a self-made business woman who founded the iconic brand known as Shabby Chic in 1989 when, as a single mother of two young children, she looked to open a small shop where she could sell ‘pretty things’ without spending much time or distance away from her children and opened her first store on trendy Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, California.

Her vision and love of vintage style and flea-market has always struck a cord and inspired our like-minded aesthetic here at Linnea’s Lights. Rachel will release her seventh book titled Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Inspiration and Beautiful Spaces published by Cico books in October 2011, and we can’t wait to get our hands on a copy!

For reservations: The Prairie by Rachel Aswhell, www.theprairiebyrachelashwell.com 5808 Wagner Road Round Top, TX 78954, 1-979-836-4975

Pre-Fall musings

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It feels like just a second ago I was picking up my kids from their last day of school and already it is almost time to send them back. This must be what they mean when they say “time flies when you’re having fun”. Though we don’t want to admit it, summer is winding down and it’s time to break out the backpacks and prepare the fall coats. Especially with the high temps and humidity this summer, I know we are all looking forward to Fall with much cooler and cozier temperatures.

As much I love summer, I look forward to the time when the leaves start to change and the air is crisp. Inspired by the changing seasons, we have come out with a Fall line of candles with some luscious scents for any occasion. In this season’s collection we have a wonderful variety guaranteed to warm up your homes with fragrances like:

Pomander Allow this rich blend of orange, clove and spices to tickle and intoxicate your palette.

Pumpkin Burn this earthy, autumnal scent to purify and perfume any room.

Amber Appealing to the romantic in all of us, indulge in this ancient and irresistible scent with our rich amber candle blended with Egyptian musk.

Pomegranate The deep red and luscious scent is as seductive as it is powerful.

Exotics Gift Set This special set includes Amber, a clean, purifying fragrance; Bamboo, a sultry and exotic aroma of Asian spices, grassy notes, citrus, lavender and cyclamen; and Cashmere, infused with the warming scent of patchouli, Persian limes and a touch of vanilla.

Each 9oz. candle retails for $30 and the gift set retails for $32.

What are you looking forward to this Fall?

Christmas in July

We are so excited to be taking part in The Markoff Group‘s Christmas in July event, going on today and tomorrow at the incredible Vosges SoHo store.

It’s hard to believe it’s already that time again… Christmas in July. The Markoff Group has included us in their very special press preview, July 19th & 20th featuring their very favorite clients along with their Fall & Holiday releases. It’s a perfect chance to start those wish lists and between Vosges chocolates, wine from Pasanella and Son, our candles & Hester van Eeghan handbags and accessories, we can promise there are surprises in store.

For starters, there’s a sneak peek at our brand new masculine scent, Vetiver, which we’re thrilled to launch this Fall, along with our top Holiday limited edition scents like Fireside, Forest Fir and Winter, available in a special gift set or as long burning 9 oz. candles.