Linnea’s Lights Love at Haus Love

Image courtesy of Haus Love

Image courtesy of Haus Love


This is our local account and a shop we absolutely love here in Indiana, Haus Love. I wanted to share and show some photos of our Linnea’s Lights candles in their gorgeous boutique. Heidi Woodman, the owner, has fabulous style, don’t you think?

The Haus Love team has just returned from some faraway travels and I can’t wait to check out the amazing new inventory sure to be coming in from all over the world. I always come away from my visits inspired to redecorate at home!

Image courtesy of Haus Love

Image courtesy of Haus Love

Whistle While You Work: A New Playlist from Harper’s Bazaar UK

Image Courtesy of Harper's Bazaar UK

Image Courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar UK

With the grey, cold weather we’ve been having, I’ve been on the lookout for bright new music I can listen to at the studio to combat the winter doldrums and help keep me motivated. Luckily, I found that Harper’s Bazaar UK beat me to it with their celebration of this year’s BRIT Awards via one killer playlist.

Click here to enjoy their list of best tracks from the Brits 2014 performers and winners including Beyonce, Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie and more: http://www.harpersbazaar.co.uk/going-out/who-what-where/the=playlist=brits-2014

I hope you enjoy as much as I have! What type of music do you play to pump you up throughout the day?

Happy Valentine’s Day from Linnea’s Lights

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Wishing you all a very happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at Linnea’s Lights. The wonderfully inspiring site Domaine Home had a few timely entertaining ideas from event designer, Preston Bailey which I thought I’d share with you here.

My favorite of course is his candle tip: Nothing says romance like candle light. Here is a simple trick: buy votives, turn off all your lights, and have a romantic candle-lit dinner. The soft glow of the candles will dazzle you.

And if we may make a recommendation, why not try it by combining two of Valentine’s most signature details in one with our romantic floral Peony candle!

Linnea’s Lights at The GRAMMY Awards’ MusiCares Event

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I was so thrilled to be a part of this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year event, helping to raise money for a wonderful and inspiring cause. This year’s honoree was the incredibly talented, Carole King.

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. Meant for musicians to have a place to turn in times of financial, personal, or medical crisis, its primary purpose is to focus the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues which directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. The foundation’s programs include emergency financial assistance, addiction recovery, outreach and leadership activities, and senior housing.

What a wonderful event to have been a part of!

Inspiration: What I’m Loving & Appreciating Right Now

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I wanted to share some of my current sources of inspiration with you. How amazing is Angela Ahrendts? So proud that she hails from our home of Indiana and excited to see all that’s ahead for her at Apple. I’m really enjoying this Fast Company article, have you read it?

And how I love AFAR magazine. They’ve just undergone a bit of a design overhaul with a talented new creative director, Elizabeth Spiridakis Olson, formerly of another favorite read, Bon Appétit. AFAR has my heart because truly, all of us are vagabonds… embrace it….

Last but not least, I’ve been drooling over Devour Downtown here in Indiana and can’t wait to try a few more of these local restaurants this weekend: http://www.devourdowntown.org/2014_menus/

What’s inspiring you right now?

NEW Spring Candle: Persian Lime

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Just as in nature the flora and fauna seem to undergo a rebirth each Spring, so too do we crave a seasonal reawakening as the days grow longer. To celebrate the season of renewal, Linnea’s Lights has released three new scents for spring. The first I’d love to introduce you to is our new Persian Lime candle.

Bright and effervescent, this candle blends tart lime with crisp grapefruit and rich notes of vetiver. 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
- Double wick
- Scent: Persian Lime
- 9 oz.
- Handmade in the USA

Available for purchase, here.

Happiness Is Lots of Candles

Image courtesy of Wary Meyers' Instagram

Image courtesy of Wary Meyers’ Instagram

Came across this absolutely perfect image on the Instagram feed of the Wary Meyers shop. Couldn’t have said it better myself, and I love the vintage typography!

Thawing After the Polar Vortex Deep Freeze

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Since most of us are still feeling the effects of this week’s Polar Vortex, all I can think about is keeping toasty. Luckily, some of our largest candles are now on sale to help warm you up, wherever you are! Try our large, 18-ounce, triple-wick candle in our lovely Winter scent and enjoy the extended 85-95 hour burn time.

Our take on Winter is a divine blend of cedar spruce and mint topped off with hints of cranberries and cinnamon- a best seller year after year. And can I tell you a secret? It’s now discounted over on orangeandpear.com! Scoop one up today and shiver no more.

A Candle Spell to Ring in the New Year

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I like to take the first few days of the New Year to think about the year ahead with goals for myself and wishes for my family. A wealth of tradition helps to usher in the new year, a time for new beginnings, and is an opportunity to ensure one’s luck for the year to come.

I came across this whimsical yet poignant so-called “candle spell”, which I felt captured what I wanted to focus on in these first days of January, 2014:

As I light this candle,
I bid the Old Year farewell,
With gratitude for milestones passed,
And memories cherished.
And I welcome the New Year in
With love and warmth and blessings.
That the quality of this new year be assured,
I now dedicate a moment to visioning
Some ways to make this year
A year of excellence,
A year of fortune.

Pause for a moment to envision the kind of year that you want to have and the kind of person that you want to be. Enhance these visualizations by imagining your objectives charged with energy and bathed in glowing light. Then continue:

And thus do my wishes for the year
take on their own life and purpose.
So does the year itself
take on a glowing life and power;
A bright year, a bold year,
a golden year, a year of magic!
So may this year bring luck,
and peace, and prosperity
to one and all.

You can allow the candle to burn continuously, or relight it every morning to reactivate the magic of your celebration. Whether the candle takes a few days or a few months to burn down, you can be satisfied that its flames will radiate your blessings to last the twelve months out. Kind of a sweet idea, right?

How are you starting off your New Year?

Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers & Happy Holidays

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It’s hard to believe that Christmas is next week! I am so ready for some quality time with family and friends but find myself still scrambling for some last-minute stocking stuffers and hostess gifts. Just in case you’re in the same situation, I thought I’d round up some of our holiday scents and where to find them to help inspire you.

And for a current list of where to buy our candles at a shop near you, of course check out the retail list on our site, here.

Our new Triple Wick Winter Candle: Winter is a divine blend of cedar spruce and mint topped off with citrus and vanilla, a best-seller year after year!

New Triple Wick Forest Fir Candle: Crisp aroma of a freshly cut tree. A traditional favorite!

New Triple Wick Holiday Spice Candle: Sweet pomegranate, tart cranberry, and warm notes of clove and cinnamon make this candle a winter favorite, evoking the welcome aroma of a holiday meal.

As always, we combine 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
- Triple wick
- 150 hour burn time
- 18 oz.