Family Tree Prints by Evajuliet Atelier

Image courtesy of EvaJuliet.com

Image courtesy of EvaJuliet.com

Since Linnea’s Lights was cultivated from such a deep family lineage, I’ve always had a strong interest in family history. Thanks to Anthology Magazine, I’ve just come across the striking work of these Evajuliet Atelier customizable family trees.

Each tree is an archival print with an original illustration by Eva. An art director, graphic designer and illustrator, Eva works out of her Quebec design studio and creates not just family trees, but also gorgeously intricate art prints as seen on her Etsy page. Her romantic and sweet style lends itself perfectly to gift giving. A fabulous keepsake and such a thoughtful gift idea!

Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers & Happy Holidays

Image courtesy of Kessara

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.

For mixing, matching, traveling and gifting

Good things come in our small packages

Linnea’s Lights Mini Votives: 15 hour burn time

With Spring and Summer around the bend, I look forward to some weekend trips out of town. One of the first things I pack are a selection of our smaller candles in my favorite scents like Cashmere, Ocean and Sweetgrass. Petite but as powerful as our traditional size candles, our mini votives come in a variety of classic Linnea’s Lights scents. Without taking up much space at all, they make great hostess gifts if you’re staying with friends or family, or perfect if you just want to make a new space feel like home! They can be lit alone or try combining different scents together and enjoy a unique atmosphere.

Our mini votives are available online at Urban Farmhouse for just $15. Which scents will you bring on your next trip?

Easter Centerpieces & Deviled Eggs

Photography by Kessara Dhana, taken at the Linnea's Lights Studio

With Easter prep in full swing, we’ve been dyeing our eggs and decorating the house for our Sunday guests. For the centerpieces, I’ll use a sprinkling of our new Spring candles: Wild Fern and Peony. Gently scented for the season, I love the way the cream-colored candles in our glass votives look against the classic pastel dyed eggs.

We’ll inevitably have eggs leftover and it’s got me craving Deviled Eggs. After some research, the Deviled Egg has a much richer history than I imagined. Long before they were set out at dinner parties by 1950′s hostesses, they enjoyed popularity all over the world. The Deviled Egg has its origins in Ancient Rome, with the first recipes coming from 13th century Andalusia. Originally they were stuffed with things like raisins and sweet herbs. The term “deviled” comes from the 18th century term that referred to foods that used spices or condiments with a lot of heat. There are different versions of Deviled Eggs all over Europe, Romania, Sweden and Russia. Here is a recipe for one of my favorite versions, Russian Stuffed Eggs:

Ingredients

  • 1 Dozen large eggs
  • 2 to 6 oz smoked salmon
  • 4 to 6 oz of mascarpone cheese or other cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • salt, nutmeg and pepper to taste
  • *1 tablespoon mayonnaise (optional)
  • A sprinkling of paprika

How to make it

  • Boil a dozen eggs for 10 minutes and cool completely
  • Slice eggs in half (long way) and remove yolks
  • Smash yolks and mix in salt, nutmeg, and pepper
  • Process the smoked salmon and mix with the eggs yolk
  • Mix with the Mascarpone cheese and * Mayonnaise and parsley chopped
  • Re fill eggs with yolk mixture and garnish with parsley or olives
  • Sprinkle with Paprika.

Enjoy & happy Easter!

Valentine’s Day Exclusives

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve teamed with Terrain on three limited edition candles and packaging. We’re so excited about this romantic trio and wanted to make sure you knew all about them!

New Bulgarian Rose: Inspired by the blooming fields of Bulgaria’s Rose Valley, this candle brings home the fresh scents of rose, black currant, and green leaves.

New Wildflower: Inspired by wild blooms on the Texas prairie, this fresh, floral candle brings home the scents of spring.

New Lily of the Valley: Inspired by delicate, bell-shaped Lily of the Valley, this refreshing candle blooms with notes of hyacinth and jasmine.

Combining natural soy wax, lead-free cotton wicks, and pure scents, Linnea’s Lights clean-burning candles are carefully hand-poured in small batches. Each candle retails for $30. Shop the collection today and bring home a very unique bouquet!

Last Minute Father’s Day Inspiration

image courtesy of marthastewart.com

With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, I always find myself scrambling for ideas up to the last minute. Does the same thing happen to you?

One sweet idea is giving him something homemade, made with love. For my husband, I love the idea of my daughter and I baking the cute sugar cookies pictured above together, and found this easy enough recipe from Martha Stewart.

Since you’re probably here though as a fan of ours (lucky us!), did you know we have a pretty new masculine candle, Vetiver? Earthy, rugged and altogether masculine with notes of vetiver, light musk and ozone. It’s actually one of my favorites as well, so now you can share your passion with the man in your life!

Check our site for a list local retailers if you want to pick this up near you, though we recommend calling first to make sure it’s in stock!

Here’s to a wonderful Father’s Day and spending a beautiful day with the ones we love.

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?

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!

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!

Best Hostess Gift ideas from Linnea’s Lights & One Kings Lane

Gifting the hostess with the most-ess just got a whole lot easier thanks to the One Kings Lane Best Hostess Gifts sale on Tuesday, July, 26, featuring yours truly! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to stock up on special scents like: Garden Mint, Gardenia, Black Vanilla & Orange Amber.

OKL offers insider access to designer décor, entertaining and travel needs, food & wine, fantastic gift selections, and exclusive tag sales curated by today’s top tastemakers – at up to 70% off retail. As always, deals this good don’t last so get shopping!