Simple Pleasures... Candles at dusk


I love candles ~ the ambiance they provide, the wonderful scents they impart. If I'm going to be home for the day, I'll burn scented jar candles and votives, usually according to season: Spices in the fall, Christmas scents and peppermint around the holidays and during the winter, florals and fruits in the spring and summer. But one of my favorite indulgences is to light candles at dusk and leave off all the other lights for the evening. I did that this past weekend and it was wonderful; the house felt even more warm and welcoming. Everything looks more beautiful by candlelight ~ a simple pleasure indeed.

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  1. How pretty. I love candles too. I tend to light them more outside than inside though. I need to start lighting more candles!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  2. I love candles! Right now, I have all my fall ones out. I'm going to try the candles at dusk thing today and revel in the coziness!

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  3. I completely agree, there's just something very special about candlelight. Cinnamon Spice is my favourite at Christmas.

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  4. Bella, you're a true kindred spirit. I adore candles, and the mood they create, whether by day or night, but especially by night. They add a glow that can't be replicated any other way.

    Perfect simple pleasure!

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  5. Love it, love it !!!!! I am a candle burner as well use the scents like you right now its Pumpkin spice, and warm Vanilla
    thanks for sharing your simple pleasuare

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  6. I agree so much that things look better by candlelight. It leaves a romantic glow around the room. I also love the smell of a candle in a room. Candles are one of my simple pleasures, too.

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  7. Living beautifully really is tied into the details of simplicity! I love candles too...they really do add a special glimmer and romance to everyday living!

    thanks for stopping in to see me BELLA!

    ciao!

    creative carmelina

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  8. A day does not go by where I don't light a candle. I love the smell of cinnamon and vanilla and pumpkin spice all year round. Maybe because it reminds of holidays and cozy memories of times past. Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. Blessings, Tammy

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  9. Bella, I'm so glad you joined in. I just love this blog-hop. Funny you thought candles. I considered that too. I LOVE the idea of lighting them at dusk. Must try it out.

    Thanks for sharing and many blessings your way.

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  10. Your blog is beautiful. The photos are breathtaking. I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog.

    Blessings.

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  11. It's amazing how candles can totally transform the ordinary to something magical. I especially the scent of fall candles to bring the smell of the kitchen to life.

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  12. I like to do the same thing. Our house is a tri-level, and our TV room is on the bottom floor. That is where we spend our evenings, so I turn all the lights out on the middle floor (street level) and just light a couple candles. (Yes, I leave them burning unattended.) That way, when I go upstairs for anything (drink, snack, walk dogs out), it's not pitch black...and I get to enjoy the flickering light for a time.

    Hope your day is abundantly blessed.

    Hugs,
    Patti

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  13. Hi Bella,
    What a wonderful "simple pleasure!" And you have such a beautiful home and blog!!!
    XO

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  14. The candles look so pretty! I should use mine more...I don't know what I am saving them for!!

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