Friday, December 15, 2017

Mind Your "Beeswax"

Beeswax candles supposedly burn cleaner than regular candles.

During a presentation on how to make beeswax candles, a woman who has been on the job for 20 years, told how tapered candles have to be dipped numerous times before they are ready to be sold.

She demonstrated the dipping technique and hung the candles to dry.

The lecture was very educational.



It took place as just one attraction for the public at Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield, MA.

HAVE YOU EVER USED BEESWAX CANDLES?

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Decor in the Chilly Outdoors


We live in a part of Massachusetts that is very cold in the winter.

The face-freezing weather rarely bothers me.


It's invigorating.

At Christmas time, I love it when hubs drags out the white lights and deer decorations for the lawn.


Some people prefer multi-colored light displays which truly can be beautiful.

However, I prefer all white lights. 

There's a welcome lantern out on the front porch and a jolly Santa figure on an outside chair.



Somehow, as the outside white lights shine on newly fallen snow, they create a calm and peaceful scene.

WHICH DO YOU PREFER------COLORED LIGHTS OR ALL WHITE?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Exquisite Manger Scene


Since "graduating" from shopping at yard sales to estate sales, some truly lovely items have come home.

Among them are the manger scene figures seen in this post.


I added the cherished angel.

They are quite exquisite, bedecked with beautiful outfits, and looking very elegant.

I found the set at a sale at Blantyre Castle in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Word has it the former owner used to give guests sets of these lovely figures.


Someone at the sale said the figures were made in the Philippines.

The set I bought now stands on the front hall table.


There is a white pine scented candle burning in front of them, a gift from a dear and faithful friend.

DO YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE MANGER SCENE?
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