Happy Tuesday, friends! Can you believe that Christmas is just 37 short days away? I certainly can’t! Not only that, I haven’t even begun Christmas shopping or decorating. But I found a perfect little gift for someone special on your list that loves candles. It’s a balsam & cedar candle that smells amazing! Come check it out!
Our little town has a new boutique called Strawberry Fields. It opened just a few weeks ago and they look like they are doing a great business so far. (Even in this pandemic climate, which is great news! ) Anyway, I popped in there last week in search of a hostess gift for a friend. One of the venders had these amazing candles so I bought one and gave it to my sweet friend. The scent I bought was called balsam & cedar and smells just like Christmas. She LOVED it!
So, whenever I discover a gift that is well received, I make a mental note. I stopped back by today and picked up a few more of these candles to give as Christmas gifts. (And, I got one for myself too!) The candles are by Illume and are “luxury soy candles”. The one I bought today is 11.8 ounces and was $20.50 plus tax. Out of curiosity I googled the brand and found that these same candles are also sold at Crate and Barrel for $28. Significantly more. Then I checked on Amazon and the same 11.8 ounce candle sells for $18 plus free delivery if you have Prime. But, I prefer to shop locally and support our small businesses when possible.
This company makes other scented candles as well. The other fragrance the boutique had was called “winter white” and it smelled great too. Sort of fresh linen scent.
If you are in the area, pop on over to Strawberry Fields and check out their charming store! It’s located on Highway 16 in Denver, NC. (Isn’t everything in Denver on 16?) The shop is set up like an antique store with booths run by individual vendors. Right now they have plenty of Christmas decor but they also sell furniture, clothing and home accessories. I’m guessing you’ll be able to find a gift or two in there! #strawberryfields @strawberryfields
Well, off to make some lunch. Stop back by later this week and I’ll share the other goodie I bought today! Hint: It’s bigger than a candle! LOL. Have a great day. xoxo Dell