How’s it going?
I have a confession. I am obsessed with candles. It started harmlessly when I moved into my flat about two years ago. I didn’t have them on a lot, they were reserved for special meals or for when guests came round. This carried on for some time and even in October of last year, I rarely had them on.
But then Christmas happened. I became obsessed. I loved the atmosphere they created, the smells they produced…the glass jars, the accessories you could purchase with them…I couldn’t resist.
After already having a range of Yankee candles that had sweet, rich scents, I turned to tea lights. This way I could offer a warm glow in pretty little glass jars, I could colour match, I could play Interior Designer.
I purchased a lot of tea lights and my mother fuelled my obsession- cranberry scented, apple and cinnamon, the list goes on. It was time therefore, to give these little lights a home.
Last Monday, I innocently strolled into Next, not intentionally looking for tea light holders but there I found myself, staring at them all. I searched high and low and quickly snatched up three beautiful ones.
I opted for hues of blues and oranges as this went nicely with our ornaments and overall feel to our little flat. I didn’t want anything that said Love on or Shine Bright as this isn’t really my thing and I much prefer patterns- I also have to consider the boyfriend!
So, there I stood at the till point with three glass tea light holders. I paid under £8 for the three and could not be happier. They feel like they are very good quality and the burnt orange holder is made from recycled glass.
I was so surprised by the price as I feel Next is notorious for being pricey but I’m finding their home ware to be reasonable and modern. I think it’s a great place for just adding little touches to your home and you know the quality will be excellent.
At the minute, they’re moving about all over my flat but I think I’ll place them on our dining table although they look lovely on one of our chests of drawers in the bedroom…
Have you also got a candle obsession??