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wintery candles and post-Christmas decor {Archipelago}

Christmas and New Year’s Day may have passed but winter certainly hasn’t!  I’m looking forward to a nice season of skiing, snowman building and sledding, and my house reflects it.  I just took down my Christmas decorations but left some wintery touches to keep us all in the mood. Keeping with the season, I’m scenting my home with candles from Archipelago, woodsy, spicy and everything nicey, sent for review.

I’m extremely relieved the holidays over but they were so wonderful.  It was my son’s first Christmas and it’s hard letting that go.  The house looked rather empty as I took down the tree, the wreaths, the stockings… what to replace them with?  I decided to put away everything Christmasy and keep a few pieces of greenery and shiny silver objects, and, yeah, I had to keep my snowballs for another couple months. So now my mantle looks something like this:

archipelago candles winter holiday in_the_know_mom

Okay, maybe I kept the tree-topper out too!  For some contrast, I kept the Archipelago candle boxes on the mantle as well.  The Hope of the Season Archipelago candle (green box) is a blend of pine, bayberry and clove… a very woodsy scent.  I am a huge fan of wooded scents year-round, just love that earthy aroma and this candle has quickly become a favorite.  This particular handcrafted candle has three wicks and burns even and slow.  It can fragrance a room easily and holds its integrity well.

The other winter candle on my mantle is the Joy of the Season, a candle with cinnamon, orange and spice.  It fills the room with aromatic flavors of the season, a very comforting and homey feel.  This tall, single wick burns nice and slow, a approximate burn time of 50 minutes.

Archipelago winter holiday candles in_the_know_mom

Packaging is everything with me, especially when it comes to candles.  I’m loving the silver/mirrored candles and their plaid boxes.  They, of course, make for great gifts and since Christmas has passed, they are on sale!  Head over to Archipelago and check out the Holiday 2013 collection.

Product was provided by Archipelago to facilitate this review.

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14 Comments

  1. January 4, 2014 at 11:40 pm — Reply

    I always feel a little sad when packing away my Christmas decorations. I love the idea of keeping a few wintery pieces out after the holidays.

  2. January 5, 2014 at 7:13 am — Reply

    I like all the silver pieces because they go with anything and can even be used all year long!

  3. January 5, 2014 at 11:46 am — Reply

    These are beautiful and I really think you could use unique ways to make them work all year long! I’m headed over to check them out!

  4. January 5, 2014 at 12:24 pm — Reply

    Your photos kind of make me miss Christmas.

  5. […] Red Amaryllis.  The perfect February scent, the deep crimson candle, in glass and wax, comes in a red faux leather box.  Once again, Archipelago shows great thought in package design.  I love a candle that adds to my decor and room design, remember my post-Christmas mantle? […]

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