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My favorite time of the year is fall. I love the change in weather, the wonderful scents, and creating a cozy feeling in my home. I live in a Spanish Revival style home and I collect Mexican folk art. Considering Phoenix is blazing hot in the spring and summer, I enjoy the dark woods and Spanish Colonial furniture and accessories in my house much more when the weather cools down. As soon as fall hits, I fill my home with beautiful candles that accent some of my favorite art pieces. For the fall, I choose candles that have warm comforting scents. It’s a complete transformation from summer to fall and a time I enjoy inviting friends and family to come together.
I want candles to seamlessly blend with my decor and create a romantic ambiance. That’s exactly what I get with Chesapeake Bay Candles. The candles are a soy blend with essential oils and fragrances that are sourced from around the world. Their design is inspired by the beauty of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay where the company was founded over 20 years ago. The Heritage Collection candles have a modern yet rustic design that marry with any home decor perfectly. I love the candles with scents of vanilla, sugar, pumpkin, figs, cinnamon, and coffee! The Heritage Collection is perfect for me but there are many different collections and scents to choose from depending on your style and what you love!
“Come on in! Take a peek inside my home and see how I’ve incorporated Chesapeake Bay Candles into my fall decor.”
Come on in! I’ve been waiting for you! I like to create nooks within my home filled with delicious scents that invite you to relax and reminisce about happy moments, the beauty of the holidays, and togetherness. I also place candles near my favorite art pieces to encourage the appreciation of the talented folk artists who made the pieces by hand using traditional methods in Mexico. I’ve collected the art for over 20 years and it’s special to me and one of the things that makes my home unique. There are displays everywhere to enjoy and I love to set candles next to pieces that I want people to notice and appreciate.
Votives are perfect for tucking into small spaces. Inside this pewter lantern, I’ve placed a votive in the scent, Snow By The Shore. It has notes of fresh mint, galbanum, and sage with a touch of sandalwood, cedarwood, and lemon. It’s a perfect compliment to one of my favorite pieces of authentic talavera pottery which sits just to the left of the lantern. An ideal corner to curl up with a good book and a glass of wine.
Some areas in my house are very busy with decor and others are more sparse to showcase really special pieces of art that I have. The Chesapeake Bay Holiday Edition Votive collection comes with a set of three candles. I placed the other two votives in my guest bathroom and they smell wonderful together. Here, Balsam Fir and Cinnamon Spice votives create nostalgic holiday memories. They sit alongside a small Juan Torres catrina and an intricate Mata Ortiz pot. This catrina has two sisters that stand nearly three feet tall in large nichos near the entry of my home and I light them with votives at night. Some people think the theme throughout my home, Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), is a bit morbid. However, in actuality, the Dia De Los Muertos holiday is a celebration and a time to remember those that we love who have passed on. I have a large collection of these pieces and find solitude in what they represent.
While we’re on the Day of the Dead theme, here are two more adorable gentleman. These are small figures from the Mexican State of Oaxaca lit by a delicious Chesapeake Bay Firewood Fig small jar candle. This display is right by the entrance to my home and the smell of sweet fig immediately invokes a sense of sophistication. The orange essential oils in this candle coupled with the woodsy notes and the fig create the perfect ambiance as friends and family as they walk through the door.
One of my favorite things to change up for the fall season is the coffee table in my formal living room. Coffee tables are the perfect place for candle displays! Again, I’ve combined scents that I love together. Pumpkin Latte (nutty and warming) with Vanilla Biscotti (creamy and sweet). These candles smell absolutely delicious and are perfect to settle down to with a warm crackling fire on a cold night. They will fill your home with sweet and indulgent scents as if you have been baking all day. I have set these on a Uriarte Talavera tray which is another pottery piece that is one of my favorites. This room is full of intricate blue and white talavera pottery pieces and I appreciate how the style of the candles can mingle with complex patterns in the room.
The large candle sticks are Mexican pewter and alongside them is a coffee table book that is a guide to all the Mexican folk art I’ve placed through out the house. You can see some of the additional plates on display in the background and while she is a bit difficult to make out, the top of one of the grand Juan Torres catrinas can be seen from a large nicho in the wall. There are treasures everywhere but candles lead you to all my favorites.
Now you can see why I love the fall season! It’s my opportunity to light up my home with the first scents of fall, the holidays, and winter. In the summertime, Chesapeake Bay has other collections with coastal and floral scents that bring out the beauty of the spring and summer. But nothing warms my heart and home like the scents of the fall and the holidays! The Chesapeake Bay Heritage Collection is my favorite. I hope you enjoyed peeking in to see what I’ve been up to as I begin to bring out of the beauty of the fall season and the holidays.
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What types of candles and scents are your favorite and where do you like to place them in your home? Please comment and tell me all about your decorating ideas!