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spring awakening

by Alicia Thompson, Marketing Manager

Claire Burke DiffuserI know it’s not technically spring yet, but in Arizona, after Christmas I’m straight into spring mode. Conjuring up images of baby chicks and pastel chocolate eggs. Brightly colored flowers to lift my spirits and melt away any holiday frost.

With each new year comes the anticipation of spring.

New life adds a youthful glow, as hope abounds.

So, I spent last night creating a new video for the Claire Burke website. It needed a holiday switchover and I was able to style some really beautiful floral shots for our spring catalog so I had plenty of inspiration.

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How ‘Bout Them Apples?

By Guest Blogger, Julee Morrison of Mommy’s Memorandum

Claire Burke is an incredible place to start filling your home with beauty and fragrance. With scents that seem to waif through the air this time of year and beyond. Slice of Spice, O Christmas Tree, Tropical Flowers, Vanilla Bean, Wild Cotton and our new favorite, AppleJack and Peel. It’s the beauty of bringing scents that remind us memories and generate new beginnings. It’s simply Claire Burke.Cupcake Tower

When we received our AppleJack and Peel candle, my family oohed and aahed. It is indeed striking. A pristine white candle infused with apple slices, cinnamon sticks and green leaves make for a beautiful display piece. In fact, it was so impressive that has The Divine Miss M helped set up for her Winter Wonderland Tea Party, she disappeared and returned with the Claire Burke AppleJack and Peel Candle to use as the Snowman’s hat in her cupcake centerpiece. When her father pointed out it was square and the base of the snowman’s head was round, she looked at him and said, “Yeah. So?” Obviously she knows a lot about decorating because as the guests arrived, the mom’s took a moment to pick up and smell the candle professing it was “incredible” and “I love this!”Applejack & Peel Botanical Candle

Claire Burke has outdone themselves in all areas. The Peel is an endangered candle at our house. It sits in our foyer, greeting guests. A couple of times my husband has gotten out the Bic, but my children come running begging him to save the candle. He’s tried to explain that if we light it the smell will infuse throughout our home, but they will have none of it. They love the beauty of the candle. They love picking it up and holding it and then inhaling as deep as possible to extract the delicious smell it holds.

Candles are a part of our home. I love their beauty but after experiencing Claire Burke Applejack & Peel Botanical CandleI realize there is more than a color scheme or scent. A candle can be a display of beauty. A conversation starter. Claire Burke is unique and truly adds new charm to our home.

While we have not lit the Claire Burke AppleJack and Peel candle, I don’t think we are the exception. After all, their slogan is decorate with fragrance. This we are doing and I think it adds a bit of charm to our home, and even without a flame flickering in its center, it is a wonderful smell that warrants compliments from nearly everyone who enters our home.

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A Claire Burke Holiday Party

By Guest Blogger, Patti Johnson, Patti Johnson Interiors


I’ve been chatting about “Decorating with Fragrance” lately. My husband and I had a Christmas Party this weekend for some very dear friends. A very good time was had by all and I received many compliments on the holiday decor throughout the house. One friend (no lie) thought one of my Christmas trees was real and could not believe it wasn’t! Here’s a picture, you be the judge.  My husband, Ray, who loves real trees, sprayed Claire Burke “Oh Christmas Tree!” Room Spray around the room, it must have been convincing!

Holiday Party

Above are a couple of guests who may or may not have really thought it was real, but they did say it was ‘real’ pretty. Below, is the Claire Burke “Christmas Memories” diffuser which is such a beautiful fragrance!

Christmas Memories mini diffuser

You can place this diffuser anywhere, as the scent is lovely yet subtle. No, I’m not being paid for this endorsement of the Claire Burke products, I just happen to enjoy quality scents in my home and I hope you will too!
Stay tuned for an update on the #IntDesignerChat Design Challenge in Chicago that my team won, I want to share more details with you.  Also, a lot has been happening on the Creative Arts Studio front and I can now release the  name of  it, as the owners have registered their trademark.  It is called “Creation Nation” and you heard it here first!
Have a wonderful, joyous holiday!

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