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!
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!
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!
By Guest Blogger, Patti Johnson- Patti Johnson Interiors
Claire Burke invites Patti Johnson of Patti Johnson Interiors to tell us what she loves about our Slice of Spice filled candle. You can also check it out on her website. Visit http://pattijohnsoninteriors.com
It’s that time of year! You know, bustling about, shopping for gifts, preparing the house for Holiday gatherings. Well, I have discovered the most beautifully scented candle to set the tone! It’s called “Slice of Spice” by Claire Burke. It’s one of those rare fragrances that can transition from autumn into Christmas! Truly this fragrance is all my favorites wrapped into one! Pick up several, perfect gifts for school teachers, your hair dresser, neighborhood party, etc.
By Tracy Cox, Claire Burke Staff Writer
Fragrance fanatics like myself look at candles as a part of daily life: they’re great first thing in the morning while I’m getting ready for work, great for setting the mood for a dinner with friends, and great to help me relax in a hot bathtub at the end of a long day. But for people who aren’t used to using candles everyday like me, they make a great gift of something new and special.
Here are five reasons why candles make great gifts
1. You can’t go wrong with a candle. Men and women alike enjoy candles, which make candles a reliable gift for that certain someone you never can figure out how to shop for.
2. Batteries not included. They don’t come with an instruction manual or power adapter. With candles, you just light and go. That’s it
3. If you can’t make it, fake it! Candles are great for that of yours who’ll spend hours in the kitchen, only to have the food smell like burned up cookies. Candles can give the home that fresh-baked smell, without the hassle.
4. Candles are calming. As great as candles are to give, they’re even better to receive. They can help shave off the stress of a rough day and bring you back down to earth.
5. Scent of memories. The sense of smell is linked the most closely with the memory. That’s why the scent of cookies baking in the oven might make you remember your grandma when you were little. Candles are a great way to connect or reconnect with memories of the past or to help build new ones.
And the holidays are the only time when candles make a perfect gift
Other great occasions to give candles:
By Tracy Cox, Claire Burke® Staff Writer
As we turn the corner from summer to autumn, and the leaves are changing from green to orange, our thoughts start to wander towards the holiday season. Everyone has his or her own reasons for loving the holidays. For some it’s the presents, for others its spending time with family, and for many it’s the heartwarming smells that accompany the holidays.
The Christmas season is my favorite time to give Claire Burke®, whether it’s a botanical candle, a gift set, or a fragrance diffuser, Claire Burke® is always a hit around the holidays. However, I’ve learned from years passed that the heartwarming Claire Burke® holiday scents that I give as Christmas gifts only get a little use after Christmas before they are packed up for the next year.
That’s why this holiday season I’m going to gift differently! This year I plan on bringing the holiday fragrances like Christmas Memories®, Oh Christmas Treeä, and Slice of Spiceä out long before Christmas passes. Rather than giving fragrances that will end up getting packed up with the rest of the holiday décor, I’m going to give these scents as gifts for Halloween, Thanksgiving, holiday party host gifts, house warming parties, and get togethers. That way they can be used for weeks or even months before the season changes and they may contribute to the aura of the season.
Then for my Christmas presents, I’m going to gift from the Claire Burke® basic collection so that my gift can be used long after Christmas. My friends and family can love the holiday scents from October through December and then admire the classics for the rest of the year.
If you want to make sure the gifts you give this season are enjoyed to their full potential, remember this, give for the holidays before the holidays!