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20% Off Red, White, & Blue Candles + 50% Off New Kitchen Line

Red, White, & Blue Candles 20% Off - Memorial Day Sale
Here in our Village, we would like to say

THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS PAST AND PRESENT!

In honor of our heros, we are offering our #VillageFriends favorite RED, WHITE, & BLUE candles at 20% + Free Freedom Freshener with every purchase. All the candles below will come up 20% off their current price when added to the shopping cart.  View all the candles on sale for Memorial Day here.

20% Fresh Strawberry Scented Candle - Memorial Day Sale

Fresh Strawberry

20% Off Pure Linen Premium Jar Candles - Memorial Weekend Sale

Pure Linen

Blueberry Muffin Scented Candle 20% Off for Memorial Day

Blueberry Muffin

Crisp Apple Jar Candles 20% Off for Memorial Day

Crisp apple

Christmas on the Beach Candle 20% Off

Christmas On The Beach

Summer Breeze Scented Candles on Sale for Memorial Day

Summer Breeze

Cherry Vanilla Swirl scented candles are 20% for the memorial holiday

Cherry Vanilla Swirl

Natural Cotton Jars Only Sale

Natural Cotton

Walk on the Beach

Walk on the Beach

Last Chance to purchase New Kitchen Line Candles at 50% OffEnjoy our Memorial Day Red, White and Blue Sale in honor of all veterans past and present.

Free Freedom freshener with every purchase

Freedom Freshener

  • Free Freedom Freshener with every purchase
  • Starts Thursday, 5/21/15 at 12 am EST and ends Tuesday 5/26/15 at 11:59 pm EST!
  • Save an additional 20% on our red, white, & blue jars listed above No Code needed!
  • This is a Red, White, & Blue jars only sale – prices will show up in the cart.
  • All are our #VillageFriend Favorites!
  • This is also the LAST CHANCE to order NKL Kitchen Collection Fragrances at 50% off -They are being removed from our online stock the day after the sale and are not returning!! 

 

Spring’s Hottest Floral Trend: Paper Flowers

With spring in full swing, we’ve got floral on the mind and so does everyone else.  From haute interiors to simple floral arrangements, the newest trend in floral is, believe or not, paper.  Even House Beautiful graced its March cover with a beautiful faux botanical work of art featuring crisp whites and vibrant yellows.  A wonderful way to brighten your home, these whimsical and delicate creations are just as lovely as real blooms.

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Why go paper?  Paper flowers clearly take the prize for longevity.  And what a wonderful way to express your creativity with color and form (if you feel like a DIY project that is).  So we get the main argument against paper flowers – no scent.  Well, no problem.  Scent is our specialty.  Pair your favorite floral of the season with your paper blooms and achieve the same aroma as if the flowers were freshly picked from your garden.  Some of our favorite spring scents include: English Garden Radiance Collection, Spring Lilac Premium Round, Dahlia Limited Edition Village Classics, Gardenia Premium Round, Just For You Premium Round, Scarlet Berry Tulip Premium Round, Wild Rose Premium Round, and Violet Blossom Premium Round.

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There’s a ton of great resources for paper flowers whether you choose to purchase handmade arrangements or want to channel your inner florist and get creative with a DIY project.

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Etsy – The Flower Craft Shop: Shop here for beautifully crafted floral arrangements and more.  Custom creations are available as well.

Paper Flower Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terrain’s Paper Flower Kit: A simple DIY kit that includes material for 25 flowers for only $14.

Paper Flower Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper to Petal: This beautiful book has directions for 75 different paper floral designs, cost $24.99.

What’s your favorite spring scent?  We’d love to hear!

Palms, Palms, and More Palms – Home Décor Inspired by the Palm Breeze Candle Collection

Reminiscent of the famous Martinique wallpaper at the iconic Beverly Hills hotel, palms have become one of the hottest trends in both home décor and fashion, and we just can’t get enough! In fact, we are palm crazy over here and inspired by our April Scent of the Month – Palm Breeze Glass Pillar Collection. Here’s a sampling of some of our favorite ways to add a little green in your life with that cool, eclectic Palm Beach style, pairing nicely with the lovely blue water lotus, fresh green grass, and sharp wild fern aromas offered from our Palm Breeze candle.

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10 Bold & Beautiful Interiors with Palm Leaf Wallpaper: Palms on walls – yes! This link showcases the famous Martinique wallpaper pattern as well as other palm inspired prints in rooms from small bathrooms to large dining areas. Just beautiful!

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Beverly Palm Leaf Print: A fine art print of an original watercolor offers a different take on the tropical leaf print, also inspired by the Martinique wallpaper. Frame with rustic brass for that cool Palm Beach vibe. We want them all!

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Pink & Leafy Greens: Ever think about pairing hot pink with a palm leaf? Probably not, but here are some great photos of interiors committed to this interesting color pairing.

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Palm Leaf Fabric: Add a little Palm Beach flare by taking palms to upholstery. It works for anything in any room – pillows, chairs, curtains, you name it!

If you’re not committed to an entire room of palms, just going with a few small leaves or a small tree in the corner will make an impact. There’s nothing like fresh greenery in the house to liven up the space and bonus, most palms will help keep the air clean!

Let’s Have a Pinkalicious Inspired Pink Party!

Let’s Have a Pinkalicious Inspired Pink Party!

There’s just something so fun and feminine about our Pinkalicious Glass Pillar candle. The classic scent combines juicy grapefruit with lemon and lime to create a sweet, decadent scent with a spunky pink color that screams “Girls just want to have fun!” So let’s have some fun. Let’s have a party – a pink party!   Get the gals together for a special occasion whether for a baby or bridal shower, bachelorette party, birthday dinner, or just an excuse for a fun ladies night.   Here are some tips on how to get started!

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Setting the Scene

The Invitation: Well, pink of course! Check out InvitationSnob on Etsy for tons of cute invite ideas.

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The Décor: Start with using a palette of several pink shades – ballet slipper, bubblegum, fuchsia. Here’s how to incorporate festive pinks throughout your home with candles, poms, and more.

Poms: Our motto regarding poms is you can never have enough. Hang different shades of pink poms throughout the house and over areas of interest such as the dining or buffet table or bar. To really make a statement, don’t be afraid to go overboard (remember our motto!). You can make your own or purchase already made poms from Pom Tree on Etsy.

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Candles: Another décor item in the “you can never have enough” category! Create warmth and drama while adding a touch of glamor by scattering votives and small tea lights throughout the house. Greet your guests with the decadent aroma of sweet citrus by placing your Pinkalicious candle at the entryway. Nothing says “Welcome” like a beautiful scent.

Flowers: You can’t have a pink party without pink flowers! Some of our favorites include tulips, peonies, roses, or carnations. Be creative, use what’s in season, and keep the arrangement height low so guests can easily converse at tables.

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Source: blog.hwtm.com

The Drinks: Set up a drink station with mason jars and pink straws, a pitcher of pink lemonade or individual lemonade bottles (can also be a cute part favor). Here are few beverage options – one spiked, one not.

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Source: tidbitsandtwine.com

Sparkling Grapefruit Cocktail – a lovely libation inspired by our Pinkalicious candle

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Grapefruit Ginger Refresher – a delicious sparkling nonalcoholic option everyone will enjoy

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The Menu: Go with either appetizers or a full dinner/ lunch menu, make yourself or have catered. Here are suggestions for either option from Southern Living Magazine.

Best Party Appetizers

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Easy Elegant Party Menu

Need more inspiration? Just visit Pinterest and search for “Pink Party Ideas”. You’ll have a blast!

Take Yourself on a Tropical Getaway

Unless you are lucky enough to live in a warm climate during the winter months, chances are you are in the dead of winter and possibly experiencing record snow storms and blizzards. We’re based in beautiful (but cold) Maine so we can sympathize! Which is why we’ve released one of our newest candles just in time for you to take a virtual trip to paradise – Tropical Getaway Décor Collection. Allow yourself to escape to that mystical place filled with the sweet scents of coconut and juicy ripe pineapple. Feel the warm sun on your face and hear the waves crashing, while relaxing on a lounge chair sipping a delicious frozen pina colada.

Tropical Getaway Candle
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Whether real or fantasy, a tropical getaway is just what you need to get out of your mid-winter funk and a very necessary reminder that spring is around the corner. It’s no surprise that the U.S. News Travel Edition listed ten warm weather destinations out of their fifteen top winter vacation spots. Can’t swing a trip? Crank up the heat, light our Tropical Getaway scented candle, breathe deep, and picture yourself at one of these warm locations from their list:

Kauai, HI

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St. Martin/ St. Maarten

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Playa del Carmen

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Puerto Rico

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Costa Rica

Tropical scented candle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bora Bora

Vacation Candle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We wish all you fellow winter warriors well during the remainder of the winter season!

Celebrating our January Candle of the Month: Blueberry Muffin

We simply couldn’t resist sharing some of our favorite blueberry muffin recipes in honor of our January Candle of the Month, Blueberry Muffin.  Whether you love a simple, classic recipe or prefer to add a little zest to your muffins, we’ve got the recipe for you!  Try one or try all, and wake up to the delicious aroma of freshly baked muffins complemented by our fragrant candle.  Enjoy!

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Simple Blueberry Muffins: Here’s a simple, classic recipe for those that love the traditional blueberry muffin.  Easy to make and delicious to eat, the perfect way to start your morning!

Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2000

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Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping: If you love to add a little crunch to your muffins, this is the recipe for you.  The crumb topping adds just enough sweetness to make this is an irresistible breakfast treat!

Recipe courtesy of foodandwine.com

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Double Blueberry Muffins: What’s better than blueberries in a muffin?  Double the blueberries!  Here’s another classic, yet simple recipe with loads of blueberries in the batter.  A blueberry in every bite, guaranteed!

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

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Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins: A great light recipe that is delicious and easy to prepare, these blueberry muffins will please the entire family!  An added benefit – you can sneak in the oatmeal for that extra fiber without anyone knowing.

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins: With a sweet-sour glaze and a hint of nutmeg, these are not your ordinary blueberry muffins!  If you love a little lemon zest, you will certainly enjoy this bakery sensation!

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light

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Blueberry Power Muffins with Almond Streusel:  Packed with Vitamin B and other healthy ingredients, these muffins are the perfect way to jumpstart your day.  Freeze for up to a month for a quick grab, and go breakfast!

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light

Holiday Candle Round-Up

Are you searching for the perfect holiday candle? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re searching for your favorite scent or finding that perfect gift for that special someone, our vast collection of holiday candles will certainly impress! We’ve got sweet, fruity, outdoorsy and more! Our job is to put the essence of the holiday season into a candle so we can add that extra sparkle and illumination that fills a room with heavenly scents. Since our collection of holiday candles is so vast, we’ve done a round-up of our holiday candles by category. Choose one or choose many!

Christmas Cookie Candle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those that love the aroma of freshly baked Christmas cookies, the decadent scent of hot cocoa, or the crisp, sweet of mint, we suggest: Christmas Cookie Premium Round, Cookies for Santa Premium Round Limited Edition, Gingerbread Cookie Premium Round, Gingerbread House New Kitchen Collection,Chocolate Peppermint Swirl, Peppermint Mocha Limited Edition Premium Round, Peppermint Mocha Décor Collection, and Naughty or Nice Limited Edition Premium New Collection

Christmas Morning Candle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you prefer the natural, woodsy aroma of Christmas greenery, we suggest: Christmas Morning Premium Round Collection, Christmas Tree Filled Glass Votive, Christmas Tree Premium Round, Deck the Halls Limited Edition Premium Round, Deck the Halls Décor Collection, Special Edition Etched Snowflake Décor Glass Pillar, Happy Holidays Premium Round, Santa’s Village Limited Edition Premium New Collection, Winter Wonderland Premium Round, and Holiday Wreath Premium Round.

Christmas on the Beach Candle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re seeking the fruitful scent of holiday candles, we’ve got those too! Choose from seasonal or tropical fruits: Christmas on the Beach Limited Edition Premium Round, Christmas on the Beach Décor Collection, Caramelized Pear Décor Collection, Cinnaberries Glass Pillar Collection, Cranberry New Kitchen Collection, Mulled Cider Décor Collection, Mulled Cider Premium Round, and Orange Cinnamon Premium Round.

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Don’t forget about our non-candle scented items such as our Make-A-Wish Tree Ornament Air-Freshener or our Blue, Gold, or Santa Tree Scenter Ornaments!

Here’s to a very happy holiday season!

Update Your Look with New Holiday Décor

Ho, ho, ho! The holiday season is finally upon us! Homes are starting to sparkle with dancing lights and spectacular festive décor. As you unpack your own decorations this year, you may decide an update is in order. Well, we’re here to help! We have found some gorgeous, festive holiday décor that will put you in the right direction for winter wonderland decorating and add that extra holiday hop in your step. Are you ready? Let’s do it!

Individual Tapered Candles with Christmas Greenery & Berries

Individual Tapered Candles with Christmas Greenery & Berries: Let’s start with what we love most…candles! This easy-to-create display makes for a beautiful centerpiece when placed in a grouping or at individual place settings. It also makes for a beautiful arrangement your guests can take home as a parting gift. Works well with our high quality tapered candles…in any color!

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Hanging Candlescape: Take candles where they don’t usually go…hanging from a chandelier! This gorgeous display will illuminate your room with beauty and elegance. For a different look, try our Special Edition Etched Snowflake Décor Glass Pillar candles. It’ll be your holiday statement piece!

Indoor Holiday Garland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indoor Holiday Garland: Who says a garland-trimmed door has to stay on the outside? Take it inside this year for a door that will garner as much attention as your Christmas tree!

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Peppermint Candy Vase: This gorgeous centerpiece is not only a show stopper, it’s fragrant as well and will work beautifully with any of our peppermint scented candles – Chocolate Peppermint Swirl, Peppermint Mocha Limited Edition Premium Round, Peppermint Mocha Décor Collection! Looks like a great theme idea here!

Floating Candle Mason Jars: Simple and pretty! Use a mason jar, fill with water, and add cranberries with tree trimmings. Float with any of our tealights to create a beautiful seasonal display.

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DIY Holiday Card Display: Are you always searching for ways to display those adorable family photo cards that arrive in the mail every year? Well, we’ve found the answer with this adorable, creative, and easy-to-assemble card display. Craft it once and use year after year!

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DIY Mistletoe Ball: Kissy kissy! Everyone needs a little holiday cheer and sometimes a peck on the cheek or smooch on the lips will do the trick! Here’s a quick lesson on how to easily create your own mistletoe. Fun for kids and grown-ups!

Delicious Bread and Butter Recipes Inspired by Our Newest Candle: Warm Buttered Bread

Now you can take yourself on a virtual trip to a Paris bakery with the aromatic sensation of our newest candle, Warm Buttered Bread! Just sit back, relax, and let your senses go wild! If you wish to share the enjoyment, make it a favorite gift for the holidays (or all year long for that matter!). Paired with freshly baked homemade bread and an assortment of butters, it’s an irresistible gift that will make anyone smile. Check out the simple recipes below for delicious breads and butters that even the pickiest eater will enjoy!

Village Candle Butter Bread

Honey-Whole Wheat Bread

This recipe is delicious and nutritious! Smothered with one of the flavored buttered recipes below, it’s like heaven!

Betty Crocker Bread Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

Cinnamon Streusel Quick Bread

This amazing recipe is so easy and wonderful. It’s the perfect amount of sweet and makes for a great dessert or breakfast bread.

Betty Crocker Cinnamon Bread Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

Banana Walnut Bread

Who doesn’t love banana bread? Start your day with a warm slice of this yummy breakfast treat.

Food Network Banana Bread Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Gold Medal Classic White Bread

Here’s another classic must-have recipe. Again, pair with any of the flavored butters, and you’re in for a treat!

Classic White Bread Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

Zucchini Bread

This may be the easiest way to squeeze zucchini in your diet. Even if zucchini isn’t your favorite food, you’ll enjoy this delicious bread!

Betty Crocker Zucchini Bread Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

Pumpkin Bread

A wonderful, seasonal staple that can be enjoyed all year long! Make sure to add this to your Thanksgiving menu or give as a gift for those you are thankful for.

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Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Six Fancy Flavorful Butter Recipes

Butter, butter, and more butter. Need we say more? These delicious recipes are the perfect complement to all of your favorite baked breads.

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Recipe courtesy of Southern Living

Our Favorite Candles for Cold and Flu Season

“Flu Shot” signs are everywhere and it’s a constant reminder that along with fall’s crisp air and beautiful foliage, so comes cold and flu season (what a buzz kill!). Fortunately, there are ways to help prevent and/ or cope with whatever nasty bug you caught or are about to catch. Whether your choice of treatment is pharmaceutical or not, almost everyone seems to have some sort of remedy ranging from onions in socks to good old fashioned homemade chicken noodle soup, sipping whisky, or even sex! Check out this funny article from Shape magazine to see what others have said. What you may not know is that one of the best ways to combat the cold or flu is through essential oils and aromatherapy. They can help ward off illness or speed up recovery by boosting immunity. They also can help with the discomforts of colds when used in baths, chest rubs, compresses, and inhalants. Eucalyptus oil is particularly helpful in that it fights bacterial, viral, and fungal infections while also relieving congestion. Other oils that do the trick include orange, juniper, pine, basil, and ginger. Here’s a list of some of our candles that are great to have on hand in case you feel an illness coming on. While our candles may not cure the common cold, they will surely help to create a soothing environment to help encourage relaxation and healing.

Eucalyptus: Country Pine Cone New Kitchen, Citrus Herb Village Classics Village Candle Citrus Herb Scented Candle Village Candle Country Pine Cone Scented Candles Pine: Forest Pine Glass Pillar, Redwood Forest, Siberian Pine Radiance, Happy Holidays Premium Round Village Candle Forest Pine Scented Candle Village Candle Redwood Forest Scented Candle Village Candle Happy Holidays Scented Candle Juniper: Christmas Tree Premium Round, Forest Pine Glass Pillar Village Candle Christmas Tree Scented Candle Orange: Canyon Sunset Premium Round, Golde Safari Limited Edition Label, Cranberry Orange New Kitchen, Orange Cinnamon Premium Round Village Candle Canyon Sunset Scented Candles Village Candle Golden Safari Scented Candle Village Candle Cranberry Orange Scented Candle Village Candle Orange Cinnamon Scented Candle Ginger: Gingerbread Cookie Premium Round, Gingerbread House New Kitchen, Celebration Village Candle Gingerbread Cookie Scented Candle Village Candle Gingerbread Cookie Scented Candle Village Candle Gingerbread House Scented Candle Do you have a special home remedy to fight the cold or flu? What scent do you find most soothing when you’re not feeling well? Please share!