Candles for Comfort

My kids are home from school today due to hurricane Sandy.
We are having a regular rainy day here but hopefully all around the east coast – everybody is doing well.
Yesterday we prepared for the storm by gathering all our flashlights and candles just in case we lose power.

Since I lit the candles I wanted to show you…
I cut twigs and holly leaves from our yard to place around the candles.
The cedar scented candle is wrapped in newspaper print tissue then
brushed with Mod Podge.
Stenciled Welcome in Sharpie (it is placed in the foyer).
Then wrapped in vine ribbon and thin twine.
A pretty, simple and natural display in case of an emergency.
Candles for Comfort.
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Your welcome candle is delightful, so warm and cozy–very welcoming indeed.


Love what you have done with your candles. Hope you and your family are safe and warm in your home tonight.Laura

Shirley@Housepitality Designs

Love the warmth and atmosphere of burning candles…I love how you embellished the candle…just beautiful!


Candles are so welcoming. I always keep tons around. Stay safe. I'm praying for everyone in Sandy's path.

Gee Singh Newbanks

Warm and welcoming vignette. Luv the news rint wrapped candle.Stay safe in the storm.Cheers, Gee

Michele Alger

Beautiful! I just did a similar project too, hope you'll do me the honor of visiting my blog to check it out! ;) love how you wrote welcome on it with a sharpie. Great idea!!

20 North Ora

Gorgeous candle. Looks great in your entry. Stay safe!!Judy

Blondie's Journal

Your candle is so pretty, Holly! The tissue paper is great…where do you find that?I hope you and your family are safe and cozy. We are all thinking of you.XO,Jane


Your lit candles look so pretty! Hopefully you will be spared from the fury of the storm. Stay safe!


Very functional and pretty at the same time.

Hi I'm Shannon!

Those came out so pretty! Hope you get to use them for ambiance only 😉 Stay safe and I hope the power stays ON!!!


What a beautiful vignette Holly! Enjoy your family time with your boys.

Amy Kinser

Be safe…stay warm and cozy…enjoy your beautiful candle light.


What a beautiful display! I love how you wrapped the candle jar in newsprint and stenciled it with a sharpie!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting

So pretty! Stay safe!!

Man tager hva man haver

We in Norway are holding our breath and crossing our fingers for you on the east coast of USA. I do hope all goes well. Thank you for wonderful inspiration, I will certainly try to make this. Stay safe. Kari

Leslie Harris

Holly, I'm glad to know you guys are all safe. And you're still managing to find beauty in all situations, smile.I'm sending you sunny prayers from here in CaliforniaLeslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky)

You even have pretty emergency candles! It is a great idea to gather them. Hope all in the path are well. We have been following the storm because we are already experiencing some rains and wind here in southern Ontario that is expected to worsen overnight as Sandy makes landfall on our neighbors to the south.

♥ Sonny ♥

what a warm and welcoming sight for any visitors arriving, family coming home or even for those already there.. I really like it and while mine will be much simpler, I appreciate the reminder to gather some containers and candles and get better prepared. Here in NC, the wind is really starting to howl and trees that leaves had just changed this past week are now almost bare..