Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mercredi: The Art of Giving

With Ramadan behind us, Hanukkah now in full swing, Yule only a day away and Christmas and Kwanza not far behind, most of you have probably wrapped up your shopping for the Holiday season.  I know I have, and I’m thankful for it.

Now is the time when I usually start to think about rewarding myself for a job well done – especially after the big family dinner we’ll be putting together on Sunday.  What I like to do, if I have time to think about it, is get a little something festive to warm my home in the New Year.  Since I’m addicted to deliciously scented candles, I usually turn here.

Dark Candles is a Dallas, Texas based business that opened in 2003.  I have been a patron for seven years and I cannot say enough good things about proprietor and head candle maker Helena and her wonderful products.  Not only does she offer candles in a variety of gothic themed scents, there are also wax melts, scented oil, body care and related products available.  They do ship internationally, so don’t be shy if you aren’t a U.S. resident.

My personal favorite scents are Lilith, Graveyard and – most of all – the minty delight called Winter Solstice.  Click over and poke around if you have a minute; the offerings are extensive and fun. 

Finally, a thank you to Undine and the folks at Poe Head for intelligent discussions in 140 characters that planted the seed for this post.  Following them is worth your while.  A votre santé ~

Header: Winter Solstice logo via


Timmy! said...

Not to mention our anniversary next week, Pauline... 24 years of fun and frolic and still going strong... or something like that.

Pauline said...

I know; our poor anniversary. It almost gets lost in all the "other stuff".