Monday, December 15, 2008

Manic Monday - Candle

In keeping with the holiday season, the word of the week at Morgen's Manic Monday Meme is 'candle' and there is probably a lot I could write about candles being that I love the glow of softly burning candles as well as some of the fantastic scents that places like Yankee Candle can come up with.

Vanilla is always a major favorite as are a lot of the Christmas scents that they put out this time of the year. My cousin Amy tells me that the "Christmas Wreath" ones smell just like a fresh-cut Christmas tree and transports her right back to 1974 when she was just a kid and Christmas still held all of its magic and wonder. Funny how scents can do that to us, isn't it? I gotta get me one of those!

This post isn't about the wonderful glow and scent of candles, though, it's about one of my very favorite sights at Christmastime ...

Broadway Lights

As many wondrous Christmas lights as there are out there, nothing catches my eye more than a house that has a single candle in every window. To me, that just says Christmas, especially here in New England where old-fashioned houses abound. This particular house is located on Broadway near the Park Congregational Church that I featured in last week's post; I thought it looked just absolutely beautiful so naturally had to take a picture!

Be sure to check out the other 'candle' posts at the Manic Monday Meme and may you have a glowing day!

22 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great pic, and a beautiful home! Nothing says "Real Christmas" better than candles & evergreen! You really are bound & determined to not only show the "pretty" side of Norwich, but get us cynical "ambulance drivers" in the holiday mood to boot! Thank you! I could see living in this home w/"Mrs. Bulldog" - but on about 10-15 acres of land & a John Deere tractor parked out back! ;-)

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  2. Indeed. That is a beautiful home. I know the fragrance Christmas Wreath, and it smells really good!

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  3. I always worried about setting my curtains on fire and have never had candles in the windows...sides the window sills are owned by the cats and they would probably make me pay rent to put anything up there....

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  4. Lovely photo of this old-fashioned house with a candle in each window, your Duchessness. It looks so Christmas-y.

    I may have to make another trip to Yankee Candle soon!

    :-)

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  5. Hi Linda,

    You just can't beat the Yankee candles in my opinion. I love candles, too, but I usually can't think to light one.

    Houses do look inviting with a candle in each window.

    Have a good week.

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  6. thanks for a new candle source. I've bought from Illuminations, but now have Yankee Candles.

    That home is beautiful. It is traditional in many cultures that a single light in a window is a sign that those in need have found a safe place or that the people within observe religious customs. For instance, the Menorah for Chanukah is to be visible from outside the home.

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  7. thanks for a new candle source. I've bought from Illuminations, but now have Yankee Candles.

    That home is beautiful. It is traditional in many cultures that a single light in a window is a sign that those in need have found a safe place or that the people within observe religious customs. For instance, the Menorah for Chanukah is to be visible from outside the home.

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  8. When I see pictures like yours, I miss my New England Christmases. Thank you for bringing some of it to me.

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  9. That house does indeed look beautiful Linda. I love candles but then I look better by candlelight! ((wink))

    BTW yours was the only entry to my Christmas carol quiz so you win! Please pop by and collect your badge. x

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  10. Very beautiful, indeed! That's just what Nana always did on her windows... except now there is the matter of us and how we knock them off the window sills. Oopsie.

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  11. What a beautiful house! Thanks for visiting, and for your kind words!

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  12. That is a really beautiful house. I can almost see myself there in front of a roaring fireplace with some hot cocoa.

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  13. I like Vanilla, too. And than I smelled Apple Pie flavor this weekend. It's red candle made in U.S. - in Cinci (imagine that) and is my new fave now :o)

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  14. That really has a glowing Chrissy image, Linda.

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  15. That house is beautiful.

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  16. I drive by Yankee Candle every Monday. I've never stopped, though...

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  17. I absolutely love that photo. The house and the candles are both beautiful. I always mean to do that...haven't yet.

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  18. Now that is my kind of house (drooling down my chin). I would love to have one like that. Can you imagin the heat bill though.
    I'm with you when it comes to candles It is Yankee candle all the way. I like the Christmas tree smells they have out this time of year.

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  19. I love that glowing light from the windows. We have to be careful with our candles because of Mr Tucker, but we take every opportunity to light them especially on chilly winter evenings.

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  20. Beautiful picture!! There was always a house growing up that had candles in every window at Christmas time. I loved it and would beg my mom to do it, but we never did. I just got to enjoy that house! :)

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  21. I LOVE New England simply for the rich archetecture! Gorgeous photo!

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