Thursday, October 10, 2013

Decorating with Scent

When you have your house for sale they always tell you to burn a nice scent. It appeals to the buyer if the house smells like fresh baked apple pie or something "homey" like that. I always strive to have my home always be as appealing as a house that is on the market.

So clutter be gone..and lovely scents please fill my house.

I was so delighted when my blogger friend Sherry from
decided to start making the most wonderful soy candles and tarts. She sells her candles and tarts  here.

She has the most amazing scents! Not being from Texas I had never smelled Bluebonnet flowers before but Bluebonnets on the Prairie is one of my favorite scents! It smells so good.

These candles and scents are a real treat to my senses and in my opinion make the house more delightful.

The pumpkin pie spice scent was so appealing it inspired me to make a double layer pumpkin pie.

My kids were pretty happy about the pie!

There are several lavender scents I am just loving too--the fresh cut lavender even has buds in it!

Like an old song can bring you back to a time in your life so can a scent. I am a believer in the power of the nose!

Phoebe wanted me to mention that a cat makes a house a home. (another belief of mine)

I have been having a good time looking at everyone's Fall decorating. Please keep the ideas coming!

UPDATE:  The free shipping special on the candles and tarts has been extended to Oct 14th!
Thanks for visiting!


Sherry Hicks said...

Wow Sandy so very sweet of your to blog about your scents, I am thrilled that you love them. I am now however craving a piece of that pie, is it shippable?? LOL Hugs to you my friend! Loving your decor and that cat is just awesome!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Sandy
I love fall and burning candles with fall scents. Those candles sound great I am going to check them out. I love the clean burning soy candles too. Thanks for sharing.

Lady of the Woods said...

oh Yes! the scent is almost everything! I start everyday diffusing pure lavender essential oil with rose geranium. I make all my own products with pure oils, no synthetics and wish I could find nice scented candles but the fake smells always get to me since I never use them I am sensitive to them. Is there any way to get a small sample of them? I could use good scented ones. Love your philosophy and agree about the cats making it home too! blessings!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sandy,
I am not a big friend of fall, BUT one of the very best parts is cozy nights with candles burning!! I love all the soft side of fall pics you've shared... I am still dragging my feet, haha!! I'll check out your friends candle link too...

oh, and the dogs beg (dogs beg:-) to differ a DOG makes a house a home....

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What a beautiful cat! I love your lavender arrangement. SO pretty. Love your crown too!

Anonymous said...

Sandy, your home is lovely! The scented tarts and candles look fabulous! Phoebe looks so pretty! I agree, " cat does make a house a home"! I love mine so much! Have a fabulous Fall weekend!

Grandma Carolee said...

I"m looking forward to enjoying your "scents" today after we walk. This whole post is beautiful, and the pie looks delicious.

Melanie said...

Sandy that was a lovely post. I think that scents make a difference in a home. Love the fall scents that we see this time of year, those homemade baked goods smell so good, I use them all year.

Phoebe is right! Looks like she does her part to make your house a home!

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

The candles look beautiful!

Anonymous said...

It's cold and rainy today. I have all the side lights on and a "pumpkin pie" candle is burning. The house feels so cozy. You must give us the recipe for that scrumptious looking pie! xo

Marissa said...

Beautiful touches! I love, love lavender the smell instantly relaxes me!! your cat is sweet looking
have a great fall day~

Unknown said...

Oh what a yummy post Sandy! I am a candle freak, I will definitely be checking out her site, thank you for sharing with us. That pumpkin pie looks sooo good!! I want some, lol. And your kitty is so cute, I could just kiss her head :) Have a wonderful weekend,

Art and Sand said...

I have no sense of smell. Of the 5 senses, I guess it is the easiest to live without, but I miss it. Every once in awhile my nose will work, but only about 5 different days a year. Right now there is a beautiful rose from our garden in a vase a my husband says it smells lovely.

I would enter your beautiful home, but I would smell nothing. I think that is what makes me a horrid cook - not taste buds due to the lack of smell.

Cindy said...

Oooooo, makes me want to go light a scented candle right now. I have no idea how bluebonnets smell either, i'm so curious...


farmhouse-story said...

i'm loving the lavender buds candle, your cute crown candle holder and crown canister, sandy! adorable chalkboard and china, too! and i bet phoebe's purring is just as soothing as the wonderful scents:) happy weekend!

Twinkle Terrior said...

Happy Fall to yall too! You and Janae have the BEST blogs ! Just love yall - happy weekend too oxox

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Sandy,
Oh girl you dont know HO bad I have been waiting for cooler and colder days so I can burn some candles for coziness. You bring that feeling I have been longing for.
As for the pumpkin pie? Have been holding out, if I start now I will be sick of it by ThanksGiving! So I am holding out. You make me want to make and eat one right now :)

It all looks so cozy and yummy over here.
Thank you sweet friend for always taking the time to visit me.
See you soon, I am sure you have some special holiday treats and treasures up your sleeve ?


Heaven's Walk said...

I bought Bluebonnets too, Sandy! I just adore it! Sherry really does a fabulous job with making those candles. I had to order another one. lol

xoxo laurie

Shabby Passion said...

Dear Sandy... I'm Italian and it happens my house is currently for sale... as I read your post I light all scented candles up! Oh My! I never thought about that!!!
I love it here, I love the big red cat!
ciao, big hug

Karen said...

Keeping your home as inviting as if it were on the market is a wonderful idea. The scents sound wonderful, I'm going to go have a look at them. Your pie looks yummy, now I want pumpkin pie too LOL.

must love junk said...

Oh, those candles sound wonderful (and the lavender one is so pretty!)
Your pie looks pretty fabulous, too ;)

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I love candles and burn them nearly everyday. These candles sound delightful.