Many people have featured Advent Wreaths and Candles on their blogs. I personally prefer to leave the wreath to Church, and am looking forward to the lighting of the Pink Gaudete Sunday candle this coming weekend. I always feel that we are very nearly there, when I see it lit.
I do like candle light at home though, and as well as the scented candles that I mentioned on an earlier post here, I have other lovely candles around the house.
Because I have a five year old, who is extremely interested in everything, and indeed sees that one of her main purposes in the family is to rearrange anything I may have set out. I have therefore invested in several LED tea lights, so I am not worried about her burning herself or setting the house on fire!
They are invaluable, as I can pop them into tea light holders and put them beside the cribs. My little girl can then reorganise crib figures and candles to her heart's content.
This is my A Pause in Advent for this week. It's great to have a few moments from the rush to focus on preparing and getting ready, Thank You so much Floss for such an inspiring idea.
NB most of the candles look better at dusk or once it is dark, I am still relatively new to photography and can't quite master elegant evening photographs!
|I used an old pie dish|
|I put a large 3 wick candle in the middle|
|and surrounded it with scented Christmas pot pourri|
|It looks really warming on the dining room table|
|This looks better at night with the lights sparkling, and|
the candles lit
|My five year old made the animals and Mary comfortable|
on a bed of cotton wool
|The LED lights work really well, they even flicker|
|We live near the park, so lots of deer in our house!|
|My dining room crib, again the LED lights, |
which are wonderful