Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Owls, Owls and More Owls










Just having a whoo-tin' good time
with baby shower favors these days!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Wedding Stemware



Weddings and candles go together like
peanut butter and jelly.

From the traditional Unity Candle
to the decor for the reception.
All the way through
candles hold a place of importance
on this special day.

I remember our evening wedding was softly lit
by about 50 candles.

I loved the glow.

Here at Good Neighbors Candle Company
we can make a special day 
prettier.

The newest option is stemware for the Bridal table.
One stem for him and one for her.








Now available in our Etsy Shop.

You choose color(s)
and fragrance.

Fun stuff....this wedding planning!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Still Working on the New Labels.....

When I decided to change out the 
candle labels I've used for the past 6 or more years
I didn't realize how huge a job it would be.


One that feels as if it isn't bearing as much return 
as it should be for the effort.
However, these things aren't done for short term reward.
They are things that add to the quality of a product.

I miss some things about the old labels.
Some of them were favorites of mine
 that I can't reproduce in the new format.

But the trade off is worth it.


Crisp and colorful, 
well attached and waterproof 
labels which can be placed
without worries near the kitchen or bathroom sink.

Candles taken to outdoor shows
don't have to be panicked over if raindrops
begin suddenly.

Be patient with me as this effects 
more than 200 different candles.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Christmas Cabin Has A Twin

Sometimes a seasonal candle fragrance has more than one season.
Such is the case with Christmas Cabin.

Therefore I have hatched it a twin.

This fragrance reminded me so much of sitting 
under the pine trees in the depth of the woods
that I am calling it 
In the Pinewoods during the off-season.
You know...
when it isn't Christmas.



So many people loved this scent as Christmas Cabin.
But who wants a Christmas candle in June?

So....
Now it is available as

Your vacation candle.
For when you wish you were sitting 
under the pines
in the Adirondacks.

Oh Yeah!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Scripture/Devotion Candles

I love having scripture in my decor here at
Hospitality Lane.


Perhaps it is because of a challenging time in my 
life right now that scripture has become 
like a lifeline.


I do want my heart to be renewed.
Love for people to be restored.
Broken relationships healed.


Life.
It's not easy.
But God is faithful.


Loving the difficult people.


Knowing that as great as Faith and Hope are
Love is even greater!


A wonderful gift for the Bride and Groom.


A reminder to come daily to our Creator.
He LOVES to hear from His creation.


Candles truly are home decor.
These candles have messages that 
make a difference.

I invite you to check them out in my Etsy shop.
You choose fragrance, color and wick type. 
Truly a custom candle. 
You build it.
I make it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Candle Jars Are Getting Face Lifts

 Since 2005 I've learned so much about presentation
and labeling.
I am sooo ashamed of those early labels.
Oh.my.
Kind of like looking back at the photography 
during the early years of my blog
Hospitality Lane.
Ugghhh.

Sometimes I am a bit overwhelmed when 
I wonder how my progress will appear to 
me in another five years.
Will I be just as embarrassed by this?
Probably.
But we have to do our best with 
the knowledge we have, right?

So....I'm showing you current and up to date
labels and sometimes the photos that 
I've taken to work with.
Loving photography has come in very handy.




Doesn't everybody like a little 
fruity spice?
No?
O.k.  You are right.
Not everyone.
But many do and so I carry
this delightful blend of citrus and clove.


The photo on this label was taken a few years
ago on a vacation to Williamsburg, Virginia.
I enjoy the memories that come with seeing 
this label. 
It was chosen for its complementary colors.




 No need for a label here....
The heart says it all.
Chocolate and Valentine's Hearts are
so perfect together.

For the Wildflowers label the photo inspiration
came from one of our days spent at Longwood Gardens.
I do love that place.


Can you find the flowers in the label?



This process takes a lot of time.
I mean with more than 70 fragrances I'll be busy
at this for a while.
But it is fun too.

Today I must figure out a label design for my 
Oceans Candle.
Whether I find something in my photo library
or find the need to take something has not yet 
been decided.

But...I must figure it out.
Because some Oceans candles must go out the door
before Thursday.

Bear with me in my Etsy Shop as I make 
these changes.
You may order something with one label
and receive an upgraded waterproof
label.

I'm caught in the middle.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Daffodils in a Jar

All of the freshness found here.....
in a very real scented candle.


Don't you just love how
the dreariness of Winter will be broken
up in a couple of months by the
brightness of Spring?

It's a perfect plan of an amazing Creator.

Reminding us that all things
become new in Him.