Monday, March 31, 2008

Come On Baby Light My Candle....

Everyone has a collection of some sort...  Whether it's a collection of "things" or of memories or stories told and untold....  You get the idea.  This particular challenge was started by Monica, and you can find her journal entry about "Every Picture Tells a Story" here and play along.

This weeks photo/story:

I collect ________________ (dust bunnies, spoons, dogs, rings, etc).  Share a photo of what you collect and tell us how or when you got started with the collection.  Is there something you are looking to add to the collection? 


This challenge had me thinking...  What do I collect, that I could photograph and share?  I have a collection of Jodi Picoult books!  Nah...  I have a jar of sea glass....  maaaaybe.. 

Then I remembered (yeah, it happens....), that I have CANDLES all around me...  On the walls (not pictured), tables, shelves..  you name it.  In my bathroom, bedroom, kitchen...  I think every room, with the exception of my children's rooms, have candles.  Mostly Partylite candles and holders.  I buy many of my favorite scents on Ebay ~ Honeydew, Peach, Mulberry, etc...  I'm FRUIT FRENZIED!  But have been to and hosted Partylite gatherings at my home as well.



I've been enjoying candles for many, manyyears.  I do not light them all at the same like this EVER!  As a matter of fact, I'm still sneezing from having them all lit at once for this photo (thanks for the idea, Nance.... ;oP)!  But, I do light one or two.... maybe three, depending on the mood... more than a couple times a week.  I have favorites for certain moods, hours in the day and times of the year. 

I hope that whatever it is you collect, whether it be "things" or something even MORE meaningful to you, I hope it brings you many moments of warmth and enjoyment through the years.

Thanks for visiting!




radar446 said...

Didn't the song go....Come on baby light my fire....?

Candles are quite relaxing, and coincidentally, something that I am planning on doing some creative photography with in the near future.


lifes2odd said...

I love candles too and have at least one lit every evening, sometimes lots depending on my mood. Tonight is one of my favorites, vanilla scented, yum!
Love your collection!
Hugs, Martha :-)

photographybymon said...

oh how beautiful.  I love having candles on in the evening - very relaxing and peaceful.  I've added your link to the entry - thanks for playing along!


lanurseprn said...

Your candles are absolutely gorgeous! What a great picture. Thank you for sharing this.

dbdacoba said...

Beautiful picture Michelle.
I collect books.  I never had enough reading time during my professional life, so with me it's books:  history, philosophy, psychology, religion, science.  You know, the light stuff.

siennastarr said...

I love candles too, but I don't have as many as you do.  I don't light them often enough
I tend to collect.......penguins.  Yep!  Love those little tuxeoded birds!  I would keep a live one if I could get away with it! lol


stupidsheetguy said...

It's so weird, I just realized that I haven't collected anything but BILLS recently. I have to get a hobby!

I love the picture of your collection though. You're really putting your heart into this photo stuff and it's paying off!

nhd106 said...

Lol...well,you gotta admit it looks a lot better!!   (Now go get youself some tissues and hush up)

Love ya babe!

chat2missie said...

I love candles too, but with allergies, I barely light them.  Your picture is beautiful with them all glowing.

pamal3 said...

I seem to be collecting cats! lol. The real kind, That's 3 now and who knows? If I see another one In need of a Loved the picture. I really should collect something candles as I love them. Love Pam xx

elainey2465 said...

OOOH your candles are pretty! Laine xx

queeniemart said...

those are really pretty candles!

fasttrack58 said...

How pretty! candles are a great collection....
Linda :)

helmswondermom said...

I love the photo.  I like candles but have to be careful about having scented candles in the house, because Thomas is so allergic to perfume.  

ksgal3133 said...

Your candles are beautiful~


peytonswater said...

I love that picture!  Gorgeous!  I liked your quiz to :) I'm catching up here ;)
Have a great weekend