Thursday, October 16, 2014



I lit a few candles this evening. Old habits die hard. When I was a young girl away at boarding school and things got tough, I'd make a visit to chapel and light one of those little red votives. The simple act made me feel better. It still does.

The candles burn every night at our house.

Their soft glow is warm and calming after a long day.

And, although it isn't a chapel, our little house is surely our sanctuary.

Hope you all are enjoying the lovely evenings of candlelight.

Enjoy the evening,


  1. The nesting season has arrived. I love the glow of candlelight at night..and the seasonal candle scents as well. Love your bits of Autumn decor. Janice

  2. I need to get back to lighting my candles and lamps. My Mom liked to have a lamp lit on the front room table, when I was growing up. That is probably the reason for my collection of lamps and my candle making projects. There is just something about that little flame that brings me home and peace in my mind and thoughts.

    Thanks so much for the reminder Robyn. It is so easy to get caught up in the grind of life and forget the precious little things. :)

  3. Evening Robyn, I feel the same way, love to be home with candles aglow, so comfy cozy.Blessings Francine.

  4. It looks lovely. you are right very calming.

  5. It does looks warm and welcoming. I love your table decor on the living room table. So pretty yet simple.

  6. In your home you have captured such a delightful melding of elegance and simplicity. In this autumn season we do turn inside and the warmth of a simple lit candle gives a room a feeling of peace. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us Robin!

  7. Your house always strikes me as a beautiful, calm, peaceful, loving home. Love that candlelight does that for you -- such a special thing. Sadly, Hurricane Sandy and Irene, plus a few bad winter storms have destroyed candles for me. They just remind me of power outages. lolol!

  8. Hi Robyn,
    Candlelight always seems to soften everything and create an atmosphere of peace, quiet, and comfort! Loved seeing your home by candlelight! That triple sconce and your silhouettes are just wonderful!!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Warm Hugs~

  9. Hi Robyn, My favorite time of year!! Thanks for sharing your lovely home and family!
    Happy Autumn, Pat

  10. You said it perfectly. There is something magical and special about the glow from real candle light. Your home is lovely and thanks so much for sharing your talents.

    Happy Fall and Peace to all,


  11. Your home is so inviting. I love everything you share.
    Hugs :)

  12. ...Just beautiful Miss Mugwump!

    ...Thank you for sharing!

    ...Peace & blessings. :o)

  13. Lovely, lovely post! We enjoy our candles.....especially this time of year.

  14. I love everything about your home. Candles are so warm and calming ~ next best thing to a crackling fire in the fire place!