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Red Spiced Pear Circa Home Christmas Candle Collection

Stylish & Affordable Christmas Ideas + Win a Circa Home Candle & Diffuser Pack

About this time of the year, each year, I start nesting. You know how pregnant women tend to do that when the baby is about to arrive? I do it about six weeks before Christmas hits.

As an absolute festive nutter, Christmas ideas start bubbling away early November, as I think about how I’ll decorate my apartment for the silly season.

Red Spiced Pear Circa Home Christmas Candle Collection
It also goes well beyond that, of course; I ponder on the treats I can make, what my gift wrapping colour scheme will be, and what Christmas movies I need to get my hands on to watch in the lead-up to the big day.

Now, it’ll come as no surprise to you that I’m an utter candle addict, which is why I’m so pleased that Circa Home have released three delicious fragrances for the silly season; Red Spiced Pear, Elderflower & Amber, and Cranberry & Rosewood.

Here are some Christmas ideas on working candles into your vignettes at home – and see below for how you can win a prize pack valued at $174.75!

Circa Home Christmas Candles 2015 Christmas Table Styling Ideas

Pair Candles with food for an edible display

I love the idea of starting with a rustic base like a bread or cheese board and layering softer moments on top of it. It creates such a beautiful sense of balance to pair glass with wood like this.

I also love the idea of including baked cookies in the display, as it really brings the festive moment to life. And because they can last a while out in the air, you can create a scene like this well before your guests arrive.

Just imagine the smell of cookies mixing in with the aroma of the Circa Home Red Spiced Pear candle. Good Lord! Bundle up the biscuits using twine, too, which will allow you to play with height in the vignette.

Oh, and if you want to add a subtle pop of colour into the mix, consider rosemary!

Christmas Table Styling Ideas from Circa Home on The LIfe Creative

Pair Candles with Nature for an Outdoors-In Feel

There is something so beautiful about the simplicity of natural elements, and it creates some really interesting shapes and textures in a vignette.

Start with a neutral base and then bring in some branches from trees or plants. You can go for something lush and green or bundle up some raw branches or twigs. Either way you go, the natural materials will create an earthy moment on your tablescape – and the addition of pine cones will take it next-level.

You can then place a series of candles at different heights around the branches – all the way down the table (be it a dining table, hall table or coffee table). Doing this will lead the eye on a journey and create a stunning visual story.

Circa Home 2015 Christmas Candles on The LIfe Creative Blog

Cluster Candles and Diffusers for an Eclectic Look

You don’t need to get too fussy or over imaginative with your Christmas styling if it’s not your thing. Simply cluster different sized candles together on a plate or platter and you’re set.

Introduce a diffuser into the mix and you’ll create a setting that has height and interest. Just imagine the Elderflower & Amber candle mixing in with the scent of the Cranberry & Rosewood; what a combo.

I can see this looking really gorgeous on an entry table or a buffet/sideboard beside a dining table. If you pop in a small flower or plant on the platter it’ll bring some softness to the scene but still make the vignette all about the candles!

Circa Home 2015 Christmas Candle Collection

Win a Circa Home Christmas Pack Valued at $174.75!

Pack contains 3 large candles, 3 small candles and 1 diffuser.

To enter to win:
Drop a comment below telling me how you’d use the pack in your Christmas decorating this year!

Comp open to Aus residents only. Comp closes 11.59pm Monday November 16

>>> The Circa Home Christmas collection is available locally at David Jones, Bed Bath N Table and via the Circa Home website.


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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14 Responses

  1. Ok you really do inspire me and I think this might be the first year I make the effort to decorate my Christmas table in a “grown up” way. The candles are a great idea for a centrepiece and i would surround them with foraged native foliage from my garden, beach stones and driftwood and perhaps just a touch of the child with some candy canes strategically placed for Christmas cheer.

  2. My two sisters are both single mothers, and work extremely hard year round to provide for their children. One has two daughters who are too young to buy her a Christmas gift, whilst the other has two that are old enough to buy her a gift but always “forget” somehow. So if I was fortunate enough to win, I would share this beautiful pack with them, and make them feel special, loved, and unforgotten this Christmas.

  3. Over Christmas all our family come home. Such a beautiful pack should be shared in bathrooms, beside beds, laundry and a lovely cosy outdoor area. Christmas is recovery time for me its a rush to get there but the rewards are huge. Candles like this enhance a shared reward for hard work all year.

  4. Create an aromatic wonderland where the nose is treated to all the presents that Santa ‘the diffuser’ Clause has to offer.

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