Blaze On Fairy Lights*

 

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I would quite happily adorn every room in my home with fairy lights all year round because they give such a warm cosy glow with a touch of whimsy.  Nigella loves them in that pretty kitchen we see on TV (Plus I have ‘kitchen pantry’ envy) and if it wasn’t for my 80s style kitchen I would probably decorate my cooking space in the same manner.

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I have become the proud owner of these beauties from Blaze On which is a Company I’m genuinely fond of. They also have a Flagship store which can be found at Camden Lock which I would like to visit someday. I admire how the Company use ethically sourced materials and work with home-run businesses in Thailand.

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I would love to see more fairy lights in homes everywhere as they really bring that magical atmosphere at the flick of a switch. Some of you may know I have reviewed Blaze On Fairy lights before so feel free to take a read about that here which also includes ways to use fairy lights in the home.

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The latest box arrived really quickly and as I started opening it I knew I wasn’t going to be disappointed. For a start the packaging is colourful and bright. Jay and I even had a little tussle over the box, in the end we shook hands and had a cuddle and I was allowed to continue with opening the packaging.

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The parcel also included beautiful handpoured Tea Lights Pink Assorted priced at £6.95. I lit them altogether in a bunch as a show piece and when lit they filled the room with a petal fragrance. I am a huge candle-holic and these really are beautiful. They also come in a range of colours but pink is always a winner with me.

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I was sent the Chelsea Rose Summers Bouquet-20 Lamps priced at £31.90 which upon opening felt like I was receiving a blooming bouquet. The colourful vibrant roses are made of translucent paper and the petals can be opened out but I like the roses shaped as they are. They do emit a soft glow and bring instant ambience. The 20 lamps are on a 3 metre LED string plus 2 metre lead for easy plug access. Mine have a mains adapt

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Overall I like the variety of collections offered by Blaze On and the quality is great. This set might just end up being shown off in my kitchen after all!

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 Thanks for reading

Bella

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*I was sent these lights and tea lights to review free of charge. However the opinions expressed in this review are independent and my own.

Guest Post: Autumn Seasonal Inspiration

This week I bring to you an Autumnal guest post from creative blogger Sandy who has some wonderful ideas for bringing the season’s sights, colours and scents into your living space.

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5 Awesome Ways to Welcome Fall into Your House

Pick a few branches of colorful fall leaves, and arrange simply in a tall glass vase filled with water. From this bold focal point, build out the rest of your tabletop display. Gather an array of seasonal gourds in a mix of colors, sizes, and textures for variety. Stack flat gourds of graduated sizes, and top with a large glass (available at crafts stores or online). Fill another smaller glass with bleached pinecones, and invert; feel free to improvise. Add a potted plant to the arrangement for texture. Place small gourds around the larger items, and scatter brighter fall leaves along the table.

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Autumn Masterpiece

Take a round or oval container, and fill it with potting soil. Plant a mix of succulents (such as echeverias) toward the center of the bowl, leaving plenty of room around the edges. Nestle small orange and white pumpkins into the soil. Add seasonal vegetables like kale, radishes, and eggplants. Use bundles of fresh herbs (such as rosemary and sage) to fill in any gaps. Surround with more pumpkins and votives.

Pumpkin Votives

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Fill a rustic container two-thirds full of water. Use a craft knife to trace circles a little larger than the bottom of a tea light into the orange mini pumpkins. Cut and carve out the circles to allow a candle to fit inside comfortably. Insert tea lights. Float pumpkin votives as well as whole pumpkins in water.

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Crafty Gourds

Trade the usual fresh gourds for jewel-tone painted dried ones. Start with dried gourds in varying sizes. For crisp lines, apply painter’s tape around the middle of a gourd. Paint half of the gourd with latex wall paint and remove tape when dry. For a drippy effect, pour 14cup paint into a resalable plastic storage bag. Snip a corner to drizzle paint around the middle of a gourd (like piping frosting). Using a foam brush, carefully extend paint up from the drips, adding additional paint as necessary, to reach one end of the gourd. Pile painted gourds on a mantel or shelf or in decorative bowls.

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Autumn Smell

The way to do it is to think of the smells that remind you of autumn. The traditional way to fix a simmer pot is to fill a saucepan with some water, then add apple slices, some cinnamon sticks, maybe some orange slices as well and some cloves. Add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil to the water. Let it simmer, and as the mixture heats it will ignite your house with warmth. Your guests will ask for your secret! You can also buy or make scented candles for smell and style combined!

Author Bio:

This article was written by Sandy Love. She is a regular blogger at ALRUG and loves to to write articles on home decor and interior designing concepts.