Friday, June 23, 2017

Shedding a New Light on LED Candles

I'm confident when I say the greatest inventions in the 21st century has been the LED candle.

(Okay, maybe the AbioCor artifical heart was the greatest, but the candles come in a close second.)

How great are they? Well, for starters, there's no fire. No flame. No heat. Nothing. Therefore, there's no risk of burning yourself. Also, you can leave the "lit" candles unattended without the fear of burning your house down.

Secondly, LED candles are more economical than real candles. Most candles have 20-40 hours of burn time. After that, you have to go buy another one. If you buy one LED candle, which ours comes with batteries, it will last you well over a year. After that, you're just out the cost of 3-AAA batteries. You don't have to go out and buy another candle.

Thirdly (is that a word?), most LED candles are now scented. This allows you to add a subtle hint of vanilla to your home. The aroma of most scented candles hits you in the face -hard- when you walk through the door. It's like "Bahama Breeze" is more like "Bahama Typhoon".

Another great thing about them is that they are very versatile. There is a multitude of ways you can incorporate them into your decor. For instance:


LED candles were made for lanterns! (Don't quote me on that.) Think about it, there's no wax to clean up and you don't have to remember to blow out the candles (most of them have timers now). In the rare chance you do have to "blow it out", it's usually done with the press of a button, via remote control.


Since there isn't a true flame,  they don't require oxygen to glow. (They usually only need 3-AAA batteries which are included with the 3pc set.) Therefore, they can be confined to a closed-in space. 


Just because I said they were made specifically for lanterns (don't quote me on that), that doesn't mean you can't use them in a whole new way. In fact, walking around Trees n Trends the other day, I was able to come up with new uses for them. If YOU think of any, I'd love to hear them. 😊


Summers where I live mean two things:
  1. High heat
  2. High humidity
Even after the sun goes down we are sometimes stuck with the high humidity. And setting around a blazing firepit is not what your friends had in mind when you invited them over for the evening. To keep your friends from getting hot under the collar, replace the fire with LED candles.

To celebrate summer in the coolest way possible, our 3pc LED candles are only $19.99. Hurry, because this price lasts only until 7/02/2017.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Weddings Are For The Birds

The title may be a little misleading. What I meant to say was that birdcages are perfect for weddings. They can be used in a variety of ways; some you may not have thought of before.

A birdcage makes a perfect place for guests to place their well-wishes for the love birds on the day of the ceremony.
Birdcages filled with flowers make breathtaking centerpieces for the reception.

Similar to the idea above, birdcages with candles, set atop a decorative mirror, provides enough lighting to create a quaint ambiance for your dinner guests.

Birdcages can also be used in the way they were originally house birds. Releasing a pair of doves at a wedding is truly symbolic. The white doves represent the bride and groom as they begin their life's journey together in purity and with no regrets of their past. 

So, there you go, a few ideas for the lovey-dovey couple. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Lanterns: A Beacon to Syle

Lanterns are all of the rage now...and for good reason. They're so versatile! If you were to buy one today, you could use it all year long.

I've come up with a list of items you could fill your lantern with throughout the year. You could choose one or more from the following list:

  • Candle(s) - LED would be your best bet
  • Flowers (seasonal)
  • Fairy or string lights
  • Seashells/starfish
  • Easter eggs
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Pinecones
  • Miniature pumpkins
  • Candy (seasonal)
  • Succulents


Our store has a vast array of lanterns, in varying sizes. What would you fill yours with?