Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Theme Day: The Creative Artisan


For this month's City Daily Photo theme day, "The Creative Artisan," I chose to use some lovely handmade candles.  Luckily, they can be found at Belle's Nest, right here in Sierra Madre.  Amy Massie, owner and creator of Fiamma Naturals, makes candles and spa products from natural materials.  The candles are made of soy and hemp (for the wick), and she uses containers that are made in the United States.  Best of all, these candles smell delicious!  My current favorite is lavender, with little flecks of actual lavender inside (you can see one, at the front of the group).  There are many seasonal offerings, as well as year-round favorites.  Check them out, next time you're in the area!

For more entries in our Creative Artisans around the world theme, click here!
 


 

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful - I think I can smell them from here

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    1. They're great. I'll bet you can!

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  2. I wouldn't mind a couple of these sitting across my little table right now. Pretty as a picture. Yup, I can smell them too!:)

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    1. I wonder if Belle's Nest will ship them. They are THAT good! :)

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  3. I love lavender when it's natural, not chemical. These sound lovely.

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    1. That's the secret here. I actually bought this one on the same day you and I went to the LFL. And, p.s., I missed you this morning!

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    2. It's a fact! (The missing. Not the "nice part...)

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  4. oh i love candles....i've always wanted to try and make some!

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    1. I've fought about it too. I just think mine might come out looking like a 1st grade art project!

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  5. I love this sort of thing. These look 10 times nicer than Yankee Candles :). Well done, Adele.

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    1. I think so, too. Thanks, LOL. :-)

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    1. My subjects posed willingly, and didn't give me a flicker of trouble.

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  7. Ah, very nice. Candle making is another of the old arts that's making a comeback. Thanks for this contribution to theme day!

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