STUNNING CERAMIC CANDLE HOLDERS AND DIFFUSERS DECORATED WITH 22 CARAT GOLD FOR YOUR HOME…

There are candles then there are candles but there are not many as stunning as these ceramic candle holders and diffusers for your home. Chase and Wonder have a feast for senses. Their stunning range includes The Flower Lady, The Library, The Orangery, The Enchanted Forest, The Jungle, The Country Garden, The Seashore, The Botanist, The Dashing Gent, and The Tropical Paradise.

Feedback for all their products are five stars and as well as the candles they do the same stunning range in diffusers. They say they believe candles should be a joy to smell, and fill the room with elegant notes that are so evocative they transport you to a forgotten past, a cherished memory, on an adventure you are yet to take.

So they spent many months perfecting each one of their fragrances so that the final result would be sophisticated, memorable and contain many layers of aroma.

The candles come in a reusable ceramic vessel with a luxe gift box and are hand-decorated with real 22 Carat gold for £48 – £55

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Luxury, hand poured scented Candle
  • Approx 90 hour burn time (50% longer than our glass candles)
  • 300g of vegan friendly soy wax.
  • 84mm diameter, 89mm high reusable ceramic container (perfect for pens, plants, and trinkets)
  • Proudly Made in Great Britain

The diffusers also come in a luxe presentation/gift box with gold foil detail (box measures 325mm x 127mm x 84mm) which also has 22 carat gold hand painted detail for £78

The box contains:

1 x Hand decorated ceramic diffuser with 22 carat gold hand painted detail
(78mm diameter x 110mm high)
1 x 200 ml of Alcohol free fragrance (lasting up to 6 months)1 x pack of (7) 240mm long black reeds

What makes their diffusers so special well they believe fragrance should be sophisticated, memorable and multi layered. It should be joy to smell, and fill the room with elegant notes that are designed to transport you to a forgotten past, a cherished memory, on an adventure you are yet to take.

Their passion in this belief led them to working for many months with a fragrance house to ensure that each one of our scents had the characteristics, uniqueness and depth that we demanded and would be proud of.

Their diffusers are hand poured in small batches using a blend of premium fragrances, to ensure that your room will be filled with the delicious scent almost instantaneously.

Of course, a few of this beautiful range are already sold out but if you pop over to the Chase and Wonder website now and are a new customer you can get a 10% discount for signing up with your email.



FROM HYGGE TO ‘NIKSEN’, ANOTHER NORDIC WORD WITH A GREAT MEANING…

I have written in the past about the Swedish word ‘lagom’ which means moderation and was ‘Lagom’ going to be the new ‘Hygge’?

I wrote that according to the magazine Country & Town House, “since Vogue touted lagom as ‘the new hygge’ last year, (the Danish concept of ‘cosiness’), the word has been popping up everywhere, from lifestyle blogs to new season interiors collections. But has ‘lagom’ really overtaken hygge as the biggest lifestyle trend for this time of year? “.

So, the meaning of ‘lagom‘ is ‘Not too much, not too little. Lagom’ but the Swedish translation of lagom is “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right.” In other words, being content with what you have which might be quite apt during these trying times.

Another word ‘Niksen’ means doing nothing but not in the absolute sense of ‘nothing’, it means enjoying the moment whether your playing Lego, painting, colouring in a book, listening to music or podcast or just simply sitting quietly reading.

To completely understand this concept then you should buy the book ‘ ‘Niksen : Embracing the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing’, by Olga Mecking,

A concise and witty book, Olga Mecking will provide tips on how to niksen in the most important areas of your life: work, home and leisure. Talking to experts from around the world, she reveals how doing nothing can make you happier, more productive and creative. In addition, we are given a fun glimpse of Dutch culture to show us why the Dutch are one of the happiest people in the world and why they are so good at doing nothing every once in a while.

We all have a concept of what doing nothing means to us, but do our ideas actually correspond with the truth behind niksen? A common hurdle towards embracing idleness, for example, is that we feel the need to be productive, contributing members of society. In fact, even the Dutch tend to say, niksen is niks or, in English, doing nothing is good for nothing. That constant need to work can lead to more stress, decreased mental wellbeing and paradoxically, being less productive.

Stress and burnout are on the rise. The antidote: Niksen.

Of course, to enjoy ‘Niksen‘, it helps if you have the right atmosphere with all our homes nowadays open plan but you still create your own corner of hygge so that you can embrace ‘Niksen’. I have recently purchased this light bulb that changes colour via remote control to create my own peaceful area. It is an LED Bulb Mood Light with a 21 key remote control, which has a duel memory function and 12 colour choices for your home. I got mine from Amazon for £8.49

It is perfect for me in my kitchen, diner as I have a couple of armchairs in there but needed to do something about the light to make it feel cosy and enticing. It means I can sit in my chair with my hand knitted wrap around my shoulders and ready quietly while my other half can enjoy his sports on the tv in another room and enjoy a bit of Niksen time.