Thursday, December 12, 2019

Melting Basket 147: Christmas

From the Thanksgiving basket I wouldn't mind melting the following again: CFTKR Apple N Spice, VCS Cozy Jackie O, any of the LSC but I am pretty sure that is a long shot. I filled my Christmas melting basket to the brim with most of my holiday types of scents and I think it will last me a couple weeks. 

Sea Witch Botanicals- Wold Night (Fir, Peppermint, Citrus and Spice) Been melting this for the past few days and it is amazing. It throws strong and smells like the holidays- full of essential oils and yummy notes.
Ten Digit Creations- Apple Pecan Sage/Gingerbread/Wood Spice
Ten Digit Creations- Mulled Cider & Chestnuts/Orange Clove/Indian Sandalwood Sad that TDC is closed up. I understand Amber needs to blaze her new trail but I will miss melting her goodies.
Vintage Chic Scents- Christmas Time Is Here
Vintage Chic Scents- Smoky Mountain Christmas
CFTKR- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
CFTKR- Winter Flannel
CFTKR- Balsam and Citrus
CFTKR- Cedar and Spice
CFTKR- Frosted Pine Noel
CFTKR- Mulled Wine
CFTKR- Blue Spruce
CFTKR- Roasted Pine Cones

These are most of my festive and wintery scents. I might pull our Peppermint and Cypress or a couple others depending on the weather. If you are curious about any of these just holler.

I wanted to do a tiny Christmas decor tour. I don't have a ton put up in the way of decorations but I do have some.

The wall of photos/cross-stitch/book art is not Christmas but I am happy with how it is coming along. It is a little busy but I don't care. Hardly anyone goes in the sunroom except me. And I like looking at it.

This tall skinny fake tree used to go outside by our front door in our old home but we don't really have an entry way at the front door to this house so I brought it inside. It turns out it fits nicely in the corner.

Some festive pillows, Christmas quilts and afghans crocheted by my Mema keep us cozy. I am still working towards getting us some furniture next year (I hope).

We got our tree a little late in the year this time around but we hit the tree lot Monday and we decorated it Tuesday night. I still need to nail in our stocking over the mantel. I am kind of nervous to nail them in but I can't really think of anything else that will hold them up (they are stinking heavy when full). Hard to believe Christmas is in less than two weeks.

I have a Bath & Body Works Fireside candle on the kitchen table and lots of evergreen wax ready to melt. What scents are floating about your home this time of year? Are you ready for the holidays? I still need to finish shopping. Yikes.


  1. Why did TDC close? What is she working on now?


    1. She wrote a letter to her customers on FB and her business page I think. It mentioned never really being able to come back from the police naming fiasco. She just didn't have the business she needed to be viable. I don't know what she will be working on.

  2. Beautiful decor all around!! <3 Your tree is bountiful and amazing.
    That Sea Witch Botanicals scent sounds perfect. VCS Christmas Time is Here smelled like straight up butter for the first year and a half I've owned it. When I tried it again the other month, it was heavenly and waaay different- so, yay to aging! Lol (I tagged you on a previous IG VCS restock post, as the theme was Harry Potter. (I couldn't find you in the Facebook group).
    Yeah, TDC Facebook group and IG page are all gone, too! Or, I at least can't seem to access them :( I understand Amber moving on. I enjoyed a lot of her creations and blends.
    I'm melting seasonal scents, but also whatever I'm in the mood for, so anything goes. ;) Still gotta finish a little decorating and shopping. We've still been sick with on and off colds. We each took a bout with a 24 hour stomach bug- puke or diarrhea. :S And I had a bout with allergies. Soooo, kinda behind schedule cuz of all that, but no worries, no big deal. Hopefully we'll be well for the holidays.
    Wishing you all good health and happiness.

    1. Thank you! I am kinda getting closer to having it the way I want. The sunroom is the most chaotic room left but it is a work in progress. We are happy we found a tree lot we liked. They had some nice tall ones to pick from.

      That VCS sounds yummy. Funny how they change as the age like that. I actually left several FB wax groups. VCS was one of them. She does a good job with her newsletters so I knew I would stay abreast of releases without getting tempted daily with the group photos and such. :-)

      Sickness really does have a way of keeping things from getting done. :-( I am behind too. No Christmas cards this year. Shopping is not done. No baking done yet. But what needs to happen will happen I hope. Thank you so much!! Wishing you health and happiness this season too. <3