It’s the It’s the last day of winter & with spring sneaking into the northeast we are looking for any way to speed up the thaw. The waning weeks of winter wear on us, the dreary dark days drag on & drag us down… here in Vermont we are all too familiar with those lingering winter blues. Our advice? Don’t fight them, embrace them! Shop the cool blue hues of our turquoise glass candle holders, bottles & vases & ease on into the vibrant spirit of spring!
|Valentine’s Day Decorations from Luna Bazaar|
Valentines Day is approaching. For many the prospects of fabulous food, bouquets, and darling decorations are the inspirational avenues that drive the desire to creatively express one’s love.
Whether your goal is to spoil your partner, communicate with your crush or dote on friends and family; this February celebration warms winter blues with the vibrant colors of love.
We invite you to share with us your Valentine’s inspirations, dreams and memories on our Facebook page. We look forward to hearing from you!
Luna Bazaar offers products that can accentuate your affections with sweet intentions. Consider this lovely Terracotta Clay Garden Lantern (heart design). A thoughtful gift to accompany the letters, flowers and delicious desserts you have planned can leave a lasting impression on that special someone.
The bravest lovebirds take the romance a step further by planning the details of their proposal… and for many the 14th marks the day to take the plunge (!) After scouring The Knot for proposal advice, there are a few pointers I found that are worth repeating:
~Remember that the proposal should be careful and attentive to the personality of the one being proposed to. For someone who is shy, be sure to ask for their hand in an intimate setting. Be unique and deliberate in your planning to show your future Fiancé that you are serious about sharing the next phase of your lives together.
|A whimsical Winter Engagement Session accessorized with a White Cotton Lace Parasol. Photograph by Craig Photography.|
|Photo by Alice G. Patterson|
Once the engagement is official, what better way to celebrate the anthem of your love than with a photo shoot declaring your devotion? With styles and accessories ranging from vintage classic to cultural modern, we can help you design the perfect romantic setting for your engagement photos.
Let us not overlook the amorousness of candlelight! Pictured left we see our gorgeous hand-blown, hand- cut Perfume Bottles styled by blogger Cyd Converse of The Sweetest Occasion. These versatile and lovely pieces look amazing paired with all variety of tea light candle holders; and make the most of any mantle or dashing dinner centerpiece.
Once again, we welcome you to share with us your Valentine’s experiences and decoration ideas on our Facebook Page. Warm up this winter wonderland with the Look of Love~
|Photo by Yulia Cosmos.|
~Sales Team member Maia Bissette is at it again, this time her sights focused on making the most of fall’s famed holiday~
All Hallows Eve, more commonly known as Halloween, is creeping up on us. There are many fun ways to celebrate Halloween, and for those who are
looking to express their appreciation for the supernatural ~ decoration
can be a real joy! Take a look at our Seasonal Halloween page featured on Luna Bazaar.
As a child trick-or-treating in Vermont, one of my favorite experiences
was visiting the eccentric young man living in the Farm Estate down the
road from where I grew up. He had a very old-time approach to sharing
the Holiday. Dressed in a tuxedo with white gloves, he would invite
children and parents alike into his dining hall where an amazing
home-made spread of candied apples, caramel popcorn, beverages and baked
goods were laid out over a grand table under an antique chandelier.
We were welcomed by the warm glow of tapered candles presented in elegant candlesticks, and the seasonal decor was subtle, tasteful and lovely; with a focus on the harvest.
|Skull Lantern String Lights|
If you are interested in creating such hospitality yourself, we have a wonderful selection of vases and candle holders for accenting your mantles, tables and windowsills with tea lights, tapered and and pillar candles.
Vases with twigs adorned by faux cobwebs makes a fun centerpiece, and
baby pumpkins and gourds look great with old photographs and matching flowers.
Orange luminaries lining your front path would be a sure way to guide friends and neighbors to your door.
|Nylon Spooky Spiders Lantern String Lights|
|Bats & Cats Lantern String Lights|
|Skeleton Lantern String Lights|
|Jack O’ Lantern String Lights|
Consider the application of our spooky new Halloween String Lights (pictured). They would look boo-tiful strung along the crest of a mantle or hanging in an archway. These designs are a unique new product worth a second look.
If you live in a neighborhood and are looking to lure in some adorable trick-or-treaters; fall colors of honeycomb decorations & paper lanterns accompanied by Halloween string lights would appear rather enticing strung above maniacally grinning pumpkins 😉
|Fantastic porch Decor by Suzanne of Our Southern Nest.|
If your abode is located off the beaten path, you might be interested in inviting friends and relatives for a costume party or haunted house. Perhaps just a small, simple gathering~ just a little something to ensure that you can decorate and celebrate as well!
For those of you looking to add a little DIY to your decorating, Luna Bazaar‘s inventory offers an excellent selection of goods for fabulous projects.
I have scoured the internet looking for examples of our inventory in action, and to my pleasant surprise came across some creations that will be sure to make the most of your Hallows Eve!
Take a look at these great Paper Lantern projects from Martha Stewart and Country Living:
|Take a peek at these playful pumpkin paper lanterns via
Martha Stewart Living.
It’s not too late to make an impression on all those ghosts and ghouls
expected to make an appearance come Halloween~ whether they be of this
earth or from some other realm!
if you’re planning on keeping your holiday intimate, Luna Bazaar has the
inventory to spice up your evening while you curl up in costume and watch horror movies after dark. If you get scared you can light up your lanterns with some LED lights to keep a creepy ambiance and a watchful eye on the lookout for spooks and spirits who may be hovering close by.
|Crafty crow lanterns via Country Living. Photo by Jack Kernic.|
calendar of ancient customs. All Saints Day once marked the most
significant festival of the Celtic Year, known as Samhain (pronounced
Sah-ween), which was celebrated on the date corresponding with November 1st.
For the Celtic people the profound significance of the annual event
recognized the end of the harvest and the beginning of winter. During
this time of closure and transition the Celts believed that the ghosts of those
who had died would intermingle with the living as their journey to the
after-world commenced; aided by presence of otherworldly spirits such as Faerie
and other Supernatural Deities.
Despite efforts to abolish the traditions and perceptions of the ancient
Celtic New Years celebration; the beliefs and rituals live on in the traditions of Halloween
(formerly known as All Hallows Eve), which falls on the night before All Saints