poor man's silver festive decoration Late Bloomers

Another One To Go

Barbara Klein blog, candles, Events 9 Comments

One Month Left

I am never more acutely aware of time flying than in the last two months of each year.

When a baby year knocks on my door I have the impression of endless riches, a pot filled with days to liberally spend, a treasure chest of opportunities and chances.

And there is so much to look forward to: the waning of winter, new life blossoming in spring, long days and balmy evenings in summer, the harvesting and vivid colours of autumn and โ€“ if you care โ€“ the first snow and candle lit nights of winter.

November and December are the busiest time for my business: I host Open Houses, the last one coming up this Saturday, December 5, 2015 and sell my products on local markets.

Late Bloomers giftsPoor manโ€™s silver Christmas baubles

I love to be busy, cooking and baking, setting up the displays, manufacturing and stocking up candles, diffusers, soaps and oils.

I am at my most creative best in winter, the cold must be conductive to my olfactory sense and I am composing new fragrances.

But there are only 24 hours in my day and there hardly seems enough time to get everything done. And this is why I completely forgot my own 5th blogoversary!


Happy 5th Blogoversary and Welcome New Website

My first blog post was a picture of one of my fragrance candles, I love the atmospheric impression of the burning candle wick.

I admire all bloggers who stick it out for such a long time and especially those who keep to a regular schedule. With my one woman show it is not so easy โ€ฆ

The new website and web shop are up and running, there are still a few glitches and I ask for your patience and understanding. Huge gratitude to Kittie and Dan of Avidmode, their knowledge, skills and helpfulness are deeply appreciated.

The main advantages of the new website: the English and German versions are now separate and I keep two different subscriber lists with MailChimp.

The web shop has been completely rebuilt, it is easy to navigate and furnishes product information, tips on how to use the products and lots of images.


The most popular fragrances in winter

For years my winter bestsellers have been Mistletoe and Merry X-mas, two fragrance oils that evoke the spirit of the season. Mistletoe is a a wonderful fruit and floral array kissed with mistletoe, jasmine and rose and Merry X-mas celebrates the magic of the season with a splendid mix of fresh cut pine boughs of balsam, pine and fir wrapped around warmed cinnamon sticks and ground clove.

My own favourite fragrance in winter is Sheer Air, a fragrance composition with essential oils of lavender, myrtle and cedar. It is a fresh and spicy fragrance with woody base notes, especially beneficial for inhalation and spoiling yourself with a sweetly fragranced bath.



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  1. Barbara! Happy Blogoversary! Five years – you and I are veterans of the craft ๐Ÿ™‚
    I share in your sentiments about the end of the year. There is so much to look forward to! It sounds like you are very busy with your markets and preparations. I wish I could transport magically to Basel and visit your markets and enjoy your products!
    All the best with it and here’s to another fine five years blogging!

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      Good morning, Lori! Yes, we truly are veterans of the craft – however with all the changes we will also be newbies all our lives!
      Imagine us two together giving advice, sharing our knowledge and selling our products, this would be so lovely.
      Thank you for your good wishes and looking forward to the next years.
      Have a wonderful day, Barbara

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          1. I feel the same way. Learning is fun. I think if you’re always learning something new and interesting you’re fully alive. I also intend to be writing books for the rest of my life though the one after the one I’m writing now may TAKE that long ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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