This Little Light

"Let me show you what I made." Last weekend, via Skype, our daughter in Italy showed us her version of a clementine candle. I thought it wonderful and later that day set about making one for myself. I followed her verbal instructions and came up with this adorable little candle, which I set into a glass dish and placed on the dinner table. It burned all evening, a friendly, non-toxic glow. 

I thought you might be interested in making one, too. So I googled the idea and came up with this link to an Apartment Therapy Clementine Candle tutorial. A clementine (or mandarin orange) plus olive oil is all that is needed. So simple. 

I'm stymied these days, unable to think of anything blog worthy to post. I'm really looking forward to moving upstairs into my home. That will happen early next week. (We've been in the basement suite for the past month, which is nice enough, but I want to unpack my stuff.) A lot of our possessions will still be in our house up island, hopefully making it look attractive to prospective buyers. 

Two days this week were Nana days with our sweet little miss. She's chatty as can be although we're all hard-pressed to tell what she's saying. Full of giggles, inquisitive fingers, and a mind that observers can practically see working to figure out her world. 


  1. What a great idea! I have seen candles in apples before, but never oranges! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I'm going to try this.
    I imagine that the nicest thing, of all the nice things about moving back down here, must be the extra time to be with your beautiful little granddaughter.

  3. What a lovely idea the clementine candle is, I imagine it smells divine.
    Have fun with the baby, I wonder what her first word will be?

  4. What a pretty idea, and the orang-ey scent must be so refreshing.

  5. Just love this, will have to try it and thank you so much for the link with instructions.

  6. Oh I bet it smelled wonderful. I'll have to check into it!

    Nana days are wonderful especially with a little girl who is practicing language. It's fun to watch the process.

    Not too much longer before you are able to go above deck. ;>

  7. The soft glow of this candle is great and the scent must be wonderful. What a clever idea; I haven't seen this kind of candle before. Best Wishes with the move upstairs and the sale of your other house.

  8. Moving upstairs - next week - already! This is wonderful. So exciting to watch things come together for you guys. And encouraging for us. Can't wait to visit you upstairs in your new/old home.

  9. This idea is delightful -- I'm definitely trying this.
    Aren't Nana days the best! (I'm a Nana as well -- just love the sound of the word!)

  10. You always post such good ideas Lorrie! I'll give this one a try tonight.

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  12. Apologies -I should have checked my spelling before I sent my comment off-
    Very pretty candle Lorrie. I never burn candles as we're too far from the volunteer fire department and I don't want to take any chances. Best of luck moving upstairs next week. It will be wonderful to be really "home" again!

  13. Cute idea, I wander if it would work with a tangerine or orange?

  14. Anonymous9:49 AM

    Great idea for a candle! I cannot imagine anything more wonderful that spending time with a little one. Joy and wonder in every moment.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend!
    ~ Zuzu

  15. I hope you don't mind too much, but I've tagged you for a meme. Rules are posted over at my place.

  16. Thank you for posting about these becuase I wondered if they really worked. Now I have to try it!! Clarice

  17. charming...must try one...this nana was with 3 month old missy..sigh love being nana..have a great week moving.

  18. That is SO cool!
    If the last clementine hadn't recently been eaten, I would make one tonight.

  19. I'll have to try a clementine candle! Neat idea!

  20. Thank you for sharing such a great idea for candles.
    Hope you are doing well.
    Have a blessed week.
    XO Sharon


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