If I like what I see and love what I smell, I am 10 times more likely to be a happy camper. Those that know Allan and I , know that we love candles. Our air conditioner at home has had issues which have been caused, either directly or indirectly, by the burning of so many candles! That is an expensive testament to our mild obsession. With so many candles coming and going, we have of course developed our favorites over the years. Allan came to me with the idea for this blog several weeks ago and it quickly took on a life of its own. It went from staging some candles for glamour shots within the showroom, to a full-fledged photo shoot with flowers. It involved five of us in the end, all throwing our efforts into the conception and styling of each vignette. We never can seem to do things half way! Besides, it allowed us to focus some attention on some very deserving friends. Elaine Honea, owner of Les Antiques, provided the amazing items you will see here and also lent her valuable expertise. The amazing flowers were provided by Cebolla Fine Flowers. Danny Piassick of Piassick Photo photographed the vignettes.
I loved the process, but the finished product is what makes it worth it. I LOVE these images (and the candles). This presentation of photos may be my favorite ever taken in the showroom. Which is saying a lot!
These images are a present from Allan Knight and Les Antiques to our readers, supporters and friends. Please enjoy!
|Han Dynasty artifacts hold court in this setting. Yellow Peonies and miniature limes|
play against the Lime Basil Mandarin Candle by Jo Malone.
|A 17th C. Spanish Vargueno is the backdrop for this seriously opulent scene.|
Abd El Kader, which is reminiscent of Mint and African Tea, is produced by
famous French candle maker Cire Trudon Paris, established in 1643.
|This Spanish Colonial setting seems to demand this candle! Golden Pomegranate by Agraria,|
helps lighten this warm-hearted combination of comfortable period accessories.
|This superb Candle by Dayna Decker, Jacaronda Blossoms, contains an intoxicating blend pleasing florals.|
A rare Han Dynasty Vessel, and a c.1500 Italian Marble Niche help frame
this grouping with an air of elegant importance.
|A warm day in Dallas can become a|
hot shoppng day. Beware NorthPark!
|We love the boxes that our favorite candles come in!|
For information on any of these candles, please contact:
Marti Barson 214-363-8311 Ext 2507
Jo Malone & Agraria
Barneys New York
|The Packaging award goes to Jo Malone.|
What an outstanding presentation!
Cire Trudon & Frederic Malle
The Shop by Laura Lee Clark
and thanks go to:
Danny Piassick of
Cebolla Fine Flowers
Elaine Honea of
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Thank you, to everyone who helped to make this blog happen!
article by Cearan Henley