Twice a week the lovely Loren works in the shop. She's one of our artists and likes to write a bit too, so she's going to be posting blogs every week about how her days going and some of the lovely things in shop. You never know, she might even write something about you too if you call in! Today she's rather taken with our new Christmas window...
"It's a bright frosty day and I'm wrapped up even though the sun's shining. The door is open, welcoming everyone in. Apart from my nose feeling crisp, I like being connected to the world, the sights and sounds are all the more vivid and I get to say hello to people as they nose in the window.
The window display was changed yesterday. Now there's an abundant forest of hand dipped Ester and Erik cone candles in an array of gorgeous colours. I'd like to find a space to recreate the whole installation at home for Christmas, it feels perfectly contemporary and traditional at the same time. They’re the epitome of classic minimalist Danish design, perfectly proportioned, reeking of handcrafted tradition, they give a steady flame and are non-drip, keeping the flawless line.
It’s just as well they’re even more lovely when lit, as they’re objet d’art in their own right. Lit candles are one of the things that make the dark months worth while and are such an easy way to create an atmosphere or create a focal point. I think I want tall red ones for the Christmas dinner table, short aquamarine ones to accompany a bubble bath and orange ones as a stocking filler for my fave rellie."