THE SAINT CANDLES STORY
Ira DeWitt, a music executive with a PhD in education, has always chosen to do things her own way. When a friend was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, she wanted to give her something more purposeful than flowers or a card-- something that evoked a sense of comfort and spirituality. Ira decided to create something herself, and this is how SAINT Candles – Modern Prayer Candles for a Cause – was born.
The SAINT Candles line features twelve different candles that are each named after a patron saint associated with a specific aspect of human life. Whether someone is battling a health issue, embarking on a trip, or trying to find love, there is a patron saint – and a SAINT Candle – to help them on their journey. The beautiful packaging, individualized scents, and unique features make this an unforgettable gift that touches peoples’ hearts.
Each SAINT Candle comes with a prayer to the patron saint, holy oil as part of the wax (blessed by both a priest and a rabbi), and an Italian prayer coin embedded into the candle honoring the patron saint which reveals itself once the candle has burned down.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Before the first lighting, read out loud the prayer to the patron saint, then light the candle. Once the wax has burned all the way down after many uses, remove the coin at the bottom and keep it in a wallet, purse, or car - or bury it in the yard as a way of blessing the entire household.
CLEAN, SAFE, QUALITY
SAINT Candles are made from food grade wax with a soy coconut blend.
Although we are in the thick of August humidity at the moment, the crisp breezes of fall will be here before we know it. Even if it seems like an eternity, let's think positive and start dreaming of weather that actually makes us want to snuggle.
One of my favorite things about the cooler seasons is layering. Layering clothes, scarves, and interiors. A perfectly chosen throw can not only enhance the space, it can also provide you with extra comfort.
Cable knit, faux fur, chenille, quilted, fringed, solids, patterns, the options are endless! Various sizes, textures, fills, and weights are available anywhere and everywhere. The trick is to find the right texture to compliment your room and the right feel that makes you want to curl up with it.
Be wary of certain fabrics as some will shed and leave you with extra clean up. If you encounter this issue, try washing the blanket on a cold water gentle cycle. Most times, this will help prevent continued shedding.
Whether it's on the sofa, the foot of your bed, or draped over the arm of your favorite chair, keep your throws handy and ready to keep you warm this fall and winter!
Our friend, Kerri Roberson, will be introducing us to naturally based products that have the power to improve your mental focus, increase your energy levels, and improve your overall health and well being!
This event is free and open to the public!
Also, Dunn's will reveal a SECRET SALE at the event
available to attendees only!
Make sure you stop by and get great information plus
save on Dunn's shop items!
Winter have you feeling a bit gloomy? Gray skies, cold weather, and early sunsets leave a lot of us feeling a bit bleh. If you are longing for springtime vibes, maybe what you need is a pop of green!
Green is the color of life. You can literally bring life into your space with plants or flowers. It's been said that having live plants in your space will boost oxygenation, thereby, giving you fresh air. It would however take a TON of those plants to actually affect your breathing, but if you choose a fragrant flower or herb at least you can enjoy the scent.
Okay, so you aren't into roses or banana leaves. You don't have a green thumb nor are you interested in extra dusting. That's okay. You can still get that vibe from a special green element. For example, this emerald green velvet pillow gives me all the feels with none of the extra care.
Hannah Mason is a local artist inspired by her surroundings and love of color. She creates pieces in all shapes, sizes and mediums. Her art is approachable, affordable, and original. You will be sure to find something perfect for that hard to shop for person on your list! Join us for light refreshments and shopping!
WHEN: Thursday October 11th from 11am-2pm
WHERE: Dunn's Furniture & Interiors located at 2207 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite G, Lafayette, LA
Here are a few design tips that can help you achieve a jaw dropping powder room that really stands out...
THE MORE THE MERRIER!
Don't limit yourself to just one mirror in your powder room. Rather than a single, oversized mirror above your sink, incorporate multiple mirrors of different sizes and silhouettes. Having one of those mirrors centered over your sink allows you to maintain function, while the others provide a unique visual aesthetic. Consider it a functional art installation.
Another great way to make your powder room stand out is by being bold in your selection of wall finishes. Painting the walls a dark navy, or incorporating a wall covering that plays with a textured or subtle metallic finish, can bring in an element of drama, as well as make the space feel cozy. If going with a darker color from floor to ceiling seems a bit intimidating, you can always incorporate a wainscoting. Leaving the lower half of the wall a crisp white will be a nice contrast to the darker upper half of the wall.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FINER DETAILS!
Switching gears to the horizontal plane, your selection of floor materials is another way to make a grand statement. Mosaic tiles make for a great option for a powder room and give you the opportunity to take advantage of the powder room's smaller footprint. A marble basket weave is one of my personal favorites. The tight pattern isn't too overpowering and adds the perfect amount of visual texture.
It can be difficult to decide on items when you are decorating. Especially when you are sticking to a budget and trying to pull things together one piece at a time. That's where we can help!
We can help you visualize your space with a completed look with the different services we offer.
Contact us today to get started! You give us the budget and we show you what is possible to achieve!
This is the time of year that inspires us all to spring clean, plant in our yards and soak up the mild temperatures outdoors. For me, a shady spot on the patio is my favorite way to end the day, in a comfortable seat of course!
Now is the time to think about getting that patio ready for those gatherings! Outdoor dining tables and chairs, firepits, maybe even some curved cushion seating for those nights when your friends are all gathered together.
We can help you find the right furniture for your needs and guide you as you choose your customized unique style. We carry a line of high quality outdoor furniture that is beautiful and built to last, coming with a 15 year warranty.
Stop in and see what we are so excited about!
Just keeping you up to date on the latest projects from Dunn's Furniture & Interiors!