16 February 2011

Why Don’t They Make This Anymore?

 

The esteemed blog, An Aesthetes Lament, has a running commentary on “why don’t they still make this?” where he questions things that have been discontinued or are no longer available.  I have my own list of beauty products I miss – a wonderfully fragrant body gel that I used for years and years until it was suddenly canceled,  and a sugar scrub that was canceled  soon after it debuted.    Then there was the perfumed essence oil that I bought from The Chemist Shop in Westbury Square (oh – the memories of those gorgeous cabinets!)   I wore that oil forever and 25 years after the store has closed, I still have one small vial of it that I covet.  

Lately, I’ve been wondering why the florist and candle maker,  Kenneth Turner, discontinued his two best products:   first, a candle that came packaged in a large terra cotta tub inside of a wicker jacket, and second, the large, wicker basket that came with attached holders for his long tapers.   For years, these two items were a must-have in Houston.   Sinfully expensive, not many could afford either the candle nor the basket.  

 

 

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The original Kenneth Turner candle – here a 5 wick terra cotta tub in a wicker basket.  I’ve been reluctant to use my last one! Originally, the candle came in one scent, Original, though over the years, Turner has added many different fragrances to his line.

 

A small picture of the Kenneth Turner basket with attached tapers.  Inside the basket, you could place flowers or fruit or both, as Turner often did. 

 

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Kenneth Turner pictured at home, during the heydays of the 80s, among a fruit and flower arrangement.

 

Kenneth Turner, who works out of London, is considered one of the most innovative floral designers of our time.   He creates lavish arrangements where he combines flowers with vegetables, fruits, stones, shells and branches.   The arrangements truly were unlike anything ever seen before.    His clientele list read like a roster of who’s who which included devotees such as Jackie Onassis, Lady Spencer, Lauren Bacall, The Princess of Kent, and Jayne Wrightsman.     He became a superstar in the floral business – launching a chain of stores.   The fragrance line was started in 1986.   He has also written countless books on the subject of floral and interior design.   He continues today in the business giving speeches and creating designs for weddings and private parties. 

 

 

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Turner at his original shop.

 

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This newer shop on Bond Street shows the British Royal Warrant of the Prince of Wales above the door.  

 

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Kenneth Turner – these bulbs are busting out of the terra cotta pot into the basket – typical Turner whimsy.

 

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Several of his books are still available on Amazon.com

 

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An old collection of Kenneth Turner products still showing the 1 wick basket candle and several other items no longer available.

 

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Today, the product line has the beautiful 5 and 3 wick candles in a round glass container.  Much more “modern” than the wicker!  Should I take the plunge and update already?  The Original scent is now available in a diffuser and a room spray, which I use to scent my house and car.

 

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On the movie set of Sex and the City, Part Two, Turner’s Moroccan inspired pierced nickel ware was used.

 

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The nickel cutwork range of product used in Sex and The City, Part Two.

 

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In Carol Glasser’s former family room, you can see the five wick Kenneth Turner candle resting on the black trunk.  

 

 

 

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Glasser was obviously a big fan of his candles.  Throughout the years, the candle popped up in picture after picture during different photoshoots of her house.

 

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In the first photoshoot of Glasser’s house, she lit two different Turner candles in the living room.  I always loved this version of her living room with the blue and white striped rug and toile fabrics.

 

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During a visit to the Stone House HERE, I noticed the homeowner had a Kenneth Turner candle on her coffee table.

 

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She also had a Coldpiece candle – another wonderful scent available in a refillable terra cotta tub.  Get it at Indulge, HERE.  Indulge also sells Kenneth Turner products, HERE

 

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When visiting the Bennison House HERE, the homeowner had the 5 wick Kenneth Turner candle.  I told you it was popular in Houston!!!

 

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I Spy:   Can you spot my Kenneth Turner candle?

 

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There it is – on the Wine tasting table in the corner.  The used up candles are on top of the basket.   I guess I should throw them out and switch to the glass container now.  Get more current!  Lots of changes are going on in my house.  I switched out the open basket of books in exchange for the closed basket, less cluttered I think.   I can’t wait to show you the changes coming.   hehe.  I hope you like them, actually I hope I like them!!!  Scary times coming.

 

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So, I was really bored last night and thought I’d light up the candles to show what they look like burning.  The tubs are really so pretty and atmospheric when burning. 

 

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Another look I love:  I’m still stuck on the classic hurricanes.   Here, at Oscar de la Renta’s Punta Cana house, they use hurricanes everywhere. 

 

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When I entertain, I use my antique candleholders and lots of votives everywhere.

 

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I’m hooked on lanterns now too.  I put a few burning votives inside the lantern, or just one large candle.  Lots of changes coming to my breakfast room too!  hint, hint.

 

 

 

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  I’m fickle when it comes to candles!  Right now my favorite new candle is The Nest: Bamboo, pictured here.  It’s a large glass 3 wick candle.  It’s too expensive, although it burns forever it seems.  The scent is fabulous.  I walked into Mecox and bought it immediately – the store smelled that good!   Another note – if you do like the Kenneth Turner Original scent, but don’t want to spend that much, try Trapp Candle #2.  I’ve found the scent to be very similar and when my budget is tight, I buy the Trapp candle instead.   To visit the Kenneth Turner website, go HERE.

 

So, how do you use candles?  Do you have a favorite scent?  And, like me,  do you have a favorite product that has been discontinued and you have never gotten over it?  Leave a comment and we’ll make you feel better!

 

 

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Artie, writer of the blog Color Outside The Lines, is having a huge sale HERE.  Be sure to give him a visit.  I’m loving how cute everything looks in the picture!!!

80 comments:

  1. FUNNY,
    WE MUST BE ESP SISTAH'S...
    I posted a sililar post this morning, on paint that is no longer!
    Have a good day Joni~
    Leslie

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  2. I think you should go for it and get the glass candles. However, if you get rid of the original, I think you'll regret it. Just store them away somewhere. I hope you don't make too many changes to your house because I love it as is!

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  3. Love the discontinued candle in the wicker basket... I need that and how sad that you show me something no longer available... shame on you... LOL

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  4. I love The Nest Bamboo candle also. You put Shabby Slips on your place to go in Houston last year, maybe. Walked in there & Bamboo was burning. Couldn't leave without one. Fabulous. I used to get a candle called Sensual by Aromatherapy of Rome. They went out of business but I dearly loved that candle! It was available in votives, tapers, miss them!

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  5. Hi Joni!

    I think you should try the new candle in the glass container. But you should also keep the basket-covered terracotta containers and fill them with pinecones or shells. They're too beautiful to throw away.

    I love candles and have dozens of them - Cote Bastide, Christian Tortu, Saint Parfum and Patch NYC, among others. I've had several scents I love discontinued, but I always manage to find others to replace them!

    I can hardly wait to see the changes you made to your house! Did you get those grey wicker chairs you posted about awhile ago?

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  6. I agree; it is sad when our favorite things are discontinued. My all-time favorite soap, Tuberose, from Neiman-Marcus is no longer available. My husband gave me some every year for Christmas...and it can't be found any longer. I loved that soap (but still have a box hidden away).
    Susan Kosteleckky

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  7. It killed me but during our last power outage I had to burn the rest of my favorite candle. Sad part is I don't even know the name - it's in a tall glass container decorated w/a vintage coral botanical and seahorse. I have no idea if I'll be able to find it again.

    I'm dying to find out what changes you're making to your house!

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  8. I love the Mariage Frere tea candles. And the Charlotte Moss, Virginia, is one of my favourites for Spring!

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  9. Joni,

    I do love his new line! I know exactly what you mean though, and especially with beauty products that you love and WORK!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  10. I hate it when things are discontinued, like my Aveda cream rinse, it was fabulous, expensive but so worth it. People were spending ridiculous amounts of money on ebay of all things to get the last bottle or two. The stuff worked on dry hair and people loved it and for no reason Aveda just stop offering it and nothing else has worked as well. I’m a frizzy mess! Thanks Aveda!

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  11. Much different price point but this is so timely - yesterday when I ran out of it, I discovered Mrs Meyers has discontinued their hand lotion. It was so nice to have the bottles by the sink all look the same. I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and switch to Williams Sonoma.

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  12. I love of the look of the candles in the basket and terracotta pots. the clear glass are simple and clean, but don't have the character that your beautiful home evokes. If you get the clear glass I bet you will put it in something more creative for your taste.

    I don't burn scented candles but I do love to have candles glowing in my home and I use white votives all over in the winter months.

    I hate when they discontinue a hair product or a lipstick. That happens to me all the time!!!

    I spend a fortune trying to duplicate the old favorites!!

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  13. i love the Capri Blue Volcano candle from Anthropologie. The container is a gorgeous shade of colbalt, but man, does the candle smell wonderful. Just clean, fresh, and not overwhelming. I pair them with a good home decor book for a housewarming gift.

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  14. Oh, you would have LOVED the place I went to when we lived in England. Kenneth Turner had an OUTLET store near Oxford in Bicester. I still have unopened candles I bought there before we repatriated in 2005. They seem to never seem to lose their scent! My favorite is the pewter bowl with original fragrance - I have one in my powder room (on the antique marble top wash stand that we made into a vanity with a white porcelain vessel). The shop was fantastic - the "outside" wicker items were in one spot, the crystal in another and the pewter in another. In the center was a huge table filled with various candle products and arrangements. If you ever get to London, take the train out to Bicester and see his shop - it smells wonderful too!

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  15. Well, thanks Joni...I'm in Minnesota, have never heard of Kenneth's candles or the wicker basket and now I want one...what's a girl to do? :) For me candles are sort of the icing on the cake...a beautiful room that had no scent..not complete! Saw your post awhile back about Rachel Ashwell's new ranch in TX...her blog has in progress photos, have you seen? http://rachelashwellshabbychic.blogspot.com/2011/01/dream-in-making-update.html
    Love your blog!

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  16. Dear Joni, I so agree! You know what I miss? At least, I can't find anymore? Clip-on candleshades, metal clips on which one can place a paper shade and them clip to a candle. A friend of mine gave me several years and years ago and now they seem to have vanished entirely.

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  17. Hi Joanie,

    I'm new this year to the design blogworld....found all you wonderful bloggers just in time to keep me from the bridge when my favorite shelter mags were closing down.

    Like everyone else I just love your blog...the format, the writing the thinking and your style.

    I'm dying for an Italian style chandelier like the one you have in your dining room...the one with the wood tassels. Sarah richardson from Canada used a similar one in her farmhouse restoration on her show Sarah's House in the dining room.

    I would be so grateful if you could do a bargain post on this kind of chandelier sometime.

    Pretty please? Sorry to be so pushy on a comment that I'm not sure you'll see, but I couldn't find an email address.

    Thanks so much!

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  18. Great post!

    I love the glass one! Very charming and timeless, Joni.


    Have a wonderful day!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    Post of the Day: Rustic Modern Barn.

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  19. In the 80 I had the bubble bath and in the 90s the room spray Mille Fleurs from Crabtree and Evelyn. Its wonderfully girly and old-fashioned. When I saw that it was being discontinued I bought a bunch of room spray and when I got to the last sprayer the mister mechanism didn't work. I feel like a cat without a can opener. I know its in there.

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  20. Yes! I have favorites that get discontinued and it's sooooo annoying. My most favorite candle was Archipelago Bosc. I don't know how long it had been manufactured when I discovered it but like you...I walked into a store one day and smelled it burning and HAD to have it. It was expensive for my budget. So I bought it about three times and then....I can't find it any more. I found it on Ebay once....but now have not seen it in several years.

    My current favorite and it has a similar scent is a wood wick candle at Target in the apple scent. It really doesn't smell like apples...smells more like spiced pear. Every time I go to Target and they still have it...I am relieved. I'm sure they will quit selling it soon because they've had it for almost two years now.

    Don't even get me started on makeup and lotions that get discontinued....that drives me nuts when you have a favorite and all of a sudden - no more.

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  21. Oh...can't wait to see what you are up to in your house...did you get those wicker chairs for the breakfast nook? I adore the table in there.

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  22. I don't think I have ever learned more about candles! Thank you for that candle fashion article. The item that came to mind while reading your article was Crabtree and Evelyn's lotion line called "Spring Rain". I FINALLY ran out of mine and my husband couldn't find it again. BTW, I enjoyed getting out into Houston at the "Urban Market" last weekend. I bought a little bronze heart pendant for my daughter!

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  23. Great pictures! By God that red plant thing is imposing, but I think I want one..

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  24. I have a huge list of favorite disc. products. My husband calls me the "product cooler" and says if I love a product, it will soon be discontinued.

    My favorite candle is "Dunn & Sonnier" made by Nouvelle Candle Co. and is an exclusive scent made only for Dunn & Sonnier Antiques and only sold in their Magazine St. store in New Orleans. I live in CA so lucky for me they're willing to ship them.

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  25. Ohhh Joni, I know you meant candles or decorating items BUT I miss original Herbal Essence Shampoo. I have an 18 yr old daughter who has long flowing hair and I would love to have that fabulous aroma radiating from it. My husband still remembers the girl in high school who would walk down the hall and yes, you got it...Herbal Essence life long memory!
    Does anyone know where I could find any??

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  26. I just thought of the original pantene shampoo when you had to buy it at a dept store, not the grocery store. Gawd, that smelled soooooooo good. Your hair smelled so great. No more. I miss that. What shampoos smell great now?

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  27. mmm... i hate it when they discontinue items & most of all smells & tastes because it's like a memory you just can't quite get a grasp of . arggggg

    anyway, you'll laugh because i was so sad when yankee candle ditched the pumpkin pie candle... or at least I couldn't find it anywhere. they have pumpkin but not pumpkin pie & i love to light the pumpkin pie in the fall because it smells like i've been baking.. which i don't do.

    and now i miss white rain shampoos.. rememebr them?? I used ot hang out in the shampoo aisle while my mom grocery shopped
    ha

    xoxo

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  28. mmm... i hate it when they discontinue items & most of all smells & tastes because it's like a memory you just can't quite get a grasp of . arggggg

    anyway, you'll laugh because i was so sad when yankee candle ditched the pumpkin pie candle... or at least I couldn't find it anywhere. they have pumpkin but not pumpkin pie & i love to light the pumpkin pie in the fall because it smells like i've been baking.. which i don't do.

    and now i miss white rain shampoos.. rememebr them?? I used ot hang out in the shampoo aisle while my mom grocery shopped
    ha

    xoxo

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  29. I absolutely love Christian Tortu's Forets...but can't afford them. I've only bought a couple in my lifetime and felt incredibly guilty afterward. I always keep Trapp's Bob's Flower Shop and Fresh Cut Tuberose in my home.

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  30. Yes, I love candles--though I've read that burning them isn't really good for your health. Not that that stops me from a Mexican church row of two dozen red votives--Mas is mejor: more is better! I really like the shot with the lantern--you're so good at rounding up things, do you have any suggestions for good lantern sources? I'd love to find a fabulous, homely, tin and wood thing that would work indoors or outdoors.

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  31. Favorite discontinued candle: AVEDA - Madagascar. New favorite candle is Archipelago Botanicals - Havana Candle.

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  32. Maybe KT will bring back that candle. I want one now too. I found his candles in London many years ago, but not in the terra cotta pots with wicker basket. Have you tried writing the company?

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  33. i burn candles all the time, esp. here in dreary pennsylvania. i'm simple - - any vanilla candle will do, and i really like unscented white votives.

    trapp makes a wonderful scent that is orange plus something (vanilla?) that is fresh and delightful.

    wonderful post!

    oh - ralph lauren discontinued my signature scent years ago - - safari. i'm still sad.

    jennifer

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  34. orange blossom by jo malone.
    tuto

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  35. Oh, do I remember the Chemist shop. Her cabinetry was fantastic but mostly I remember the lady that owned it with her salt and pepper hair, ponytail and that MOLE on her face. She was a piece of work and her soaps were not a forgettable aroma. I still can smell them. And my love of candles started as a young girl at The Candle shop, Faroy, right there in Westbury Square. Addison McElroys other shop there, Cargo Houston, was the beginning of my love of housewares.

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  37. I agree Kenneth Turner is clever. His original shop was in South Audley Street, in Mayfair, quite near to Thomas Goode, (at which you could also buy those candleshades AAL laments disappearing).

    I met Turner at a trade fair and he very kindly pretended to have heard of me, but I'm sure it was just his rather flattering sales patter!

    Talking of great scents, I use Molton Brown's shower gel, and they used to make a "flavour" that was just unuterably gorgous - I've forgotten it now - "Vitalising AB&C"?, but sadly it too is discontinued. However, I now use "Enlivening Toko-Yusu" or "Invigorating Suma Ginseng". Have a sniff if you're in a store that stocks them, and you'll see what I mean.

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  38. Being in NY not familiar with Kenneth Turner but plenty famliar with the angst of seeing a favorite product "retire"...like you I get really attached to my products and when I found out, I stock up pronto. But eventually you have to say goodbye.
    If you love candles..might I suggest either Seda France who makes a huge 3 wick version in their gorgeous scent, French Tulip (its about 100 dollars but lasts forever) and a company out of Louisiana who makes the private label line for the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, they do this amazing scented candle which burns amazingly in a gorgeous crystal urn. When we stayed there a few years back,I walked in and not only were they everywhere and beautiful, the scent is to die for! They sell them in the gift shop or you can contact Amys Country Candles...they are just as gorgeous as they are delicious smelling!
    Happy candle shopping!

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  39. I really enjoy your blog!

    I'm always sad when I can't find something anymore, I feel as if I lost a friend.

    I always have a candle burning in my office. And the scent is different depending on the time of year.

    Niven Morgan-Jean Baptiste 1717 for Spring, Nest Moss and Mint for Summer, Fresh Ivy by Illume for Summer and I love Nest Mahogany for Fall. Baltic Amber by Volupspa is nice in the Winter.

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  40. Wonderful post. Now I wish I had one but sadly impossible.

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  41. maaan! Now I want to smell those candles...badly! But did I see they were $250?? Please tell me I didn't!

    Robert Isabel (another floral designer) had my most favorite candle...rare amber. Never to be found again...sigh.

    Which scent is trapp #2?? THAT I can afford?

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  42. I love scented candles made by Seda France. Japanese Quince is my fav.

    BTW, what's up with the "Boycott American Women" post above?

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  43. Joni - I have just recently discovered your blog and am hooked. I think you will have to add me to the list of "Joni Stalkers"!

    Regarding Anonymous' post on boycotting American women, all I can say is, "Hell hath no fury like a woman {man, in this case] scorned." The poor guy obviously has been dumped by a woman (who realized what a loser he is) and is lashing back. 'Nuff said...

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  44. I don't see Kenneth Turner around much anymore!! They used to carry him at Bergdorf's - I'll have to check next time I'm there! Fun where's waldo search for the candles!!

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  45. I've never used scented candles. I'd love to find one that smelled of the Mesquita de Cordoba's courtyard though. Sort of Eucalyptus and Orange. Definitely orange at any rate. I could have stayed there for hours longer.

    I love the idea of using a room spray to scent the car. Do you spray it on a piece of fabric and tuck it away, or simply squirt into the air?

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  46. I love scented candles but can't afford some of the best...like Jo Malone or Moulton Brown.

    I can afford Votivo Red Currant {yummy} and Henri Bendal Fig...fresh, light and lovely. Note, the Votivo smokes a little too much so don't put it where there's a low ceiling. :-(

    Thanks for this, Joni.

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  47. LOVED the signature scent candle by Badgley Mischka, crushed when it was discontinued. New guilty pleasure are the ulitimate in home fragrances by Jo Malone.....
    OTT in price point but worth every whiff!

    imbuedesign.ca

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  48. I think you should try the new candle, but don't throw out the old.

    A great post as always

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  49. I just wanted to say thank you Joni for lighting up my dull dreary Winter days here in Scotland UK! We seem to love so many of the same things! What do I miss? JOVAN Musk oil and block mascara! I love JO MALONE Black Vetiver Cafe scent only wish they did it in a candle! Surely a woman of your calibre could refill the terracotta pot with soy (healthy!) wax and essential oils? By the way, can you send over one of your SG fitters, seems no one here has ever heard of seagrass let alone knows how to fit it!!

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  50. I guess Renuzit won't duzit? Those candles you've shown us look wonderful.
    I gave up on my house smelling good after we adopted the third stray so guess my signature scent is now Odor-Off! However, recently a friend brought me back a candle from Floris of London and did that ever smell good! Smelled like grapefruit.

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  51. Joni...I'm not big on lighting candles...I always forget to blow thiem out. This does however make me wonder if I've missed anything that previously made my live memorable....I'm having a senior moment unfortunately. What I love about your photos are that these wonderful candles are hiding in plain sight in such elegant spaces.

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  52. We want some! will keep my eyes peeled for something similar in London. Colette

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  53. oh I so remember Carol's wicker basket candles all those years ago... I remember coveting them, but not knowing where to find them.
    why oh why do makers/manufacturers discontinue things that are so popular??

    and I LOVE Artie's bottles- they are absolutely works of art!

    joan

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  54. ok... I am scrolling down... reading your article...oooohing over the candles... then suddenly I see the picture of your breakfast room... and stop dead in my tracks... the table the breakfast room table...I THINK is that NEW.... luuuuuuuuuuuuvvvvvv it!

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  55. Oh, Joni......You've really whet my appetite......I think we need more hints of what's on the horizon for your beautiful home!! I can't wait....

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  56. I was so sad when Mary Kay discontinued their Belara body lotion. They still have the perfume but it is not the same AT ALL. I used to have perfect strangers follow me around and ask me what I was wearing when I put that lotion on. sigh. As for candles, I love Trapp's MacIntosh (not sure of the number). So clean and pretty. Makes my whole house smell like spring. I don't use it in the winter though. Thank you for this fun post, Joni..I can't wait to see the changes you make in your house, though the way you have it now is just gorgeous!

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  57. I was amazed (and I should not be having followed you for long time)of how you can spot items in several different images. Looking forward to see the changes in your home.

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  58. I so know what you mean about hating it when favorite products and scents are discontinued! I wore Ecusson perfume for eons until I couldn't find it any more, and Revlon used to make a cuticle massage cream the likes of which I've never found again. They still make it, but change the formula so it's not even remotely the same.

    Now you've got me thinking about candles, which I don't often use, but Jean Patou's Jasmin and believe it or not, West Elm's Thai Lily are what I burn these days when I burn anything. I just had to go light up the latter after reading this post[g]!

    Wendy

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  59. BTW, I agree that you should both get the glass candle as well as keep the others. They are both lovely.

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  60. My favorite candles are by Pacific Perfume. Soy candles and are fragrant without being lit. My favorite scent is Thai Lemongrass with Mediterranean Fig a close second.

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  61. Oh! I cannot wait to see what changes you're making! Of course, I can't even imagine your home getting any better than it already is, but I'm so excited to see what you're going to do. I can't use any scented products, because my husband has so many alergies, but those candles are beautiful. laurie

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  62. I love Votivo "Red Currant" and when I'm feeling a little rich, Jo Malone "Grapefruit" - small indulgences make it all worth it!

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  63. Hey, Joni. I'll bet you got the wicker chairs for your kitchen! Can't wait to see how good they look in your space. I know what you mean about making some changes in our home decor that are scary. I'm sort of doing the same thing right now. While I'm always making small changes (i.e.-moving accessories or oil paintings around or editing to make room for a newfound treasure), there are some things that I am currently changing that have been the same for 10-20 years. Of course all of us think your home looks wonderful, but you live there every day & sometimes you just need to shake things up a bit. I know whatever you do will be fabulous!

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  64. Joni, Don't throw out your used candle pots... use them to hold votives or small candles... that way you can still enjoy the wicker/pot holders.... love the look of them!!!

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  65. Hi Joni: thanks for the great post. I, too, love burning candles. Will have to try the Trapp #2. I was given the Jo Malone grapefruit candle and it smells wonderful. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who is "stingy" when it comes to burning the expensive candles! I have found that the Slatkin candles from Bath and Body works burn well, and aren't too expensive, especially when they are on sale. I read somewhere that Slatkin actually makes candles for Ralph Lauren and other designers. Can't wait to see the changes in your home, but I think what you already have is just beautiful.

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  66. Yes, I'm addicted to scented candles so much so that I think it has ruined the paint job in my home and given me sinus problems.

    My favourites are: Glasshouse Little Black Dress (in Australia) and Voluspa (Hawaiian Vine specifically). I have always wanted to buy a Dyptique candle but they're too expense here.

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  67. I love candles and love to have them lit, and my husband delights in going behind me and snuffing them out. He thinks I am going to burn the house down. M E N!
    xx

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  68. When did I miss the unveiling of your new paint color?? Is it gray? It looks fabulous!!!

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  69. love your post ..and I love candels to..who dosent ?..have a nice day..

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  70. Tragic news from Down Under Joni, Kenneth Turner is no longer available! The previous Distributor disappeared & so have the KT products. I think his Nature Nurture Room Fragrance is the best ever, & like you with your last vial of essence oil, I'm down to my last N/N spray, boo hoo. I got hooked very quickly on Nina Campbell's fabulous range of scented candles & room sprays as a substitute, but they too have disappeared (same Distributor!) Our Govt. put a hefty Sales Tax on these products which makes them very expensive, but there's no comparing them to the junky, low end rubbish.
    Millie x

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  71. Damn it! Now all I want is a Kenneth Turner candle. I am currently struggling with a discontinued eye concealer and lip gloss. This is quite a problem for someone who does not embrace change.

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  72. Love, love, love candles! I used to love a candle by Manuel Canovas and the scent was Empire Celeste. I first smelled it in Charles Faudree's home during a home tour. At the time he said it was all he burned and it was wonderful! I've bought several but not in quite awhile so I'm not sure if it's still available.

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  73. Yes! I am totally hooked on Nest Bamboo candles. My favorite discontinued scent? Laura Ashley No.1 perfume. It was my signature scent. Couldn't believe it when it was discontinued. I bought as many as I could afford and I still have one unopened bottle in its box which I'm hoarding. Could sell on eBay for big bucks, but wouldn't part with it. Love the look of those Kenneth Turner wicker/terracotta candles - much more organic looking than glass. I prefer the earthy/rustic aesthetic.

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  74. hey I live in Indiana and our local TJ Maxx had Kenneth Turner candles - They had only Pillar candles theprice was 7.99 just thought you all might like to know

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