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The scents of the holidays can be found in candles in local stores

Julep Candle Co.’s new scent is called Bourbon and Bluegrass and features woody and musk base notes with a fusion of herbs and amber. It sells for $26 and $36 at Julepcandleco.com.
Julep Candle Co.’s new scent is called Bourbon and Bluegrass and features woody and musk base notes with a fusion of herbs and amber. It sells for $26 and $36 at Julepcandleco.com. Julepcandleco.com

A trip to Lexington-based Brownstone Candle Co. over the weekend had us thinking about cozy scents for the home.

At Brownstone, 319 South Ashland Avenue next to John’s Run/Walk Shop, you’ll find scents such as Toasty Marshmallow, Buttered Rum, and Frankincense & Myrrh.

Or if you’re feeling crafty, create your own candle by combining fragrances at the easy in-store classes. For the holidays, consider the store’s Christmas in Kentucky scent, a blend of citrus, red berries, balsam and cinnamon, $15.95 to $22.95.

The Julep Candle Co., also of Lexington, offers its new scent called Bourbon and Bluegrass which features woody and musk base notes with a fusion of herbs and amber, $26 and $36 at Julepcandleco.com.

The selection of custom-blend candles at House, 250 Walton Avenue, includes the Country Club. The warm fragrance, “... smells of burned wood, very masculine,” said co-owner Jeremy Rice.

Minneapolis-based Thymes offers the Simmered Cider Collection that includes a copper cup candle, about $34, with a mug that you can keep long after your candle is gone. It’s sure to get you in the mood for warm nights by the fire with the scent of pressed apples, cinnamon, cardamon, bourbon, and anise.

You’ll find the candles at gift shops throughout Kentucky including Two Chicks and Co. and Peggy’s Gifts & Accessories in Lexington and The Bug’s Ear in Elizabethtown. Go to Thymes.com for a list of stores.

More shopping news

▪  Just Simply Southern, 600 Main Street in Paris, will host a Christmas open house with discounts and specials from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Get 15 percent off storewide during this event. The store carries gifts and home decor.

▪  Garden designer Jon Carloftis will host a Christmas open house at Rockcastle River Trading Co. in Rockcastle County from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. You’ll find holiday decor, amaryllis forcing kits, paper whites and food from Local Feed. The store is located on 13855 Wilderness Road in Livingston. Take Exit 49 off Interstate 75, go down the hill and turn left onto US 25. Turn left on US 25 and the store is on the right. 606-843-0854.

A Home for the Holiday Craft and Vendor Market will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Family Worship Center, 6020 Tates Creek Road. There will be more than 30 crafters, businesses, and vendors, food, a silent raffle and more. Donations and vendor fees will go to the Baby Franklin Adoption Fund.

The Downtown Danville Holiday Open House is Friday and Saturday. Downtown stores and restaurants will offer specials and discounts. The first five shoppers each day will receive a free Heart of Danville shopping bag, available at select retailers. Centre College’s a capella group Common Time will perform in stores on Saturday.

Mulberry & Lime, 216 North Limestone, will host custom jewelry designer Karen Lindner, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Lindner’s pieces are created from antiques, semi-precious stones, silver, gold, and Austrian crystal.

Harriett Hendren: 859-231-3175

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