Holiday Gift Guide and Christmas Blessings 2009: Get Your Home in the Holiday Spirit with Partylite Home Decor and Candles Review!

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Meet the Company:

Quality candles, beautiful accessories, and a profitable direct selling opportunity for Consultants worldwide – this is PartyLite.

Established as PartyLite in 1973, a member of the Blyth, Inc. family of home fragrance products and related candle accessories, traded on the New York Stock Exchange, symbol BTH.

PartyLite is a proud member of the Direct Selling Association (D.S.A.), the national trade association of the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers. We are pleased to pledge to and uphold the standards and procedures established in the D.S.A.’s Code of Ethics.

Our History

In 1905, Mabel Kimball, a New England schoolteacher and entrepreneur, began to make candles from the bayberries on Cape Cod. Her initial goal was simply to make bayberry candles for her friends and family as Christmas gifts. Her friends loved them and insisted that she make more.

In 1907, Mabel married Walter D. Baker, the owner of a Hyannis department store. That year, she offered her bayberry candles for sale in Walter’s store. Within a year, several other stores on Cape Cod were also selling Mabel Baker’s candles. By 1910, the fame of her candles reached Boston, and one of the largest stores there purchased her entire supply of candles that year.

Mabel’s business grew and flourished for years as Colonial Candle of Cape Cod. In 1973, Colonial Candle of Cape Cod set up PartyLite Gifts, Inc. to sell excess inventory of candles from their factory and gift shop. A unique profit plan was established for the Consultants who would sell the candles. The plan offered cash incentives for not only selling the candles, but also for bringing in new sellers and developing their potential. The no-risk, people-oriented career plan took off. Since then, sales have grown dramatically and Consultants world-wide have found fine income potential in the PartyLite plan.

In 1990, Blyth, Inc. acquired both Colonial Candle of Cape Cod and PartyLite. Under the leadership of Bob Goergen, Chairman, CEO and President, Blyth believed in and invested in PartyLite, playing a key role in supporting their phenomenal domestic and international growth. Today, PartyLite’s candles, fragrance options and home accents are sold by more than 50,000 Consultants worldwide.

Our Mission

Through platinum-quality products, industry-leading programs, and friendly, ethical, and committed people, To be known for, to offer, and to provide the satisfaction and success that comes from having and continually improving the most relevant and rewarding opportunities in direct selling today, for ourselves, for our whole team, and for people around the world.

Partylite Inspirational Arabella Tealight Holder blessings abound mommyThrough the Mom Trials: Gifts for the home is a popular choice for those who delight in entertaining and adorning their home with home accents and candles.  Partylite products and candles are just the gifts to get for those who have pride in their home as they not only make your home smell fragrant, but also provide beautiful home decor to set any mood you desire.  With the holiday season, they have many festive holiday decor and candles to provide holiday cheer in your home!

To help get my house in the mood for Christmas, I received an Arabella™ Tealight Holder with White Gardenia Truffle Tealights.  It is a charming figurine that reminds me of the Nutcracker play with an elegant dancer holding the tealight.  My girls enjoy gazing at the candle’s soft, flickering light and the dancer’s beauty, often dancing around the kitchen pretending they were the dancer themselves.  I’ve placed it along my kitchen’s window where it can be admired by all without putting it in harm’s way with little fingers and this beautiful figurine has put some festive touches to my kitchen.  Depending on what fragrance tealight candle you use, you could transition this figurine to easily suit all seasons.

Partylite provides high quality candles with premium fragrances that can’t be matched.  Every season, they introduce new scensational blends that I look forward to inhaling their new, wonderful scents.  I just love the soft scent of the White Gardenia Truffle™ Tealights that were sent to me that mixes both rose and jasmine notes in with gardenia for a delightful floral infusion!  Some of my other favorite Partylite candles are the Ginger Pumpkin, Holiday Spices, Strawberry Fields, and Pineapple and Pomegranate.

About the Arabella™ Tealight Holder from Partylite:

Our beautiful dancer will move you with her graceful details and pose. Arabella makes a great gift for the woman in your life. Resin with ivory bisque finish.partylite antique brass cross votive sconce blessings abound mommy

I also own the Antique Brass Cross Votive Sconce found in the Inspirational section of the Partylite online catalog.  I’ve hung this in my guest bathroom wall to provide a soft, ambient atmosphere and as a way to clearly show my beliefs and provide pleasant scents every day.  It’s a very handsome and versatile piece that would match just about any theme or room in your home.  I’ve changed the colors in that bathroom twice since we put up the votive sconce and it complimented the bathroom wonderfully no matter the transformation.  You can burn either tealights or votive size candles in the votive cup provided.

About the Antique Brass Cross Votive Sconce:

Inspirational holder creates just the focal point you need in a niche area in your home.  Glass votive cup included.

Where to Buy: You can purchase the Arabella™ Tealight Holder for $39.95 and the Antique Brass Cross Votive Sconce for $36.95  at

*Product was provided free of charge in exchange for review and doesn’t affect my views or feedback of the product. This review is based solely on my personal opinion and experience and results may vary person to person.

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    They have a really cute Gingerbread Oil Burner I have my eye on!
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Treats for Husbands =-.

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    They have gorgeous pieces at PartyLite, many years ago I purchased some votive holders that look like ice cubes and I still get compliments on them today when I have them out. That cross is beautiful, it would look great in a front entryway too.
    .-= Tammy´s last blog ..Our Handmade Gifts for Christmas =-.

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    I have browsed their catalog a few times and I love their items. I especially love that cross.
    .-= Whitney´s last blog ..Christmas is Love =-.

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    I really like the cross candle holder. Would go great with my bedroom decor

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    I love the dancer tealight! So simple, yet elegant!
    .-= Staci A´s last blog ..The Sound of Music Review & Giveaway =-.

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    I have gone back and forth about becoming a party lite consultant. They have such gorgeous products! That cross candle holder is so pretty :)
    .-= Annie´s last blog ..Aloha Friday! Saving Money at Christmas =-.

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    Donna Holmberg says:

    The ballerina candle holder is simply gorgeous. Such beautifully classic lines and it looks oh so graceful.

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    Partylite always makes the most beautiful decor pieces. Thank you for sharing these!
    .-= Cat´s last blog ..Spotlight Sunday Giveaways 12/20 =-.

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    That dancer figurine carrying the tea light is lovely.
    .-= Robin G´s last blog ..Free Christmas Paper Craft Projects for Kids =-.

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    I own the brass cross too and love it! I’ve had it for many years now and it’s such a nice piece in our home. I’m a huge Party Lite fan, seriously, I should post a pic of my ‘stash’ sometime.

    Snow Berries is my husband’s favorite holiday scent, and he makes me stock up on it every year. =)

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    I love their tea lights. The scents are light and not overpowering.

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