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Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday giveaway!

Today's giveaway is from Nell's Compass, an amazing candle company run by a mother-and-daughter team in California. I love how the beautiful scents of their soy candles were inspired by their favorite places: South takes you to an aunt's flower garden; East transports you to an Italian hillside orchard, West is a masculine candle inspired by the great outdoors, and North is romantic for the winter, as if you're cuddling by a roaring fire. Alex and I were lucky enough to get these candles as a Christmas gift and love them; the scents are pitch-perfect and truly transporting, and they make the whole apartment feel cozy.

One winner will receive a full collection of Nell's Compass candles ($140 value). For a chance to win, please visit the Nell's Compass website and online store, and leave a comment below. Good luck, my sweets!

Update: Jacqueline B. is our lucky winner. Thanks for playing. xo

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brittney elizabeth said...

love the "compass" concept!

Petya K. Grady said...

how lovely!

My name is Caroline said...

Ohh I would love to win! Thanks Jo!

luke and pamela said...

wow, such a beautiful collection.

zack & jord said...

LOVE THEM. They are so fantastic!

jlynn said...

I'd love to have these beauties!

Hilary Eklund said...

My mother in law got one of their candles as a gift - wonderful scent and packaging!

I would love the chance to try them all!

Thanks!

Catie said...

Gorgeous. I LOVE candles!

silvana said...

what a beautiful giveaway! crossing my fingers! xo

made in mn said...

oh fabulous!

lisa said...

candles have got to be one of my favourite things ever. I would LOVE to win!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Can never have too many!!

Sarah said...

Amazing, I would love to win! :)

Katherine Summers said...

Guh. I love writing and reading with a sweet candle burning. Wishlisted.

Kayleigh said...

Awesome! Love candles.

Bethany said...

I'd love to win these little luxuries.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

a full collection? omg!

Sue said...

wow. i would really love to try them!

caroline said...

love this brand!

Rebecca said...

these would be perfect for early morning yoga and dreaming sessions

deargwennie said...

ohh lala. I just love scented candles so much!

em said...

I love the write-up of their mother/grandmother in the "about" section!

MoFish said...

I wish my computer screen had a scratch n sniff feature, I bet these smell awesome!

Emily said...

fingers are 100% CROSSED!

Laura said...

what a neat concept for candles!

Sarah said...

Would love to have these. I bet they smell amazing!

wonderchris said...

Neat-o!! They sound like they smell delicious!!

Memo PR said...

Scented candles always make me happy!

Taylor Renee said...

These look amazing! Love the travel set as well.

-Taylor

Bridget said...

I can almost smell them now! It's amazing how good scents can transport you to a different place/time. Would love to try this brand!

Mridhula said...

Love these candles!!

Laura said...

oh please pick me. i love everything about these beauties. x

Sarah said...

Lovely! My boyfriend and I light candles every night in the winter. It makes our apartment feel instantly cozier.

Rosemariee said...

i love that they support heifer international!

hydeordie said...

I love the jewel tones too! Such a pretty pop of color for the home!

Mrs. P Vega said...

Best. Giveaway. Ever!I love the travel set. So great!

barbara said...

such a clever idea!! I really need to update my scented candle supplies...

Beverly said...

What a great giveaway! Love candles and would love to try these!

tawnya said...

What an awesome set!

Reggie Lynch said...

love this!

Marie Seguin said...

ah-mazing

cat said...

such a swell concept! love.

Lindsay said...

Tres Chic! Just in time for Valentine's! My fingers and toes are crossed

bean said...

I love scented candles! These look perfect.

Tamar said...

Could really use South in these winter months.

Anonymous said...

What a generous giveaway! I'm a candle fanatic.

Thanks!

Jacqueline
jsbrill at gmail dot com

Classic Style said...

Oh how lovely candels, I wish you all Good Luck :))/Marie

Emily said...

Swoon, I love fancy candles...

mary said...

i'm so into candles right now -- nothing makes this place feel like home faster. and these sound especially wonderful! xo

naturally nina said...

oh they sound amazing. thanks joanna! :)

Beth said...

Beautiful! Will check out the website. Might by the "North" candle now ... : )

Robin said...

I love that they use botanical type scents, I am not a fan of "apple pie" and other "false" scents. I look for candles whose scent evokes a memory the way perfume does, not make me wonder who is baking something with too much sugar.

claire said...

I always need more candles :)

Malin Guinn said...

Had some scented ones this evening when I was laying in the bath, heavenly scent, like the design of these ones tho :)

http://malinguinn.blogspot.com/2011/01/mama-ego-time.html

Christina said...

I have a slight addiction to candles, these look lovely!!

jennywren said...

Those look delicious! i wish you could smell over the computer :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Please count me in. I love candles...and I would love a new set in my apartment!!! Thanks, Joanna
Have a great weekend

Tania Katherine said...

Oh good grief, I'd love to win this. Candles are my "thing" and this would really let me tune into those senses.

holabella said...

What creative candles! Thanks for another giveaway chance, Jo - you're so sweet!

Andrea said...

South sounds perfect! I love florals!

Kristina said...

so lovely! i bet they smell wonderful!

Andrea said...

I absolutely love a conceptually driven candle! Sign me up.

Chelsea C. said...

These are amazing! I'm on a U.S. tour and I've been looking for some candles to keep in my suitcase, to make hotel rooms a little more cozy. I think these are the winners! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Mallory said...

oh wow! these candles are amazing! i would love to win! :)

Kristin M J said...

They sound so enticing! What a lovely concept. I'm hopeful!

soomerki at aol dot com

Vfriedrich said...

I love the array of colors! Candles are my favorite smell-good devices.

P.S. Check out my English Garden Party post today, which includes Erdem's dreamy spring/summer looks. I love her designs! XO Valerie

http://imstarvin.blogspot.com/2011/01/english-garden-party.html

Lauren said...

What an amazing giveaway! I'm obsessed with candles. :)

maison21 said...

looking forward to finding out if they smell as good as they look when i win! ;-)

NAB said...

I'd love to win these for my mom's birthday. They sound lovely :)

Caton Ann said...

I am always looking for new yummy candles! and soy are the best!

http://catonann.blogspot.com/

rachel said...

mmmm, I could really use some Italian hillside orchard to counter the blankets of snow outside!

ninniemuggins said...

I bet these smell fab!!!

erica[at]eksquisitedesign[dot]com

JulieBean said...

Beautiful! What a thoughtful collection.

prettyshaw said...

You offer the best giveaways!! These look gorgeous!

Catherine Masi said...

What an incredible blend of scents (East's "pinch of brown sugar"... Yum!).
As I went through each description, I thought, "Well, North is definitely my favorite." And then I read South's and then I thought, "Oh. Maybe I like South best." and then I saw East and, well, you get what I'm trying to say... they're all perfection.
The winner here will be a lucky soul. Thanks Nell's Compass and Joanna for offering this up!

renee said...

love em all!

Scarlatina said...

I would love to try out these candles! Thank you for having this contest!

AdoreIt Lo said...

These candles would be amazing in my home and smell great!

Nicole said...

I would love this. I think I'm a bit of a scent snob, I love collecting pitch-perfect scented items from the places that I travel to.

Laura said...

yum yum, sniff sniff.

Jessica Rae Gordon said...

this would be lovely to win!

greatest friend said...

these are so thoughtful, named after a beautiful mother, with a generous donation going to heifer international and with a heartfelt concept, inspiring stuff! (i particularly love the sound of "east"...)

amy.litz said...

This is such a feel good prize. I covet them all.

Sarah said...

Yum, they sound great!

Hilary Grace said...

North sounds amazing!
Maybe someday technology will allow us to scratch and sniff via computer.
:)

Sara said...

What a charming concept!

Katie Erin said...

These look fantastic!

emcSquared said...

Nell's South Candle sounds so good, like a breath of fresh air. Thank you! em9499 at gmail dot com

Arlynn said...

Mmm... this would be one delicious giveaway to win! I'm a *big* fan of beautifully scented candles too :-)

Amynonymous said...

Always on the look out for new soy candles. The scents sound lovely.

Whitney said...

Too cute! Excellent giveaway!

coachwife6 said...

I love the colors - they burst through the screen

AliveintheFire said...

these are lovely! i can only imagine how fun it is to have the full set :) they'd look great in our fireplace (which we've decked out with candles since fires aren't allowed). love it!

XO
rachel
aliveinthefire at gmail dot com

Tamaron said...

fingers crossed! :)

Megan said...

I love, love, love scented candles, can't get enough of them :)

Anna said...

These sound just delightful :) I also love the styling and website design-fantastic!

Yaffa Fredrick said...

these candles are delightful. as a geography major myself, i really enjoy the geographic diversity of scents and colors.

Sara said...

those scents sound amazing! crossing my fingers.

Gina said...

I love the packaging. I wish I had more rooms to put more candles in. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Sarah said...

Love love love.
candles are the best and these look amazing.

arteriole said...

They sound fabulous!

Cuddly Fire sounds perfect with a giant mug of hot cocoa (and a toasted marshmellow, of course!)

elchan said...

I like their website and I love the concept. Kudos also for their support of charity. Thanks for the opportunity.

Kelly Marie said...

nice!

Miss Molly said...

lovely giveaway :) please enter me

www.missmollyfashions.blogspot.com

Micaela said...

perfection... but of course, it's run by a mother-daughter team! :)

there is nothing like the power of scent to bring you back to a memory or a person.

please please count me in!

micaela.maxham@gmail.com

and thank-you!

Amy T. said...

Oh my! I'm so glad to know about this lovely company...Thx!

Christen Naish said...

Oh I love candles! I really hope I win!

niabowling said...

I would looove to smell each of these!

AlexaS said...

they all sound delicious!

Kirsty said...

I love candles! :)

Laura said...

oh i would love to win this! love being transported by scents :)

Jayda said...

Mmm I'd love these!

Camara said...

oh i bet these are so very lovely! I'd sure love to win!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

They sound amazingly scented and I love the containers they are using. Thanks for hosting a giveaway and turning me onto the company!

abby jane said...

i love candles, this would be perfect for my massage office

Pepa said...

Amazed by the idea!!!

all78 said...

I've heard of these! And I love all the scents! Fingers crossed!
all78 (at) aol (dot) com

Amanda said...

My apartment could use some freshening up! Thank you.

Erika@BeyondRubies said...

I heart candles!

Kate said...

These look delish-I'd love to win. Thanks!

MAI TRAN said...

candles put me to sleep! :P

sherri lynn said...

this is a great collection! i'd love it

Kirstin said...

what a great giveaway! my roommates and i go through candles like its our job. these look wonderful!

Sofie said...

I love the scent of candles!

Mara from Motherofalltrips said...

I really like that they give to Heifer! I've been needing some new candles - these would fit the bill nicely.

nicole said...

How beautiful. South candle, please! Thanks for the chance to win. xo.

Beth said...

they look so yummy...you can almost taste them!

Sadie said...

I LOVE that they have Travel Candles!

Elizabeth said...

Amazing! They all look delicious!

Lael said...

North sounds great right about now!

Julia said...

Wow these sound like amazing candles. I would absolutely love these!!

Ellen said...

These look beautiful! Would love to try them out. Thanks for the chance!

Christian & Autumn said...

I'm a sucker for lovely candles! - Autumn

Splendid Sass said...

Great giveaway! WHo doesn't love great candles?
Put my name in the hat.
Teresa
xoxo

sabine said...

Love candles and your blog!!!

Shelb and Ry said...

a good candle is an amazing thing. These look incredible. I would love to win!

--Shelby

Kate said...

Really love this! I've been looking for some new candles!

*kate

daydreamer said...

Would love to win thise, they're cute I love the travel candles :)

Amy said...

Always glad to find new and unique candles! These sound lovely.

Erin said...

Aww, as a West Coast transplant living on the East Coast, I want these so badly!

Betsy said...

i am low on candles, <3

elveebee said...

Love them! I'm a candle addict.

Holly said...

oh wow, those scents sound amazing, i wish i could smell them! i'm such a candle person. oh, and i love the story of the grandmother, she really does sound like a piece of heaven.
would love to win!

http://holly-closetomyheart.blogspot.com/

Lindsay said...

We are lucky that we can totally trust that these smell good even though we can't get smell through the internet!

ZSA said...

Wow! They look great! Thank you!

Kelly said...

Love these! kelly

Kate said...

I feel like I could almost smell the candles just by reading their description. Mmm . . .

Katelyn said...

candles are by far the best way to make the day a little brighter.

Jessica Chavez said...

I loved the candles!! The description of their scents are just AMAZING! And the whole concept behind the store is beautiful!! :D

BrittinayJones said...

What an original concept!!! I love it!

Janis said...

I hope they smell as beautiful as they look!

Jessica Chavez said...

I loved the candles!! The description of their scents are just AMAZING! And the whole concept behind the store is beautiful!! :D

Sidereal Day said...

Each one of the descriptions for these candles sounds divine. Thank you for the chance to win some.
Happy Friday!

Katie said...

so good! who wouldn't love this giveaway?!

Yin said...

Love love candles<3

Meggie said...

I was just thinking that I needed to stock up on new candles! These sound great!

angela said...

nothing like a good candle. i want!

PeBu said...

Great giveaway!

Katie said...

If only I had a claw-foot bathtub. Friday nights would be complete.

Sarah said...

These are perfect! I need new scents for my room!

aubreebschmitt said...

Beautiful! Thanks Jo!

Alexis said...

we are getting hit with snowstorms.
Some candles to cozy up the house would be wonderful

Laura McDaniel said...

I hope I win! Candles are one of my absolute favorite things!

Kristen said...

Wow- what a great discovery! Thanks Jo.

Julie Fioretti said...

I've been looking for some awesome new candles!

Heidi said...

I've been looking for some amazingly scented candles!

Akshita said...

Candles are such a nice way to relax.

Debbie said...

Lovely...I could use some tranquility right now...

Kaianne said...

These are so beautiful! I have been loving candles to warm up my tiny little apartment so fingers crossed!

Callie said...

Oh I just love candles. Love these!

Breanne said...

Great concept! Happy Friday!

Rachael said...

What a lovely idea for a giveaway!

Breanne said...

Great concept! Happy Friday!

Breanne said...

Great concept! Happy Friday!

Elizabeth said...

Since moving into a new apartment, I have starting burning candles more and more. Love these!

Chez Us said...

Love candles & this collection looks so sweet.

Caitlin said...

hmmm my candle stash is running low...

brandi said...

Awesome! We need some new candles around here.

brandi_an AT yahoo DOT com

Rachel Yonda said...

Love these, keeping them in mind next time I'm looking for gifts!

Andrea said...

What a great set! Perfect for curling up with a book and tea, or for morning yoga.

Julie said...

These candles sound delish I would love to win this!! My boyfriend mocks me all the time because I always have so many candles burning...he asks if I am having a séance but I tell him no I am just trying to burn the place down and toss some work his way (he is a professional firefighter) :)

rose said...

oh, they are beautiful and i love the scents!

Tara said...

these look lovely and i bet they smell great!

Susan said...

and i want and i need

amyC | fashion folk art said...

OOH! I love candles for setting a nice feeling at home :D North sounds quiiiite perfecto for this NY snowweather.

Stephanie said...

Those look lovely! Crossing my fingers...

Lisa said...

is being obsessed with candles considered a guilty pleasure? hmm... not when they're this nice. I want!

jenny said...

I think I may be a candle hoarder. (I may be exaggerating just a touch...)

Let's add to my collection! (:

Debra said...

would love these! nothing like a lovely-smelling home.

jenny said...

I think I may be a candle hoarder. (I may be exaggerating just a touch...)

Let's add to my collection! (:

Elyse said...

i'm a big fan of this giveaway!

katemosey said...

I have been holding out and holding out for the perfect candles. The aesthetics of Nell's are spot on!

RAENOVATE said...

i just bought a house that was owned by a lovely senior citizen, it's the perfect first home and i couldn't be happier, i can't however get the smell of old person out of it. i need these candles.

Rachel said...

What a cute concept! I want to sniff for myself!

Boo-Boo Ninja said...

I can't wait to try them all!

s.eileen said...

i'd love to burn these.

johaaanna said...

Ooh, they all sound delicious!

Marianne said...

Oh fun! Candles make me so happy! Thanks for the chance to win:)

Kira said...

i love candles! those look so great. perfect for brightening up this chicago winter.

cera said...

Sounds amazing@

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