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A Candle Garden

Romance is in the details, especially at a Valentine's Day dinner.


  1. Step 1

    Arrange pillar candles of different sizes and colors in a serving platter or shallow bowl.

  2. Step 2

    Surround the candles with a layer of dried beans (we used kidney beans, but pink lentils, red beans, and red rice also work nicely).

Martha Stewart Living, February 1998

Reviews (3)

  • Rorie_D_Lion 24 Jun, 2008

    ...(continued from previous) "coffee and cream" candle. Trust me when I say you WANT to look into this! =]

  • Rorie_D_Lion 24 Jun, 2008

    To: rockhold2 ...If you absolutely LUV coffee like I do, try Yankee Candle's "Cafe Au Late" scent. It JUST came out. It smells identical to Starbucks plus a hint of sweet cream. and in their stores also have a "coffee

  • rockhold2 1 Feb, 2008

    I add coffee beans around my candles and it makes the house smell heavenly.