About a 8 days ago Frau Punkinstein and I were at the mall, which is not something we do frequently because malls suck, but we do occasionally find ourselves needing immediate gratification in the shopping arena and/or soft pretzel snacks, so we suck it up and go into one, and we sauntered over to Yankee Candle to see if the Fall collection was out yet. We were given a flyer.
|Well creased and stored in Frau Punkinstein's purse|
We awoke early and headed over to the Greenbriar Mall to enjoy the event before heading over to the Petsmart where we volunteer for the NSPCA cat adoptions (4 adopted out before we left and a 5th after we left, a good day for adoptions). It was fun. The staff wore costumes and there was punch and goodies and we won door prizes. Frau Punkinstein pulled a skull out of a cauldron and they gave us a $10 off coupon and a SOUNDS OF HORROR CD! Here it is, 6th of August, and I'm getting TREATS. So nice.
We purchased only a modest amount of things, but are seriously considering this twisted little Boney Bunch Father Christmas:
So what swag did we get?
|There is something deliciously disturbing about that image|
We chose three of these little things:
|Autumn Paintbrush. I can't describe the scent.|
Then they gave us a free small jar:
|Frau Punkinstein took this picture because she is both technologically more adept than your humble blogger and more artistic when it comes to camera work.|
|The lovely Frau Punkinstein, doing her Price Is Right model impression. The next item up for bids...a NEW CANDLE!|
Candles are, of course, just cool. They are both rustic and gothic, creepy and homey, they smell good and offer an attractive choice for ambiance in your home. They also attract unwanted cat attention at times, so just a little warning there.
All in all I enjoyed the Yankee Candle event, as intimate as it was. It is good to get a little Halloween joy in the late summer when it is so oppressively hot and you miss the spooky imagery. We will be back again in the coming months I have no doubt.
Keep your candles lit.