Hello, Harmony Farm Candles.

One of the new products in our Gifts section is a small sampling of candles from Harmony Farm Candles, a one-woman operation out of nearby Mebane, North Carolina.

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That one woman happens to be a friend of mine, the charming and conscientious Erin Hils. Her candles are hand-poured in small batches using 100% US-sourced soy wax and essential oils, with no added dyes. Their scents are fresh and bright, but not overwhelming – “delightfully fragranced,” as she puts it.

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Anne and I chose three scents to bring into the shop, not an easy task with so many tempting fragrances on the menu. You’ll find Green Tea, Wintergreen, and French Lavender on the shelf here at the shop, in 8 oz travel tins as well as gift sets of three 4 oz travel tins.

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I find Erin’s candles a perfect companion to an evening of knitting, so I’ve wound up with one or two in each of my habitual knitting spots in my home.

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I have an 8 oz French Lavender tin in my living room, where most of my knitting tools live, and a 4 oz Wintergreen tin in my bedroom, where I often hunker down for a few rows of knitting before bed.

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Look for Harmony Farm Candles in the Gifts section here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, and give them a sniff. Pick some up for holiday gift-giving and give one to yourself while you’re at it!

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