Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Halloween is my favorite holiday, so every October I go all out with Halloween themed decor. I get out the orange-and-black storage bins on the first of the month (I'd do it sooner, but Alfie won't let me), do a little bit each day, and by the time Halloween night rolls around the house is decked from head to foot in spiders, cobwebs, bats, skeletons and pumpkins.
So when PartyLite, a direct seller of home ambience products, invited me to check out their collection of Halloween decor items to review, I couldn't be more delighted. I was sent a list of some beautiful products to choose from, including some beautiful witch, cat and kitten tealights. But once I saw PartyLite's Change-O-Luminary, I knew I had to have it. Here's what I thought of it:
PartyLite is a direct seller of home ambience products like candles, candle accessories, home fragrance, accent decor and more. They carry an assortment of seasonal products for Halloween and Autumn, including the Spooky Cat Tealight House, the Ghoulie Aroma Melts Warmer, and the Change-O-Luminary, which I reviewed. The Change-O-Luminary is a frosted-glass luminary with 3 sets of interchangeable metal panels. Each set of panels has a separate theme -- a spiderweb for Halloween, fall leaves for autumn, and snowflakes for the winter.
Here's what PartyLite has to say about their Change-O-Luminary and other Halloween decor:
Do you love decorating for Halloween? Get ready for the oohs and ahhs! The trick to decorating is finding the best ideas. The treat is that PartyLite has them all right here. PartyLite, the world’s largest direct seller of home ambiance products including candles, candle accessories and home ambiance products, takes all the horror out of day with new chilly weather scents, platinum quality candles and fabulous accessories for the season. Goblins everywhere can set a stylishly spooky scene to hand out their holiday tricks and treats!
Change O Luminary transform the ordinary to extraordinary with this versatile fall piece. The luminary includes a votive cup six decorative magnetic panels – two spider webs, two snowflakes and two leaves to bring your décor through all the chilly weather seasons.
I love, love, LOVE this product! First of all, it's beautiful. The simple, box shape of the luminary and the dark, matte metal frame make it easy to blend into any decor (it goes perfectly in our Craftsman-style home). The frosted glass gives the candlelight a beautiful glow (the Halloween tealights they sent us fit inside perfectly, and they gave off the most wonderful, subtle fragrance), and each of the 3 metal designs sets the spirit of the season without being tacky or over-the-top.
Check out the designs:
Even Alfie, who is extremely picky about home decor, says it's a beautiful, beautiful luminary. It's also really easy to change out the designs, it's cheaper than buying 3 separate luminaries, and takes up waay less space. It's the perfect seasonal decor, for all the seasons!
I'm so hooked on the idea of changing panels that I've gotten greedy: In the words of Oliver Twist, I want some more, please! I'd love to be able to purchase extra panels to stick on my Change-O-Luminary. How about a Hannukah menorah? Or an Arts-and-Crafts / Frank Llloyd Wright window outline? The possibilities are endless!
The Bottom Line
The Change-O-Luminary is an easy, beautiful and practical way to refresh your home decor throughout the year.
I received a sample in order to review this product, but no monetary compensation. Unless otherwise, stated, the views and opinions expressed here are my own.