Growing up on an orchard, one of the rituals young Mabel (Grandma Hoerner) loved was helping her grandmother make apple butter from freshly picked ripe apples. Afterwards, she and her grandmother would slather warm apple butter on a thick slice of homemade bread and share a well-earned snack and a smile. Return to the old farm house kitchen with the homey scents of apples, sweet pungent cinnamon, and vanilla.
As a young child, Mabel (Grandma Hoerner) traveled to Cripple Creek, Colorado, in the summers to visit her father, an engineer working on a project. She always remembered picking wild strawberries along the hills outside of town near the creek. Standing among the aspen trees at the top of the hills, she could see the majestic Rocky Mountains. Share her memories as you breathe in the scents of the sweet tiny wild strawberries, the Colorado aspen, and the fresh creek water.
A wild summer thunderstorm, lightning cracking and popping, thunder rolling, delighted Mabel (Grandma Hoerner). After a hot summer day, the storm brought a refreshing coolness to the night. With the windows open, Mabel would inhale deeply, breathing in the heavy ozone, the scent of rain settling the dust, and the bright, fresh notes of the prairie and the nearby apple orchard.
The wild tall grass prairie near the farm where Mabel grew up offered more than just a hiding place for wildlife. Wild herbs and edible plants abounded. Spicing up the hearty roast for supper and making a salad of fresh tender greens was as easy as taking a peaceful walk earlier in the day. Travel to the prairie with Mabel (Grandma Hoerner) as you inhale the earthy fresh aromas of wild sage and greens in this lovely candle.
As a girl, Mabel (Grandma Hoerner) loved the coming of fall and the harvest. The heavy orange pumpkins were sweetest after the frost, when she would help her grandmother prepare them for baking. Together, they mixed up delicious pumpkin pies and put them to bake in the old wood stove. Invite that hominess into your kitchen with this fragrant candle and you, too, will delight in the scents of pumpkin, rich cloves, and sweet, pungent cinnamon.
As the last patches of snow melted into the earth each April, Mabel (Grandma Hoerner) welcomed the coming of spring, the patches of green, the first violets, daffodils, and lilacs, and the scent of a sweet spring rain. She saw many springs come to the farm. Bring the freshness of spring to your home during any season with this candle, with notes of clover, grass, and lilac.
Mabel (Grandma Hoerner) grew up in the beautiful old stone house that her grandfather built. She loved Christmas and all that it represented. Returning from Christmas Eve worship, the scent of freshly baked cookies, pies, sweet breads, and slowly simmered cranberry compotes warmed her full heart. Return to a simpler time and the wonder of the season with this lovely candle, reflecting fresh cut evergreen boughs draped over the mantle, frosted sugar cookies, gingerbread men, and cinnamon spiced cranberries simmered on the stove.