Candlegreen is a new venture into blogging about event styling & is focused on achieving great style without spending a fortune. It will explore ways to create designs for tables & decor for all occasions, from a small event at home to a large reception or party in a range of venues. In addition to being budget friendly, my aim is to be as environmentally friendly as possible. I’ll be posting ‘how-to’ guides to making things as well as links to where you can buy or hire the items I’ve used.

Following retirement in 2011 from a career as a teacher, headteacher & education adviser, I started a retirement project in styling & hiring items for events. I set up & ran Devon Vintage China for 5 years & then sold the business to South West Event Hire. Since then, I’ve been styling parties, weddings & promotional events across south-west England where I live in Devon by the sea.

I have a lot of ideas & experience to bring to the blog but I also aim to learn more along the way. I’m a new blogger so it will be very simple to start with but I hope readers will engage with me on how to develop it. So this is a journey & you’re very welcome to accompany me on it.

Jan Davies, September 2018

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