Our friend had a small candle lit with an lovely light pine scent. We thought it was a great house candle - not too fragrant or overwhelming. We immediately told her how amazing her home smelled and she replied that this particular candle is the candle that she likes to use when she has friends and guests over.
This got us to thinking about what we do when we have friends over. We like to put out a tray of water with fruit slices. While we almost usually go straight to some wine drinking, the water is our welcome item to make our guests comfy. And we enjoy doing this whether we are entertaining one person or a whole group.
What is your welcome item? Share with us below and upload some photos to the Apartment Therapy flickr group. We love seeing your photos there and often pull inspiration from them.
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