Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Candle Light

on this rainy day

I finally did what I saw so many others do, and planned to myself do for so long

I made candles

vintage china cups I found at thriftstores, candle wicking

and left overs from candles

au-bain-marie I melted the left overs

quick, easy and fun!

so here I am, sitting by candle light

warm inside

a lot of rain outside

and hey, the cups go perfectly with the match box I decorated earlier this Winter!

I am looking through Flowers by Tricia Guild ~ indeed, founder of Designers Guild

one of my favorite look-books

doing a bit of crochet

and waiting impatiently for the amaryllis to open up

wishing you a lovely Winter day


  1. Your candles are very pretty very warming on a cold day xxx

  2. Love your candles,book, and flower. I get a peaceful feeling just reading your post. It's a rainy, cold day here as well. Daffodils are beginning to bloom outside....ive been busy knitting. please stop by to take a peek at my latest project!

  3. Inspirational - I have got candle making as one of the things I want to do during 2012.


  4. Ik heb dit nog niet eerder gedaan, goed idee,
    Truste! (het is bedtijd hier)
    Maureen x

  5. what a great idea! i love the little pretty vintage cups with the beautiul light inside. So tranquil.


  6. What a beautiful job! I love ... The cups are very delicate!

  7. Brilliant!! I absolutely love them! I burn candles every night..I am embarrassed to say I never thought of melting the bits and pieces.. but I am going to now! I am going to use some teacups for pin cushions as well.. wonderful idea! Thank you!

  8. just found your lovely blog! i very much want to try this with candles and tea cups...someday, for sure. thank you for the inspiration! love your photography as well!

  9. Those are absolutely very cute candles. I love them!! Great idea!

  10. Ha Maaike, Wat een mooie foto´s weer! Fijne winterdag!

  11. Mooi gelukt en mooie foto's Maaik!

  12. He wat goed dat je meteen verteld hoe je de restjes gesmolten hebt! Ik zat steeds al te bedenken hoe ik dat toch moest hebben, dus dank je wel!

  13. Hello Maaike!.....I really have to try this ....I saw it on Koralees blog a while back and the candles look so pretty in your china cups.....Beautiful photographs too my friend....Enjoy your day!
    Susan x

  14. sounds like the ideal way to spend a winters day, and how pretty the cups look.
    have a lovely week.

  15. Oh yes I fancy having a go at that too! They look really pretty. Have a happy day! Love Linda x

  16. Wat zijn je kaarjes mooi geworden Maaike. Wat een goed idee!

    Fijne dag,

    Madelief x

  17. Gorgeous, they look so lovely in the tea cups. I will have to keep an eye open for some the next time I'm at a brocante market. I have Tricia's 'Pattern' book and I love it - for colour and pattern inspirations. She's fabulous.

  18. What a cute way to use up bits of candles. Thanks for sharing. :)

  19. Don't you just love doing these...so easy. I am making oodles for Valentines....joy joy joy. Such sweet photos! Stay cozy and warm my friend. xoxoxoxoxox

  20. Sounds like a perfect way to spend your time on a rainy day. I always have bits of candles leftover. I need to start saving them and then melting for new candles, but not sure I can get wicks here. A friend wants to make candles but we can't even get the proper wax here for making them from scratch. Wishing you a fabulous Friday! Tammy


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