Candles, candles everywhere!

Well, my little candle making business is really taking off at last! Yippee!  The April 3rd fair at Topsham was a mega success and I was approached by someone from the Exeter Steiner School who asked me if I would like to do their Fair on May 14th.  A friend of mine, whose wedding is in July, has asked me to make 40 vintage teacup candles for the ladies’ table presents and I’m doing the next Craft Hub Fair in Topsham on June 19th.

I’ve found some great new scents for Spring like Hyacinth, Bluebell and Key Lime Pie and I have a room full of exciting vintage finds that I have been picking up on Ebay and in various charity shops.  Most importantly a growing collection of 1950s Poole Pottery which I love! I have started pouring candles into unusual retro pieces which can be washed out once the candle is finished and reused. Check out these old soup bowls, what a fantastic shape!  I’m going to fill them with a double wick soya wax candle and sell each one with a pale pink vintage Poole plate………viola!

Actually, they don’t look too great wrapped in plastic but I need to keep them clean and you get my drift…yeah….?

It’s my good pal Bridget’s 40th birthday today


Armed with coffee and croissants we shall all be assembling in Combeinteignhead village hall at 10am tomorrow to get it decked out with bunting, flowers & candles  (of course) ready for the evening party.  Everyone has to come in fancy dress, something beginning with the letter “B”  and I’m hoping one of the men has the confidence to come as “Borat” in a mankini, that would be hilarious (photographic evidence to follow……..with a bit of luck!)

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