One of my pals bought me some Cath Kidston enamel beakers which I didn’t really need and it seemed a shame to keep them just for camping (especially with the weather we’ve been having lately!) Anyway, I decided to make them into candles (still up-cycling I feel…?) I popped a little picture of them onto facebook and low and behold……within 2 hours I had sold all six of them! Everyone loves a bit of Cath obviously!
I have been madlly making candles ready for the Christmas rush. Crikey was busy in Exeter on Saturday, this Saturday I’ll be in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire to do The Vintage Bazaar and on September 29th I’ll be at Plymouth Guildhall to do All Things Vintage and Lovely. Sara, from Honeysuckle Homes Interiors in Torquay, has ordered 30 candles to be delivered this week and I’m in discussions with “Kiss the Frog Again” in Bath (a gorgeous vintage emporium) about a possible wholesale order!
I love this little old mustard pot (with spoon!) which I couldn’t resist filling with a “roses” candle. I forgot to unpack it at Crikey so I’ll be taking it to Hampshire with me on Saturday (bet it won’t be on the stall for long!) I have just ordered all my Christmas scents and will be doing a new one “Cherry Amaretto” along with my usual favourites (Gingerbread, Snowball, Mulberry, Frankincense & Myrhh, Coffee Caramel Cream and Creme Brulee) alongside all current best sellers. I will now start to phase out the Summer scents but all are available to order.
I have been collecting old ceramic moulds as they make gorgeous candles, although they are more expensive to buy than the glass ones I think for a special gift they would be perfect. I’d better go and do some work now, I’ve got a bride in St Marychurch waiting for a delivery of vintage cups & saucers to give as gifts at her wedding on Saturday, I’m doing my voluntary shift in our village shop from 1-3pm and I have to get to the bank, buy some food and make a lasagne (not to mention finishing off the Mulberry candles which are setting all over the kitchen…..