Yesterday I posted about these Winter Luxuries & Candlelight Graces
on our Frugal Luxuries blog
I made a promise to tell you more about them...
from Inspiration to Illumination!
Here's how this idea was born out.
I was rummaging through my tea cupboard
looking for ways to bring light to an ordinary day...
when I spied these teacups. (Below)
Note: I sought out cracked and chipped cups for this little project.
I still had the tart pans in mind from my
Magic Mason Jar project a few days ago...
(see post below)
I thought it would be fun to see if the tart pans would work well
in conjunction with the tea cups...
and came up with this look (below).
A tea cup atop a vintage tart pan.
I perched it on this log~slice that Mike had cut for me a few months
ago for our Thanksgiving buffet table.
(By the way, if you haven't already,
you need to see all the creative
things Clarice at "Storybook Woods"
does with these little log slices.)
I then began thinking about some crystal coasters I had
in my craft pantry (see below)
and began playing around to see how they looked with the teacups.
When I put them beneath the cups,
as with the tart pan above,
they too imparted a romantic, pedestal-ed look!
I then took out my Dollar Store Candles
and the Earthquake Wax/Adhesive Stick~Em Putty
and rolled little bits of it into tiny balls and
tucked them inside the center of the teacups...
firmly pressing my candles atop the putty until they were quite secure.
This is what makes the candles stand upright!
A Note of Caution:
While we've been doing this in our kitchen for years
(using all manner of holder) with no problems,
I wouldn't advise you to leave any candle unattended...
especially wispy yet charming little lights like these.
they are lovely on the table during a meal
and they brighten~up a dark kitchen while I'm cleaning and/or cooking
...and add charm when the girls and I are
sharing a story and a pot of tea!
Here's a closer look a the tea cup atop the crystal pedestal
(formerly known as a crystal coaster).
If you'd like to see the original post click HERE!