Friday, 19 November 2010

Fairy lights are not just for Christmas


If you love romantic ambient lighting then candles aside what better way to give a room a wonderful enchanting aura than fairy lights.  Now is the time to buy them with the shops full of all the different styles, colours, lengths etc.

I don't just use my fairy lights at Christmas, in fact all year round.  You can drape them over mirrors, trail them along mantle pieces, I've even placed them in empty non-working fire grates and the effect is quite magical.

Shop early though to ensure the best choice, you'll be amazed how quickly they sell out before Christmas!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Cup and Saucer Candles ...ideal christmas gifts!

If you love candles then why not try making your own.  There's a wealth of info out there on the Internet and plenty of candle suppliers to choose from.

If you're new to candle making the best way to start is to buy a candle making kit.  I made these pretty cup and saucer candles from soy wax. Soy wax is favoured by environmentally conscious candle burners because it is not made from petroleum, like paraffin candles and it is claimed that the soy has a longer burn time and less soot to boot!

If you have any old or odd cups, jugs, bowls etc... languishing in the back of your cupboards then you could fill them with a candle and you then have a lovely decorative item for your home or a lovely gift for a friend or relative.

If you don't have the time or the inclination to make your own then you can purchase the ones I've made.  Click on the link below and it will take you to the right page on my website where you can purchase your very own cup, saucer and plate trio candle.

Click here to purchase Cup & Saucer trio candle