Monday, September 24, 2012

Guest Post from Ricki Jill

Hello, I am Ricki Jill from Art @ Home writing a guest post for Nicki!

When Nicki asked me to write a guest post (after I volunteered, of course  ;P  ), I was thinking: What would be a fun idea for a post?  I so admire Nicki for her ability to make her home look stunning with very little money.  Soon I was inspired by an article in Country Living UK September 2012.  Here is my inspiration:


This is from Country Living's Simple Pleasures column.  I love the colorful teacup candles!


I bought this Spode teacup and saucer from a flea market.  I thought the colors would be perfect for an autumn candle.  I melted down some small orange, pumpkin-scented candles in a saucepan.  I carefully removed the wicks, placed one wick in the teacup, and poured the wax.



Now that I know how to make them, I wish I had a couple more teacups!  I like the grouping in Country Living.


Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Hi Ricki Jilll Sweetie...
    Your talents SO amaze me. You just keep finding the best things to share. Love the tea cup and the color is perfect for the china ware. Love, LOVE, LOVE it.

    Thank you so much for sharing today. I enjoyed that I stopped by to say hi to Nicki and found you. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  2. What a great idea! It turned out just as good as the on in Country Living.

  3. Oh, I love this! I want to make one, too! Great post, Ricki! Hugs!

  4. I love it! Now I am going to be on the hunt for tea cups!!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  5. How cute! A creative use for "odd" teacups.

  6. How cute and pretty. Great ideas thanks for sharing.

  7. That's so cute and I agree the cup is perfect for fall. I bet it smells great too.

  8. Ricki Jill is so sweet and so that baby up and let's get a whiff of FALL!

  9. Beautiful! What a wonderful gift they would be. Hit the thrift stores for more cups and saucers.

  10. Great idea! I have a lot of cups and saucers - I may have to give this a try! Great guest post! Hugs, Leena

  11. That is such a beautiful teacup, Ricki! It was a super idea to use it for a Fall candle.

  12. You did a wonderful job!
    I have this in the works already too! My sister is pouring me one with one of my garage-sale find tea-cups.
    She is also going to teach me to make candles for myself. Can't wait!
    They are perfect in these tea-cups!

    Deborah xo

  13. Thanks, Nicki, for letting me guest post, and I appreciate everyone's kind comments!

    Ricki Jill


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