Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Serendipity

A few months ago I bought some lovely long tom pots, each with their own mini cloche, brought them home and put them outside the van to sell. It began to rain and is turned out that the pots had not been fired, although they were strong enough when dry, as soon as they got wet they began to crumble.

I meant to take them back but never quite got round to it and they have been languishing in the garage.

One of the issue that I have been thinking about for the past couple of weeks is candles - table decorations for Christmas really need to have a candle but how do you do that without creating a fire hazard?

Looking at the discarded pots and cloches I realised that I could use the cloches upside down to hold a candle and stop it from touching the flowers.



I have made 2 versions, a one with a hydrangea collar and another with honesty pods. The honesty is my favourite, though possibly it won't be everyone's. The candle holder is completely hidden so the honesty pods sort of glow, lit from within. It reminds me of our wedding -where we filled the church windows with honesty pods, the light shining through.

2 comments:

nonnie said...

That's such a clever idea. I really like the one with the hydrangeas. So pretty!

El said...

I am always amused by the difference in plant names. Here the honesty pods are called silver dollar plants.

Both are quite pretty, and would make a lovely centerpiece!