I couldn't help it and treated myself to a little porcelain tea light holder the other day at the Market.
It was made by Sally Cassandra and was only $16. She had all sorts of other things but these stood out for me. Lace has been pressed into the surface of the porcelain and show beautiful patterns when lit from inside.
So then I thought I might make a couple of little friends for it.
I used an old recycled jar and glued pieces of paper doily to the outside. I wrapped a wire with old buttons threaded on it around the top to conceal a bit of the screw pattern. I didn't take into consideration that the overlapped pattern would show up more opaque so I might re-make it and cut straight edges to see if that looks better.
Isn't the pattern on the wall pretty?
I also made a little lace wrap for one of my tiny bottles and picked some iceberg roses from the garden.
Quite pretty me thinks!
Imagine the whole mantelpiece covered in pretty tea lights, all white, different patterns. That sounds nice :)