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Thursday Favourites ’14’

Here are a few things I have enjoyed or appreciated over the last seven days. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Rumaging through a box at a Crafty Vintage fair. I found a copy of The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley. Such gorgeous gorgeous illustrations in this magical childrens tale. ๐Ÿ™‚ I had this book as a child and had all but forgotten ~ a hundred precious memories came back to me as soon as I opened it. I had to have it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Some lovely friends of ours have opened a shop in our home town. They were kind enough to stock some of my tea cup candles. Hurrah! The shop is called Chillimoon and is in Clitheroe. Do pop in if your in town!

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Are you on Instagram? I have recently started the #100happydays challenge. The aim is to take a photo of one thing that makes you happy, every day for 100 days in a row! All you need to do is register over at 100happydays.com and then using facebook, twitter or instagram and the hashtag #100happydays get snapping away. Hopefully the challenge will make me appreciate the little things in life that make me smile.

Day 2/100  #100happydays  :)
Day 2/100 #100happydays
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If you would like to follow me on Instagram look for Shazzarobzy. Thats me ! I will follow you back. ๐Ÿ™‚
Or have a go too !

The Artisan Market.

On Saturday I packed up my teacups and teacup candles, vintage brooches and a box of my friend’s mum’s home made jams and headed for my first craft fair of the year. The Artisan market in Clitheroe is held on the second saturday of every month. Its a friendly fair in a local church with an eclectic mix of stalls.

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I sold lots of teacup candles , which always makes me happy. ๐Ÿ™‚
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Opposite my stall there was a lovely lady who made beautiful felted creatures as well as other hand-crafted bits and pieces. You can see more at Clothfelt on facebook.

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I also loved these sweet brooches made by  Daisy Florence Design   with their pretty floral designs. So wish I had treated myself!

I did buy a few presents though. Couldn’t  resist. I won’t say who for  ( incase they happen to be reading this  ๐Ÿ˜‰ )  but the lucky recipicants will recieve  birthday gifts from the very talented Vicky at Daisy Louise Jewellery . She creates gorgeous pieces  often with a steam-punk vibe. And she has also been experimenting with decoupage. ๐Ÿ™‚
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The folk at the fair were very friendly so it was nice to chat to other stall holders. I was immediately drawn to Pat’s( The Artistic Gardener) stall and her brightly hand-painted pebbles, rocks and field stones. Pat hasn’t got a website yet but i’m sure she will be at future events. ๐Ÿ™‚
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I had the bad fortune of being placed next to a chocolate stall ( I have given up chocolate for Lent, still abstaining! ) and I also had to resist the temptation of these tasty looking cupcakes made by Sugar Tart Cupcakery . ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
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I really did spend an enjoyable day at the Artisan market and it was good to get back into the swing of things as the last fair I did was before Christmas. I just need to update my own facebook page now Mrs Tibbs Teacupswith remaining candles for sale before Mother’s Day. I ‘m so not organized!

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The Artisan Market is at The United Reformed Church in Clitheroe on the second Sat of every month. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tidy those Teacups!

I have a week off work ( hurrah!)ย  so Iย  thought I had better crack on with sorting out my teacups. I have been having a bit of a craft fair hiatus recently ~ partly because January and February can be a wee bit quiet for craft fair folk  anyway and partly because my teacup collection has been  spiralling
a little out of control in the spare room. I’m really lucky that sometimes my friends and family hunt me out teacups too. And people have even been known to leave carrier bags of crockery on my doorstep. Yes I must be a crazy teacup lady!

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As much as I appreciate their generousity , sometimes the teacups are not ones I would have chosen myself. And If I don’t take a shine to them I find myself losing the passion to make them into candles for my stall. I know ,I know , I sound a right ungreatful so and so don’t I…… my guilty consience has not stopped me from  filling four carrier bags full for the charity shop though!

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Pretty Teacups.:)

I still have plenty left to turn into pretty candles and trinket stands, don’t you worry. I thought I would try out making some coloured teacup candles for a change. Don’t you think they will make perfect Valentines or Mothers Day Gifts.:)

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The pink ones are red berry scented.:)

If you would like to know how to make teacup candles check out my Mini tutorial ๐Ÿ™‚ in an older post.

ps ~ I will still be genuinely pleased if I find any teacups on my doorstep.:-D

One year of blogging and a Give Away. :)

Wow can’t quite believe my little blog Sunshine and Celandines is one year old this month. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I started my blog as a celebration of all the things I love and am interested in. There are musings about vintage finds, wildlife walks, yummy food and favourite films. I write mostly for myself but yes I do get a happy buzz and a feeling of satisfaction when someone likes or comments on a post. Yippeee!

So to markย  Sunshine and Celandinesย  birthday I thought I would treat you to a littleย  giveaway ( Hurrah! ). According to my stats my most widely read entry is What To Do With Your Vintage Teacups. so it seems appropiate that I should treat you to one of my own hand pouredย  Teacup Candles. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Its a jasmine scented soy wax candle in a teacup.
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The teacup and saucer are mismatched with a dainty gold flowered pattern.

To be in with a chance of winning the teacup candle pictured all you have to do is leave a comment by the 28th of July. I will then collect all the commenters names in a tea cup and draw out a name at random. ๐Ÿ™‚

Good Luck ! x

Fabulous Finds from the Craft Fair.:)

At the weekend I took my teacup candle stall to theย  Lets Get Crafty craft fair in Whalley.ย  This is the main fair I do and happily I had a great day sales and fun wise. I was able to spend some of/ well ok, most of my earnings on a fewย  lovely purchases at the fair. ๐Ÿ™‚

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View of the fair.

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Some of my teacup candles.

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My fave stall today , Sew To Soul
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Polly The Vintage Caravan.

There were as usual some gorgeous stalls. Andย  Polly The Vintage Caravan was there serving tea, coffee and scrumptious cakes in pretty vintage crockery.

Here are a few treats and gifts I was tempted by :

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This colourful cat cushion from Sew To Soul makes a purrfect addition to our bedroom.

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I bought some Hot Paprika Puree from The Paprika Lady to add to chilli’s and stews. Looking forward to making some tasty Goulash.
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These socks and beads are from the ethical and lovely One Planet stall and are a birthday gift for a friend.

In fact Kerry who does the One Planet stall took some of my candles to sell at the One Planet shop in Accrington. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is my favourite and biggest purchase from the fair. I really treated myself !
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Its a beautiful duck egg blue lovingly upholstered chair.Looks wonderful in my blue and white bedroom.Very Shabby Chic. Another treat from Sew To Soul

I’ve said before that craft fairs and independant shops are ideal places for buying unique and gorgeous gifts. I also discovered a newly opened shop in my home town at the weekend called Urban Sheep where I bought a pretty blue bunny pattened summer bag as a present for a friend. I am truly tempted to indulge in one for myself!

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Thanks for admiring my pretty purchases. Check out your local craft fairs and independant shops. Who knows what treasures you may find. ๐Ÿ™‚

Making Tea cup Candle’s :)

Hi my #BEDM post today is supposed to be about my first job but as I am still working in my ‘first job’ and have been for about a gazillion billion years I am wandering off the topic today. I know i have blogged about how to make a tea cup candle before but I thought I would do a fresh post for any new followers who may have a penchant for vintage teacups.:-D

I think they make lovely gifts as they look adorable and if made in a bone china tea cup the candles give out a pretty translucent glow.

You can also scent your candle with a heavenly fragrance.I buy mine from Justasoap Today I shall make a couple of Rhubarb & Custard scented one’s.:-D

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You will need:

A bone China Tea Cup ( Pick one up from a car boot or charity shop).
Soy Wax Flakes.
Pre waxed Wick.
Metal sustainer.
Blu tack.
Two long matches or reed difuser sticks.
An old microwavable jug.
An old fork or spoon.
Fragrance oil.

You can buy your candle making supplie’s such as wicks,wax and sustainer’s quite inexpensively on Ebay.

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Method ( Makes one candle).
1) Thread your wick through the metal sustainer and attach to the bottom of the teacup with a small blob of blu tack.

2)Hold your wick in place inbetween two long match sticks or reed difusers.

3)Pour two teacups full of wax flakes into your jug and bob in the microwave on a medium heat for 2 minsย  or until melted.

4) Stir in your fragrance oil if desired.

5) Pour the melted wax into your teacup and leave a couple of hours to set.Trim the wick with scissors if needed when set.

And Voila your candle is ready!
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If you don’t have a microwave simply melt your wax in a small pan inside a larger pan of water on a low heat.

You can also use paraffin wax instead of soy wax if you wish though soy wax is more enviromentally friendly.

If you don’t fancy making one yourself why not take a look at Mrs Tibbs Teacups N Candles on facebook.:-D

This post is part of the Blog Every Day in May challenge over on Rosalilium.

The Hobbiton Market.

This weekend I have had a fun time hosting my vintage crockery stall at the Hobbiton Market in the pretty village of Hurst Green. The area has connections with the Lord of the rings author J R R Tolkein as he occasionally lectured at nearby Stonyhurst college. It is thought that the surrounding countryside and views of Pendle Hill and its associations with witchcraft and sorcery inspired him in his writing. So of course the village is the perfect venue for a Middle Earth craft market….along with bands and a beer festival. Here are a few pics from the weekend.

Lord of the Rings inspired tile tags.
Lord of the Rings inspired tile tags by Tile Productions of Clitheroe.

Leaning witches made by Pendle Ceramics.
Leaning witches made by Pendle Ceramics.

I love these Beautiful hand blown perfume bottles created by the artists E & M Glass.
I love these Beautiful hand blown perfume bottles.

a chainsaw artist was on hand to create a Gandalph!
a chainsaw artist was on hand to create a Gandalph!

Gandalph.
Gandalph.

Foxy clog makers stall.
Foxy clog makers stall.

How about drinking your ale from one of these...
How about drinking your ale from one of these…

A few of my candles and cake stands.
A few of my candles and cake stands.

Lord of the Rings inspired baking.
Lord of the Rings inspired baking.

Human Hamster Balls!
Human Hamster Balls!

Hobbits feet soap.
Hobbits feet soap by Crafts by Charlie.

The real Gandalph even showed up!
The real Gandalph even showed up!

One of the bands on stage.
One of the bands on stage.

Even though I am not a big Lord of the Rings fan I really enjoyed the event and it is going to be a yearly thing. We even had a bit of sunshine :0)
Hope you enjoyed your weekend….