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Friday, December 14

a little candelight...

This vintage-style Santa has greeted us each time we come through our
kitchen door for several years.

And last week, I decided he needed a little candlelight to warm him up on these cold winter evenings. Sure enough, I spotted just what I needed wanted in the window of a little primitive shop on the town square...a green vintage jar with a little tealight tucked inside sweetly sitting on a bent piece of silverware.

However; practicality got the best of me...I knew I could make it myself, and even better, I knew I had everything I needed already at home!

I bent a silver spoon (you can try stainless steel, but I don't possess the brute strength to bend it...old silver is so much easier!) A bend at the bottom of the handle creates a flat spot for the tealight to rest, and a curve along the top secures it to the lip of the jar.

A bit of coarse salt was added to the jar, along with "greenery" & a rusty tin star...I was done in no time at all!

Sweet & simple...that's just how I like it!


  1. Sometimes all it takes is a picture/item to get us girls thinking. Happy Weekend!

  2. You're so right Ginny...a little holiday inspiration is a good thing! Thanks for visiting...happy weekend to you, too! -Mary

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    1. Thanks! It was fun to see what I could create with what I already had on hand...and, I saved $15!


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