Thanks to the lovely Nick from Power Cases I actually found out that this was on. I really do need to concentrate more on the social scene for events and such things! Killing two birds (no animals were harmed during the writing of this post – had to be said!) so to speak as I had to pick up some bits for other people I headed off to the show just to collect and run. HOWEVER – once there with the press room calling I got my golden ticket and was away like wildfire with my camera. This post is going to be heavy on the photos and light on the words. So this is what I saw on the day . . .
In a little corner these lovely vintage looking items were placed. My only problem was the price tag being almost £10k!!!
So many beautiful things for the garden and pretty much something for every corner of a broad imagination and a lot of money.
That’s about it from my little trip to Grand Designs! There were some amazing sights but overall I have to say most of the stuff is heavily over priced and most people would most likely be able to reproduce if a little effort was put in!
Did you go? If so what was your favourite part? Did you buy anything?
There are many candles in my house as not only myself but my mother has a slight obsession with the beautiful smelling things. From Yankee to Ikea we have a wide range of wax in our house. Thankfully it is not a house of wax (odd film!).
As you can see from the above images from the small selection of house candles we are a different points with each candle. The one on the right is Fluffy Towels scent which seems to be a particular favourite especially in the bathrooms in the house. It smells incredibly fresh and comforting especially when sinking into a hot bath with a good book. Sadly this candle has come to its end (there are more in the cupboard!) so in the spirit of recycling the wax must BE GONE!
Fill your jar/container with boiling water from the kettle put the lid on and leave on the side.
Perfect time to make a cuppa and catch up on some reading or whatever else is on your to-do list!
There are many blogs around the blogosphere and pins on Pinterest linking to instructions of how to clear out that final bit of wax and make this large jar ready for use of something other than a candle! I have thought about sweety jars, flower pots, pasta containers but (and it may be slightly cliché) I will be using this lovely jar for make up storage and a few others I have got my hands on for make up storage. I cannot claim that it is something different but it looks nice and that is enough for me!
After leaving the jar for about 30 minutes the wax should have slowly made its way to the water’s surface as shown in the picture below.
Once you can see the wax at the top and the jar has cooled down it is time to get that wax out.
Now comes the bit that might be a bit tough and take a few soaks. Removing the wick base.
For me this took two more soaks and about an hour in the cooled water before the base lifted out with ease.
All that is left after that is a good scrub inside and out and then you will have a jar ready to use.
The only thing I noticed about the Yankee jars is under the sticker on the outside you are left with a residue. After scrubbing there is still a vague outline as you can see however I am sure if you pop it in the dishwasher it would come off. If not then you have the perfect place to put a label or paint over with some chalkboard paint!
Overall I am happy with my three simple steps and now have a lovely jar ready for my make up brushes.
If you like this post then please do let me know and if you have any inspiration for other projects please do let me know.
With great thanks to the lovely press people who organise the Ideal Home Show myself and Catherine were given press passes to this wonderful event. There were many great sights and despite missing the opening day the show remained in full swing right until the last-minute of the day and I am sure until the closing day.
Once we crossed the threshold we headed to the press office to collect our passes and get going.
My question really was ‘how many times can you get BLOG A BOOK ETC wrong?! Not exactly the picture of prepared for someone who you know is showing up. The kicker was that Catherine’s who they claimed was my +1 was on the side waiting neatly written out and they ‘couldn’t find it’. After this debacle we giggled for a while after this.
Now the next set of pictures will be favourites picked from the many traders that were showing the day I attended. There were so many traders and it was almost impossible (for my memory card anyway!) to take pictures of everything!
These great headpieces I can imagine being worn at many festivals – how cute are they!
From cute to tasty . . .
Did anyone go to the show and if so I would love to hear what you thought about it – if there were any favourites at all?