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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Monday, December 19, 2011

{Use Bobèches with YOUR Candles!}

We have been talking all along about the Advent season and with Christmas just five days away, I thought it interesting to share with you the use of bobèches with your candles. Using tapers for our festive Christmas dinner and candles all throughout the home for the winter season, it makes bobèches a very wise investment. They are not expensive at all and will reward you for catching the melted wax before it will get to your fineries. At Amazon.com I did find plenty of them so I will give the Bobeche link (just click it). Sure, they will not arrive before Christmas but this is something that is needed year round. With New Year's Eve coming first, Valentine and on and on for parties and dinners served at the home. Especially in a downward economy, we tend to entertain more at home. Have a look at my bobèches below. They're all from glass, like the ones at Amazon.com and of course there are some rare antique crystal ones from e.g. Baccarat, France but let's keep it within budget! Don't forget to scroll all the way down for a special Birthday girl; one that I ADMIRE!
Naturally, I will be showing you more angels too... One is clinging onto the candle and there is a cute one sitting in front of the Royal Selangor pewter candle holders, which we bought in Singapore. A cute sheep stands by...
The silver metallic thread lace doily is hand crocheted by a former neighbor in The Netherlands, she is from Turkey. Such art work I do treasure a life time, as it also is labor of love.
The cute angel was given by our extended family as a Christmas gift.
These two bobèches do have a gold edge.
The silver tray was handmade for us in Kotagede, Indonesia.
Now two sterling silver candle holders with fluted bobèches have joined the Royal Selangor pewter ones.
Inside the candle holder you see one of my Hugger Brand Candle Snuggers for holding any candle straight, safe and secure. You can find them in a previous blog {Hugger Candle Snuggers}.
The two Royal Selangor pewter candle holders.
 Royal Selangor is established in 1885 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Two Mason's Mandalay Chartreuse candle holders and two silver plated tall ones with tapers and bobèches.
Each of them also holds a Hugger Candle Snugger.
Candles are Dutch Gouda. Yes, Gouda is a city that produces fine cheeses and candles!
Soft look without flash...
Mason's Mandalay Chartreuse is a beautiful pattern with gold edging too.
Again soft look without flash...
Do you love candles as much as I do?


Please do visit dear friend Celia from Celia M. High Heeled Life & Resilientista as today is her Birthday! 

{Hugger Candle Snuggers}

Hold any candle safe, straight and secure! Package comes with 8 rounds, to be placed over opening of candle holder and pushed down with base of candle. Snugger will secure candle safely, and in desired position. These are available in packets of 8 at my Zen Cart powered on line boutique: Mariette's Back to BasicsShips to any country and 2nd or 3rd is for same shipping price!

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{Use Bobèches with YOUR Candles!} blogpost by me

Sunday, December 18, 2011

{4th Advent}

The final Sunday of Advent is there and soon we have Christmas! Another short and speedy year... Are you having the same experience too? Especially if one is not feeling totally fit, it kind of slips through your fingers. There is no halting to time, we are forced to move forward with the masses. But again I'd like to show some Advent photos to you.
Inside our veranda, in front of the shaded windows. Shadows from the live oak cast onto the linen shades due to the sunshine we had on Saturday. The green cotton Zweigart Aida tablecloth now with a Mason's Mandalay Chartreuse plate for the brass spiral candle holders.
In the back is a group of angels looking on, all from South Tyrol, Italy.
The one on the left is a ceramic one and was a gift from Italian friend Maria from Ristorante da Maria and the others are all wooden angels from Italy.
Our healthy Sago Palm makes it look more exotic, like our years living in Indonesia where we spent Christmas in the tropics.
Seen is also the Lampe Berger with Cherub from our private collection.
All the angels - cherubs
Wishing you all a Happy 4th Advent!

Related articles

{3rd Advent} previous post by me
{2nd Advent & Great Family Time} previous post by me
Christie's Mandalay by Masons

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