We are now just 6 days away from the City Farmhouse Pop-up Barn Sale in Tennessee!
I had hope to post more about what I was taking but I got too wrapped up each day and too tired at night to do so!
I have been pouring candles out the wazoo! I sure hope thats a word your familiar with because in my dictionary...it means a whole lot!
This year, I decided to do things a little bit different.
For years I have poured my French Fig Fragrance in vintage glass. I did once again, but its the only one I did my traditional way.
The rest of my candles are poured in small clay pots!
I wanted to do something fun for my own Fall dining table that combined my love of gardening with a harvest type setting.
So, clay pots were my vessel of choice.
I wish I could say it was simple, but because of the steps I took, you won't have any problems with your candles!
First, I gave the inside of each pot 2 good coats of mod podge.
This seals the inside of the pot and keeps the soy from soaking through.
Then, each pot was given a rubbing of liming wax.
I love the patina of each tiny pot. This is also another way to seal it.
I love this stuff and use it on so many different things around here!
Then, to seal the hole on the bottom of the pot and to hold the wick in place...
I put a small dab of waterproof silicone caulk in each.
And finally, they are ready to pour!
144 pots later...
We are ready to load up and head south!
I have added two new fragrances this season.
The first was one I created for my own home,
I call it Greenhouse.
I wanted something to smell like the inside of Tinker when I open the big french style doors every morning.
The base note is earthy. Kind of like rich potting soil.
Then, I added some herbal notes. Fresh, clean and little woodsy.
Their is a slight fresh cut flower undertone to it as well.
I really love it!
It's all I was burning this Summer until...
I came up with Potager!
Potager is along the same lines, starting with a freshly turned soil but...
I added rosemary, mint and lavender essential oils to create a wonderful fresh fragrance.
We have five fragrances going with us this season!
Some classics we always have like French Fig and Lemon Verbena and a couple Fall fragrances too!
I can't wait to share them with you!
Along with all of these treasures!
Tomorrow I begin packing down the smalls!
I await my daughter April and her husband Russell. They have made the 18 hour drive from Texas and should be here any minute!
As I told you before, They are going with me to Tennessee!
We will be leaving on Wednesday but still have so much to do before then!
I will leave you with this picture I took of my dining room table a few minute ago!
Sorry it's dark, I will share more when I return!
Monday, I will share another favorite project that will be going with me!
I have to tell you...it's my favorite!
Until next time!