repurposed as teacup candles, soap dishes and mosaics
I turn vintage teacups turned into soy candles. I spend a lot of time looking for unique cups, and many are brands like Limoges, Haviland, Spode, Aynsley, Royal Albert and come from countries such as England, Japan or the former Czechoslovakia. They're historical as well as pretty.
I use soy wax because it burns clean, leaving you with a beautiful cup. All of the candles are hand poured.
The candles are unscented for two reasons. Scent additives usually contain alcohol, which can risk discoloring old china, plus scent can be such a personal preference that I didn't want someone like a cup but not the scent.
I like how many different ones I can find, and what they represent about style, history, and a slice of Americana. I have looked at thrift stores and shops across the country.
Teacup Candle Sets
Some of the candles come in sets of up to six cups. The top set pictured is Limoges from the 1940s, and has five cups and saucers.
Teacup Candle Sets
I also make candles from other pieces of china or crystal... small vases, trinket boxes, or milk glass.
I also use vintage china to hold soaps I make.
When life gives you broken china, learn to make mosaics!
I’ve been working with mosaics from china I have, but I am also happy to customize one from unusable but sentimental china you already have. For example if you have a chipped plate from your grandmother that you can’t use but would like to have made into a heard to display.
I now have a partnership with www.TheLuckyPennyCo.com — who is my twin brother! — to incorporate pennies into custom mosaics. You can choose dates that mean something to you, like birth years for family members, and I can include them in a design. (On the examples shown, a mom ordered different hearts but wanted her kids to choose which one they wanted, so I made plaques in the middle for the pennies to be attached later.)
Please contact me for options.
How to Order
My inventory of teacups varies, so please contact me at TheScentedPenguin@gmail.com and I'm happy to send you my most recent inventory.
Also, if you have personal teacups and would like to have them turned into candles, I am happy to do that for you.
(I prefer email contact, because I can't answer a phone during school hours.)