Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Favorite Thing: Candle-Lite

Today I am once again joining Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing Saturday.
Candle-lite is a company based in Cincinnati, Ohio that has been manufacturing candles since 1840.
Pumpkin Nutmeg Pie
Cinnamon Apple Crisp
Creamy Vanilla Swirl are my favorite scents.
Buying these candles is like getting two gifts in one because you are left with a very nice jar once the candle is finished.  And the best part is it doesn't take any elbow grease to get the label off.
 With my handy hook and some cotton yarn I am able to crochet jar cozies.
Put a big tealight candle inside.
And then I have a nice handmade gift for a friend or co-worker.
Another plus is they are made in the USA so if you are looking to support American made products, then I highly recommend Candle-Lite.

Have a great day!


Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Claudia's link-up is a treasure trove of new blogs for me to enjoy, and it's always fun to find a fellow crocheter.

Claudia said...

What a great idea, Tammy! You have a wonderful candle to enjoy, then you are able to recycle it with your wonderful crocheting as a gift for friends. Perfect!

Thanks so much for joining in this week.


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Guess what? I do prefer your version with the tea light versus the ones you showed with the label on. That must be cultural as in The Netherlands we seldom had those scents. Dutch candles are more plain and they use LOTS of them, all from beeswax. I love the French, gardenia scented Point à la Ligne but they are more expensive too.
Enjoy your version and make others happy too.

by Teresa said...

Hi Tammy.. great idea! Question.. how do you get the wax cleaned out of the jar so nicely? I have done one crochet jar jacket and I did it on an aqua vintage Ball jar, which I love. I love candles!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Babajeza said...


Lorraine said...

Hi Tammy! I have had on my "To Do" list for ages to try making a crocheted jar cozy and am always motivated when I see one on your posts. Well, I just finished one as I was determined not to scroll past your post in my Google reader until I completed one. :) Thanks for the push!

I didn't have any jars but used a small canning jar. I will start saving jars of various sizes.

Kindly, Lorraine

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Love the candles...and I am most certainly into supporting USA companies so I will be checking them out, thanks to you. :)

Love your jar cozies. They are so adorable.

Blessings always

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your candle cozies are so darling! And such a great repurposing, so charming. I have got to learn to crochet and knit!

Happy holiday weekend!

Wanda said...

How darling...jar cosies...You have such a talent for covering all kinds of things with your handy crochet work.

I love scented candles, and will put out my Christmas, Apple Pie and Cinnamon ones next week.

Susan said...

Hi Tammy...I love candles, too. My faves are made by Yankee and Village. I've heard of the ones you highlighted and know they are fragrant, too.

Take care and have a wonderful rest of the weekend. Susan

Olive said...

Hi Tammy, you are brilliant to reuse the jar and give it a sweater. Visiting from MHC, Olive

Dagmar said...

Will look for them when I need candles next, thanks for the heads up Tammy.Yours look great with their cozy's your crocheted for them❤

Serena Lewis said...

Wonderful way to recycle those candle jars, Tammy ~ :)

Balisha said...

How clever. My son brought me a jar candle for Thanksgiving. It's called Thanking...very spicy.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I will have to check these out. You always come up with such neat ideas.
Hope your doing well and enjoying the weekend.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Oh, I can almost smell this!! Love the crochet around the jars.......beautiful!

Diane said...

What a great idea!

Zuzu said...

I'll be sure to look for these candles - they sound won-der-ful!!! And here you have given them a 2nd life as a pretty gift - so creative, Tammy!
I wanted to let you know that I finally bought some crochet yarn and am trying to re-learn how to crochet. It's only been 37 years since my last project! :)
Have a great Sunday, Tammy!

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

What a great idea to repurpose. Wishing you a beautiful week.

Debi Y. said...

They're very pretty - great ideas for gifts. :)

Mereknits said...

Tammy, love your jar cozies, as you know I am quite obsessed with them myself.
Hugs to you,

Becca said...

Lol! I've recently been saving a few candle jars for this same reason! My hubby asks me what I am saving them for...since I haven't gotten around to crocheting my cozies...I'll have to show him yours. Very pretty!

debra said...

Oh I LOVE these cozies!!! They are lovely!

val said...

I love these candle jar got me hooked on making them!

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Tammy,
I love how you recycle this into something really cool! And the candles must smell so good - great flavors!

Happy day to you,

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