Monday, January 28, 2013

Spring Candle Holders

It's a snowy, icy day today.
Although, it's pretty to look at,
I won't be driving in it.
Guess I'll spend my day creating!
Maybe I'll practice my crochet, still trying to get that right.

Anyway, I wanted to show you a couple of candle holders I made for the screened porch.
Yes, spring is on my mind.
I found a few extra terra cotta pots, so I decided to give them a quick coat of white paint.
Then, I sanded a bit off-for that worn look.
I had a stencil from another project, so I tried the pattern on the pots.
Love the turquoise-one of my favorite colors.

Pretty and very simple to make.


Can't wait to set these out on a nice spring evening.

Well, in the mean time I think I'll make a cup of tea
and try to crochet an infinity scarf.
Maybe my daughter will join me since school was dismissed early.
She's always loaded down with homework and college applications,
hopefully she will take a little break to relax.

What are you creating these days?

17 comments:

Cindy said...

That's pretty cold! I'm considering picking up crocheting and knitting again. I've never been good at either, but my 8-year old granddaughter has inspired me to do it.
I hope you have had a creative day!
I love the white terra-cotta, very nice!
Hugs, cindy

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love your pretty candle holders. It's cold and snowy here too. I long for spring :)

Mariaelena said...

They are so pretty Lynn..I love the entire vignette behind them too...nicely done...I, too have been crocheting today...making the simple ruffle scarf!!...Good luck with the infinity scarf...I have that on my list of to learn to do...enjoy the snow day..xo, Mariaelena

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great job on the candles. My daughter crochets and has made several of the infinity scarves. I tried to learn how to crochet years ago and gave up.
I am thinking of Spring also - severe weather predicted for tonight - hope they are wrong.

Rosemary said...

Lovely candle holders , you are inspiring me to try this technique.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Lynn,
Your Spring Candle Holders are lovely. The stencil is so pretty! Good Luck to your Daughter with her applications!
Would love to see your scarf that you are working on ;0)
All the Best,
Christine

Diane said...

Very cute!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Very pretty design on the candle holders. I like to have crafty things to do during the winter and have been crocheting a lot lately.

Lisa Lynn said...

Such pretty flower pots! I'm ready for spring too :) Found you on A Favorite Thing! I would love to have you share this tomorrow on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Kicking it off on Superbowl Sunday...
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop.html

Claudia said...

These are so pretty, Lynn! Looks like we might get MORE snow tonight! Oh no. I'm quilting and crocheting every evening during this cold weather.

xo
Claudia

Jann Olson said...

Cute Lynn. One of my favorite colors too! I hope you got to spend time with your daughter. I have been busy painting an old desk. And galavanting, of course. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your candle holders are so charming! Turquoise is my favorite color :)

Haworth said...

Those are lovely, Lynn! That stencil is perfect and adds just the right touch. What a beautiful job you did! Spring is on my mind, as well.... I hate to wish away time but it really can't come soon enough!

Lisa Lynn said...

So pretty! Congrats on being featured on A Favorite Thing! I would love to have you share this tomorrow on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-2.html

Have a wonderful weekend!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I like those candle holders, Lynn. I missed your post when I was away, but saw that Claudia featured your photo on her post so came over for a closer look.

-Karen

Sandy said...

Lynn,

The candle holders are so pretty. Love the aged look of the pots. These days, most of us are thinking about spring. I imagine you're getting more snow today.Congrats on being featured at Claudia's I have some catching up to do with your blog. Haven't crocheted in years. Some day hope to take it up again!

Lisa Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again on Thursday when the next hop goes live at:
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-homeacre-hop-6.html