11.09.2010

~ tuesday thought: votive holders ~

Hi my dears!  So on Monday I told you that some changes were coming to LCW...and my Tuesday Thought post is one of them.  I plan on making my own Tuesday Thoughts.  Well, they are always my own thoughts, just not my own pictures.  I can't promise every Tuesday, but I do plan on trying to do at least two a month for you. 

What is a Tuesday Thought post you ask?  Well, it is ideas that are usually DIY, mostly homemade, possibly things you have seen before, but hopefully used a little differently or in a new way. Or one thing used in a variety of ways.  It's a place for me to throw my ideas out there and see what you think...even it they are at times a little "out there".  I think by know you all know that I don't always use things as they are meant to be used, and that I like the element of surpirse and unexpectedness.  So you never know what I might come up with...the unexpectedness that you were looking for hopefully!

Are you ready?  Okay...gosh I sound like a cheerleader there don't I?  Let's try this again...This week's thought is all about votive holders,  well one in particular really, this one...
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Just a typical 9 candle square glass votive holder, right?  Now we all know that we can put candles in it...but what else?  Hmmm....well how about candles and some coffee beans...  
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Yes, I know not too creative...but how cute is the coffee bean "x" and the candle "o"?  Do you see it?  And you can only imagine how yummy this smells.  I also like to add a little golden sand to glam it up a bit...
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Nothing that you probably haven't seen before, but how about using the votive holder as a planter for succulents?
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Just fill all the circles with white sand and put in a couple of succulents.  It looks good with just a couple like above.  And any variety would work...
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Or you could go all out and fill it all...
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How about using the votive holder as an escort card holder?
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Sticks standing in a bed of crushed shells, in a shiny glass votive holder really takes the beach theme up a notch...kinda of beachy glam.  And the crushed shells are just fabulous...
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And my final thought for today is...how about using the votive holder to hold mini cupcakes on a dessert table?
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Cute, no?  Of course, I have lots more thoughts...like using them to hold or serve appetizers in, to hold toppings for an ice cream bar, to hold mini shots, to hold small favors in, or to hold cake pops...really, I think could go all day...but I will spare you the time!  But I also love to use them to hold small flowers in...and tiny floating ones are adorable!

My dear readers, you will have to let me know if you like this new ~ tuesday thought ~ post.  Should I continue to do them this way?  Would LOVE to hear your thoughts!

~ Ciao

...thoughts, styling & photography by me

23 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH HOLD YOUR HORSES, you're on a ROLL! I love this idea so much! Where did you get that votive holder? NEEED one!

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  2. What a fun and totally inspiring post! Who knew there were so many uses? You have such a great eye!

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  3. I tried to pick a favorite but I LOVE them all. I think they just kept getting better as I scrolled down. I loved the plants and of course the cupcakes! You are brilliant!

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  4. Love! What a great idea.
    Using objects for another purpose and make them look so pretty is so cool!

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  5. I'm LOVING the votive holders with the cupcakes. Come to think of it...sending you an email now :)

    You always, ALWAYS, inspire me!

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  6. Love the idea cause your thoughts are always so original!!! So many cute ideas above!! Love the cupcakes and the succulents... and the escort cards - ok all of them!!

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  7. I just about bought one of these that's wood vs glass at Ikea this weekend - I wish now I had!

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  8. OK another hit! I don't know which is my favorite but can you get one of those votive holders for me? I need one...I'll get it from you in two weeks!! Awesome!

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  9. AHHHH mazing idea. No joke, going to use it at my upcoming gift exchange extravaganza!

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  10. These are great... the best is definitely the mini cupcakes. That is an awesome idea! I bet you could even come up with a way to tier them into a dessert bar!

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  11. OMG YOU GALS AND GUYS ROCK!!! Thank you bunches for all your lovely comments! I really, really appreciate it.

    For those of you wondering where I purchased these...it was Home Goods! Yep for under $10 each - LOVE that store!

    And Josh - That would be amazing!!! Yes, I do believe there would be a way to do just that!! How totally clever of you. THANKS for sharing ;-)

    xoxo
    kristi

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  12. love love love! need one of these for succulents and sewing supplies :)

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  13. shut the front door!!! that is so awesome!! Another amazing home goods find!! ps you seriously cannot make me choice which one i like the most.
    ok it has to be the cupcake one...duh? i heart cupcakes & you my friend!!!!

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  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! Amazing! I don't know which is my favorite - I can't decide - I love them all! And for $10, I may just have to buy one myself and pretty up a table in my office that could use some prettying up! :)

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  15. Ahhhh Kristi!!! Genius!!!! GENIUS!!!!!!!! Great find, great ideas, great post!!!!!

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  16. Love it!!! Those cupcakes- ugh why oh why did I have to see those?! ;)

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  17. Oh my gosh, those mini cupcakes are my favorite! Darling! I'm sure they'd get lots of oohs and aahs!

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  18. What a simply beautiful and creative idea!! Love all the uses you found, my favorites are the escort card holder and the golden sand...who am I kidding, I love them ALL!! Great stuff...I'm gonna share it on my facebook page :)

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  19. Oh wow!! These are so so amazing! Love love every one!! Awesome job! Keep them coming!

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  20. Kristi! Oh my god wow! Can I get inside that brain of yours for 1 second? You are nothing short of amazing!!! xo

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  21. Such GREAT ideas, Kristi! I love the variety you have given us here! And beautiful photography as well :-)

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