Winter Luxuries...Candlelight Graces


like angels,

have the oddest disguises."

~~Rumor Godden


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from Inspiration to Illumination...

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Terri and Bob said...


Lorrie said...

These are so pretty, Tracey. I do love candlelight on a winter's night (or morning...)

scrappy quilter said...

You have got to be one of the most creative ladies I know. We love candles in our home. What a wonderful way to use them and to use china cups. Hugs

Bettyann said...

love these candle disguises..thanks for the fab ideas..

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Terrie,so lovely to see your name! My best thoughts and prayers are with you for a happy and healthy 2010. Blessings and good thoughts.
Warmly,Tracey xox

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hello Lorrie!
I love your little felted darling!! Thanks so much for the kind comments!!
Warmly, Tracey

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Carol... You are doing some amazingly creative things with little snippets of fabric--you always amaze me to no end. To top that off you give away so many of your those needing warmth and comfort. Now THAT is creativity...and love.
XoX. Tracey

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Bettyann, thank you so much for the good thoughts! Your frugal baby cashmere sweater is soo charming!! I will enjoy seeing it trimmed out!
Warmly, Tracey

Dana and Daisy said...

Tracey, you posses magical powers don't you? How else did you get those candles to stand up in those tea cups?

much love!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

LOL! Well, like the Wizard in Oz I have a little help behind my's called earthquke wax aka picture putty and the like!! I'll be posting a pictorial how-to tomorrow on how easy these are to put together...from inspiration to illumination!! I would do it tonight but I'm down at my Dad's house for the Rose Bowl and dinner and all my pics are on my home computer! It will be on my Season's blog but I'll post a link here. Sorry if this isrssy as I'm using my new iPhone and it is so sensitive!
Thanks so much for the fun comment!!

Storybook Woods said...

Ohh I love these, I want details. How is the candle standing up ???? xoxoxo Clarice

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thank you Clarice!! The candle stands up using a picture putty/earthquake wax. I will post details in just a little bit!

Manuela@TPOH said...

I just finished "A House With Four Rooms" last week! How funny that you should use a quote by her. Love them!


Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

That is so funny! "There are no coincidences" as the saying goes. I've never read "A House With Four Rooms" but I have read "In This House of Breed" and it was so insightful and very, very thought provoking. Rumor Godden is a wonderful writer.


charmaine said...

hi Tracey!

how are you my beautiful friend? how's your family? i pray all is well. how was your week? are you enjoying our weather? i feel so bad because the rest of the country is really suffering. i tivo "Good Morning America" everyday, and this morning i could not believe what i heard, it is snowing in Florida. i was so shocked. i know the locals are just wondering what in the world is going on. my heart really goes out to all the farmers. i saw some in Florida trying to save the oranges and strawberries. i really have been keeping them in my prayers.

there you go with your amazing creations. these are just beautiful! love them! you are so amazingly creative my friend. i'll make sure i check out how you did this. very pretty. love the mason jar ideas below too.

now that the New Year is here, i'm on a mission to lose the weight that i have been lazy with trying to lose. so far since the 29 of December i've lost 8 pounds. i was shock the 8 pounds came of so quick. but you know what i did, i completely removed sugar from my diet. if i do have some sweet its raw honey and raw sugar in moderation. i also got off of regular whole grain bread and i am now really loving this bread called Ezekiel 4:9 bread. it is really good. they have everything from sliced sandwich bread, bagels, hamburger buns, tortillas and pita. i really do love it. the bread is all sprouted grains. it really is healthy. i eat 6 small meals a day. the worse thing you can do is starve yourself so i make sure i have a balance of everything. but i'm going to stay off that scale and just go by inches.

see my problem is, i can be doing so well with losing my weight, and then i cheat. so this time i really am making it more spiritual. i wake up every morning and pray and meditate and then i read my bible. i decided to read through the bible this year, it is so interesting and amazing. right now i'm reading Genesis 19, i also read a chapter each of Psalms, Proverbs and Matthew. this really has been a blessing to me, i really enjoy reading just how powerful God is. i feel great! i think the personal time helps keep my mind off of other things that may be on my mind and then i forget my new way of eating and grab a cookie that's been looking at me. you know how those cookies, cakes and brownies talk to us. speaking of cookies, last night while i was in Fresh n Easy store, these cookies were looking at me, but i had a plan, i looked at those chocolate chewy things, rolled my eyes and walked away. and then i bumped right into the tortilla chips and salsa, LOL!!!! why is it that they put the cookies right by the soy milk section?

speaking of how great God is, you telling me that the young man was trapped in a burning car and came out with no burns? Wow, God is amazing!!! that's a miracle. how is he doing now? how's his family, his mother? i pray all is well with them and that he has a miracle recovery.

so your baby is back in school? how is that little beauty doing? both of your beautiful girls and your son? josh returns back tomorrow. he said he couldn't wait to get back to school.

before i end, how have you been my friend? really? how is everything going? do you have anything you would love for me to help pray for? please let me know. keeping you all in my prayers. may God be with you and protect you and your family Tracey. God bless you sweetie! talk to you soon. :)

with love,
God Bless,

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

LOL You are soo funny Charmaine!! I know just what you mean about those sweet treats calling out your name (all tooo well ;). It's so funny, but I've been doing a similar diet with very little sugar and no grains (or hardly any) and I just have so much more energy and health because of it. Also,
I love your biblical perspective on diet. It just makes sense when think about it.

Yes, wasn't that amazing about Rosie's friend's brother being trapped in a burning car for ten minutes and no burns??!! What a miracle. More good news is that he's out of his coma and being moved from ICU this weekend because he's improved so quickly. Thank you for praying for him and his family. They seem to be holding up well, they're very close knit and supportive of each other and that helps so much. Also, when Rosie told me the good news, I knew that you must have been praying heavily for had all the earmarks of a Charmaine prayer answered!! :)

Oh my goodness, our weather is so spring~like lately. When I hear about what's going on back east and even in the southern states I literally say a prayer of appreciation for our mild climate along with a prayer for those who live there. To think I used to wish I lived where it snowed!

I'm off now to post a few pictures and then hand over the computer to the kids. Thank you my sweet friend for all the good thoughts, prayers and kind words...I feel and see them at work all the time. Please know you and your family are included in our constant prayers as well. God bless and keep you and your family well and happy.

With lots of love from,

Susan said...

Wonderful idea!! I have one of the blue cups just like yours!!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thank you Susan! Your thrifted rose cups would look cute with candles in them too!

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