Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cheap Candles

I just spotted these little gems over at Mediterranean Life. They are from Spain, and they're called Mariposas. Tim called them "light for the poor". "They're handmade from a thin slice of wine cork, coloured paper and a wick dipped in wax. They're used by floating them on old oil or pork fat, and lighting the wick." Tim tried them with modern lamp oil and said they worked great. I think they'd be great for a party. I'm on the hunt for them.

5 comments:

Miss Amy O said...

sweet and cheery. a great find!

Tracey said...

How fun and different! And if my Spanish memory doesn't fail me, "mariposas" means butterflies.

:) T

The Consummate Hostess said...

Those are fabulous!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Love the wee, colorful candles! Great find.

Diann said...

Hope you have them in the store sometime soon...I would love some!