The other night I thought about all of the little mis-matched pieces of china left over from my tea cup garden project and, viola!, magical tiny porcelain lanterns appeared in my yard.
I am mesmerized by the soft glow of the light through the porcelain, a substance that is made to withstand hot temperatures which makes them entirely safe for votive candles. They are also safe to sit on most any surface.
Using beautiful items in ways they were not originally intended is a lovely way to bring vintage style into the modern world. In my home, a cake stand becomes the perfect place to display a small stack of linens, a table-cloth becomes a bedspread and a small vase becomes a pencil cup for my desk. So, it was with this thought in mind that I re-purposed a chandelier-style hanging votive into a posy vase.