Saturday, 19 March 2016

Travel Tin Candles...

Handy sized Travel Tin Candles are being added to my core range.

Perfect for guest rooms, bathrooms and those days when you don't want to burn your gorgeous Pure Copper Candles!

100g / 4oz candle made using the same quality ingredients that go into ALL my candles.

I like to leave all my candles in their Natural colour, each oil/scent gives a slight variation to the gorgeous ivory. 

The lids keep the candle dust and debris free, making them perfect for the rooms where they might not get burnt daily or if you have pets it helps keep their hairs out!

Available to buy from my Etsy shop

As I make these myself I can easily customise them to make super sweet wedding or party favours in your chosen scent.

More scents being added to the range but please drop me a line
if I can help tailor something for you.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Priddy Copper Candles in 'Bake Off'...

I think I will aim to introduce one scent a month.  A scent that will reflect the season and its celebrations.

With that, this month March I give you...

'Bake Off'
Inspired by the 
Great British Bake Off
Valeries Patisserie

Smells like a warm cinnamon swirl with a hint of whipped cream...its a lazy Sunday morning sat in Vals
This is the candle I light when I settle down to watch The Great British Bake Off

I made a batch of these on Saturday morning and when the younger kiddos came home from football and hockey practice they asked if I'd been baking!

Wouldn't they make a wonderful alternative to an Easter Egg?  
It smells so yummy and lasts beyond...

Wish I could have had these out in time for Mothers Day, a gorgeous bouquet of flowers and a yummy smelling candle!
Still there's always next year

A chunky 300g candle that give 48+ hours burn time.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Luxury Soy Copper Candles...

Luxury Scented Soy Candles
in Pure Copper Pots

My timing may be a bit off, I may not have these into the Etsy shop in time for Mothers Day 2016...


sometimes the really good things REALLY are worth waiting for!

Priddy Priddy Luxury Copper Candles use

...Soy Wax 
{as Soy Candles give a cleaner burn in comparison to the cheaper paraffin wax candles}

...the finest oils/fragrances to give a beautiful scent throw.
{all oils are IFRA certified}

...and for the Luxury Pure Copper range I've chosen wooden wicks, which give a long burn time and make a most relaxing gentle fireside crackle as they burn.

Each Priddy Priddy candle is hand poured in small batches by me, here in England. 

I burn a tester for each batch to ensure that quality is maintained.

In essence I invest a lot of time and care into every candle that leaves my little home.

There has been a lot of testing of scents to find a core range, lots of testing of wicks, testing burn times, 

By night...

By day...

all to get them just so.

Pure Copper containers, these really are Luxurious

I can't not post about the CLP labelling!  
{It's all a bit boring but all thoroughly necessary to sell these beautiful candles}

Oh the labelling is hard work.

Legislation came into effect last year that ALL candles now need proper CLP labels.

Well that's quite a bit of work, investment and stress for a small business like myself.

But I am happy to say that ALL Priddy Priddy candles will conform to CLP legislation.  

Something I'm really quite proud of.

Finally wholesale enquiries please email

Monday, 15 February 2016

Sweet Valentine...

Do you 'do' Valentines Day?

We don't, never have and really don't think we ever will.

I do however help out at a florist over the busy times of the year and it seems many, many people do!

The workshop has been a sea of gorgeous flowers

Traditional red roses, 

Naomi and Freedom being my favourites the more modern, spring bouquets

Which if anyone was to think about buying me flowers this would be quite perfect!

So many sweet smelling flowers.

A short break before I'm back there to help out with the Mothers Day orders

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Filing Cabinet Makeover...

Shortly before Christmas I pulled a pretty disgusting looking set of filing cabinet drawers out of a skip.  

It had been in a barn for the past 15 years, was covered in all-sorts and in fairness looking at it the skip might have been the best place for it.

Undeterred I gave it a quick bash to knock off the dead spiders and webs, emptied the drawers back into the skip, called my other half and waited.
He raised his eyebrows and he may have tutted at the state of it going into the car, but home it came.

I gave it a complete wash down with bleach and water and it was rough but it was salvageable. 

There were rust spots, the handles had rusted and it was a very dull grey.

It lived under a cover on the patio over Christmas, which didn't help with the general rough and readiness of it.

I spoke to the chaps who do the spray work for us, a sandblast should get rid of the rust spots, old paint and general grottiness.

Initially I was going to go for a turquoise 
ala Lazy Daisy Jones...

(photo credit to Lazy Daisy Jones blog)

Pretty damned gorgeous isn't it?


at the moment I've got a project on the go which involves copper and I'm hoping to use them as a photographic prop.

I resisted having a true copper re-spray and went instead with a burnt orange,
 which will sit nicely against my newly painted grey wall!

And so Voila

I love it!  A true one off!

Perhaps one day it will make it to my workshop/craft space....
more likely not though as I'm still waiting 5+ years down the line for that to be a reality!

Thursday, 4 February 2016

J D Meakin Filigree...

I'm a child of the 70's and I have to say I love a spot of 60's / 70's retro china.

I love utility ware and we use it daily here at Priddy Priddy HQ.
For me the china from the 70's era is a mix of utility ware and pretty fine china.

Pretty yet hard working and functional.

I'm drawn to the blue hues...
the kitchen in my childhood home had lots of blue bits...flowery pots and pans, the chopping board etc.

That said I'm not averse to a pretty pink flower...

I spied this little set and it just seemed so familiar I can't help but think that my parents had the blue version...or at least very similar...

I've listed the pots as casserole dishes but if I remember we used to serve the veggies in them on high days and holidays...

Not that my family were ever coffee lovers, like most Brits of the 70's we drank lots of Tea!! 
That said it's quite a decent sized coffee cup...

I've no idea what happened to my parents set, some of it I think is still in use, the milk jug, but I can imagine that over time as pieces were broken it was eventually 'dumped'.

Thankfully though there are still bits to be found...

These two make me want toasted soldiers and eggs every time I spot them!

J D Meakin
circa. 1960's

Available at PriddyPriddy etsy

Thursday, 28 January 2016

January just snuck up on Priddy Priddy...

I know its not Spring yet but I planted this old up-cycled basket with bulbs at Christmas and look what I have!

It's a cheery wink by the front door.

I should hang my head embarrassed at the lack of blogging but I've been just so busy here in the real world.

On the 23rd December 2015 I became a Grandma for the first time, my eldest daughter gave birth to the most beautiful little girl.  
My head still spins and I literally could pop with pride at what a wonderful mama she is.

I've spent time at the Florists workshop lending a hand over the busy Christmas season...

Lots of beautiful wreaths, I spent weeks smelling of a green woodland rolled in orange and cinnamon!

Loving every minute of the workshop, its a draughty old barn but the smell of the eucalyptus more than makes up for that.

Add to that mix birthdays, Christmas, candles, New Years, back to school/college, snow, decorating...
...well you know how it goes...

but here I am back at the keyboard.  

I've been managing to keep a few bits up on the Etsy shop
the new paint of the wall shows off the Vintage Mirrors so nicely...

and I just need a few days of good lighting to get a few more of them listed.

My most favourite listing recently is this beautiful, HUGE Blue Bird tin...