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… enamel teapot painter.

I LOVE enamel teapots.

I didn’t actually have and enamel teapot obsession prior to starting Queen B, but there is something about pouring thousands of candles from a trusty, faithful teapot that causes you to fall in love.  The teapot becomes an extension of your hand.  Our master candlemaker of the past 2 years has said to me that he would like to be buried with his enamel teapot!… and that was BEFORE he even saw these beauties.

Imagine my excitement when I found these beautiful, handpainted enamel teapots.  The fact they were made in Africa by a fair trade organisation focused on creating employment for single mothers and disadvantages men (and funnelling their profits back into facilities for orphans) made them all the more beautiful and all the more compelling.  Functional.  Fabulous. Fair Trade.  Happy Days.

Each teapot retails for $64.95.  Each individually handpainted enamel mug is $17.50.

As you can see, they come in 6 different colours (and we have got the mugs too).

Red

and Yellow

and Pink

and Green

Purple and Orange

and Blue

If you’re tea obsessed, an enamelware afficionado or simply looking for a beautiful, individual, hand-painted enamel teapot – these teapots are divine.  Same goes for the mugs.


Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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Every day I receive an email from TUT… and 80 – 90% of the time its accuracy for what is going on in my life is absolutely uncanny.  So uncanny that when I got this:

“The entire world will be a richer place, Cate, once you have a loving, laughter-filled, passionate partner and have your flourishing, fabulous, bee-utiful, inspiring business.

We knew this when we helped you pick your dreams.

So let’s get cracking,
    The Universe”

I emailed the friend who told me about TUT to see if he had received the same one that day, and he hadn’t.  That’s not to say that I think it was written for me specifically and that “Mike” has done his research on me to send me targeted messages daily, BUT that’s pretty amazing.  Particularly seeing as I had just been on a less than successful date the night before!.. and I have a very BEE-utiful business.

Then the trade show I was in Melbourne to do started.  And about 20 metres away from me was another person selling pure beeswax candles.  I felt really conflicted… great to see someone else making natural beeswax candles, but their wax was dirty, they had fragranced them and the candles didn’t seem to burn properly.  Then I got this:

“If one hangs out in time and space long enough, Cate, they’ll inevitably learn it’s through the twin gateways of persistence and patience that masters become masters.

Of all things,
    The Universe”

Chill out Cate!

“You knew there’d be things that would rattle your cage, push your buttons, and rock your boat, Cate. These would remind you that there’s still more to know.

Becoming Cate Burton –
    The Universe”

These emails almost seem to be channelling my subconscious mind.  The part of me that doesn’t react to everything.  That doesn’t have to be in control at all times!

So then the stock market tanked and retailers seemed to freak out and yet the real world didn’t really change at all.  How do I put that into words without sounding either a) completely out of touch, or b) patronising?

“Quickie Happiness Workshop for Increasing Profits at Times of Seeming Peril:

Think as much, if not more, about growing your income as you do of trimming your expenses.

And for extra credit, Cate, focus on customers more than vendors; smiles more than frowns; possibilities more than risks; options more than commitments; vacations more than overtime; detours more than setbacks; opportunities more than obstacles; and Goldilocks more than the bears.

End of Workshop –
    The Universe”

How beautifully does this guy write?

What prompted me to write this post was the email I received today…

“To what extremes would you go, Cate, to bring about your heart’s fondest wishes, to manifest your greatest desires, and to live your boldest dreams?

OMG – Did you just say visualize daily and take baby steps?!

Speechless,
    The Universe”

OK, so if you didn’t know before that I was a bit of a hippy, now you know.

I also believe in angels.

Cate xx


Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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