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I’m always excited when I get beautiful photography, great ideas or design inspiration to share… imagine then when I have all three?!  Think the kind of happiness a puppy has when its parents come home!

 

Clever Melbourne(ish) souls – Katie Marx, Phil @afloralfrenzy, amazing photographer Kara Roselund and furniture maker Greg Hatton recently hosted a Kinfolk dinner at Butterland.  [Small digression first – I challenge you to click on any of the links and not have an emotional response to the work they do.  Their posts on instagram often take my breath away.]

 

Anyway, so, the thing I loved most when I saw the photography was just HOW accessible these table decorations are.  I’ve actually already used the idea for a dinner party of my own (thanks Katie :-))!  All you need to do is grow nasturtiums (Joost planted some on my edible balcony a year ago and despite forgetting to water them they keep growing)!  Nasturtium leaves taste really peppery.  So, a few piles of salt and some jars with nasturtiums and you’ve got the seasoning sorted.

To create the look:
* Nasturtium seeds
* Jam Jar Tealights (Box with 2 Jars + 8 candles  OR Bulk Box of 60 Jars + candles)
* 15cm Solid Beeswax Pillar Candles (Individual OR discounted in a Bulk Box of 6)
* 20cm Solid Beeswax Pillar Candles (Individual OR discounted in a Bulk Box of 6)

Of course it also helps if you have a former butter factory.

I’ll break from tradition and shut up now!  Enjoy the photographs

 

Cate xx

 

 

Kinfolk dinner by Katie Marx, A Floral Frenzy, Greg Hatton, photographer Kara Rosenlund at Butterland with Queen B beeswax candles

Kinfolk dinner by Katie Marx, A Floral Frenzy, Greg Hatton, photographer Kara Rosenlund at Butterland with Queen B beeswax candles

Kinfolk dinner by Katie Marx, A Floral Frenzy, Greg Hatton, photographer Kara Rosenlund at Butterland with Queen B beeswax candles

Kinfolk dinner by Katie Marx, A Floral Frenzy, Greg Hatton, photographer Kara Rosenlund at Butterland with Queen B beeswax candles

Kinfolk dinner by Katie Marx, A Floral Frenzy, Greg Hatton, photographer Kara Rosenlund at Butterland with Queen B beeswax candles

Kinfolk dinner by Katie Marx, A Floral Frenzy, Greg Hatton, photographer Kara Rosenlund at Butterland with Queen B beeswax candles

Kinfolk dinner by Katie Marx, A Floral Frenzy, Greg Hatton, photographer Kara Rosenlund at Butterland with Queen B beeswax candles

Kinfolk dinner by Katie Marx, A Floral Frenzy, Greg Hatton, photographer Kara Rosenlund at Butterland with Queen B beeswax candles

Kinfolk dinner by Katie Marx, A Floral Frenzy, Greg Hatton, photographer Kara Rosenlund at Butterland with Queen B beeswax candles
Kinfolk dinner by Katie Marx, A Floral Frenzy, Greg Hatton, photographer Kara Rosenlund at Butterland with Queen B beeswax candles

Kinfolk dinner by Katie Marx, A Floral Frenzy, Greg Hatton, photographer Kara Rosenlund at Butterland with Queen B beeswax candles

Kinfolk dinner by Katie Marx, A Floral Frenzy, Greg Hatton, photographer Kara Rosenlund at Butterland with Queen B beeswax candles

Kinfolk dinner by Katie Marx, A Floral Frenzy, Greg Hatton, photographer Kara Rosenlund at Butterland with Queen B beeswax candles

Kinfolk dinner by Katie Marx, A Floral Frenzy, Greg Hatton, photographer Kara Rosenlund at Butterland with Queen B beeswax candles

 

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Hopefully we make perfection in a beeswax candle look effortless at Queen B… the reality, however, is that whilst we may look beautiful and graceful above water, below the surface we’re going like the clappers.  The training process at Queen B is long and rigorous and there are a LOT of candles rejected along the way.  One’s that won’t burn properly get melted down again, but there are many with slight blemishes that will burn perfectly and wear their ‘scars’ with pride!  They go in to ‘Seconds World’ – first place that most visitors to the hive go.  For the next 48 hours (or until we sell out) we thought we’d open it up to our loyal fans that can’t make it to the hive.

bargain beeswax candles with slight blemishes

A brief glimpse into the delights awaiting homes in Seconds World

There are many things that are ‘one off’s’ (or ten off’s as the case may be) and others that we can safely open to the masses without creating disappointment.  For the next 48 hours (finishing at 11.59pm on Tuesday 8th October 2013 – unless we run out prior) we’re making the following Seconds World bargains available:

1. 4 x Seconds Squat Pillars – 20% off and usually just because the Queen B wax seal logo wasn’t quite perfect when applied… each candle has an approximate 40 hour burn time (designed for longer burning – 3+ hours at a time)

Bargain beeswax pillar candles

Seconds world squat beeswax pillar candles

 

2. 3 x 15cm Narrow Pillar – Honeycomb – 20% off… these one’s may lean a little or have a top which isn’t perfectly flat (and I am a bit of a perfectionist, so often the flaw may not even be visible to you).  Approximate 50 hour burn time each.

cheap beeswax candles

Seconds World – 15cm Narrow Honeycomb Beeswax Pillar candles

 

3. 2 x 15cm “Chubby” Beeswax Pillar Candles – 20% off… usually just because the Queen B wax seal logo wasn’t quite perfect when applied… each candle has an approximate 100 hour burn time (designed for longer burning – 3+ hours at a time)

beeswax church pillar candles

Seconds World – 15cm Chubby beeswax pillar candles

 

4. 4 x Burning Love candles – 25% off… these are surprisingly tricky to make and are for the realists… for those with slightly flawed relationships… with scars and blemishes… with slight cracks, a slight hole in the head or a marginally bruised arm (we’ve discounted them accordingly… and funnily, they’re a favourite amongst customers who visit the hive)!

burning love beeswax candle for flawed relationships

Seconds World Burning Love… for the realists out there

 

5. 4 x 15cm Solid Pillar – 20% off… and usually just because the Queen B wax seal logo wasn’t quite perfect when applied… each candle has an approximate 40 hour burn time

bargain beeswax pillar candles with slight flaws

Seconds World 15cm Solid Beeswax Pillar candles

 

6. 3 x 10cm Medium Hand-rolled Honeycomb Beeswax Pillar Candle – 20% off… these one’s may lean a little or have a top which isn’t perfectly flat (and I am a bit of a perfectionist, so often the flaw may not even be visible to you).  Approximate 50 hour burn time each.

slightly flawed hand-rolled beeswax pillar candles

Seconds World 10cm Medium Honeycomb Beeswax Pillar candles

 

The road to perfection is littered with experiences that make us who we are.

Cate xx

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