Sunday, 7 May 2017

NW & Co Candles...

NW & Co Candles

A long time ago now I started making candles to sell at the Vintage Fairs.
It took a long time to get the mix of oils right to give the very best scent throws, to choose which wicks to use, what wax, legal legislation - oh the list is long

Then just as I thought I was ready to go there is another well established company with a name so very similar to Priddy Priddy

What could have been a real blow actually turned out to be the best thing!

It gave me the push in the right direction to actually dedicate some time & energy to give the candles their own stand alone identity

NW &Co

Well I'm the NW, Nicola Windsor
the Co are my large family who have all offered practical help, support & encouragement
Together we make an awesome team and even better candles!

It's early days, the website

is still in the making, but you can buy candles

Im no website designer so things take a little longer to get done but every part of this journey is being created by me.

There is a core range that I aim to offer:

The Utility Range

Clear jars - simple, pretty & functional

Wax Melts

Taster packs of 3, a try before you buy
Packs of 6

The Apothecary Range

Beautiful Amber Glass Jars

And 500g Apothecary jars

There will be a base range of 12 scents and these will be available in your choice of container, melt, tealight, diffuser & room spray

There will be in time reed diffusers & room sprays, a candle club and special offers

Please pop over to the new website, sign up and be the first to keep up to date with new products and special offers.

I'm still a way from the finish line, but it is in sight and I hope to see you there!


Saturday, 1 April 2017

Vintage Wedding Hankies...

When I finally got married it was 20 somethings years after we'd first met and 5 children later!

My dress came from e-bay, my shoes from Jimmy Choo's and we arrived at the small reception for family by helicopter.

It was unique to us and perfect for us.

On my wedding day my mum lent me a small hankies, it had printed blue forget me knots.
It was the something old, something borrowed & something blue.

It was very pretty, unexpected and it was one of the many little things that made my day extra special.

I don't have that handkerchief, I gave it back a couple of days later but I do have a lovely selection of beautiful vintage wedding hankies.

Some are so fine and delicate, some have lace, some are hand stitched, some are a little more loved but all are absolutely a small snippet of a by-gone era.
A time when ladies carried a dainty hankies in their handbags.

It's not a huge collection I bought them all in one bag and I'd like to think that the lady who'd they'd previously belonged to would be happy to know that her little hankies were going to be used and cherished by a modern bride or mother of the bride!

I will be listing them to the Etsy shop in time for the up coming wedding season

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Sunny Saturday...

Sunny Saturday

Sunshine, it's a game changer isn't it?

I can literally feel my happy levels rising with the sun, to feel that sun on my face and the warm glow it gives when you close your eyes

Part of the positivity for 2017 is to list what I can on Etsy, clear the cupboards

If it's not seriously sentimental or seriously useful then it should be on the Etsy shop shelves

So with that in mind I've taken full advantage of the sunshine and managed to get lots of photos
They might not be the best or the ones I'm going to stick with but they have got a few more bits stocked!

That pretty sunflower set above ^^^ it literally just summed up my Saturday in a nutshell
Bright, sunny and happy

These pretty, naive little paintings, I've been keeping them in a little box for some time but I can't justify hiding them away, they deserve to be seen every day

But then I am a sucker for anything floral or botanical
If you can mix that floral love in with a little barge ware inspiration then if you're lucky you might end up with something like these gorgeous hand painted enamel trays

And vintage glass just comes into its own when the sun shines, the old cut glass catches the rays so prettily

However I am teasing a little as I've definitely saved my favourite till last

Colclough Vintage Fine Bone Porcelain 
Colclough made fine bone china accessible to the masses and boy did they do it in the prettiest of colours

A lovely little set of 4 trios, milk jug and sugar bowl

I still have quite a few boxes and cupboards to go through, it might take a while to get through them all, they are spread throughout the house!

Fingers crossed for lots more Sunny Saturdays

Sunday, 19 March 2017

2017 A Year of Positivity...

I decided that this year, 2017 is going to be a good year!

Life felt like I couldn't step of the merry go round towards the end of 2016

After our annual trip to Brighton it was decided; I'm moving forward, onwards and upwards only!

A set back with the naming of my candles has been an opportunity to totally change the name & give them their own identity
There is already a succesful brand which sounded almost identical...
...But that is a post for another day

After lots of tea I've decided to keep Priddy Priddy Vintage running

Despite the neglect it goes through during winter I do keep an eye on things, the odd listing and making sure that any enquiries are answered
I'm looking forward to stocking the cupboards with beautiful things for you all

From this gorgeous little F&F Japan porcelain sea conch - just what a mermaid needs in her life!

To the timeless Sylvac Clam Shell vase

which when filled with gorgeous blooms transforms into something like this

More of the ever useful and yet still pretty Woods Ware Beryl range

To handy, practical and oh so pretty storage tins

And I still cant pass a little piece of Hornsea by, so many happy seaside holiday memories

I enjoy the collecting of these things but not as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.

So I make no promises to post more regularly here on the blog and I can't promise that I'll update the shop weekly

But I do promise to share some truly Priddy things with you

Friday, 14 October 2016

Apothecary Jars...

Amber Glass Apothecary Jars

Real life has been keeping me far too busy!
I've spent what little time at home  I've had happily in the kitchen making these gorgeous little beauties.

They give of the warmest glow and look stylish when they're waiting for a bit of love!

Just in time for Autumn 

Spiced Orange
Oranges , Cinnamon & Cloves
A fantastic scent throw both hot and cold

Available in 500g and 120g

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.