I promised there was more to come. In an earlier post, I turned the candlesticks into Easter apothecary jars. You can see those here. (They are REALLY cute! But technically not apothecary, I think, because they do not have lids, but whatever.) Here is what I did with those Royal Holland pewter cordial cups.
The picture is not great, even though I broke a lamp trying to get the lighting right. Yeah-the lamp that matches the other one in my living room. The lamp I searched for years to find because I refused to spend $80. Really. That lamp. Anything for a blog post.
But anyway, on to the details. I just cut thin strips of vintage dictionary paper and crinkled it sort of like a nest and stuck a broken egg candle in it. I already had the egg candle. I think my mom got them from Dollar Tree years ago, but any (fake) egg would work. I do not recommend leaving a real egg on your mantle for the entire Easter season. (I also do not recommend using your treasured lamp for photo shoots. Use the gynecologist lamp your husband bought at a garage sale instead. Even if it is heavy. And brings up not so fun images.)