Monday, 22 November 2010

Chocolate souffles

I have a small addiction to GU chocolate souffles, light as air and rich with the flavour of the darkest chocolate. As a result I end up with lots of the glass serving jars they come in, I reuse them for serving butter and dips, holding toothpicks and olives, but still have stacks in the cupboards.

So to give them yet another purpose I gathered some scraps of lace and favourite twine to wrap around the glasses then trimmed them with some berries, gold beads and silver sparkles. Now they are tea light holders. Glowing and twinkling on the kitchen table.

27 comments:

kat said...

Such a beautiful idea, I love how they look on the doily too. Good to know recycling can look as divine as this!
Kat xx

Miranda said...

Wonderfull!!! i do love your pics!

sweetmyrtle said...

just lovely.
i also keep my Gu dishes & fill them with buttons & beads. i saw 4 in a charity shop recently for sale too. it is good to know that these are being saved & not smashed as they are so very useful & pretty. love your images and your styling x

samantha. said...

very festive :) way to repurpose something and keep it green!

xo
sami

Debbie said...

Lovely……………x
Debbie

Jill said...

What a lovely idea and they look so chic and original.
Have a lovely week and hope its not too cold in sunny Hastings this week.
Jillx

A Bun Can Dance said...

They look gorgeous Jeska, clever you! Perfect for a November twilight :-)
Denise x

dianne said...

Very creative and inspirational!

Thea said...

Really wonderful and cozy. Great idea

erin said...

really lovely. glad you're staying cozy!

Kelly said...

love the tea light holders!

Emily Joyce said...

Beautiful, and so creative! Lovely pictures too.

laura@paperthreadjournal said...

Good idea. I've been collecting jam jars for candles at Christmas but I have a load of these in the cupboard (which makes it seem like I eat to much pudding!)

Purrfect Haven said...

how lovely and now you have given me the perfect excuse to buy some myself (only so I can put candles in them of course - will have to eat them first...) Love Helen,

Eef said...

This is so beautiful! I love it.
I really admire your creativity. It seems I lack the art of being ànd creative ànd able to really make it (it often remains an idea with me... I'm a bit clumsy)
Love from Belgium! Eef X

projectforty said...

a lovely idea for all those wee containers we collect...i love to see what people do with those french jam jars whose name escapes me too

Lobster and swan said...

Oh yes, Bonne Maman, I love those too! Who would have thought a jam jar could attract such a keen following! ;)

Yummy Lavender said...

I know the feeling...my in-laws got me into GU souffles and started my addiction too. But have you tried M&S's melt in the middle chocolate fondants?

Lobster and swan said...

No I haven't, but I will seek them out the next time I go to M&S for sure! x

tam said...

So pretty! x x

Cornflake said...

Oh, I love them. It makes your home look so cosy and it's great to be able to make your own from odd and ends rather than buying them.

Summer said...

Very clever re-use! I get pasta sauce in canning jars and re-use them for water glasses and to store grains/flours. I love that companies think to make things in containers that so easily re-use.

jenny said...

Great look! Thanks for the idea. My Bonne Maman jars are useful for keeping different coloured buttons in.

Anonymous said...

what kind of camera do you use?

Elizabeth @rosalilium said...

Excellent reuse! I have some Gu chocolate souffle in the fridge waiting for me right now.

WSAKE said...

lovely!

Janie said...

Hi, I loved your first pic so much I borrowed it for my photo-binge (with full kudos back to you of course!) I hope you don't mind but please holler if you'd like me to remove it. All the best, Janie x