Monday, September 15, 2014

Milkhouse Candle Creamery

Milkhouse Candles are gaining respect for producing the cleanest burning candle on the market. They don’t have artificial color or lead in the wicks. The Milkhouse candles blend the waxes with pure beeswax and natural soy wax from soybeans that are grown in America.
The waxes do not contain carcinogens of paraffin candles, and the glassware containers are 100% recyclable. These candles will keep your family healthy and happy!
There are so many different scents to enjoy.  They have apple strudel, autumn pear, Jack Frost, Lemon Cheesecake and more.  So, add the smell of fresh baked apples, refreshing mint, juicy ripe pears, and sweet cream cheese to your house!

Apple Strudel
Fresh apples baked with juicy raisins in a fragrant blend of spice topped with a buttery crumb strudel. This will take you right back to Grandma's kitchen on baking day.
Autumn Pear
Juicy ripe pears warmed by the sun touched with just a kiss of vanilla, brown sugar and spice.
Jack Frost
Refreshing mint scented winter breezes softened with eucalyptus, rose and buttery vanilla.
Lemon Cheesecake
Sweet cream cheese heavy with fresh squeezed lemon juice baked in a gram cracker crust. This is everyone's favorite dessert. No artificial smell here...this recreates the real thing.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Peggy Karr Glass

Peggy Karr Glass makes their own colors by combining finely ground glass and ceramic pigments.  Small, hand-held sifters are used to apply color to the glass.
With the exception of the ornaments, all of the color layers are covered with a second layer of glass. This layer encases the design to ensure it will never fade or change color.

Most of the molds used are ceramic.  They are coated with a clay dust, which keeps the glass from adhering to the mold and gives each piece a unique pebble finish, one side giving it a little texture to the touch and to the eye.  The glass pieces are heated to 1600° F so they can fuse together and form one piece of glass, sealing and protecting the design forever.