Saturday, 22 February 2014

Pfffttttt Easy Peasy ......

How do we create one of our bespoke Vintage Mason Jar Soy Candles? That is a question we have been asked many a time so we thought we might take you on the creation journey .........

Ok so let us begin ........

First of all we have to find the vintage Jars. Now you may think to yourself ...........

 "Pffftttt easy peasy"

It is NOT easy peasy. It has, in fact, taken a couple of years to establish a small number of suppliers who we have grown to trust in the US.

Image by FS Vintage

So ~ once we have sorted what sort of jars we would like ~ Wire Bale or Vintage Quarts or a mix of both ~ we then have to pay for said Jars and have them shipped to us here in Australia. We are now experienced enough that we do know how many we can pack in an average parcel and how much the best postage rate is and so on.
(We also stick to the Blues so we can say they are definitely Pre 1937. We always include a sheet to help you date your Jar but we have told you before the reason the Jars are Blue up till 1937 is because of the sand they used in the process from around Lake Michigan. After 1937 they stopped using that sand.)
Once they arrive ~ (we have only ever had one breakage and that was a glass lid for a vintage wire bale ) ~ we unpack and begin the prep work needed to create your bespoke Fabulous soy candle.

©Ball Mason Vintage Jar by FS Vintage

First of all each and every one is inspected to make sure there are no hairline fractures, small cracks or anything that would affect the integrity of the Jar.
The Jars are generally clean but we need them insane super clean before we can begin to create our Soy Candles. So ~ Into the trusty dishwasher they go ~ yep ~ the dishwasher to ensure they are sparkly and ready to begin. They are then inspected AGAIN to see if we missed anything in the first run. We usually take them outside to inspect them in sunlight so we absolutely do NOT miss anything.

Once we have them clean & are certain they are in top condition ~they are then wicked up and prepped ready to pour with natural Soy wax mixed with one of our scrumptious and tantalizing frangrances. Which leads us to ......

Vintage ©Ball Mason Empty Pint & Quart Image by FS Vintage

Triple Scented Candles.

This is very interesting. When a Candle Maker is saying they create Triple Scented Candles .... they actually do. There is a MAXIMUM fragrance load you can use when creating Soy Candles and to exceed that is basically looking for trouble in so far as catching fire or not burning correctly and a myriad of other issues. We wont go into the boring details, or rabbit on about Paraffin Wax but suffice to say ~Yes indeed there are Triple Scented Candles ~ that is 3 times more than their normal load which would have to be around 3%. We simply cut out all that and use the maximum allowable safe fragrance load so maybe we could say ours are Triple Scented Plus A Little Bit Extra?

Anyway ~ boring boring boring. All you care about is that your candle burns beautifully, smells Fabulous and lasts all the way to the bottom of the jar ....

Ours do.

Vintage ©Ball Mason Quarts Image by FS Vintage

So after we have poured the Candle we leave it for about 24 hours to set and then we package. We also include with our Vintage Quarts ~ a Wick Trimmer as part of the packaging. We do this because we figure if we are going to ask you to pay for one of our Quart Vintage Mason Jar Soy Candles then we should make sure you care for it correctly so you ~ as our Fabulous customer ~ receive the best you can.

Vintage ©Ball Mason Quart Packaged with Wick Trimmer By FS Vintage

Vintage ©Ball Mason Quart Soy Candle By FS Vintage

Jars available at Vintage Roses & Things Wellington Point QLD.

Your Beautiful Jar is now ready to go to your home and add to your collection. Our Quarts are Priced at $100.00 and are available at:

Our Website
Our Shop Located at 46 Ballynde Street Bracken Ridge QLD 4017
Vintage Roses & Things

Hope you enjoyed learning a little about the process involved in creating your Bespoke FS Vintage Soy Candle

Stay Fabulous

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Monday, 17 February 2014

Better Late than never?

Yeah Yeah ~ we have not posted in a while . Think of it as a reprieve from reading our ramblings? It has been INSANE busy with the arrival of the Fabulous & Seriously amazing Heritage Green Jars.
We managed to bring them in to Australia ahead of the pack ... so to speak ......  and you wanted them NOW! This meant late nights and loads of packing and packaging to get those parcels out in the mail ... PRONTO!
Only a few left as they are as popular as the 2013 part of this series of jars ..... The Heritage Blues. 

Heritage Spring Green ©Ball Mason Jar available at FS Vintage

*serene smile replacing nervous twitch*

We did it!

Heritage Spring Green ©Ball Mason Quart available at FS Vintage

We kinda like this picture depicting the ©Ball Mason Pints from early 1900's through to today with the Heritage Greens.

Selection of ©Ball Mason Jars through the years available at FS Vintage

In between all of the packages and parcels and general mayhem we had a delivery of some of the best Wire Bale Vintage Jars we have seen in awhile.  Brilliant condition and ready to go to new homes with serious collectors and lovers of ©Ball Mason Vintage Jars. We only have a couple left as they do tend to sell out pretty quickly!

Wire Bale Vintage Quart available at FS Vintage

Plus the website extraordinaire has absolutely CONSUMED every waking moment. From thinking about what sort of products with photographs to put up ........ down to taking said photographs and making sure they look reasonably eye catching so we can engage you when you visit FS Vintage
Which products do we select to put on the site?
What do you want to see?
We have such a wonderful collection of both Soy Candles & Homewares here in store, it is very hard to select the ones we THINK you might like to look at and yes indeedy ... purchase.

Jar Lid to match our Soap Dispensers in a range of colors at FS Vintage

One of the many products available at FS Vintage

Remember this is the first time we have attempted anything like a website and it is fair to say...........

It has been incredible!

First of all we had no idea we COULD do something like this and second? .........
We had no idea it would be so bloody hard!

Heartfelt kudos to Graphic Designers everywhere because we honestly would not have the patience to do this for a living.

But we did it!

Many, many late nights and long days but we are pretty pleased with what we have achieved. We listen to every single scrap of feedback we receive and  tweak it every day.
This week we decided  to put in a little story about the Shop downstairs.

Basically we turned this ..........

FS Vintage   ~ Downstairs leading to Front Door ~ Before ........

 and this ..........

FS Vintage ~ Before

Into ..........

FS Vintage ~ After

 and this ........

FS Vintage ~ After leading to work area & Guest Room

All in all a pretty darn productive week or so. A little treat was finding another set of Vintage Shoe lasts to go near the entrance to our little shop.

Vintage Shoe Lasts

Finally ~ at the end of what seemed like a month ....... preparations for the Fabulous Faburary Girls Only Weekend all started to come together. Did I tell you about that?

A group of nutty, zany girls are all meeting here to spend time just chillaxing and enjoying each others company.

T Shirts to prove it!

Sound like fun?

Oh yeah .......

Now to tackle the Garage and Storage area .........

Stay Fabulous

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Seriously Fabulous? Oh Yeah!

Once again we are insane pumped to advise we HAVE the ©Ball Mason Limited Edition Heritage Spring Green Jars. They are here ~they have been photographed and we are uploading them at the moment to our website FS Vintage

You do not want to read my rabbiting on so lets get busy and show you some pics


©Ball Mason Heritage Spring Green Jar

Available at ©Ball Mason Heritage Spring Green Jar

©Ball Mason Heritage Spring Green Jar at

©Ball Mason Heritage Spring Green Jar at

©Ball Mason Heritage Spring Green Jar at

©Ball Mason Heritage Spring Green Jar at

©Ball Mason Limited Edition Jar with Stainless Steel Soap Dispenser at www,

Stay Fabulous

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

©Ball Heritage Green Limited Edition Jars

Oh yeah!

We have them! Yep you read that correctly ~ we have them. Ok a very small batch and after a few in store sales we have 12 left but hey WE HAVE THEM!

A few pics to get us started. These Jars are NOT available in stores in Australia. However we do have them at FS Vintage and want to say a HUGE MASSIVE love & thankyou to our special supplier.

©Ball 2014 Heritage Green Jars

©Ball Heritage Green Jars available at FS Vintage

Ball Heritage Green Jar available now at FS Vintage

©Ball Heritage Green Jar available at FS Vintage

©Ball Heritage Jar available at FS Vintage

Oh yeah
Are you excited?

I know we are!

Stay Fabulous

fs vintage

Monday, 3 February 2014


Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh YEAH!

Houston we have LIFT OFF! So this morning we go to our FS Vintage website to have probably the zillionth look to see if maybe overnight the Fairies have fixed the Cart and the Buttons and what do you think we find?


I actually stood up and pushed the chair back and then did a happy groovy dance all over the study loudly fist pumping and then collapsed in a heap on the floor. Bloody hell people ~I am actually embarressed to admit I spent literally weeks working on this so I obviously must NOT be the sharpest tool in the shed! Mr Fab did an Ipad check this morning using all the relevant buttons and the Cart to make sure everything is running tickatyboo .... and it is ... so far.

I just COULD NOT seem to grasp what was needed and I am still at a loss as to what to write for the Terms section and the FAQ section. ANY help or suggestions would be gratefully and lovingly accepted I can assure you!

Vintage Empty Pint & Quart available now at FS Vintage

I have started the long and arduous process of loading the products into the various sections so please just keep popping back as I add all the wonderful things we have available in our Shop. Thankyou to everyone for your feedback as basically we wanted a site that would catch your eye .... make you WANT to buy one of our products AND have you come back and see us again and again AND again. We hope we have succeeded.

Pop over for a look at the FS Vintage website

Let us know what you think .....

Stay Fabulous

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