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Mama Deb
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December 2010
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Mama Deb [userpic]
Third candle

I have three plus one little oil cups alight (using brass wick holders instead of last year's floating wicks, which failed terribly. These are working like a charm.)

I have a pot of lentil soup simmering on my stove.

The only thing that would make this more perfect would be my husband at home now, but he'll be here. :)


How do the wick holders work? I've had no luck with floating wicks in oil lamps and haven't been able to rig up anything on my own from wire. What should I be looking for? (Do they stand in the oil or attach to the rim of the cup?)

The wick holders stand in the oil. You slide the wick into the holder. I fill the cups first and then place them in the oil, but I can't see why one wouldn't be able to pour the oil around them. And they work very well - you can put in as much or as little oil as you need, and there's no need to put water in the bottom. All of the oil is consumed, with no scorching, so it's better all the way around. (And the old wick is easy to remove - if it doesn't slide out when you take the holder out of the cup, you just use a match to push it.)