Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wheelie Wednesday - The Tart Melter

Hi everyone! It's me, Autumn!
We have this most awesome device at our house that mom calls the tart melter! She pretty much puts it away for the spring and summer but when autumn and winter come around and the windows are closed and the heat is on and she wants the house to smell good, the tart melter gets put back into use!

The hardest part is deciding which scent candle to melt on any given day! This one is Cinnamon Coffee Cake and it smells delicious and its fragrance is permeating our entire house!Mom takes a knife and chunks up a candle. She used to use tarts that were designed for the tart melter but it's more expensive that way. She adds a few chunks to the tin basket and turns on the switch and voila!The really nice thing about the tart melter is that there is no open flame so you don't have that worry and the electric light bulb and the melter actually put off a small amount of heat and who doesn't need extra heat when it's cold out! We sure love our tart melter and can't imagine life without one.
Does anyone else have one?

See you all next Wednesday!

Love, Autumn


Mango said...

That looks like something we would like around here. It is sometimes hard to make the estate smell the way the people want it to smell (something wrong with Mango fragrance?).


Brodie and Ailsa said...

Mums loves the name you use, we just call it the oil burner. we will gets mums to take a photo of our main one. in fact it was being used today as we had had bones so was letting fluffy of the hook, she doesnt use candles now, just keeps reusing the wax but adds pure essential oils to it (not fragrant oils), she has differant coloured wax for diffrent pongs, today was lavender. wax just pops out when cold so it can be changed.

Gus said...

No we don't have one, but we think it looks wonderful.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What a cute tart burner - Mom loves the punched tin and that it's not got a candle burning in it.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Mack said...

My mom has a tart burner and she loves it! She says she likes to use it to get rid of the Eau de Mack, whatever that means!

Pearl said...

We have one of those too, Autumn! Mom loves that if she is clumsy and forgets to turn it off, we are not in any danger.

Have a great day today!

Martha and Bailey said...

We have something similar although our mum tries to avoid the candles that smell of food.
She is trying to lose weight and she would have to have cake with that candle!!!!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Anonymous said...

My Ma does the something similar. She chunks up the remainder of old candles and puts them into a glass jar. Then heats them over a small candle. The house smells divine.

But boy oh boy... does that Cinnamon Coffee Cake sound good or what??

Making me hungry!

Thanks for all the well wishes!
Lakie Luvin and huggerz!
Autumn II

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Yeah the cinnamon coffee cake flavor would warm and homey any home on a cold day like that!
My mom don't have the tart melter yet, but I think she will, after reading your post.
She likes the creme bruler flavor, she gains 3 lbs just for sniffing!
Love ya!

Sue said...

We have one one with a painting of a PWD on it, but Mom has never used it. Maybe she'll start soon. We have all sorts of nice smelling things around the house ever since the skunk visited .

Jake of Florida said...

Hmmm... very interesting. Do you think we could find a tart cooler???? We melt ourselves most often -- except for a few days in February -- so we'd love to find a way to reverse the process!!

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Neat gadget! I think we used to have one but yours is prettier!

Oskar said...

Do cinnamon coffee cake candles taste as good as they smell??

Oskar said...

Do cinnamon coffee cake candles taste as good as they smell??

The Army of Four said...

We need one of those!!! We had one, but it was the kind you use a candle in the bottom to melt the little tart. Why not just burn a candle then? That really messes with my head. Yours sounds lots safer!
Play bows,

Kodak the Eskie said...

Mommy doesn't have a melter, but she just bought some candles that smells like holiday baking. I bet your home smells wonderful!


Two Country Poodles said...

Interesting little gadget you have there.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo and Bobo

Hollie and Janie said...

You always have the neatest things at your house! I bet it smells heavenly!! Also...good idea to chop up a candle!

Fred said...

My Grandpa has one, I think. Bet it smells yummy!

Thor said...

I wonder, what's wrong with our natural smell??
That is cool, anyway!
Love, Thor

Inky and Molly said...

pheeeewww...the only smell we like around here is Airedales smell!!
We melt the "tarts" ourselves, if ya know what we mean...

Brownie said...

oooh that looks just like something my momster has - she has it on a pumpkin-ish smell right now, and though it smells good, I think Brownie-poot smell is even better! Too bad the hoomans don't agree....


Teddy Bear said...

We don't have one of those but they sound like something my pawrents should get. I bet your house smells pawesome right now!

Teddy Bear

Clive said...

We were fascinated by that! Sounds like a great thing to have around the house.

take care

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tank woo fur sharing!

I khould almost smell something furry yummy and tasty!


Dewey Dewster said...

Autumn....ya sure do report on interestin' stuff.....we never heard of a tart melter....but we told Gram about it so she can look fer one....then on those days when we have excess....well.... GAS....she can mask the smell with melted scented candle....then more smelly stinkers....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Butchy and Snickers said...

Hey Autumn,
Wow, that's what we need. Right now we put nice smelling oils onto the filter for our air purifier but it wears off within 24 hours. Do you think the kitties would leave one of those alone? So far they don't bother candles in jars.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby
PS Mama will send you an email with the code.

The OP Pack said...

Great idea, M & M. Mom loves the smells of all the pretty candles out there but can only burn them when Dad isn't around. His allergies are really bothered by the smells.

Your tart melter is very cute too.

Woos, the OP Pack

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,
We do not have one. Bambi and Mom and Dad all have allergies. We have a hot tube and I(Mom) started to get real bad rash and found out that I was allergy. So I can not go in any more.
A good post Sue.
Love you lots, Bambi and Fern

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

I want one. We do not have one.
I wonder where to go shop?
I nose it must smells so good

Benny and Lily said...

Autumn make sure you supervise mom when she is playing with that knife. Its only fun til somebody gets hurt.
Benny & Lily


Hi Autumn
That is an excellent idea.. pure genious.. but I can't believe mom just doesn't bake an pie every day for that scent- ha.

Martha said...

I bet that smells good. I think we need to get one for our house. Love, Martha

Lorenza said...

We don't have one of those but sure is a pawesome idea to make your home smell very nice!
Kisses and hugs

Asta said...

I have nevew seen one of those but it sounds absolutley wondewful..,clevew, and pwetty and oh that smell must be heavenly
Pawfect fow a fall day
smoochie kisses
pee ess maggie and Mitch look soo pwecious on the headew mommi could just eat them up

Asta said...

I have nevew seen one of those but it sounds absolutley wondewful..,clevew, and pwetty and oh that smell must be heavenly
Pawfect fow a fall day
smoochie kisses
pee ess maggie and Mitch look soo pwecious on the headew mommi could just eat them up

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Wow, that's a very cool device indeed! The tin basket looks really pretty too, and I can imagine the lovely cinnamon smell coming from it! *grins*


TwoSpecialWires said...

We've never seen a tart melter like the one you have and we like it a lot! Is the base punched tin? It's so pretty and we're guessing the light glows through the holes. Yes? It must be really nice in a room. And maybe we'd be able to pretend we were going to get cinnamon rolls for breakfast if we had one! Yum!

Keeping our eyes open,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Autumn,
We've got one that looks very much like yours. Maybe we can get dad to take a photograph and put it in one of our posts.