Of course, these items looked much larger in the catalog picture, and when I got them, it was not exactly the size that I was expecting! Instead, they were tiny little candle holders which came in a tiny little box and only burned for less than an hour. I really liked the ceramic Feng Shui cups; however, and didn't want to throw them away after use.
So, I decided that I just had to find another use for them. I cleaned them up and sterilized them really well and now they are used as our saké cups for when our friend and her hubby visit. Yes, I am aware that Feng Shui is Chinese and saké (rice wine) is Japanese, but we enjoy them all the same.
Feng Shui symbols: Earth, Fire, Metal, Water and Wood
The Wiccan adaptation for eclectic purposes
I could also have used these beautiful cups to burn incense cones, but I just couldn't see ruining them with the ash burn. Still in all, not too bad for the couple of dollars which I had spent!