About Me

I have always picked the ugliest potatoes for as long as I can remember.  When I’d pick out the Christmas tree I would choose the smallest, ugliest, half-dead tree.  I never wanted “them” to feel left out. That is how I feel about the tea cups I find. #middlechildsyndrome.

I think tea cups are elegant, but I would never use them for tea. I am the biggest clutz! But they are so gorgeous that I wanted them anyways.  This is why I am so passionate about Tea Cups To Candles.  I find the lonely, dusty tea cup and I give it life by turning it into a functional candle that all can enjoy.

The best part of my tea cup candles is that they make the perfect gift for any occasion.  They are not just candles and the person you are buying for is not just ordinary. Imagine the face of the person who is going to receive this and the expression they will have when they see what you picked out. You can give a unique gift that no one else in the world will have.  Because every tea cup has its own story.

About Me

My name is Jenae Sarinana and I live in San Jose, CA with my husband and two daughters, Ava and Lily.

After I gave birth to my bundle of joy, Lily, I was diagnosed with Post Partum Depression/Anxiety (PPD).  I needed something to be my escape and give me purpose.  So I too to googled and typed “things you can make and sell” and that is how I discovered tea cup candles!  Having something of my own has helped me through my PPD journey.  I noticed an incredible transformation within myself once I had something that was my own outside of motherhood. 

I want to thank those who have helped and those who will help me in the future. (And a huge thank you to my husband who let me be a crazy person buying over 100 tea cups within a month!)

Today I am a small business owner, wife, mother of two beautiful girls, friend, and US Army veteran.  My friends used these words to describe me (I asked them): hilarious, small hands, loyal, brutally honest, bad ass, independent, and hard worker.