Saturday, January 8, 2011

Last day at Helena Studio...

Happy New Year! I wanted to share pictures from our last day at the studio in Helena. Thanks to our friend Jan King , she was there with her camera to document the move! Just to clarify,Dave and I are not flicking off the camera, we are pointing to the Exit sign! We had lots of good times in this building and will miss our friends in Helena. However, we are very excited about what the new year brings! This is the passover of the keys to the new tenant, Dave Schleuter from Buck Creek Stained Glass. He is doing some renovations but will be open January 14th, so be sure to stop in and see him and his beautiful work!

If you are in desperate need for a Wildflower Wax candle, go to Birmingham Whole foods and pick one up there. Atlanta Whole Foods, West Paces Ferry store in Buckhead also just got a great selection! Our new website should be up very soon for online ordering! We will also be doing some art shows this spring and summer. If you want us to come to your town, we would love some suggestions for some good shows!

If anyone has some questions or needs something specific please give me a call at 205-249-8280. You can also find us on facebook at Wildflower Wax and Twitter Wildflowerwax!

Friday, November 19, 2010

And The Winner Is.........

First of all, I am so glad I used Random. org to pick a winner, I never would have been able to decide. I appreciate each one of you that entered so very much!!! I would LOVE to get to know each of you better! Please, keep your eyes open I will be doing several more give aways through Christmas. The WINNER of the Sweet Pumpkin giveaway is DENISE DONALDSON, from Springfield Illinois! Congrats!!! Please send your address to, I want you to get this in time for Thanksgiving!!! Thanks again everyone!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

November Candle Giveaway!

Okay...I haven't done a giveaway in a while, so here it is! Your chance to win a 4x41/2 SWEET PUMPKIN pillar candle, valued at $23.00, with a burning time of over 100 hours. Pictured at bottom right of candle pic below. This is my very favorite this time of year with Thanksgiving right around the corner! Yummy scent with Vanilla, Pumpkin, Brown Sugar, Nutmeg and a Buttery Rum....We have been making candles for almost 12 years now and really know how to PACK in the fragrance, you won't be dissapointed! I want to make this really simple, so just follow the directions below! This giveaway starts right now and ends Thursday November 18th at 12:00am. Here's what you do, simply FOLLOW this blog and leave a comment, I would love it if you talk about what type of candle scents you like! For extra entries, leave a SEPERATE entry for each of the following:

1. Follow us and Tweet about the Giveaway @ wildflowerwax

2. Like Wild For Wildflowerwax on Facebook

If you are not into giveaways, you can call us at 205-249-8280 to order one, this week we will do a $2.50 flat rate shipping in the US only! Thanks so very much, Have a great week!!!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

October Boots and Candle Color Gone Wrong...

Two pairs of Size 7 boots have come in this week. The pink and brown are a pair of Justin's, which I have in my closet as well and I have to say are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. The black and white with the phoenix are hand pegged all leather, made in Mexico, haven't seen another pair like them, not vintage, but I wish they were my size!
Vintage Abilene, off white with denim blue stitching size 61/2.....

We have been pouring fall scents all week and they smell amazing! Pictured above is a new candle scent we have, blueberry crisp. I poured a few of these to try and got the color all wrong! They are supposed to be a purple-ish blue and the tops turned out forest green... I have two shorter versions of the candle pictured that we are giving away this morning to the first 2 people to make it to the studio and mention that you saw this post! Ready, Set, Go....p.s. Dave is just leaving the house so give him 30 minutes!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Men In My Life....

Meet Mojo, the sweetest dog ever! We adopted him a couple of months ago. He's very photogenic, I just love his gorgeous eyes. You can find him hanging out at Wildflower Wax during the week...If you want to make friends he really really really likes treats of all kinds!

My Davie! What can't this man do! He cuts my hair, tatoos,(he's a wicked good artist), plays bass, guitar, makes jewelry, drives a school bus, is a comedian on the side. Our 15th year anniversary is coming up in a couple of weeks, I have to get creative...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wildflower Wax Candles At Whole Foods!!!

I have been HORRIBLE at blogging lately, I know....Sometimes I just have so much to say, I have no idea where to start! We are THRILLED to have our candles at the Birmingham Wholefoods!!! Thanks so much to Leigh of Bloggeritaville for the awesome picture. You should check out her blog, she is one chick who gets around to some really cool places! She is a super awesome person too!! I will have some more pics coming soon, very soon...

This is my favorite time of year in the studio. Yesterday I poured our Spicy Orange and Hot Apple Pie candles and you could smell the scent of fall all the way down the street! We have candlemaking at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 tonight with spots available since I forgot to tell everyone we were having it, imagine that! Give me a call at 205-249-8280 or just drop in.... Have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lemon~Lime & Basil....

It has been SO extremely hot here in Birmingham the last few weeks! Glad to report the Air conditioning is now fixed at Wildflower Wax...These are the perfect candle for a hot summer's day. We just made these custom candles for Shelby Living Mag., and had a few left over. If you like the combination of refreshing citrus with a hint of earthy basil, these may just become a favorite part of my summertime! Here is a glimpse behind the scenes at the 24 hour process we use....I can say no more, the rest is a secret which took years to perfect! Here is a pic of our chunky candle, 3x31/2 and 3x6 in the molds..... The finished product......

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Double Stacked Cupcake Candles, with charms...

Just created these new double stacked cupcakes! Vanilla scented, sprinkles on top, with a silver charm....Of course the first batch had to be turquoise, but more colors and scents to come. These make the perfect birthday gift.......Only at Wildflower Wax! Join our facebook group Wild For Wildflowerwax.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wildflower Wax tatoos, jewelry & inspiration area...

Not much laundry or cleaning got d0ne at my house , however, I made a ridiculous ammount of jewelry this week. Dave left me at home to work, while he went to the studio. By the way did I mention....!!! Dave is going to be tatooing out of Wildflower Wax very very soon. The health inspector came out and we got the cities approval. Now all we need is to finish the back room. I am so happy Dave will be doing what he loves again. He left behind tatooing years ago to spend more time with his wife and kids. While we get the back room ready he is Tatooing out in Springville at Images In Ink. Pics of his work will be coming soon....
Okay, back to the jewelry.... I always have a great time designing these one of a kind pieces. The last grouping I did sold out fast, which made me very very happy!!! Well.... my mom did trade a piece she bought yesterday, when she saw the new ones I had just made! She's the only one I allow to do that sort of thing, but I owe her big time for everything she does for us...
Love the new piece with the lock and key....I am just a little perplexed at how you unlock the lock if you can't get to the key. Now that I am thinking about it, I kind of like the symbolism, isn't love much, like that anyway? Many places in our heart that will never be open unless we find a way to open them...

Here's a peek inside our jewelry area, my place of inspiration....

Love this owl piece!!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Scents That Influence Our Senses

Coconut is one of my very favorite scents and flavors! Our sense of smell and taste are truly a gift. They remind us of the good things in life and the bad which all affect our 5 senses in one way or another. Over the years I have seen our customers select candle scents by their memories, circumstances, or for the candles aesthetic beauty. It is quite an interesting process to watch. For me coconut reminds me of a summer day I spent in Cancun... The sun... sand and the oceanside cafe where the waiter brought us coconut ice cream in a big bowl covered with Kahlua, chocolate sauce and shredded coconut! Our Wildflower Wax signature Mandarin Coconut candles are one of my favorite summer candle fragrances....
If you haven't been in to the studio lately, we have moved the candle making area to the front. Here are the fragrance oil bottles in our creation area. On a few Friday nights a month we have candle making nights where you can make your own candles customized with your favorite scents, colors and charms. You can bring your friends, drinks, ipod's, anything you need to feel at home. Well...anything LEGAL that makes you feel at home! We are still getting raised eyebrows when people see the lounge area! People have asked, "Is that an Opium Den or a Tarot Card Reading Room"? Quite, it's a place for our guests to relax, bored husbands to sit, or for me to pull the curtains and take a nap!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Handmade Jewelry by Rebekah and Amy

Brand new arrivals this week at our store by two fantastic artists. This beautiful pottery jewelry is made right here in Birmingham by Rebekah...

Amy brought in some gorgeous one of a kind necklaces and earrings. I love them all and honestly am not able to pick a favorite piece.
The traffic in Old Town is starting to pick up this week. We are running a blog and facebook special today only!!! Stop in Today and make a $9.00 candle and make a second one half off( 3x31/2 over 50 hours burn time) they make the perfect end of the year teacher gift! Dave is running the studio alone today while I take Alexa and Duncan to play in Warrior Alabama and tonight they have another gig in Southside at Daniel Day Art Gallery for Athlete's Kickin Cancer. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, stop by and see Dave today and don't forget to mention the special!!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New One Of A Kind Jewelry designs by Wildflower Wax

I have been hard at work designing these one of a kind pieces. From trash to treasure, old to new, rough and tattered meets vintage glam! I do have a hard time parting with these, I never make two the same. The cool thing with our jewelry is... you won't show up at a party with the same accessories as your boyfriends X, it's earth friendly to recycle, and the best part....these pieces range from $20-45.00!!! We just put these out TODAY, one was used in a photo shoot for Shelby County Living, if you are interested hurry in!!!! We also just got in some new jewelry from some local artists which I have not had a chance to photograph, but I promise they will be coming soon!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wildflower Wax Kickin It at Roadside Relics!!!

Wildflower Wax was invited to do Roadside Relics last weekend, A Yardsale with flair! Let me tell you, it was more than a yardsale!!! Please go to the link to see all the pictures. Friday night everyone dressed like they were going to a Vintage Prom, lots of lights strung all over, wine, food, art and nobody showed up in the same dress! Rachel put this event together in her home with the help of many friends. I think her plan is to do this twice a year. I was hoping once a month! I haven't had that much fun in a very long time!!!

This weekend in Helena is the Buck Creek Festival, a block away from our store. Lots of Music and art, I hear it is fantastic!!! Tonight is the last night for La Reunion Idol across the street, Alexa is in the top 2!!!We would love for you to support these two wonderful girls.Come visit us, we have a large ammount of candles in stock right now. Mason jars are back, 2 for $15.00... New scents in our pillars and over 80 pairs of boots, jewelry from new artists, and re-purposed art from some of my new friends from Roadside Relics! Pics coming soon. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Book Signing/Release Party Tonight At Wildflower Wax!

We are thrilled to have author Tina Westbrook at Wildflower Wax tonight from 7:00-9:00. Her book "Letter's From Alcatraz, forty years later", is fiction, inspired by a true story. Once I picked it up I was not able to put it down, so I finished it in one day! I don't want to say too much'll just have to check it out for yourself. Tina was on CBS this morning talking about the book, they haven't posted the link to the interview yet. There will be wine tonight, and The Alexa Rankin Band will be playing outside at 7:00.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

FRYE and vintage RALPH LAUREN boots..

I wanted to share 2 pairs of my favorite boots we have in stock, well...actually one, we sold the pair on the right this weekend. They are vintage Ralph Lauren, made in the 80's, handpegged, all leather, gorgeous inlay's, these are a collector boot and I am sad to see them go! The pair on the left are FRYE!!! These are also unique, have a great heel and are great looking on! They will fit you if you are between a size 8-9, and are a fraction of the cost of brand new Frye boots! Dave did the Native American artwork pictured behind the boots. There is a set of 3 of them, people have asked to buy them, however I am not yet ready to part with them!

As far as new candle scents go...I will be posting pics this week. We have a new Sea Kelp, that has been selling really quick, clean and fresh. Also we have a new scent called Eclipse that's charcoal grey, it smells like the Abercrombie Fitch scent Ezra, it's masculine, clean, but not overwhelming.

We are booking candle making sessions for the month of March on Saturday nights. Friday's are hard for people coming from work. We only have 3 or 4 spots for

this Saturday the 6th, the other option would be Saturday March 20th! Give us a call if you have any questions.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Candle Making, Friday Night In Helena!

Goodmorning! Candle making this Friday January 29th, sessions are filling up quickly, if you are interested call today 249-8280. Sessions are at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00, $20.00 per person. Bring your beverage of choice...
These are some bright colored and neutral flower leather cuffs we got in from L.A., They have been selling so quickly to all ages, very affordable too!
More one of a kind wooden crosses with copper embellishment, they each have different sayings, love, peace, joy, faith, etc.... Great for indoors or out!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Art...

Since it's been quite some time since our last post, I thought you should hear and see what we have been up to... Dave and I went to market in Atlanta and were not blown away by the things we were seeing, to much of the same thing you see everywhere, and those of you who know anything about us know we don't like ANYTHING we make or sell to be the same. We had way too many conversations with manufacturers who outsource to China, so they can mass produce, lower their product quality and in return, they can make a fortune. We as Americans are letting this happen, please support products made in the USA and your local artists! I am of the opinion that we should EXPRESS ourselves as individuals, mind, body and soul, so that we can share our unique gifts . If we all look the same how is that possible! I'm just saying....Wildflower Wax is here to help with that! We have been busy designing jewelry, all one of a kind pieces! New candle scents, the one in the background is Black Currant, very nice! The necklace in this picture is vintage style beads, made to wrap twice and wear as a choker, clasp in front. This one is great you can wrap it a few times and wear it as a choker or layer other pieces and wear it long.

We also have collected one of a kind vintage pieces that look great layered with our jewelry...

Two different pieces, the shorter one is double wrapped, the long piece can be worn as is, or it can be doubled to wear up high....Dave has made some great wooden crosses with copper, pics coming soon. Candle making this Friday night January 29th, call for info!

Friday, January 1, 2010

HaPpY NeW YeAr!!!

Dave and I want to thank you so much for your support this year! What a wonderfully supportive community Helena has been! I will say it has been one interesting journey after another, oh the stories I could tell.....
Wildflower Wax will be closed until Tuesday January 12th, we do have to go to the stuff mart(AKA: America's Mart in Atlanta) which puts me in a whirlwind like Madame Blueberry from Veggie Tales without all the money to spend!
Our next candlemaking night will be Friday January 15th, so please spread the word for us. We have been making many positive changes this week to the studio which I can't wait for you to see. I would post some pictures, however my sweet husband got me a Cannon Rebel for Christmas that I have not learned to use yet. He also got me this cute head band I am wearing in the above pic, which Alexa keeps trying to steal from me!
So....if anyone has any suggestions about what products they would like to see in Wildflower Wax, please share your opinions!
We thank you again,
Dave & Jennifer

Sunday, December 20, 2009

ATTENTION HELENA!!! The Grinch may be coming to YOUR House!

There have been many grinch sightings this weekend in Old Town. He was spotted at several businesses. He was fairly well behaved, however, he say's that he LOVES the stench in Wildflower Wax, and I'm afraid he got out with a handful of candles! He tried to take Lora's dog from the bead biz thinking Rocket was Max from Whoville!So, here's the deal....Rumor has it that tomorrow night Monday December 21st, the Grinch will be delivering products and gift certificate's from Old Town to houses here in Helena that he finds to be visually appealing, decorated and filled with Christmas cheer! He likes food too and apple cider and hot cocoa, and so do his friends! Let me just say...........

Please spread the word, Keep a watch on your pet's and your decorations, cause old habits die hard..... We love you Helena! Thanks for your support, and hopefully we will get to see you tomorrow night!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Beware, Grinch Spottings In Helena!!!

The Grinch has reared his ugly head in Old Town! Some think he's scary, I personally think he's.......... kinda sexy!!! The word is, he will be in Old Town tomorrow with candy and available for photo op's! I will say, he is a bit of a clepto, so store owners watch your merchandise....The grinch has lots of surprises in store over the next few day's, so don't go far...... We have a great new photographer in Helena, her name is Jan King from Two Sister's Photography, check out her website, and her Blog. We were so excited that she was here to capture the event.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Pear,Ginger,Ginseng & The Grinch

Did I mention that we are open on Sunday's through the holiday season! Drop in candle making 12-4, we close up at 5:00. Well, I was hoping that Dave would wake up early this morning and take me to IHOP, however he has already informed me once this morning that this is his only day to sleep late, and he looked very mean and nasty, like the Grinch when he said it...So while my stomach is making awful noises(not loud enough to wake the grinch), I will tell you about our new candle scent combo's! Pictured below is Pear, Ginger & Gingseng!! This is a hard one to describe, you'll just have to smell it. Then we have..... Buttery Gingerbread, Spicy Orange, Tuscan Winter, layered, not all mixed together. This one has been our top seller this week and last week. Tuscan Winter is one of our signature blends, Italian Biscotti, Cranberry and Pine nut...Many of you have been asking about our boots stock. We have gotten in 25 pairs this week, all sizes, mens and womens!

Dave is still asleep, I'm headed to the kitchen for some coffee, and to watch Church Of The Highlands online service at 9:30. Always a great message via satellite. So, if you have a grouchy spouse that won't get up or a sick child, you just click on the above link at 8:00, 9:30 or 11:15 and watch by the fire in your p.j.'s!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Bye Lupe! We'll miss you....

Dave's painting of Lupe that has been in our store since we first opened, has gone to live at Kelly's Bar & Grill in the Lakeview district! We have a huge blank space on our wall which will have to be filled soon. Kelly's is a fun place, so I'm sure he will be happy in his new home! If your in the area go by and visit him. Kelly's