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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Candle's, Peppermint Cocoa Swirl...My favorite!

My two favorite combinations, chocolate and peppermint collide. I have this one in my room and adore it. Peppermint on top, Hot Chocolate on bottom. When you get to the middle, you get both scents at once! Have I mentioned that we put the maximum ammount of scent in our candles, so you can smell them when they are not even lit!

These have been selling so fast... Gingerbread, Spicy Orange and Tuscan Winter combination, they smell fantastic and the color combination is gorgeous! Tuscan Winter is one of our signature blends of , italian biscotti, pine nut and cranberry!
Pumpkin Brulee, perfect for your Holiday table! We will be open the day after Thanksgiving, for shopping and candle making. Bring the family and come create one of a kind unique gifts!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Dave and I request your presence on the 20th day of November....

Come join us for a night of candle making! This Friday we have time's available at our 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 studio sessions. We have a very talented live band coming FREEDOM OR FIRE! I have had the priviledge of meeting their drummer Duncan King, not yet 15 years old and truly has an amazing gift! Duncan and Alexa will be performing a song they have been working on together. We would love for each of you to come out and enjoy this event with us! Give us a call at 205-249-8280 to schedule a time if you would like to make a candle,it's $20.00 per person, BYOB, we will supply cups and openers!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Open House And Candle Making

This is our 9th year to have a candle open house. For six years Dave and I started selling our candles once a year at Christmas time to a few of our friends and family in our home. Everyone loved them and the word got out and they brought friends with them and each year it grew. From there we went to over 20 art shows a year, then on to wholesale, making sometimes 100 candles a day in our basement. We ship our candles out all over the U.S., but I am proud to say they are made right here in HELENA ALABAMA! We started doing first Friday night of the month candlemaking. Last Friday we had twenty five people come in from all over to make candles into gorgeous artwork! All different colors and scents. Here are some examples....

We are taking reservations for Friday night November 20th. We have time slots open at 6:00,7:00, and 8:00, $20.00 a person for a 4x41/2, 100 hours of burn time. Great to customize as gifts. Acoustic band, bring your wine and your friends!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sorry...These Capezio's are all mine!

A little selfish maybe! I have been looking for a pair of these Vintage 70's Capezio's with the turquoise butterfly's for a year now in my size. They finally arrived the day before we went to Atlanta. Not great for walking in all day long through market. I did have to take them off and walk barefoot...that's okay, I looked liked a redneck, they still look cool! We have over 70 pair of boots in stock this week, this would be a good time to check some out. I couldn't fit them all in a picture, but here are a few..... Size 61/2 Luchesse, like new, hardly worn, comfortable, gorgeous!

Size 9 , black with red inlays,vintage Dingo, fit like an 8, great heel. We are pouring tons of new fall candle scents that are truly amazing. I'll be posting some pics soon!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bribes can sometimes backfire!

Well...This is our sweet 12 year old Faith, who hates getting her picture made! So please don't think that I am a bad mom always taking Alexa's pictures, it's just not Faith's favorite thing to do. Sunday I had this light bulb idea, that if I would bribe her with a Coke Icee she would let me take pictures....As you can see it worked...for a minute. Then.....the bees came, who also like coke Icee. She ran inside very angry, crying, left her Icee on the front porch of the studio, and here's what happened next......... Alexa happened next! Camera hog, who also likes icees! Not a good combination....Faith watching from inside the window as Alexa consumed her icee, it was not a happy day in paradise......

In the last picture Faith is still a little bitter and doesn't care that she has hair stuck in her mouth along with the straw, she is just happy to have her treat back......Don't you feel this way sometimes?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Our new lounge....

How do you like our new lounge at Wildflower Wax? Yes, lounge! It's Not an opium den, or fortune telling room as some of our customers have inquired...We added this great little area for our candle makers and bored husbands! Bring your friends, your wine and come make candles every first Friday night this fall and winter! November 6th, we have time slots at 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00, cost is $20.00 a person. Call as soon as possible to reserve your spot since space is limited. Thank you so much for your support!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Very exciting event this weekend....

We have a very exciting event right here in Helena at the ampitheatre, which is across the street from our studio THIS Saturday.... Bo Bice will be the headliner. It is a charity benefit, well you can read all about the bands and the details right here at ,JAMMIN AT THE JUNCTION. Dave has been hard at work designing the tshirts for both the poker run and concert. He looks pretty cute when he draws! However interrupting his concentration will bring great wrath, gnarling teeth, the kiss of death, so I just stay away!

His Shirt design for the concert. These will be for sale at the event, the original artwork with Bo's signature will also be auctioned off.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Alexa, a wonderful gift from God...

Today is Alexa's b'day. This may be to much information for some, or if you are uncomfortable with the mention of God's name, you may not wish to read any further....16 years ago today, I was faced with a very difficult decision(pictured below), for those of you who know her, you may ask how was that so hard...I found out I was pregnant, Dave and I had only known each other 2 months, I had never seen his family or he mine, many were pressuring me to get an abortion, I had absolutely No relationship with God, and had absolutely no clue where I was going in life. However, I knew without a doubt, I was bringing her into this world. It was the very best decision I have ever made. Through her sweet spirit, her gentle ways, her unconditional love and her spiritual understanding at such a young age....I was for once able to comprehend that God makes no mistakes.... God has used her to lead others to Christ since she was only 6 years old, her prayer when she perfoms is not that she will do well or sound good, but that others will be drawn to HIM. She has been writing music for several years now. She enjoys playing for churches and youth groups all over. I just posted 3 new songs on her myspace. Please take a visit to Alexa's Myspace to see and hear how God is using her. Happy B'day Alexa!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Turquoise at Wildflower Wax!

Dave got to work early this morning and surprised me by painting the doors to the studio my VERY favorite color turquoise and another surprise which is pictured at the bottom...... Vintage Capezio Boots inlayed with turquoise and a wooden cross handmade by Allen Crawford....

This was my other surprise this morning, while I was at home learning how to make chai tea and homeschooling Alexa, okay I was watching an old episode of Lost....Dave took apart an old wooden structure in our back yard, moss and all, left, for work at 6:30, painted it turquoise and hand hammered a copper heart that reads Faith. I was thrilled to have so much accomplished in one day...I guess I should say that Dave accomplished so much today!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Candle Bling & 1st Preview of Fall Scents

I suffered a loss this week.... my camera of 5 years, completely dead. Then the panic set in, what to do?" The

camera I want is only close to a thousand dollars, and my birthday was last week," I told Dave with a big

smile! The consensus is that I have to wait until Christmas, hmm. In despair I immediately started digging

around looking for Faith's Coolpix she got for her b'day last year that she took 3 pictures with, the batteries

apparently went dead so she just stopped using it! So for now it's mine.....

I don't know about you, but I am ready for fall and these new candles just out this week are really putting

me in the mood.... Hot Apple Pie Tops, Spicy Orange Middle, Gingerbread Bottoms....and if you haven't been

by the studio you won't believe the smell. If you drive by with your windows open, you can smell them!

The candle bling is new this week. Great to wrap around a candle or wine bottle to give as a gift! The tall

candle with the cross is ONE candle that we poured, 18 to 20 inches tall!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Everyone needs a little BLING.....

I know it's been a while since i posted....we have been trying to settle into our new routine of school, getting back from Atlanta market, sickness, and just plain old responsibilities. Today I decided to get my camera out and take some pictures of some of our new TOYS!!!! The new rings we got in , I have to say were my inspiration and they are moving out the door at a very fast pace! If you like the square toe cowboy boots, these are Justin size 71/2 and very comfortable with hand pegged bottoms. I have these in my closet in a size 9 and they are one of my very favorites. We just got them in on Friday and they are waiting to be tried on and taken home!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Choose nostalgia,pineapple mango candles and Izze!

New t-shirts are in by a company called CHOOSEY CHICKS! It's fun just saying their name!There company is all about making positive choices....Choose love, peace, your legacy,etc..etc...and my favorite as you can see Choose Nostalgia! Scent of the Month.....Pineapple Mango! Just the right blend to finish off the summer months... Remember their is a special discount on our monthly scents, this one good through August, so hurry up!!!
my favorite summertime drink...Izze clementine, but don't forget the white wine, big glass and some ice cubes.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The ultimate wedding gift?

Dave and I went to a fantastic wedding shower this weekend at Magnolia Manor in Helena. Jean the beautiful bride to be...tall...platinum blonde hair... who I have to say looks like a Hollywood movie star with southern charm all wrapped up into one. Two words, Love Her!!! She requested one of Dave's paintings as a wedding gift and this is what she got. I loved it so much, I have to admit I didn't want to part with it! I don't think some of the ladies over 60 knew how to react or what to say! It's kind of a girl thing so her husband will probably want to put it in a closet. So excited to announce that pretty soon they WILL be in the CLOSET on the t-shirt designs we are making out of Dave's designs, which you can get right here at Wildflower Wax!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


I know this has nothing to do with Wildflower Wax, however, yesterday I was doing some shopping in a lower income area, with bags in hand, walked out of the store to see a man in a wheelchair with no legs, beyond middle aged, tired, weathered and worn, holding a cup. Without thinking, I immediately reached for my purse fumbled around for some money and dropped it in his cup. He was so sweet, looking back I could tell he wanted someone to talk to. All that was going through my mind was, I hope he doesn't spend it on booze, drugs, or bingo. I drove to the other side of the parking lot to Mcdonald's, all of a sudden with hamburger in mouth, started crying. I realized that over the past year my heart had started getting hard, something that I never thought would happen to me. A year ago I would have sat down and asked him his name and if he needed anything. My philosophy has always been that people in suits and ties are not always the ones with the answers. I probably missed a really great conversation. Jesus didn't wear a suit and tie, or have a college degree. I have challenged myself this week to search and find what has made my heart hard, and fix it quick! What is your heart condition like? Please don't make the mistake I did.....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I've been holding out.....

We got these in last week and it hurts me to post them since they are my size! My meanie husband won't let me keep them, he says that I have enough boots! Well what woman has enough boots? These are hand pegged JUSTINS and these patterns are a thing of the past. They will fit you if you are somewhere between a ladies 8-9. Hurry in and try them on or email me if you have any questions

Friday, July 17, 2009


The Kimmidoll Collection is a brand new product just introduced out of Santa Barbara, I am thrilled to be the first store in the Southeast to have the honor to place these little cuties on my shelf! The beautiful girl pictured is Celeste, she was in today and made her own custom candle with a few charms! There are 18 different dolls, with different encouraging words, they make the perfect gift for all ages at just $10.50. My 15 year old has started making her Christmas list already!!!

Don't forget the farmer's market tomorrow in Helena from 8:00-12:00! We will also be opening the studio at 9:00.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Atlanta Market

America's Mart,aka the stuff mart as we call it, in Atlanta is beyond fun for us! It is not only a place for us to go look at all of the new fun things that people have been known to act like ravenous vultures to write orders for ,so that they can be the first and only in their zip code to carry the products. It is a place where Dave and I can hang out, eat, drink coffee, laugh at the disgusting things we find in the downtown Atlanta hotel rooms, such as unidentified stains on the ceiling in not your traditional colors, huge bleach stains on the carpet of a 4 star hotel in the shape of a body, flies, and my favorite a half smoked joint on the balcony(no we didn't finish it off!) It is a place to meet new friends or bring friends to help you make decisions(Allen and Dawn we missed you terribly!) I can't wait to show you some of the new lines we picked up, 5 of them are based out of Cali!
This was the best part of Sunday night! Our trip to Azio, pizza with sausage and green olives, a tradition my friend Alisa and I started around 4th grade, a great combo. I will be posting the pics of some of the new products that come in as they show up. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wildflower Wax Studio presents....Alexa Rankin!

Stop by the studio in Helena tonight for an acoustic set from 6:30-8:30.........we'll be open tonight until 10:00!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Alexa playing at the studio Friday night!!!

Alexa, our sweet and very talented 15 year old, will be doing an acoustic set on Friday night at the studio from 6:30 until the movie in the park starts across the street around 8:00. This is a video of the song she wrote last week called "Reap What You Sow". I have to say this is not the usual praise and worship music that she writes, it seems to fall more into the country music genre! However, sometimes the drama in life inspires creative moments....... If you would like to make a candle tomorrow night before the movie, it will be ready to unmold after the movie is over. Remember, we stay open until 9:30 ish on Friday's. Bring a date, your kids, whatever you like to drink, we will provide the ice and cups!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Daphne & Brutus? New Boot's This Week!

our sweet daphne & i think his name was brutus! she moves pretty fast! the little town of helena was packed with fun on the 4th. the farmers market kicked everything off, we had blueberry pancakes and sausage for breakfast,made by the civitan club, we bought homeade cinnamon sourdough bread, and a pot of basil from the herb lady, beautiful weather, perfected limeade made by the Underwood family, ending with the best fireworks I have seen and we were able to watch them from our studio!bye bye adorable,pink,size 7, flower inlay justin boots...these went on the shelf on Friday and were gone by Saturday afternoon. the brown boho boots on the left just arrived also, distressed to perfection, with a 2 inch heel! the good news.....we have 2 more pairs of vintage justin's arriving at the end of next week!

size 8.5-9 white and red butterfly inlay's, very comfortable, great condition!

beautiful soft leather, really cool uppers, two shades of brown, men's 10 or 11....