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!!!