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2013 June

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Jun

Unglued Market

  • By minneapolischandlery

This week Jonny and I took a spur of the moment trip north to a beautiful bed and breakfast getaway. We have both been working so hard this last year, it was our first vacation in a very long time! On the trip we were going to be close to Fargo so we decided to take a stop in to visit the folks at the Unglued Market right downtown Fargo.

Unglued Market

We were introduced to the Unglued folks when we attended the Unglued Craft Fest this past year. We had a fabulous time at that fair and we were honored when we were asked if our products could be sold at the store of the same name downtown. We don’t get to travel to Fargo often so we were pleased as punch to be able to come in and see what it looked like with our own eyes.

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The store itself is filled to the brim with beautiful gifts made from far and wide. There is a little bit of something for everyone. I love how Ashley, the shop owner, decorates the store in a way that I can only describe as “Cluttered-organized”. Clutorganized? There are so many different items in the store but they are shown in themes. It just makes sense when you’re in there. Our candles for instance are displayed in one area of the store, but our wildflower honey fragrance is set up next to the locally made honey. It flows!

Unglued Market

As a person who is majorly interested in store displays and store design, I totally get jazzed over cute display furniture. This card catalog card display is so up my ally, I would have stolen it had I the strength and lack of morals.

Bakeology

Not only does Unglued have wonderful gifts but they also sell cupcakes from Bakeology. I’m not crazy about cupcakes, I mean, they’re fine and all, but I would say that the Robin’s Egg cupcake that I had from this company is the best cupcake I’ve ever had. Something about the texture of the cake and frosting together was above and beyond delicious. You can also find our birthday candles right next to the cupcakes. Again, creative display planning :)

27

Jun

Stormy Treasury

  • By minneapolischandlery

This week we had a terrible storm here in Minneapolis. A big tree fell on our house and the power was out for a couple days, but now we are fully recovered!

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We were in a stormy mood so we made this storm themed Etsy treasury! Check it out here. As always we featured mostly Minnesotan artists. We hope all of our neighbors here in the Twin Cities are safe. Let’s hope for sunny skies ahead!

 

20

Jun

Numbered Candleholders

  • By minneapolischandlery

I know it’s been a busy week when I haven’t posted anything on a blog since last week’s Candleholder Thursday post! So much to do, so little time…

This week is a wedding post! Spring is here and that means wedding bells are chiming all over. We’ve sold so many unity candles and made special orders for wedding favors, I can’t believe we haven’t shown off more wedding candleholders.

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This particular set was found on a wedding supply store called BHLDN. The candleholders are used as table settings and accommodate one taper candle each. This would be a really sweet addition to a table display for guests at a wedding.

For those of us not getting married, I think you could absolutely use these candleholders at a fancy birthday party. They are so pretty!

13

Jun

Marlaine Cox Metalworks

  • By minneapolischandlery

Candleholder Thursday, local artist edition!

I was at a gift shop in our neighborhood recently when I spotted an interesting taper candleholder. The holder was made with an old tool and honestly before I picked it up and held it in my hand, I wasn’t even sure what it was! Upon closer inspection I found that a local artist named Marlaine Cox welded it. I don’t have a photo of the exact piece but I did find a couple examples of her work online.

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A candle can only be fully enjoyed if it is burned in the appropriate holder. I personally like a simple looking candle that burns well paired with a unique holder. These candleholders are so quirky and have so much personality; a busy candle would be too much!

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Make sure to check out her website. We are so proud to live in such a creative city with so many talented artists. Minneapolis pride!

 

10

Jun

Reusing Containers

  • By minneapolischandlery

I was at my grandmother’s house last year for dinner when she gave me a glass full of water. I commented on how pretty the design on the glass was and she let me know that it was once filled with a candle. She had cleaned it out and run it through the dishwasher a couple times before using it as a drinking glass. She said, “If you like it so much you should take it home!”

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This glass had led an interesting life so far and I wanted to bring it back to its original purpose, which was to host a candle. We filled this candle with our Rose Mint fragrance, cleaned it up and gave it to a friend as a gift. Usually we make this fragrance a pink color but we wanted the design to pop so we left the wax white. We hope after the candle has burned down that our friend will let us fill it again for her.

When we used to work at our old candle store we used to offer a service to refill candle cans for a discount. I was so happy to support reusing containers! These were tins that would have otherwise gone to the dump and people were saving a few dollars at the same time. We are living in age of earth conscious people and that fills me with joy.

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Another candle maker we know at Often Wander makes beautiful candles in vintage containers. These glass pieces might otherwise be overlooked in a home but now they can be part of a fantastic display. You just can’t find candle containers like this being made today! We ‘re sending props to Sarah in San Diego for her lovely creations.

If you have any candle containers that are burned down make sure not to throw them out! They can be cleaned and reused. If you’d like them to be refilled please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to see what we can do.

02

Jun

Bright Sun Candles

  • By minneapolischandlery

Bright Sun Candles is a family owned candle company in Saint Paul, Minnesota. After supplying the Twin Cities with beautiful soy candles they have decided to stop production and focus on new things. They are offering 60% off the rest of their stock if you use the coupon code “fin60” at their website www.brightsuncandles.com. If you enjoy soy candles you should get in on this deal! We wish everyone at Bright Sun Candles the best!

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