A few weeks ago, and friend and I made an unplanned trip into East Palestine, Ohio and I'm so glad we did! I visited a local candle shop called 1820 House Candle Company, where I met owner/artisan Melissa Smith. I had so much fun choosing the perfect scents and chatting with Melissa, and by the end of our time there she mentioned the possibility of my being a stockist for her candle line. I headed home to share the info with my husband Chris and he took one smell and look and immediately encouraged me to do it! The look of her shop and her different lines is very urban and chic and exactly what I love! It fits in so perfectly with everything in my shop. I LOVE that these candles are hand poured right there in her studio and in OHIO! (and that they burn FOREVER).
After a few days of messaging and texting back and forth with Melissa, not only had I arranged to be a stockist and sent in my list of desired scents, I had also made a new friend that has a lot of business insights to share and seems to be a kindred spirit. She then messaged me that on her farm there was a large pile of scrapped barn wood and that I was welcome to come and dig through !! Score!!! :) So today we made the drive back to East Palestine to pick up my candle order and go dig through a pile of awesome, dirty, bug ridden old barn wood! It was a beautiful day to make the drive and I spent too much time taking pictures of cows and farms along the way!
The trailer is full of great hunks of wood and the shop is now full of wonderful smells!! I will be carrying 2 different lines for now, and I hope each of you that visit me will find a scent that you just have to have! If all goes well, I hope to start carrying many more choices. If you ever find yourself in the East Palestine area, it's worth a stop at 1820 House to pick up a few candles that I may not carry and to see her super cute shop! Until then, just take a drive to Canal Fulton when I'm open and stock up! :)
Who Am I?
I've tried it all...hair stylist/faux painter/stay at home mom/jewelry artist/late in life college student/retail shop owner/design consultant/home stager. Through it all I've loved doing home renovations, DIY and thrifting.