Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Check out our newly designed website! It is fresh and clean and a great start to a new outlook. www.1820house.com
This site is really geared to the main bread and butter of the business, the candle line. Never fear early lovers........I'll be adding some pages for you too!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
If you haven't already heard.......we are at the Shaker Woods Festival, Columbiana Ohio for 3 weekends in Aug. Our first weekend was face melting hot but amazingly successful due to the fabulous attendance , repeat fabulous customers and refreshing ice tea's in multiples from the Mason's booth. Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!
Our 3 layer new candle experiment sold out , the aromatherapy line is 3/4 gone and a huge chunk is gone out of our regular line. How cool is that!
Two weekends remain so if you haven't experienced the show and are looking for something to do, hop in the car for a road trip. Check out www.shakerwoods.com for travel information.
As an ending note, we will not have studio hours for the month of August due to the show and my work schedule. As soon as I can I will post the fall hours schedule.
Again, thank you for all the support, wonderful compliments and continued patronage.
While a big challenge this year to keep up, it makes it so worth while when I hear the loving comments about the candle line.
Friday, July 16, 2010
In case you didn't already know it from Facebook, Twitter or from stopping in the shop, our Organic Tee's are now in!
They are ringspun 100% Organic cotton, super soft and well, to be honest make you look ultra cool!
Available in Fitted Ladies (runs very small, Lg is like a small) and Reg Unisex with a slimmer fit. $20.00 ea.
Hope you all are enjoying your summer!
Friday, July 2, 2010
We ar in full swing as we prepare for our annual trek to the Shaker Woods Festival. While one of my candle making escapades a few of my apprentices showed up on late night and sure made it fun. Thought I'd share a few photos.
Somehow the monkey see monkey do's were slightly confused, there was some neck wringing and laughs to be had. What a life I live!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Hope this latest post finds everyone enjoying the great weather and doing well! We've just finished up I Made It! Market in the Southside of the Burgh. It was a fantastic venue with many wonderful artisans and we could not have asked for a better location or weather. While showing off our most awesome candle line, there was live entertainment, kid's crafts, a chili cookoff and we noshed on Qdobe mexican only to top it off with Cheesecake Factory at the end. A special shout out to Brad, Dan, Ian, Kenny, Hot Sally and Jackie for showing us love and support! Attendee's even brought their pooches , one of which was a large "Boxalab" that gave my extrodiary helper of the day a hug. Thanks again to Carrie for a job well done!
This month has also been the kick off to the insane candle making for Shaker Woods that will be in Aug. Pallet loads of jars, wax and fragrance have arrived and will keep me busy many nights.
Now ....on to some major business. Many of you know that I worked at General Motors only to be laid over a year ago thus provoking me to take the leap to open my retail location. We'll.....this past Friday, I received a letter of recall back to work ......for MONDAY. Yes, that is right, MONDAY! 3 days notice! I had know that it was a possibility but did not think that it would happen until June. It has put me in somewhat of a bind as to keeping the store open on the same schedule that it has been. So, with that, I want you all to know that the store WILL NOT be closing it's doors. We will just be going through an adjustment phase. The plan is for me to be open when I can be available until my summer help starts. I have my son Jesse which many of you have met, Allison my outstanding "apprentice" and Brianne my lovely sales associate which will start as soon as school is out. Until then it will be hit and miss with our hours. The goal is for me to be there Monday's 1:00 until 4:30, Closed Tues & Wed, Thurs & Fri 1:00 until 4:30 , Sat 10 until 3:00 & Sun 12:00 until 3:00. Hopefully this will allow for everyone to still have a time slot to pick up their candles, and you'll still get to see my smiling face! This will no doubt be a huge adjustment for me so PLEASE....bear with me and be patient during this time. I appreciate all of you and your business and want to keep you happy but also need to make this transition as smooth and economical for a small business as possible. Hopefully by summer, help will be in place and morning hours will be back in business!
Again...thank you for all your support, wonderful comments and finally for choosing to burn 1820 House candles!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Need something fun to do April 10th? You should come to the I Made It! Market in Pittsburgh!
We will be there along with some pretty awesome artisans! It is from 2 to 8 , features entertainment , food and a ESPN sponsored / celebrity judged Chili Cookoff!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
It has been a while since my last post. My apologies! I have been diligently working on new fragrances for the 2010 list. Once fragrances are tested (which takes time) they are added and ones that didn't do so well are removed.
I have re-arranged the store twice now. I am never settled! I now have the main part of the store showcasing my handcrafted lines, artisan pieces and unique gifts. The back room is now a vignette of 18th century replicas , antique smalls and remaining early american pieces. It is actually cozy. As much as it pains me to see it disolving........businesses must evolve and change to sustain and keep current to what the paying customer wants to see. (within reason)
The store will still remain a artisan made / handcrafted USA shop. You will find very little imports. I try very hard to support independent artisans. I've been helping to encourage a young jewelry artist (Erica Wilson - Something in Between )to embark on an adventure in combining antique with new. Her pieces are beautiful and one of a kind! Another East Palestine graduate (Dara Morgan-Greensboro, NC) has graced my walls with some of her original paintings which are lovely and an exceptional price for handpainted canvas.
Enjoy a peek at some new items..........and a sample of the new brochure I'm working on.
Stay warm and think SPRING!
Friday, January 22, 2010
In case you missed our segments on the candles and 1820 House, here is a look.
Thank you again! WFMJ & Lauren
Thank you again! WFMJ & Lauren
Thank you WFMJ 21 Youngstown and Lauren Lindvig for asking us on the show and the great segments. Lauren made me feel so at ease and it was extra nice for the wonderful praise she gave the line. The studio cast and staff were great also . It is so nice to have such positive feedback and network with wonderful people. One thing I didn't get to say on the segment was "Thank You" to all my customers, my family and community for their support. Without you....I wouldn't be doing this.
For all you future customers. ( and old alike)
I am getting ready to post the fragrance list for spring any day. I'm completing the testing of some new additions and will have the list posted on the blogs.
Also, if you have any questions, please call the studio / shop at 330 -426- 9955 between 10:30 and 5:00
Have a great day!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Happy New Year to everyone!
Hope this latest addition to the blog finds everyone having had a wonderful holiday and sticking to their resolutions for 2010.
I am knee deep into testing new fragrances for the aromachology candle line (Pink Icing, Raspberry Truffle, Mediteranian Fig, Lavender Coconut Milk, Basil Tomato Leaf and Lemongrass Sage just to name a few). Sweet Almond and Madagascar Vanilla & Ylang Ylang essential oils will be included in the aromatherapy line as well. 4 different types of glycerine soaps will be available this year in Oatmeal, Aloe/Olive Oil, Honey and Shea Silk.
I'm also looking into some wonderful letterpressed cards and gourmet chocolates for Valentine's Day.
One thing I wanted to do with the start of the new year, is to help promote a local new business like myself..."Robinwood". Fred & Trina Drotleff 's quaint shop is just down the street from mine (94 North Market Street) and they have cozy handknits made from Alpaca's made either with their own Aplaca fleece or some of the other local farms in the area. There is a nice selection of hats, gloves, scarves, throws and more! http://www.robinwoodfarmalpacas.com/
The hat and gloves I'm wearing in the photo are from their shop and are priced between 15.00 and 20.00. The 11 oz aromachology tumbler candle comes beautifully boxed for 10.95 at the 1820 House candle studio 135 North Market Street , East Palestine, Ohio 44413
So, now there is no excuse not to experience nature inside & out. The warm glow of a 1820 House candle inside and the warmth of Robinwood's Aplaca handknits while you enjoy the outdoors this winter.