A boutique...a word I haven't used in a long time, but a sign of the times upon us. Each of us has a particular vision in our burg that demands a certain style and Friends Candle Shed has been in our town for 15 years...10 of it owned by my daughter, as she transformed my old biz 'Friends' into the full service candle shop that it is today.
Two summers ago my daughter lost her husband in a courageous battle with brain cancer. Matt and Piper built the 'Shed' into a fun-loving icon in our historic downtown, one that people from all around the area visited regularly to buy soy candles and have their cleaned out jars refilled at a reduced rate, thus saving them money and lessening the footprint glass jars have on the environment.
Friends Antiques was the vision of me and a dear friend Cathie, This Girls Art, who upon a visit one day to Sisters' Garden, decided we needed to do an antique shop too...so the story begins, but I have to laugh, Cathie is not one to easily part with her favorite things, so being in the antique biz as a seller, was not her forte and she continues to collect her eclectic style today, but that's a whole other post. As her gardens start to flourish this summer, I'll do a post on her wonderful antique filled cottage, you'll love it!
So on we go to what the shed is today, a shop FILLED with neat old stuff and funky new stuff. The antique shops of old are no longer desirable to today's savvy junkin' yaya. A mix of old and new fills the shop and gives it a certain glow to fill many needs...or dreams, with prices more easily managed by young new homemakers...and us old trash-pickers...let the retail therapy begin...SHOP TILL YA DROP!
We love you and miss you Matt!!!