I spend my days making luxury, handmade soy candles, creating delicious fragrances ~ amber & lavender, white fig, the divine cashmere & satin and many more...

I hope you enjoy my blog ~ please pop by and leave a message ~ love to hear from you.

Best wishes,



Friday, 7 September 2012

Henley Show

As we are enjoying a late Summer why not
make the most of the gorgeous weather and
spend Saturday 8th September at the fabulous
Henley Show


Located in Greenlands Farm, Dairy Lane,
Hambleden you will find something
for everyone.

Horse show, dog show, cattle competitions, vintage cars, 
food & wine tent, craft marquee


And a shopping arcade where we can be found selling our candles,
beaded garlands and candle holders.

So why not pop along and have a fun day out!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


Windsor Emporium
in the fabulous Windsor Guildhall

Happy to say that we will be back at the Windsor Emporium 
on Sunday 2nd September. 

We took a short summer break but we'll be there every month 
now...Christmas is only 19 weeks away!

Come along and see us and lots of other wonderful
craft, art and antique stalls.

Oh and make time for tea and delicious cake
at the Vintage Cafe!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Beautiful Bathrooms

The bathroom has always been a sanctuary for me,
a place to escape, to relax and unwind...

I don't really have a preference

any of these would be

perfect for me....

Soak away the blues of this miserable day!

Monday, 25 June 2012

Guilty Pleasures

One of my guilty pleasures is watching the programme Salvage Hunters,
so I couldn't wait for the weekend so that I could visit the Salvo Fair
at Stubbings Estate.

It amazes me that items that were discarded in the past are
now highly sort after by interior designers.  School chairs and stools from the science labs
were in abundance, so too were church pews and galvanised steel watering cans
which I remember my Dad using!

One company that really impressed me with their innovative designs
was Antiques By Design. Just take a look at some of their creative

Gramaphone horn hanging light

A Gramophone horn as a pendant light

Reclaimed Cavalry boot lamp

Reclaimed Cavalry boots lamp

Telephone lamp
Telephone lamp

Sissor lamp

Even a pair of scissors have been given a new lease of life as
a lamp!

So if you are interested in reclaimed lighting, mirrors and furniture take
a look at antiquesbydesign.co.uk you won't be disappointed!

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee Weekend

The Diamond Jubilee weekend will
soon be here and what better place to celebrate
than Windsor.

This Sunday the Windsor Emporium
will be opening the doors of 
the Guildhall once again and inviting 
you in to buy antiques, art and 
handmade luxury gifts.

Come along, meet me and
other artisans and enjoy a coffee
in the vintage cafe. 

See you there Sunday 3rd June
10am to 4pm

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Buy British

My favourite magazine
Country Homes and Interiors
is encouraging us to
support 'Homeland' 
makers and crafters in
their April issue
and to Buy British!

I am very proud to
say that my soy candles
are handmade by myself 
in my gorgeous home nestled in
beautiful Berkshire.

So when you buy a
Chandlers soy candle
you know it has been made
with quality ingredients
and created with love
in my home.

I hope you enjoy burning
my candles as much as I
enjoy making them
~ x ~

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Signs of Spring

It has been a gorgeous sunny afternoon
here in beautiful Berkshire...

I have just got back from walking
our lovely dog Harry
a minature schnauzer and
was happy to see so many
signs that spring is on it's way!

A rabbit and lamb playing
and enjoying the sunshine...

Such a lovely time of year...
Sue ~ x

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Love Local Market

Love Local Market,
Henley Town Hall
Thursday 15th March
10.00am to 1.30pm

picture courtesy of henleytowncouncil.gov.uk

I was so excited when I was contacted by Sarah and Lynne
as this is a new venture for me....

Why not pop in, you are sure to find some
 unique, unusual and individual gifts for you,
your family, your home even your garden.
 Or that special gift for Mothers Day.

You can stop for coffee and cake
at the amazing Crumble Bumble Cafe.....
Sounds like the perfect way to spend
a few hours to me!

See you there ~ x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Windsor Emporium ~ Sunday 4th March

On the 4th March we will be at the 
Wonderful Windsor Emporium 
situated in the beautiful Guildhall, Windsor
selling our luxury scented soy candles...

Why not make a day of it
come and see a variety of
talented artisans and sample 
the delicious cakes provided
by the Vintage Cafe

Happy Cakes ~ Vintage Cafe
Of course there are plenty of other
things to do in Windsor once you
have finished buying at the Emporium.
You could take to the river, visit
the Castle, enjoy a horse-drawn
carriage ride or visit the theatre!
Theatre Royal ~ Windsor
I'm so lucky to live in the
beautiful county of Royal Windsor...

Monday, 13 February 2012

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day

Her first kiss - Kim Anderson

You don't have to wait for Valentines Day to tell someone you love them... make everyday special

Monday, 6 February 2012

Romance is in the air...

Romance is in the air......

Limited addition candles in heart shaped glass containers....perfect for a loved one on Valentines Day.

Available in Amber & Lavender, Cashmere & Satin Mist or White Fig
Only £13.00

You can also purchase a delicate clear heart adorned with a beautifully beaded decoration
Only £6.50

Both can only be purchased at either of the following events:

Saturday 11th February 10am to 5pm
Mind Body & Spirit Fayre
Liston Hall

Sunday 12th February 10am to 4pm

Pop Up Shop
Nicholsons Walk

Hope to see you at one of the events!

Monday, 23 January 2012

An Inspirational Lady.....

The talented and innovative Jane Packer sadly passed away in November 2011 at the age of 52, she changed the face of floristry with her unique style and created stunning floral displays.
I have many of Jane's books and enjoy trying to recreate her designs in my own home.
Why not try arranging some flowers in her style..... have fun and enjoy the pleasure fresh flowers bring!