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Yellow Wood Candles, Forest, VA

Teresa Mathis

member since: 02/26/2010
USA: Forest, Virginia (VA)
Phone: (434) 610-7254

With a half century life lived, I've wandered down many paths that have led me in circles. My circling is always eased by creativity. I began sewing at age 12 on a treddle machine for which my mother paid 35 dollars. The hours spent at that machine were only a prelude to future hours I would spend quilting, stenciling, painting glass, writing, and now, candling.

Yellow Wood Candles grew out of a need to clear my counters, shelves, tables, floors, and vanities of the candles I had made. All of my family, friends, and co-workers received candles for Christmas. A co-worker wanted to purchase two pillars, and, Yellow Wood Candles was born. Yellow Wood Candles specializes in one of a kind, handcrafted artistic and aromatic candles. No two candles are exactly alike. The chandler (me) can be inspired by just about anything - a sunrise, frost on the window, the color of a child's hair.

The name of the company comes from the Robert Frost poem, "The Road Not Taken".

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood and sorry I could not travel both and be one  traveler, I long stood and looked down one as far I could... (the poem goes on) Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.



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