May Musings

Greetings from our Spring Garden & Shop

Happy Spring! Like the flowers and plants in our candle shop garden, we're turning our faces toward the sun, stretching our winter-weary limbs, and looking forward to the bright, lively months ahead. A few of our garden favorites:







Spring is such a creative time, with the feeling for newness and possibility all around us! We're taking that creativity with us into the candle studio, testing a new line of candles that use essential oils for fragrance:

Mandarin, Geranium Rose, Neroli, Rosewood, and Jasmine
Lavender, Cedar Atlas, and Sandalwood
Blood Orange, Mandarin, and Vanilla
Rosemary, Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Spearmint, and Cypress

What do you think of these combinations? We'd love your feedback & more fragrance ideas!


Best of the Lake Awards

c8672539-7c99-419d-bc69-20de55918b21When we're not tending the garden, mixing essential oil concoctions and pouring candles, or chatting with visitors to the shop, we're working to gather support for all of our favorite local businesses. There are just a couple weeks left to vote for your picks in the Best of the Lake Awards, and island business visibility and recognition really helps our local economy. If you haven't yet, please cast your votes - it's fun & easy, and will remind you of all the plans you'd like to make this summer!


Candle of the Month: Lilac

Enjoy the fresh scent of a lilac bush in bloom with Lilac Soy Candles, our May Candle of the Month. Save 25% on any Lilac Soy Candle for the month of May - simply place the item in the cart on our website to see your savings. View Candles

Local Notes & Happenings:

Gallery Opening

LaPointe artist Holly Marie Tourdot will be opening her new studio/gallery to visitors on May 28. We carry her cards in our giftshop and have always loved her plein air – painting “in the open air”  - work, which beautifully captures Madeline Island landscapes.

Film & Music

mad-film-seriesThe Madeline Island Summer Film Series is teaming up with theMadeline Island Music Camp for a special performance, followed by the screening of The Music of Strangers, the award-winning documentary about Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.

July 7th at 8 PM: Click here for all Music Camp performance listings

Congratulations, Bayfield!

Our neighboring town on the mainland, Bayfield, has been named as one of USA Today's Top 10 Best Coastal Small Towns:

"Gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, charmingBayfield features hilly streets lined with Victorian-era homes and quaint bed and breakfasts. This coastal town on the shores of Lake Superior is particularly charming come autumn, when the foliage is at peak color and the apple harvest is in full swing."

We agree!
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