• Candle Shop Feature: Our 15 Seconds of TV Fame

    We enjoyed working with KBJR/NNC, who created this wonderful 15 second television spot for Madeline Island Candles - soon to be broadcasting to the Duluth/Superior area!

    Thank you KBJR/NNC for producing this, and thank you Bayfield Chamber of Commerce for setting this up!

  • The Woods Hall Connection

    Here's a nice little write up about us on the Woods Hall Craft Shop: Woods Hall Craft Shop Artisan Profile

    Get involved and support your local businesses and the local arts community - there's nothing more rewarding or inspiring!

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  • The Latest: Our Newsletter, July 2015

    Madeline Island Candles
    Welcome to the Madeline Island Candles Monthly Newsletter! We'll share stories and news from the candle shop and the island, as well as candle information, tips, and promotions.

    Connect with Us:

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    Our Candle of the Month is Sun-Ripened Raspberry from our Heritage Collection.This candle was created to commemorate the Raspberry Island Lighthouse, one of the few surviving wood framed lighthouses left on Lake Superior. 

    Raspberry Island is near Madeline Island, marking the west channel of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior.


    Raspberry Island Lighthouse
    Save 25% until August First on any Raspberry Soy Candle by using Promo Code: "raspberry".

    Save 25% on Raspberry Candles

    Raspberry Tin Candle

    Raspberry Votive Candle

    Stop On In

    Please note our summer hours at the Candle Shop:

    Mon.-Sat.  9:00 - 6:00

    Sunday   12:00 - 5:00



    New Appreciation Program for our Online Customers

     

    Click Here for information about our new Appreciation Program for customers. Earn, Save, Spend and Share your Appreciation Points when you shop online.

    "Best Gift Shop 2015!"

    Local Winners of the Best of the Lake Awards

    Madeline Island Candles best of the lakeThe results are in, and we are thrilled! Madeline Island Candles has been named one of Wisconsin's Best Gift Shops in 2015 by Lake Superior Magazine’s annual Best of the Lake Awards.  Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for your votes and support, we couldn't be more proud!

    Madeline Island Gift Shop

    We've had a busy year at Madeline Island Candles, moving our Gift Shop to its new location, across the way from the Ferry landing. We've remodeled, we've decorated, we've accessorized - we've spent our time making this new shop our home.

    Our ever-growing garden and patio area have become a beautiful addition to the shop, and the retail expansion has allowed us to feature more crafts and goods created by local artisans - and of course, more hand-poured soy candles.

    Great Gardening Garden Tour 2015

    Madeline Island Candles Gift Shop

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    recent customer review beautifully described our shop:

    "Spent over an hour between walking through the gorgeous well tended gardens with all kinds of lush perennial flowers, then up to the entrance of the lovely candle shop.

    So much to choose from, such a wide inventory including homemade soaps, note cards, candle holders, birdhouses, and many other unique items. My favorite were the jar candles which will serve as gifts as well as gracing my home.

    The employees are most helpful, and everything I bought was wrapped as a gift."


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    Thank you to our loyal customers and fans, writers of reviews, voters, and visitors alike! We hope to welcome many more of you to the Gift Shop over the course of the summer!

    We were also excited to see that this year Bayfield and Madeline Island both did very well in the 2015 Best of the Lake Awards, with 7 Bayfield businesses winning honors and both Bayfield and Madeline Island chosen for Best Weekend Destination and Best Scenic Overlook!

    Here are some of our local community winners -

    The full list of the 101 winners can be found on newsstands and online at: Best of the Lake 2015

    Congratulations to all, and hope to see you on Madeline Island!

  • Madeline Island Candles Voted "Best Gift Shop 2015"!

    Best of the Lake 2015The results are in, and we are thrilled! Madeline Island Candles has been named one of Wisconsin's Best Gift Shops in 2015 by Lake Superior Magazine’s annual Best of the Lake Awards.  Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for your votes and support, we couldn't be more proud!

    We've had a busy year at Madeline Island Candles, moving our Gift Shop to its new location, across the way from the Ferry landing. We've remodeled, we've decorated, we've accessorized - we've spent our time making this new shop our home.

    Our ever-growing garden and patio area have become a beautiful addition to the shop, and the retail expansion has allowed us to feature more crafts and goods created by local artisans - and of course, more hand-poured soy candles.

    Madeline Island Candles Best Gift Shop

    A recent customer review beautifully described our shop:

    "Spent over an hour between walking through the gorgeous well tended gardens with all kinds of lush perennial flowers, then up to the entrance of the lovely candle shop.

    So much to choose from, such a wide inventory including homemade soaps, note cards, candle holders, birdhouses, and many other unique items. My favorite were the jar candles which will serve as gifts as well as gracing my home.

    The employees are most helpful, and everything I bought was wrapped as a gift."

    Madeline Island Flowers

    Madeline Island Candles gardenThank you to our loyal customers and fans, writers of reviews, voters, and visitors alike! We hope to welcome many more of you to the Gift Shop over the course of the summer!

    Madeline Island Soy Candles Beeswax Candles

    We were also excited to see that this year Bayfield and Madeline Island both did very well in the 2015 Best of the Lake Awards, with 7 Bayfield businesses winning honors and both Bayfield and Madeline Island chosen for Best Weekend Destination and Best Scenic Overlook!

    Here are some of our local community winners -

    The full list of the 101 winners can be found on newsstands and online at: Best of the Lake 2015

    Congratulations to all, and hope to see you on Madeline Island!

    Madeline Island Candles Best Gift Shop

    Candle of the Month | The Heritage Collection | Simply Scented Collection | Unscented Soy Candles | eGift Cards

     

  • Wedding Bells (and Candles) on Madeline Island

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    This last weekend we were thrilled to provide the candle decor for the wedding of Rachel and John at Coole Park on Madeline Island, and it was an absolutely gorgeous event.

    The wedding tent was strewn with twinkling white lights, and green tree branches were cleverly attached to the tent posts, giving the tent a feeling of magic and nature. The natural look was enhanced with greenery and plants all along the table tops, and our "Coole Park Wedding Green" candles added a lighter softer green accent to the display. The color of the candles was created specifically at the bride's request.

    Our all natural beeswax taper candles were used both inside hurricane glass and in beautiful wooden candle holders made from birch tree trunks, and small matching green soywax candles in glass votive holders were sprinkled along the wedding tables as well.

    A magical wedding on Madeline Island.

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    Contact us with your wedding requests for bulk orders or custom colored candles! Click Here

  • 4th of July on Madeline Island

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    We had a beautiful and festive Independence Day on Madeline Island - including a parade, ferry-loads of new visitors, and a spectacular fireworks display, captured in video below by the Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce!
    A special weekend indeed - hope yours was a wonderful holiday weekend as well!

     

    Click here to view the fireworks finale, captured and posted by the Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce:

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    Visit the Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for more videos, photos and events on Madeline Island.

  • The Latest: Our Newsletter, June 2015

     

    Madeline Island Candles

    Welcome to the Madeline Island Candles Monthly Newsletter! We'll share stories and news from the candle shop and the island, as well as candle information, tips, and promotions.

    Connect with Us:

    Facebook
    Twitter
    Pinterest
    Google Plus
    LinkedIn
    Instagram

    Now Available:


    e-Gift Card

     e-Gift Cards

    It can be difficult to choose the right scent for someone else - now you can give the gift of soy candles that they choose, with our new e-Gift cards.


    Discover Wisconsin
    Congratulations to Bob Weigandt, Discover Wisconsin prize winner! We were pleased to welcome him to the shop.

    Stop On In

    Please note our summer hours at the Candle Shop:

    Sunday   12:00 - 5:00
    Monday  9:00 - 6:00
    Tuesday  9:00 - 6:00
    Wednesday  9:00 - 6:00
    Thursday 9:00 - 6:00
    Friday 9:00 - 6:00
    Saturday 9:00 - 6:00



    New Appreciation Program for our Online Customers

    Shoppers of our website will find something new: the ability to earn, gift, and spend Appreciation Points. Our Appreciation Program offers our customers The Gift of Light - points off future purchases - which can be earned through shopping, writing reviews, and even joining this newsletter.

    Click here to read more, and peruse the site to see how it works. Please note that you must create an account and/or be logged in to collect your points. And please also note how very much we appreciate you!



    Happy 4th of July!

    Hope you have a fun, safe, joyous holiday weekend!

    Summer Garden

    Blooming at the Candle Shop



    FlowersWe've welcomed the beautiful days of June with gratitude - and so has our flower garden! If you follow us on Facebook you've probably noticed our colorful posts - we simply cannot help but photograph these beautiful buds and flowers.


    Our garden was featured on the WDSE/WRPT Duluth/Superior Great Gardening Garden Tour, thank you to Pamela Fish and regional garden lovers for stopping by Madeline Island Candles garden, as well as a special thank you to Robin Trinko-Russell for creating this magnificent garden.
     

    Great Gardening Garden Tour 2015

     

    Flower Arrangement ClassWe've also had some gorgeous bouquets inside the shop - and recently invited Cindy Dalzell of Sylvan Design to teach the Art of Flower Arranging on the candle shop deck.

    Hope to see you soon at the shop - or simply wandering around our island garden!

    Mission Hill Vanilla

    25% Off June's Candle of the Month: 2 More Days


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    Our Very Vanilla Candles hail from our Heritage Collection, in which we honor the heritage of Madeline Island. Very Vanilla soy candles feature the story of Mission Hill, which is the site of the now lost Old Mission Inn, opened in 1898 by Edward P. Salmon and catering to visiting clergy. To learn more about Mission Hill and other historic sites, please visit the Madeline Island Museum at: MadelineIslandMuseum.org

    Our Vanilla Soy Candles are our June Candle of the Month, which means that you can enjoy savings of 25% off for two more days. These all natural soy candles feature a touch of cream and musk mixed in with a delicious vanilla aroma. Click here to shop the collection.

  • Very Vanilla Candles: our Soy Candle of the Month

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    Just a few more days left of June... here come July's barbecues and picnics, fireworks and fireflies, endlessly bright and sunny days and long, blue twilight evenings.

    Before June ends, however, we want to remind you of our June Candle of the Month sale, which gives you 25% off any Very Vanilla soy candle - a classic and a favorite. A nice scent for summer evenings on the porch, and peaceful mornings in the kitchen, these all natural soy candles feature a touch of cream and musk mixed in with a delicious vanilla aroma.

    Our Very Vanilla Candles hail from our Heritage Collection, in which we honor the heritage of Madeline Island. Very Vanilla soy candles feature the story of Mission Hill, which is the site of the now lost Old Mission Inn, opened in 1898 by Edward P. Salmon and catering to visiting clergy. Visiting clergy To learn more about Mission Hill and other historic sites, please visit the Madeline Island Museum at: MadelineIslandMuseum.org

    Want to check out the Very Vanilla Sale? Click here to view the collection!

     

  • Vote for Madeline Island Candles as "Best of the Lake"!

    bestoflake_BLUE 2015-400Lake Superior Magazine is running its annual "Best of the Lake" survey. For over twenty years, Lake Superior Magazine readers have voted for their favorite restaurants, lodgings, recreation, shops, and places, earning a special few the "Best of the Lake" Awards!

    One of the categories this year caught our eye - "Best Gift Shop in Wisconsin"... hmm, could that be us?  If you think "Yes!", please submit your vote by clicking the link below - you'll have the opportunity to vote for other local favorites in other categories as well!

    It's easy - just  Click Here to Fill Out Your Ballot!

    Voting ends June 1, 2015. Winners of the Best of the Lake 2015 Awards will be announced in the August/September issue of Lake Superior Magazine.

    We so appreciate your vote - please spread the word to your friends!
    - The folks at Madeline Island Candles

  • Spring in the Candle Shop

    The spring on Madeline Island has brought more than seasonal change to the candle shop this year.


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    Making Candles at Madeline Island Candles

    Construction at Madeline Island CandlesYes - spring has brought pussy willows to brighten up the shop. And as you can see, we (or at least Aimee) are at work making and packaging candles for the new season.

    But this year - our first summer in the new shop location - we have the sights and sounds of construction.

    Our friends at Northwoods Construction are working away at completing a new, accessible restroom for our guests. Deconstruction is complete - and now we watch the fruits of their labor unfold.

    Of course we are testing new fragrances and color combinations - but I'm going to save those surprises for another day.

    One last 17 or so seconds to share - a short video clip capturing the sounds of returning song birds. Their music awaits your visit to Madeline Island.

    We hope to see you in the shop soon - and you are always welcome to relax on the deck and listen to the music of the birds:

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