New Location at Salem Holiday Market!

Pauper’s Candle Company is going to be attending the Salem Holiday Market again this year.  We are excited to be there and this show is always a wonderful event full of great vendors who make their products themselves.  It is so nice to meet who created, designed, and made the product you are purchasing.  Cannot get more local than that!

We want to let everyone know that Pauper’s Candle Company is in a new location this year! We are in Booth J34 in the Jackman Long Building.  We are near the concessions against the wall and diagonally across the building from our former booth.  We hope to see all of our returning customers and meet many new ones as well. There are a few changes to note to all of you attending the show.  There is now free parking and there is admission for those under 12 years old.  I have attached a picture of a coupon you can copy and bring with you to receive $1.00 off admission and there are other discounts on the Salem Saturday Market website.

We look forward to seeing you there and may your Holidays this year be blessed!

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Harvest Moon Bazaar – Blessed Time :)

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We are on our way…..you have to love the traditional selfie

What a blessed, fun, and successful show we had.  My Support, husband, in all that I do had to stay at home and run a craft fair for his Economics Class that was on the same day as the Bazaar.  So, Kirt and I were on our own for this one.  We left as soon as Mark left for work and drove to Oregon to set up our show and run it that day for four hours.  My Mom and Dad came to help me set up and run the show.  The next two days were great.  Again my parents come to help me take down after the show.  Thank you Dad and Mom for all your support through the years.

There were so many wonderful opportunities to be able to talk, listen, and encourage individuals.  God is amazing.

Thank you to all who came by my booth and supported Pauper’s Candles.   We love making products you enjoy.  May you all have a great year and we will see you next Harvest Season at the Bazaar.

 

Wrapping up the Harvest & The Chickens are out!

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Krista and Ms. Rhode Island Red. This is our first time having the Rhode Island Red Chickens and they are a great addition to our flock. These ladies are great egg layers.

I am just about done canning and storing our harvest for the season.  I pressure canned our carrots from our garden last week and thought, OK, I am done for a bit.  I am planning on making jam with our berries, raspberries, huckleberries, strawberries, and Saskatoon berries, during the winter months.  But for now, they are all bagged and sitting in our freezer safe and sound.

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Here chick, chick, chick! I love it when they all come running. Side Note: I left my chard and spinach for the ladies to eat. The greens are good for them.

Well, while I was walking our dog with my son I ran into a neighbor and he offered some apples from his trees and some Huckleberries he picked this year.  I could not refuse the offer.  My husband once said, You cannot turn down free food.  So after my show next week I will be making one last batch of applesauce.  Praise the Lord!  He provides.

So, now that I have harvested my garden, I put the chicken run together that leads them into our garden.  Our chickens are now a bunch of happy ladies.  Our garden is located in the front of our house, and so whenever I am outside I get to see the ladies and hear them cackle all over the place. Since we have been living off grid on our property, we have had chickens and I just love having the ladies.  They do not require allot of care and you get a present from them each day.

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Mark and Ms. Buff Orpington. We love the Buffs. They are such mild tempered birds.
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Mark and the Ladies.

Harvest Moon Bazaar – Come and See Us!

2016-postcard-finalIt is that time of year again.  Fall is here, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the Harvest Moon Bazaar is about to begin.

If you are in the Boring, Oregon area, we would love to see you at our booth. My son, Mom and Dad will be helping me with my show this year. If you mention seeing this post/postcard, you can receive $2.00 off one of our Pauper’s Candles.

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My big helper at the 2015 Harvest Moon Bazaar!

The Harvest Moon Bazaar is one of my most favorite shows to do.  The show location is great, the vendors are of high quality, and the women hosting the show are wonderful.  If you enjoy  handmade and vintage products, you will love this bazaar.

We all hope to see you there!

Sandpoint Style-Putting on the Glitz

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My Mom and I putting on a little glitz.

On October 22nd I was a vendor at Sandpoint Style in Sandpoint, Idaho.  My Mom and Dad were visiting and so my mom was able to go with me to this event.  We had a great time as always.

As I am writing this post, memories of the many shows my mom has done with me over the years come to mind.

 I remember…

  • My mom coming with me when I was a vendor at my first trade show.  She helped me put my booth together, sell my candles, and support me in general with my small business adventure.
  • Doing a local Farmer’s Market in Oregon and mom would meet me there as we both traveled from our homes in different towns.  She traveled an hour just to help me with a four hour Farmer’s Market.
  • And will not forget doing a show in Oregon at Oregon State University.   The weather forecast for this particular show was a very high chance of rain.  But in Oregon you never know, so we set up the show with my Dad’s help and the rain started.  This can be handled, but then the wind started and continued to get stronger.  At several points the gusts of wind blew so hard that several canopies from fellow vendors flew into the air and destroyed their products.  I can still remember, my mom and I looking at each other and laughing, as I am holding down our tent during the big gusts, taking money from customers, and my mom wrapping their candles while tissue paper is trying to fly away because people were still buying our candles.  We ended up having one of our best days despite the weather.   We still giggle about this show.
  • Attending the Lavender Festival with my mom.  The day was picture perfect.  My booth was located next to the u-pick lavender field with rows and rows of  dark and light purple and pink lavender plants ready to be picked, the scent of lavender was in the air and the sun was shining.  My mom and I stated many time to each other that we could not have picked a better day.

I have so cherished the times with my Mom and they are memories I will keep with me for the rest of my life.  Looking forward to the next show with my Mom….

Love Fall & Winter

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Our Drive this Fall
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First Snow on Schweitzer

In Northern Idaho Fall has arrived!  The colors this year have been spectacular.  As the leaves have changed, so have the candle and air fresheners scents for Pauper’s Candles.  This time of year brings in the cinnamon, timber, spice, fall fruit, and warm scents everyone enjoys.  Filling our homes with great scents is a comfort we all love.

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Fall captured in our town

 

 

Fall and Winter scents you will find at Pauper’s Candles include:

Harvest Moon, Spiced Pear, Cinnamon Red Hot, Cinnamon Clove, Amber, Nag Champa, Pumpkin Spice, NorthWoods Christmas, Christmas Cabin and our original scent Three Trees.

You can order our candles through our website at www.pauperscandles.com

May you and your family have a truly blessed Fall and Winter Season.

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Clothes on our line in the Fall.

Blessings and Comfort,

Krista Webber – Owner

Winner of the 1st Annual Labor Day Free Give-Away

Congratulations to our Winner.

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If you can see this video then you know the winner of our 1st Annual Labor Day Free Give-Away.  We are thinking of a harvest drawing as well.  We were thinking about giving away some of our Saskatoon jam and other cool stuff from our homestead.

Sorry about the video quality everyone.  I am using Onedrive instead of Youtube; I am still not ready to become a vlogger yet.  But, with a little practice, we’ll get there.

The winner of the Labor Day Free Give Away is Julie.  We’ll be messaging you shortly to get your address to send your free gift.  Congratulations!  Thank you everyone for your participation it was fun for us, and we hope you had fun too.

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