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Welcome

… to the Ladybug Boutique at Mattick’s Farm in beautiful Cordova Bay, BC.

Halfway between Swartz Bay ferry terminal and downtown Victoria, this pretty little enclave of shops, nestled next to the award winning Cordova Bay Golf Course, is home to the kind of specialty businesses that give a community it’s unique flavour.

signThe Ladybug, as it’s fondly known, has been the number one source of high quality smokeless, dripless and scentless candles on Vancouver Island for over 30 years. Highest quality paraffin tapers and pillars and well as “Stearin” (organically sourced, sustainable palm oil) tapers and pillars from Denmark 🇩🇰 are complimented by choice Canadian makers of organic beeswax and specialty candles.

 

It is at Christmas that the store’s Scandinavian roots really show. The little red hatted elves (Nisser, Tomter, Heinzelmännchen or Wichtel, depending on your background) fill every nook and cranny!  elvesAdvent Calendars, Swedish Angel Chimes and a multitude of decorations appear to turn the store into the epitome of a Northern European Christmas. If this store doesn’t put you in the holiday spirit, nothing will!  elves

 

 

 

A little bit of Christmas hides in the back   of the store year round, so if you’re in Victoria midsummer and want to stock up on some Christmas bits, you’ll find them.

 

 

The Scandinavian theme continues with hand blown hanging and sitting birds from Denmark, Ekelund table linens from Sweden and an ever changing selection of silver and bronze Norse museum jewelry.glass birds

Local artisans also shine. Pottery, hanging glass ornaments from well known artist Mark Bateman, fun jewelry, beautiful handmade scarves and placemats from local weavers, as well as a great selection of cards, mugs and placemats from wildlife photographer Stuart Clarke are just a sample of what awaits exploration!stuart clarke mugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Candle Store With So Much More” is just one of the great shops at Mattick’s Farm. Stop in and discover another of Victoria’s hidden gems.

Preparing For Christmas!

Greetings Everyone!

Yes, once again, the Christmas Season is closing in!  Currently, the big order from Denmark is somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic, due to arrive in Vancouver on the 3rd of November.  Give us a few days to bring the shipment to Victoria and clear Canada Customs and the new stock will start to appear for the weekend of the 6th.  All of the goods from our domestic suppliers are already on the way in, so early Christmas shoppers can find all manner of treats.

The store will be officially ready on the 12th of November as the Christmas window goes in that day.  We are looking forward to seeing many of our friends over the holiday season and hope the store fulfills everyones expectations.

Please join Leslie, Mary, Betty, Bonnie and myself over the last two weekends before Christmas for a warm spiced apple cider and perhaps a guest appearance from Victoria and Birgitte, as well.

I’ll keep updating this site over the next weeks so check back!

Cheers,

Michael