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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.

An Exciting New Blog Post!

Well, I have to admit that the blog seemed like a good idea when we redesigned the web site, but actually using it has been something of a challenge!  I often wonder were people find the time to have things like blogs…perhaps they are avoiding other tasks?

2009 was a year most retailers would like to forget and the shops at Mattick’s Farm certainly were no exception.  Indeed, 2010 seems a little soft in the Victoria area, so far, as well.  This has made our loyal clientele more valuable than ever and I would like to say a heartfelt “Thank-you” to all of you who found your way out to us over the last months.

Business being a little quiet is no excuse for the store to be boring, we have been cheerfully chugging along as usual, looking for interesting new items and keeping the candle selection second to none!  We have added a new line of fancy tapers made of Danish wax by the “Old Time Candle Company” in Vancouver, at a special introductory price of $3.99 a pair, and are inviting feedback from our customers. Yes, you get to be “Beta-testers“!  We have also added a popular line of “Molca” candles from Holland, in pillars and floaters that have been very well received.  Our “Flatyz” candles from Lithuania have also been a great conversation piece.  They are a great decorative gift item, though, we cheerfully admit, not the greatest idea for practical burning during a power outage!

We have also augmented our selection of Danish glass vases and bowls from “Dansk Glaskunst” with new shapes and sizes and added a new line of locally made pottery from “Dragon Pottery”.  Our paper napkin selection has grown, too, with the addition of “IHR” and “Home Fashion” serviettes from two premier German makers.

The best received new addition has been the beautiful collection of glass hummingbirds and dragonflies by Victoria’s very own Mark Bateman.  We have been delighted to watch them fly out the door!  Add the new cards from local photograhper Stuart Clarke as well as fresh colours in our handwoven placemats from Lori Davies on Saltspring Island and the store is as cheerful and interesting as ever.

Mattick's FarmThe Mattick’s Farm Tenant’s Association has been busy planning summer entertainment and events to brighten your summer weekends.  Check out the Mattick’s Farm website for details.

Leslie, Mary, Betty and I are looking forward to an entertaining Summer and hope to see you at “The Farm”.  Mention that you read this post and we’ll give you a pair of “H4” Danish taper candles with any purchase adding up to over $20.00!

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