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… 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







glass ware


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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.

Special Occasions

The first thing you need to do, though, before even thinking of a lighting a match, is to check whether or not you are permitted to have candles burning at all.  When you rent a hall, book a hotel ball room or arrange for any public venue ask about the Fire Regulations! We have, on numerous occasions, sold a great selection of candles for an event only to have the wedding planners discover that candles are not allowed.

If the event is in a private home, or the rented venue will allow candles, we can advise on what types will burn well and safely, in various settings.  We have all kinds of ideas for centerpieces and displays and can explain how much attention each application requires.

Should you decide to, or need to, go flameless we have a wide selection of battery powered options to consider, as well.

candlesBest of all, when you order well in advance we offer quantity based discounts!  Ordering well ahead also enables us to obtain special colours to match the decorative theme. Of course, we always have a good stock of basic white or cream available if time is an issue. We may also be able to fill orders for many other colours as well, in many of our basic items.  Just ask and we will see what we can do!

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