Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Two New Candle Scents on the Horizon~


Well, first the show went well. We shared a space with a veteran vendor and to say we were busy is a huge understatement. I am so sorry but I have no pictures. I just plain forgot the camera and our proessional photo taker wasn't able to make it either. On the plus side, I secured our own space smack dab in the middle of the concourse for next year. As for ETSY and OLIVE, I purchased a showcase and that showcase yielded 5 sales! Our MADAGASCAR EUCALYPTUS seems to our 2nd best seller behind LAVENDER. So overall I am happy with our progression with the whole ETSY process. The boutique is adding a few new artisans next week and we now only have 5 spaces available. And we will be adding two new candle scents shortly...the first will be "COWBOY" which is a woodsy musk scent that is mellowed with a delicate vanilla and hints of sweet cream. Might sound strange, but the scent is amazing! Then I will release "HUCKELBERRY BLUE" which is a blueberry scent. I have wanted a blueberry scent for years but I am finally satisfied that I have created the most perfect blueberry candle EVER.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

ETSY~


So I am really giving Etsy a shot...I have an old Etsy account that I set up back in 2006 primarily to buy, but from time to time I would sell a few things(collectibles and currently a fun little candle collection called "Cupcake"). Now I plan to really give Etsy a try with my new shop "OLIVE". I created the account on November 3rd but did not set up a listing until the 11th; as of today I have made three sales. I am taking that money and putting it towards a SHOWCASE listing which will be Sunday the 22nd. Its wierd, because I get such a thrill with each online sale...I sell OLIVE daily at Luminarias and yet it doesn't feel half as exciting as when I get the email that I have an ETSY sale. What is the deal with that?!? So I'll keep you posted ~ and in other news, the big show is just days away and I am so excited! When I get back I will tell you all about it!

Monday, November 16, 2009

WOW! It has been a while~


I had no idea how many people viewed this blog...I have been away since June and since that time I have received over 5ooo visitors...could just be my mom but it's nice nontheless. So, I'll start by saying the shop is coming along nicely; we now have approximately 50 artisans and showcase amazing jewelry, handbags, homedecor, candles of course and now my new line of olive oil balms called "OLIVE". We have our first show as a shop coming up this weekend. Its the biggest Arts and Craft show held in San Antonio with 400,000 people attending and over 550 vendors. We will be on the concourse which is the main building...and its kind of a big deal. You can't just get a space on the concourse you have to get on a waiting list, a waiting list you could be on for years before you get the call; but through the power of simple kindness I made my way from back stable building to the showroom floor. I started an Esty shop where I am trying to sell this incredible line(OLIVE) to the masses...so far I have sold "two"~~~If interested in trying you can click on the budda image to the right. Well, that's all for now but more is to come ~ Come back soon and I will too(I pinky sware)!
P.S. www.LuminariasTheBoutique.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Collectible Candle Collection~











Do you love vintage glass??? We do to!

We collect them from all over and now have a great idea

about what to do with (SOME) of them!

We are turning our found treasures into candle holders.

A truly Collectible Collection!



4400 Broadway, Ste 106
San Antonio, TX 78209
210.829.4445

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Our Hummingbird Feeders




have finally arrived....
4400Broadway, Ste 106
San Antonio, Tx 78209
210.829.4445


Monday, June 8, 2009

RECYCLE~


BUY OUR CANDLES...BUY SIX TO BE EXACT,
BRING BACK, GET ONE OF OUR 12 oz FOR
FREE!
HELPS US. HELPS YOU, HELPS THE EARTH!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

FRAGRANCE BY THE OUNCE~

For our Followers~


Come in today and mention Twitter when checking out
and receive 20% off your entire order!!!!
Luminarias
The Candle Shoppe
4400 Broadway, Ste 106
San Antonio, TX 78209
210.829.4445
Hours today are 10:00-4:00

Friday, June 5, 2009

If you love Hummingbirds~

then you might just love our new porcelain vase!
She is hand painted and more beautiful in person...
4400 Broadway, Ste 106
210.829.4445

Thursday, June 4, 2009

We offer a few of our scents...

in this great frosted glass and for only $6.95!
Currently we have
"Raspbery Fields"~Delicious Raspberry with notes of Mint
"Koala"~Eucalyptus sweetened with our VanillaMint
"Bamboo Green"~ Bamboo combined with Green Tea Leaves

We got Gnomes!




In addition to our candle collection we carry a variety of decor & gifts...
Luminarias
The Candle Store
4400 Broadway, Ste 106
San Antonio, Tx 78209
210.857.5259


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

If you enjoy tart melters...then come see ours!




We offer several tart burners...


This is the Woodlands


All are $21.00 and


come with 6 free tarts of your choice.


Current tart selection:


Sweet Granny Mac


Pomegranate


Sugar Cookie


Nickel Lemonade


Cilantro Lime


Tulips


Aloha


Coco Latte


Chocolate Raspberries


Blackberry Merlot


Cucumber




Great for the office!

Monday, June 1, 2009

We are open!













So stop on by...
4400 Broadway, Ste 106
Just North of Hildebrand/Across from UIW Campus
210.829.4445
Mon-Sat
10:00am to 4:00 pm


Friday, May 29, 2009

In just a couple of days...



Luminarias will open. So much still to do, and we have shipments that still have yet to arrive. Tonight however we did get a few things in and this is my new favorite thing. Porcelin with beautiful detail and 14" diameter...just need a cake!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Isn't it lovely~~~


I will get pictures up soon~I promise!!!

In the meantime I will tell you that this journey has
actually been a fun one. I have learned so much! We will
be moving in over the next few weeks. We are doing one
more show in Corpus Christi so all the focus is on that
right now but as of the 25th it'll finally be all about the
shop. The sign is up and its gorgeous. Girard's in San Antonio
did it and there work is amazing. We are still waiting on the
other half of our displays to arrive which should be Tuesday and
we still have a few more shipments trickling in. We have
advertisement in the UIW paper this month and plan on advertising
in the Express News sometime in June. Thanks again for those who
have cheered us on and of course to those who have promised to
stop by; we so look forward to meeting you all.
And the pictures are a coming~~

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Its been a while...

So I thought I'd give an update on how things are coming along.
Well, the floor has been stained and looks gorgeous(I'll have pictures soon). The counters arrived and we decided to use Muzak and signed on with them(never under estimate the power of good music). We have a show next week that lasts 4 days so right now that is the focus. Pouring, pouring, pouring candles...last night was Chocolate Raspberry and I can't tell you how wonderful it smells, plus its a beautiful pink which is always an extra bonus. I just love pink candles for some reason! Thanks for all the emails wishing us well and those who promised to stop by once we open. We can't wait to meet you~

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Timing is just flying by~

So, with just a few weeks away from our opening there is little time to
post or tweet. The electricians are finishing up and soon the
work on staining the floor will begin. There are boxes
EVERYWHERE; with more scheduled to
arrive this week and next. Ordered half of our displays, the rest can be here within 2 days so that can wait a few moreweeks. Then there is the Showcase Show at Rolling Oaks
in a few weeks and although we are not ready for it, we should be if we stick to our schedule. Placed an ad for help come mid June early July last week and have received almost 60 replies so far...A lot going on but to say we are excited would be an understatment!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Did I mention we sell candles!

We offer over 30 signature scents such as:
Twilight(Lavender Vanilla Bean)
Nickel Lemonade ( Lemons with hints of mint)
Blackberry Merlot (Blackberries with Sage)
Strawberry Love (Strawberries with hints of Cotton Candy)
Spa Day (Jasmine & Eucalyptus)
Battle of the Flowers (Magnolia, Daffodils & Gardenia)
Sweet Granny Mac ( Macintosh, Granny Smith & a touch of vanilla)
Campfire Mocha (Roasted nuts with warm Chocolate)
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We will also carry a variety of votives and melts with
new scents weekly, so that each time you stop by there is always
something new~

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I love this shop...

This shop is amazing...if you need labels for yourself or your business
I highly reommend Lori with "LittleBeane Boutique"
Thanks again~~

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Let there be light...


With our beautiful porcelin lamps!