Portals Featured Sponsor: the Candle Wick Shoppe!

11828613_10153511941891085_9104382544571297988_nAh what could be better after a long and arduous tour than a wee nip of Professor Fenster’s Snake Oil! After all, it cures what ails ya, and also reminds us that “If it don’t bite, it ain’t right”.

Which was the line that sealed my fate as the new owner of this quirky flask. I can’t think of a better place for my favorite Scotch come next Pantheacon! Especially since the tag line for Portals is “Siren Song and Snake Oil”.

This flask was made by a Detroit artist and is one of many fun items available at the Candle Wick Shoppe, today’s featured Portals sponsor!

Winter and I performing at Candle Wick Shoppe.
Winter and I performing at Candle Wick Shoppe.

Winter and I played a charming show at the Candle Wick Shoppe a few weeks ago to a very appreciative audience, and we fell in love with the place! Of course, we knew we would, because we had fallen in love with the feisty redheaded proprietess, Jacki Smith, a year earlier at the Earth Warriors Festival in Ohio. She had a vendor’s table right next to ours, and we hit it off right out of the gate. We quickly found that we had mutual friends (Susan Diamond and Shimmering Wolf of Serpent’s Kiss), and stayed up late into the night talking, laughing, and generally goofing off.

When I asked Jacki what she’d like folks to know about the Candle Wick Shoppe, she had this to say:

CAM00544“The Candle Wick Shoppe is located at 175 W. Nine Mile in Ferndale, Michigan, and has been in downtown Ferndale since 2008. We’ve got all your magical needs covered, as well as any other candle-related needs you would have; we carry all of Coventry Creations candles, along with many other brands of soy, beeswax and paraffin candles and handmade incenses and oils. We have mojo bags that are made in the shop by our staff, who have been described as “friendly, helpful, and hilarious”. Candle Wick is also home to the Reiki Healing Center; we have licensed Reiki practitioners here three days a week, each with their special twist on Reiki healing.  At the Candle Wick Shoppe, we try to create a fun and peaceful space for people to get their mojo on.”

cws peepsI certainly found being at the Candle Wick Shoppe a fun and peaceful place to get my mojo on. Winter and I adored playing in the space. It is beautiful, clean, and radiates a positive playful vibe. Definitely the kind of place you’d want to explore for making magic of your life! They carry several handcrafted items, including Jacki’s own candle line, Coventry Creations. I also found the staff friendly, helpful, and hilarious! Humor goes a long way with me. I really love people who show an obvious passion for their work without taking themselves too seriously, and Jacki and her clan have this in spades.

The Candle Wick Shoppe is a wonderful place for kindling the imagination and planting the seeds of dream deep within the well of the psyche, to activate positive change and gain more mastery in life. If you are a fan of combining vision and action to increase the charm in your life, check out the Candle Wick Shoppe! It cures what ails ya!

Candle-WickCandle Wicke Shoppe
175 West 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 547-2987





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