Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Love Love Love decorating...

Because of my love for decorating and especially decorating seasonally, I thought I would show you some of my favorite Halloween and fall decorations of my home. I love this little tree. The picture doesnt do it justice. When the lights are on in the evening it looks so eerie. I got the cute little-not to scary skeleton ornaments at Sister Garden. (anyone who knows me, knows thats my favorite place in the world to shop) and the tree came from my very good friend Bonnie at Outside In. (located just downstairs from our shop)
The Boo garland also came from Sisters Garden. I love black and orange especially when paired with white!
This picture is in my dining room. The bittersweet came from our store as well as the mini white pumpkins.
This light up pumpkin is probably my favorite Halloween decoration. I have had it forever and it is soooo cute lit up at night. Again the picture just doesnt do it justice!! The old window is from my in-laws house from years ago when they did a remodel. We found it in the old shed, I am so glad they didnt throw it away!!!!

These are just a few of my favorites. I hope you enjoyed the tour!!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

More signs of fall....

These are the beautiful fresh cut hydrangeas we have in the store thanks to my sister. We are selling each stem for 1.00. I think these make such pretty fall arrangements.
I also wanted to show you a sample of the REALmini pumpkins and qourds we have. I love all of these but my favorite are the little white ones! We are selling these for 1.50 each. We have more on the way- more variety and sizes which will be available next week. Thanks for checking in and I hope you are enjoying this AWESOME weather!!!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Pumpkin purses

These adorable purses are made by the very talented Susan Mast. She uses only vintage clutch purses to add to the charm. This wouldnt have to be used as just a purse ... think outside the box.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Check out our tee's!!!!!

These are the new vintage inspired tee's we are now selling in the shop! They are so comfortable and stylish! Live out Loud is our newest one and it comes in size medium - x-large and sells for 34.00.
The Fleur de lis tee is so soft and comes in large and x-large and sells for 34.00The Every Saint has a past tee is my favorite. The back says Every sinner has a future. I love that cause its the truth! This one comes in medium - 2x-large. and sells for 34.00. (the 2x sells for 38.00)

The turqouise cross is a junior fit and comes in x-large and 2-xlarge. These sell for 34.00. (2xlarge is 38.00)

If you are interested in purchasing one of these just convo me at

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Please listen to this!

As we all know, today is September 11th and this is a day that brings up so many memories and emotions. As I was driving to the shop this morning, I heard the most touching and amazing thing. I was brought to tears and couldnt stop thinking about it all day. If you would like to be touched just go to . When on the home page, go to "on the air" and click on mornings with Brent and Julia and click on Remembering Sept. 11 2001. Then click on "hear it with this link."
Just have your tissues handy. It WILL move you and make you think.
God Bless

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thank you!!!!!

Oh my goodness! I cant even tell you how excited I am about the American Cancer Society candle we are selling! First of all, I never imagined we would sell 50 of them in two days! (We are currently out of stock, but we will have more made and ready to sell by the weekend) Here is a picture of the jar style and our merci label (that means "thanks" in french)! What you cant see is the top of the lid that has a black and white vintage looking chandelier. I am soo happy with how these turned out. And as for the scent- it is AMAZING!!! We hope to raise lots of money for the ACS and with your help we will!!!!! Merci

More pics from fall open house!

Here are more pictures of our store all decked out for fall! I love the Santos heads! They would be an awesome halloween decoration cause they are kind of eerie and have a vintage look to them. The teacups and saucers are filled with pumpkin cheesecake and sell for only 13.99. You could burn the candle and then use the adorable cup for tea later.

The burlap pillow cushions and pillow covers are 1/2 off even though they are brand new to the store! We have MAJOR overstock on these items. I have the pillow covers on my outdoor pillow cushions and they are so cute on the porch! They are very durable too! When these are gone, their gone, so hurry in and get yours.
These black and white canvas prints speak for themselves! I love them all! Did I mention that they are ONLY 14.00 a piece!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Transformed for Fall!!

I wanted to show you how we transformed the store for our fall open house! Thank you to everyone who came and helped us celebrate our 1 year anniversary as well!
I can't belive it has already been a year! I think this has been the fastest year of my life.
We had a wonderful open house and so many old and new friends came through the store. I hope those of you that came had a chance to take it all in, but if not, just come back up! We have so many fall scents to choose from. They include: pumpkin cheesecake, movie night, welcome home, flannel sheets, fall festival, country bumpkin, acorn harvest, snickerdoodle, and of course all of your year round favorites.
Thanks again for choosing to shop with us!!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Help us fight cancer!

Help Backyard Candle Company Fight Cancer
As many of you know, our mother Linda Messer, was diagnosed with Lung Cancer this year. After going through something like this it really makes you stop and think how much family and friends mean to you. We are helping the fight against Cancer. The Backyard Candle Company will be unveiling our “One of a Kind” candle on September 6, 2008 at our One Year Anniversary and Fall Open House Celebration! We will be selling an 18 ounce candle in a new style jar and new label with the wonderful scent of Welcome Home. The candle will sell for $19.99 with $6.00 of each candle sold will go to the American Cancer Society. We will be selling this candle from now until the next Washington Relay for Life in 2009. Please help us to fight against this terrible disease which affects so many lives.

Tricia & Janelle
Backyard Candle Company
118 ½ E Washington St
Washington IA 52353