Our Story

Welcome to my shop, The Chandlerie! I'm Astleigh, the chandler - professional candle maker - behind the candles. I'm thrilled to have you here!

I started making candles in late summer of 2016; it all began in my little kitchen with a double broiler and big dreams. My love of home, traditions, and seeking joy has been the driving force behind crafting candles that evoke the sentiments of those things. My aim is to create an experience through my candles for you to share with your family and friends; that these scents you bring into your homes will be associated with the goodness of the seasons, holidays, and overall comfort of your abode.

I am currently a one-woman team, with the support of my husband and three littles cheering me on. In the near future I hope to open a brick and mortar candle studio to pair with this online space. We would make candles together; you could peruse my archive of scents; and take in the home decor that would blanket the perimeters of the store. Online, I hope you have just as much fun candle shopping and reading the detailed descriptions, bringing to life the image I picture when smelling each candle.

I love nothing more than sharing one of my passions with you, and I hope you find my hand-poured candles as delightful and cozy as I do! Thank you so very much for your support!

 

Behind the shop's name: 

A professional candle maker is known as a chandler. And historically, a chandler would operate a chandlery, or medieval office, responsible for making, storying, and selling wax, candles, and soaps. Because these were all items needed aboard ships, the chandlery became a more general shop for everything required by shipmates. 

Pulling from this inspiration, I used an 'ie' at the end of the original word to create a name unique to my business.