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Etsy Shop Feature Series: WayBackWax

The Shop Feature Series  is a blog segment where we get to chat with artistes and find out about their inspiration and story. My special guests today are Justine & Alexis, whose  work I found while browsing Instagram.  These ladies make gorgeous soy candles in interesting vintage wares. 

Here’s what the creators had to say when I caught up with them. Getting to know the artiste, isn’t that what Etsy is about?

How did you get started?

Wayback Wax is two friends from Upstate NY. One vintage lover (Justine) and one crafty mom (Alexis). We started in March 2016 while we were thinking of how to do something fun and creative together, that could also bring in some cash!

We scour estate sales and thrift shops to find unique and fun vintage vessels for our hand poured candles. Every candle is handmade in Stillwater, NY in small batches by us. We use eco-friendly soy wax that is natural and safe so that once you have finished your candle you have a cool piece of vintage to add to your collection.

How would you describe your pieces?

Our handmade OOAK pieces are for those who love natural, soy wax candles and enjoy showing off their vintage collections. They are an eco-friendly product with style, and make a wonderful personalized gift or great addition to a collection.

Is there is favourite piece in your current collection? 

The collection is always evolving as we find new pieces. Currently my favorite is this 70’s stoneware mug that’s filled with a Country Lemonade scent. It appeals to my love of all things hippie and the scent is just cheery and summery!

Vintage 70’s Stoneware Mug Soy Wax Candle Handmade $20 from Wayback Wax

Any alternative ways for reusing your pieces ?  

Once the candles burn down, the soy wax is soooo much softer than other waxes. Just some warm soapy water and the vessel is clean and safe for drinking, eating or any other use.

What can we expect from Way back Wax in the future ?  

We are playing with the idea of offering collections for wedding and/or party favors. Curated collections of the perfect mix & match for the occasion. For example, vintage teacups in coordinating colors & scents for bridesmaids gifts or candles for Pyrex Parties!

Stuck on a desert island, what are your 3 must haves?

Swimsuit, suntan lotion and Spotify!

Just for fun are you are tea or coffee drinker? 

Coffee drinker but my favorite drink is probably a nice cold beer!

A well made Soy candle
Mom You’re The Best ! Super cute!
This Wayback Wax candle in a vintage mug is perfect for Mother's Day!
This Wayback Wax candle in a vintage mug is perfect for Mother’s Day!


My personal favourite in the shop is this mug which is perfect for Mother’s Day. This is sure to be one of a kind- OOAK gift. That’s thing about Etsy… you’re sure to find one off pieces that have the ability to translate the right mood, tone and sentiment.  This is a great example!

I love the creativity in this shop and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your candles ladies! Check out Justine and Alexis on Etsy and be sure to follow them on social media for special offers.

IG: https://www.instagram.com/waybackwax/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waybackwax/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/waybackwax/



Why we love Vintage China at a Wedding (and You Should Too! )

A beautiful and expensive china dinnerware set used to be one of the most traditional wedding gifts for newly married couples. These days, however, less people are opting to receive chinaware as a wedding gift, and instead more and more brides and grooms to be are incorporating chinaware into their wedding design. If you’ve thought about using Vintage Flicker’s china sets and Teacup Candles at your wedding but aren’t sure how to incorporate them into the big day, here are our top five tips and ideas to help you get those creative wedding juices flowing.

#1: Decorations
Vintage Flicker’s Tea Sets come in a range of colours and styles to suit almost every wedding theme. If you want your decorations to be delicate and unique, then a bespoke tea set will set your wedding apart. Tea sets can be used to adorn reception areas, head tables and cake stands – the places to show off your amazing vintage tea set are almost endless.

bhldn-tablescape-mad-hatter [lovewedbliss.com]

#2: Serving Dishes                                                                                          If you’re planning a vintage themed wedding you might be looking for some amazing vintage dinnerware sets to serve your guests. Vintage Flicker can source a wide range of unique china dishes that you can incorporate in to your big day. Have a look at our Etsy Shop to see what we have in stock, or message us if there’s something you want but don’t see. We hand pick all out items and can help you source exactly what you need to wow your guests at meal time.

serving dishes [idealbride.co.uk]

#3: Centrepieces                                                                                           For a subtle touch on the big day, many wedding planners and brides and grooms-to-be are reaching for Vintage Flicker china. Our items can be used to create a range of unique and interesting table centrepieces for your wedding day. Try stacking teacups and saucers for a statement centrepiece, or keep it simple with a made-to-order Vintage Flicker Teacup Candle. You can also use a whole dinner set to present floral centerpieces at your wedding including, teacups, coffee pots, milk jugs and tea pots.

centrepiece [theburycollection.com]

#4: Wedding Favours
Vintage Flicker unique and beautiful Teacup Candles are becoming and increasingly popular choice for unique and original wedding favours and gifts. Brides-to-be, who have ordered them as wedding favours for their weddings, tell us they love them because they are a two-in-one present – a delicate candle and a decorative teacup! Our teacup candles also come in a range of colours and eras to suit almost any theme, and we can also customise the scent for you too.



#5: Lighting                                                                                           Teacup Candles are a great way to create a cosy and romantic atmosphere at your wedding. If you want a way to incorporate candles into your big day but are looking to do something a little different, why not light the place with Vintage Flicker’s Teacup Candles? Teacup candles can be placed all over the room on their own or with the saucer, they will burn for hours and leave a signature wedding scent behind.