Tag: candles

15 Jun 2016

Following the Louisiana Antique Trail: The Steamer Trunk  0

Following the Louisiana Antique Trail: The Steamer Trunk | bonveillercher.com

We have another downtown Jennings, Louisiana, find for you, and this time it’s on the Louisiana Antique Trail! Nova Barnes opened The Steamer Trunk in December of 2012 fulfilling her dream of having a shop on Main Street and loves to fill her shop with things her customers will “treasure and not just fill space.”

The Steamer Trunk is filled with so many fun finds ranging from antiques to clothing to an adorable little book nook! Nova also makes her own jewelry and will repair yours. They also repair and sell furniture, and her daughter makes the soaps and bath scrubs available.

Following the Louisiana Antique Trail: The Steamer Trunk | bonveillercher.com

One of our favorite things at The Steamer Trunk is her “Artist of the Month” series. Each month she features a different artist and sells their pieces in the store with all proceeds going directly to the artist. With no gallery in Jennings, this is a great way for local artists to get their name and works out to the public. If you’re an artist and would like to be featured please contact Nova; she’s always looking for new artists!

If you’re looking for a unique gift stop by The Steamer Trunk! Gift certificates and free gift wrapping is available. It’s located at 526 North Main Street in Jennings, Louisiana. Check out their website thesteamertrunkla.com and their Facebook page. Also take a look at the Louisiana Antique Trail website, louisianaantiquetrail.com, for other amazing antique shops.

And keep following along as we make our way along the Louisiana Antique Trail!

Keep smiling!Lexi

 

07 Jun 2016

Fearless Finds: Grandma’s Garden UPDATE!  0

Fearless FInds: Grandma's Garden UPDATE! | bonveillercher.com

Fearless FInds: Grandma's Garden UPDATE! | bonveillercher.comDo you remember this adorable floral and gift shop in Welsh, Louisiana that we blogged about here? Well it’s added a new location! You can now stop by 300 South Thomson Avenue in Iowa, Louisiana, to find beautiful gifts and flowers! They also have Sweet Shop USA truffles inside that look so delectable with flavors like Italian Cream Cake. They can be sold in singles, doubles, or however many you would like. It’s also a great place for a last minute shop because they have gift bags and tissue available.Fearless FInds: Grandma's Garden UPDATE! | bonveillercher.com

Tanning is also offered next door at great prices!

This location is only temporary though while they build their brand-new location on Highway 90 in Iowa! Tanning will be available there as well.

We will update you once their new location is up and running hopefully later this year!

Keep smiling!Lexi

 

25 Feb 2015

Fearless Finds: Fleur De Lis Candles  0

Fearless Finds: Fleur De Lis Candles -- hand poured candles with full scents and unique names like Monkey Farts and Lick Me All Over! | bonveillercher.com
Ever wonder what a monkey fart smells like? Well during my drives to work I kept hearing about a candle shop in Lafayette, and what really got my attention were the names of the candles like Monkey Farts and Oilfield Trash. I love candles and thought to myself, “I have to smell a Monkey Fart!!” So that’s the first thing I did upon arriving at Fleur De Lis Candles.
Fearless Finds: Fleur De Lis Candles of Lafayette, Louisiana -- hand poured candles with full scents and unique names like Monkey Farts and Lick Me All Over! | bonveillercher.blogspot.com
 
But I didn’t stop there. I smelt Butt Naked and Cajun Hot Flash and King Cake and so many others! The names are so unique and fun, some are even customer-created. But walking around the shop I noticed that most of the candles and wax melts are primarily white in color, and that made me wonder why. We were told that the candles are made with fewer petroleum by-products which is where the color comes from, so for cleaner burning, they opt for fewer colored candles.
 
This brings us to how it all got started. The owners were searching for an affordable, eco-friendly candle that didn’t skimp on scent, so when they couldn’t find any locally, they did the research and began creating and selling their own out of their snow cone stand. Now they’re located at 3816 West Congress Street, Suite 3 in Lafayette, Louisiana, and all candles are created and hand-poured onsite.
 
Another unique service they offer is they will pour a candle in whatever container you bring them. The owner told us they’ve seen everything from Ragu to baby food jars, and they’ll cut the price down for your recycling efforts! Most custom candles can be done within 24 hours.
Fearless Finds: Fleur De Lis Candles of Lafayette, Louisiana -- hand poured candles with full scents and unique names like Monkey Farts and Lick Me All Over! | bonveillercher.blogspot.com
We actually got to have a sneak sniff of their newest scent, Bunny Burps! Everyone is going to love it!
 
This is a must-stop for all candle lovers. Believe me, you won’t leave empty-handed! We went last week, and I have already been through three cubes of my Mardi Gras wax melts! I am loving the scent! It smells great but isn’t overwhelmingly strong.
 
As we were checking out, Lexi got a text from her Granny asking if they had a Kettle Corn scent. That’s one scent they don’t have, but they wrote it down and will hopefully be working to create one! Maybe we will even be able to create the name for it!
 
 
For more information check out their website fleurdeliscandles.com, like them on Facebook, or call 337-534-8865.