FB11Lost Cowboy has featured a few posts about candles here and there, and usually we feature a small independent business, like Paddywax.

Paddywax makes candles and diffusers in a few different collections including “Classic” and “Winter Garden.”  Of course we were drawn to Paddywax’s Library Collection: “For all the bibliophiles in our lives we present the Library Collection. Pairing favorite quotes with exquisite fragrances, we pay homage to the literary greats.”

Paddywax has a back story we love: “Fresh out of college and contemplating a career path, Gretchen Hollingsworth and several girlfriends started a group based on the premise that each week, someone would choose a project and lead the group through it. It was a way to explore a creative side, while chatting about jobs (or lack of), post graduate life in Chicago and a slew of other things. Gretchen, a natural leader, was up first. Intrigued by an article on the century-old techniques of candle making, she decided hand-poured candles would be their first adventure. What started as a ‘knickknack, paddywhack’ inspiration became Paddywax.”

Check out Paddywax here.