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Welcome to the fifteenth Time Travel Thursday linky party at the Brambleberry Cottage.
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One of the most delightful places I visited–while in New England this past summer–was the Yankee Candle flagship store in South Deerfield, MA.
The complex was so much larger than I had anticipated. Thankfully, the site map, given to me at the entrance, was most helpful in my navigation.
Even prior to stepping one foot in the door of the place, I knew it was going to be a wonderful experience.
You know what they say about first impressions!
Just take a look at the grounds! Seeing all that beauty outside, what would your expectations be?
I like beginning any new adventure at the beginning. So, I thought brushing up on the history in the Yankee Candlemaking Museum was the perfect place to start.
I was fascinated to learn that this whole business was built from a humble Christmas gift, created by a young man for his mother in 1969.
The venture quickly became a family-and-friend operation.
These three plaques, that hang in the museum, give an overview of the business history.
Just click on the images above to enlarge them, and read the interesting facts for yourself.
Being a bit of a history buff, I found myself lingering in the museum...
taking in all the wonderful antique and vintage candle-making items, as well as, the incredible old case good pieces.
Even if I had not had the time to go any further, this one section of the complex...
–with all its amazing treasures of antiquity–would have been a very special treat to behold.
But, I found that with every area I visited, it just kept getting better.
Whether ones tastes are decidedly country...
or an eclectic mix, with a European flair...
there is something for everyone there!
I was so excited to discover this particular light fixture.
I happen to have the perfect components–in one of my barns–to make its twin...
or at least its brother!
And these adorable can-dleholders will be a future project for sure!
To say that this store is a virtual Disneyland, within a candle shop, is not an exaggeration.
There's fun to be had by all–regardless of age or gender.
Whether you create your own jar candle...
or simply enjoy the various holiday sights and sounds,
you are sure to enjoy every moment you spend at the Yankee Candle flagship store.
Sharing the history and all the fun vintage finds at Suzanne's for Vintage Thingie Thursday.