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    Comments Off on What makes a country home candle?

    Diane and Terry Ellah have always favoured a rustic “country home” aesthetic, and when they began making candles they wanted to create something unique that fit that look. They’d seen so-called “grunge” candles, roughly pebbled country-style candles, but they wanted to make something to suit a slightly more refined country...View More...

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    Comments Off on Canada’s alternative to Yankee Candles

    Back in 1969, 16-year-old Mike Kittredge decided to melt some crayons to make his mom a candle for Christmas. When a neighbour saw the candle and offered to buy it, he got enough to make two more. In the ensuing years, Yankee Candle grew to be the one of the...View More...

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    Comments Off on Visit Meaford’s “Candle Factory” warehouse outlet throughout the year

    In Meaford, Ontario, Country Affair Candles is simply known as “The Candle Factory”. After six years of successfully manufacturing and wholesaling candles from an ever-expanding shed on Diane and Terry Ellah’s rural property, we moved into town in 2001. Meaford’s old “Wheelbarrow Factory” was built in the late 1880s, and...View More...

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    Comments Off on Welcome to Canada’s online candle shop (Americans are welcome, too!)

    We’re glad you found our online candle shop! Back when Country Affair Candles shipped its first candles to retailers in the U.S. and Canada, most people hadn’t even heard of the Internet. But it wasn’t long before we launched our first website, allowing us to sell candles online to both...View More...

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    Comments Off on The secret to a scented candle that lasts

    How do your scented candles last so long? We hear it all the time. People love scented candles. The crisp sweet scent of a McIntosh apple might evoke memories of sunny Autumn days and childhood. The sharp fresh smell of a balsam fir can take you to Christmases past. Every...View More...

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    Comments Off on Upcoming Warehouse Sale Dates

    Just a quick blurb to let you all know the dates of our upcoming warehouse sales.   September 29-Oct 1, 2016 November 24-27, 2016 These will be the last two for this year.  Hope to see you there.  ...View More...

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    Comments Off on General Notice!!!

    Our server issue has now been corrected however, you may want to take note of the following   Due to extreme heat conditions we will not be starting to send out orders until after Monday, August 15th.  We can not guarantee that our couriers will not leave your order out...View More...

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    Comments Off on Website Issues

    At this time we are having some difficulty in placing orders…you might see the notice “Internal Server Error” at the top of your page.  Please be patient, we are trying to get this corrected. By all means, give us a call and we can take your order by phone if...View More...

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    Comments Off on How we make our handcrafted Canadian candles

    Our online (and our real-life) handmade candle stores in Ontario, Canada welcome you with an array of delightful handcrafted country candles. While they’re not made at the kitchen table, as they were in days of yore, they truly are crafted by hand in our Meaford candle factory. A peek behind...View More...