At the heart of Tea with Mary Kate is the importance of belonging, of being connected to those around you. Britain has some wonderfully creative businesses, including those that, as well as supporting themselves, provides work for the broader community. I remember reading, years ago now, the story of St Eval Candles, one woman’s single handed mission to save her farm in what was a pretty dire situation. The legacy now is as inspiring as the candles are uplifting.
The wonderful warmed aroma of the thyme & mint Victorian bowl is absolutely gorgeous – I know it sounds like a strange combination but one smell & I promise you’ll be a convert. Another favourite is Cinnamon & Orange which just smells of “Christmas” but I would advocate as an all year round aroma worth having.
I do hope you have the opportunity and very good fortune of visiting the delightful family run, Isle of Skye Candle Company. Fabulously hand crafted & from renewable sources, their very unique candles have the added benefit of a choice of essential oils.
So although at opposite ends of Britain, both of these companies have created really great candles, with creative flare & an eye to the communities in which they reside. I feel very proud to be able to support British candle makers in Britain, long may their success continue.