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  • Meet Rewined Candles

    Two things we love: wine and candles. We may or may not be wine snobs, but you could consider us candle snobs. We like to burn candles at home, give them as gifts, and occasionally burn them in the store too. Not just any candle will do. We like our candles hand-poured in the USA, with high quality wax, interesting fragrances, and slow burning wicks.  Rewined Candles meet all of these criteria. Rewined Candles are made in Charleston, S.C. from recycled and repurposed wine bottles. The wine bottles are cut in half and the bottom half is filled with all natural premium soy wax and custom blended fragrances. Every single candle is poured by hand. Poured gently by hand so each bottle gets individual attention and care. As you might guess, the candles come in wine-inspired scents - for example, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet. Instead of tasting notes,  the Rewined Candles come with scent notes. Displayed for the world to see! How do we like to enjoy our Rewined Candles at home? With a big glass of wine, of course!


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  • RPS-Last Minute Gifts for Her

    Are you looking at your list, panicked? Is that hard-to-buy-for sister, girlfriend, mother-in-law the only un-checked, crossed off, highlighted gift recipient on your list? Guys, it's cool! We're open until 3pm tomorrow in Ann Arbor and Tecumseh (sorry Detroit, we're closed), and can help! Until then, take a peek at some of our last minute suggestions! layout_1_with_numbers 1) This is our favorite 100 hour burn time candle from Simpatico. The colors are amazing, plus the hobnail jars burn so clean (and happen to be adorable). After the 100 hours of burn time, they become a perfect vase, juice glass or pencil holder. 2) Midwest-made Linnea's Lights candles are another favorite candle. They are made in Indianapolis, by a mother/daughter company. Also, each candle comes with a set of matches in the lid! 3) New in stock, these Sir/Madam mugs are our everything. We're loving the "Sweetie" mug. Also available in "Darling," "Mother," and "Father." 4) Adorable vintage Fishs Eddy juice glasses come in 4 styles and colors. We love them! 5) Vintage kitchen timers. We're partial to the red, which do you prefer? 6) Library of Flowers bubble bath. Check out that packaging-- what a fun gift to pull out of a stocking on Christmas morning - plus the scents are to die for! 7) Barr & Co. soap. The scents correspond with the Simpatico candles. Grab that girl a Spanish Lime bar of soap and candle! 8) Dip-dyed awesomeness. Spoons, servers, spatulas--we love the pops of color on these kitchen utensils! 9) Pehr tea towels. These towels wash well, are adorable and come in a variety of colors and designs. 10) Kate Spade coasters. Perfect for that special hostess. 11) Macaroon trinket containers. We love the raspberry sorbet colored one. What a fun way to store your ring, mints, tylenol, whatever! Stop in and see us tomorrow from 10-3 in Ann Arbor or Tecumseh to grab these last minute gifts for your loved ones! We know they'll love their bright & colorful stockings!

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  • Lobsters, Foil, and Charlie Bear, OH MY!

    VB-1_layout A year ago, I wrote a list of my top 5 favorite items as part of a birthday wish list. Of course, NO ONE bought me any of it (jerks),  so now that my birthday is right around the corner again, here is another list of my favorite items in the store! Feel free to use it as a reference the next time you are looking to buy me something.  Is anyone surprised that two items are from Sugar Paper LA and two items are from Rifle Paper Co? No? Nobody? Yeah, me neither… 1.) Linnea’s Lights Sea Salt candle Holy crap, you guys. This candle. This. Candle. When we were burning it in the store for a week, I counted how many customers mentioned it when they either walked in or came up to the counter. 100% OF PEOPLE MENTIONED HOW GREAT IT WAS. It’s a scientific fact that everyone enjoys this candle. You can’t argue with science. It’s a soy candle with a super clean burn and it lasts for 60 hours! That’s a lot of hours of the best scent your nose has ever had the pleasure of smelling! 2. Sugar Paper LA black and gold journal The gold foil train is chugging along and let me tell you, I am on board and loving every second of it. This chic journal makes me want to cuddle up on my couch and write every thought and feeling I’ve ever had, but I also never want to write in it because my dumb thoughts and feelings aren’t worthy of such a gorgeous bundle of paper. It’s so beautiful and such a classic Sugar Paper LA product. I’m in love with every inch of it. 3.) Sugar Paper LA ‘You’re my lobster’ card Is there anything better than a classic Friends reference? Um, yeah, a classic Friends reference LETTERPRESSED ON A CARD WITH A MATCHING LOBSTER ENVELOPE LINER. I watch Friends almost every day (I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t watching it right now… The One With Rachel’s Other Sister… please don’t judge me) so this card is perfect in every single way. If you don’t get the reference, you’re dead to me. …I’m sorry. That was harsh. You’re not dead to me, blog reader. I just like you a lot less. ….please keep reading the rest of this post… 4.) Rifle Paper Co. shaggy dog card Blog reader, I know you don’t know me. Maybe you never will. But if you need to know one thing about me, it’s that my littlewittlebabypuppy Charlie is my whole life. Granted, he doesn’t live with me, but he’s the best. The absolute best. And you know what else? Rifle Paper Co has a card BASED ON A PHOTOGRAPH OF CHARLIE. Ok, maybe not based on Charlie… but it looks just like Charlie! I like to think that Anna Rifle Bond herself happened to stumble upon my instagram and feast her eyes on my Charliebear and then feel inspired to illustrate him! Don’t burst my bubble, you guys. It’s a card of Charlie in rain boots and that’s that. 5.) Rifle Paper Co. desk calendar You know that emoji with hearts for eyes? That is an exact portrait of me whenever I look at the RPC desk calendar. Everything else goes blurry and I get weak in the knees. It adds such elegance to any space. It gets me excited for every month (even months like March. Who likes March?!) Seriously. The floral illustrations are to die for. I pinky promise you guys will fall in love with it. So there you have it. Although it was nearly impossible to nail down my top favorite items in the store, these are definitely some of the best. What are your favorite items? More importantly, what is your favorite Friends episode? Let us know in the comments below! Love Tori's Top Picks? Check em' out here: 1) Linnea’s Lights Sea Salt Candle  2) Sugar Paper Black & Gold Foiled Dot Notebook 3) Sugar Paper “You’re My Lobster” Letterpress card 4) Rifle Paper Company Shaggy Dog Card 5) Rifle Paper Company Desktop Calendar 6) Mr. Charlie Bernard himself

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