Don’t be afraid to burn your Simply Curated candle, we now offer candle refills at Artists & Fleas for $10! So enjoy your candle and then come and get it refilled.
My background in tech and social media has made me hate the word entrepreneur and start-up. They are buzz words to me now, I never wanted to be an entrepreneur, it wasn’t one of my goals. People would always ask me when I was going to start something of my own, well guess what, I have!
As much as I hate to admit it, Simply Curated makes me an entrepreneur. Last year I really started to take Simply Curated seriously as a business, it’s not easy by any means but there is something so fulfilling in making something new out of something old and having people enjoy it.
The holiday season was awesome and it was a great learning experience. I loved being at Artists & Fleas and being able to meet my customers. With the new year upon us I decided to take the risky plunge of having a permanent space at Artists & Fleas in Willamsburg. I’ve partnered with another awesome seller and together we have created a little store within Artists & Fleas that feels really cohesive. I’m sure the space will evolve over time, but I have been loving where it’s going so far.
My goals for 2013 are to really take the candle making part of the business to the next level. I will be using Kickstarter to help me get the candles into retail stores and hopefully grow that part of the company into something more sustainable.
I’ve found amazing vintage glassware patterns to make candles out of and I can’t wait to share what I have in the works right now.
Also, keep an eye out for new curated decor items on the site, and come visit me at Artists & Fleas to see the products in person.
Hi everyone! I know I’ve been quiet here on the blog for a while but that’s only because so many awesome things have been happening offline. If you follow Simply Curated on Facebook, you probably already know about the market we participated in this past weekend at Artists & Fleas in Brooklyn.
We had an awesome time getting to interact with our customers in person and watching people fall in love with vintage finds and take them home.
Our hand poured candles were a big hit, but it was clear that customers wanted a scented candle option. I’ve been hard at work curating new vintage glass for scented candles.
I’m hoping that you guys will embrace me making candles a bigger part of my business. I have multiplies of all of this glassware so in the future I’m hoping I’ll be able to put whichever fragrance you want in the glass you want.
If you live in NYC, we will be at Artists & Fleas again on November 24-25 and December 15-16. We will also be at The Shops at Studio J on December 1st in LIC. Like us on Facebook to keep up with all the upcoming market dates.
I will be going to few estates sales this morning. If you are in the market for a specific piece, please let me know.
These are some of the pics that interested me from these sales, you never know if any of the stuff will actually be there when you get there, but it’s worth a shot.
Go support your local businesses and don’t forget to support independent online businesses.
I have a sale going on this whole weekend at the Simply Curated store, coupon code ‘tdayweekend' gets you 15% off anything.
But as a special for small business saturday, I decided to give a little extra incentive! Coupon code ‘smallbiz' will give you 20% off any purchase of $30 or more.
New items up in the Simply Curated store!
This weekend was great, I got a lot of new stuff for the store that I’m really excited about. I was able to clean up and photograph about 60% of what I got this weekend. The rest of the stuff either needs some work, or is a little too big for me to take a good photo of right now.
I hope you enjoy the new stuff. Let me know which pieces are your favorite, and as always, if you are looking for something specific let me know.