In 2014, Tennessee Candle Company was started by Marjie Sanderson, and still operates, at Sanderson Family Farm & Vineyard, located in beautiful Northwest Tennessee. The farm is 100-acres of natural beauty, gardens, a 20-acre vineyard, berry brambles, and an orchard. There you will also find a quaint candle and soap cottage, where all of our products are made. It is here that artist, gardener, and lover-of-fragrances and baths, Marjie Sanderson, hand-crafts candles and soaps. Some of those natural and organic ingredients on the farm even make their way into the products.
At the time Marjie and her husband Bill were opening their vineyard tasting room in 2014, Marjie had hopes of making as many personalized products as possible, that came from their land, to sell in their gift shop. She wanted their visitors to take a piece of the farm, and love of it, home with them. Marjie has always been a candle and soap lover, and enjoys using products in baths. After researching the candle and soap-making process and ingredients for several years, Marjie produced her first candles and has not slowed down since. She has added artisan cold process soaps and wax tart melts to her line, and has plans for other products in the near future.
Each candle is hand-poured in small batches, using the maximum fragrance appropriate for her wax and fragrances, and soaps are hand-crafted premium artisan soaps with attention to fine detail and creativity. The most luxurious natural oils, clays, botanicals, colorants and additives are used, and she chooses organic when available.
Today, candles and soap are all made in the sweet and warm candle & soap cottage on the farm, but find their way to many locations. You can find their products at the farm’s winery tasting room at White Squirrel Winery in Kenton, TN, Discovery Park of America in Union City, TN, and in various boutiques and stores across Tennessee to Gatlinburg, southern Missouri, southern Illinois, and Kentucky. Occasionally, you will find Tennessee Candle Company products at large festivals such as Reelfoot Arts and Crafts in Tiptonville, TN, and Santa’s Village in Martin, TN.
As Marjie says, "It is our hope that you love our products as much as we love creating them, and that you take a little piece of the beauty and love of Northwest Tennessee home with you!"
Marjie pouring cold process soap.
Marjie with her soap display at Discovery Park of America's "Farm Feed Store".
Bill Sanderson building wooden soap molds, slab molds, and soap and log cutters with his handy wood-working skills.
Below: Bill Sanderson holding Valentine candles for sale in his winery tasting room.
Below: The candle and soap cottage, where our products are made, and which was designed by Marjie and Bill Sanderson.
22 Acres of vineyard are viewed from an upper balcony. What a beautiful inspiration!
A snippet of one of Marjie's gardens! Marjie loves growing flowers, herbs, and fruits & vegetables, and loves to find beautiful natural elements to infuse into oils & include in her products to share with you!
The Sanderson Family Farm is surrounded by other beautiful farms. This is their neighbor's cotton field, which makes for a beautiful background for our TN High Cotton candles!
Marjie & Bill Sanderson - 4th of July in Kenton, TN