Photos by Kate Thornton

I began making soy candles in 2013 for friends and family out of our kitchen. After our son was born in early 2015, I wanted to be able to work from home and thus began Anthology Candles.  We were the first to create Music Inspired candles, including those inspired by our favorite songs and Musicals, as well as candles inspired by books and classic movies.


The first collection quickly grew and we became focused on Fairy Tales and Whimsical themes (like our favorite treats, places, and experiences) and in early 2016, our whimsical candles went viral.  We received press coverage from publications all over the world, including Cosmopolitan, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, BuzzFeed, Mental Floss, The Nerdist, Huffington Post, PopSugar, Seventeen, and ABC News Los Angeles.  It's still surreal to think about how our little mom and pop shop was trending on Facebook!  It was truly a Cinderella story and to this day, it's immensely humbling to remember those first few weeks of publicity.


In 2017, we decided to change our name to better reflect where our company was heading in the future and we are now Spireside.  We want to thank each and every one of you for welcoming us into your home!