But how does someone even begin the process of taking the spirit and substance of a military location and "jar it?" Interesting question, right? Well like you, we wanted to know the story behind these enchanting candles... so we went straight to the source! Founder and Candle Maker Extraordinaire, D'Shawn, wanted her product to represent the South as she sees it.
D'Shawn's candles have evolved tremendously since opening her business in October 2015. Her candles are now crafted in custom "Destination Series" and exclusively offered through our R. Riveter Post to Pillar collection. If you haven't heard about Post to Pillar, it is a collaboration of Military Spouse and Veteran Makers + Artisans from across the country showcasing their hard work and determination through an assortment of well-loved products!
"I am a Military Spouse and this lifestyle has made me fearless and resilient. I had to learn a foreign language through immersion. I've traveled all across Europe... alone. I've held countless jobs due to PCS moves. I've packed up and unpacked an entire home several times. I've made friends and lost friends. All of this has taught me that life is precious and you get one shot at it. I am not scared to try something new and I am not afraid of failing. Besides, you only fail if you give up... and this lifestyle has taught me not to give up so easily."
Fort Bragg. Fort Campbell. Fort Carson. Fort Lewis. Fort Stewart.
Where will your senses take you?
Explore Southern Elegance Candle Co. and so many other Post to Pillar brands HERE. When you purchase an American Made product YOU are creating jobs, giving back to the economy and supporting the hopes and dreams of men and women like D'Shawn.