Colonial Candles have been burning brightly in the homes of America for over 100 years. The Colonial candle story begins in 1905 with Mabel Baker, a former Massachusetts school teacher, who began making hand-dipped bayberry taper candles in her tiny Cape Cod kitchen. They became so popular with family and friends that Mabel began selling them in her husband's local hardware store. By 1909, many stores in the Cape Cod area were selling them, and Colonial Candle was officially in business.
Recognized as the first candle company started by a woman, Colonial Candle is proudly made in the USA. Today, the candles are produced in North Carolina with the same pride and craftsmanship established over a century ago. The signature oval jars truly set Colonial Candles apart.