Diving back into the blog, and a Polka Dot Palm
November 13, 2013
As you can tell, from the date of our last blog to the date of this one, it’s been a while since we’ve posted last. Over a year, in fact.
What can we say? It’s been a long, fruitful, busy year...one that didn’t allow much time for blogging. Trust us, we’d love nothing more than to keep our friends, family, and fans updated with the most recent exploits of the greatest candle-making, smile-producing company that ever found itself nestled in the woods of Vermont.
With our apologies for not keeping everyone abreast of our exciting lives, we’d like to change that. We love what we do, our customers love what we do, and in our own way we produce smiles on folks, and in our own way we change lives.
And now that we’ve sufficiently filled our quota of sentimental blogging, on to the fun...but first, a little update of the past year.
Once we relaunched the website, it made it easier for customers to find us. As it is with other companies that have great fans and customers, word of mouth has certainly done its fair share for Aunt Sadie’s. We’ve grown at a comfortable pace, and we’re grateful for all of you that have contributed to that growth (okay, maybe we weren’t done with the sentimentality). We’ve added more choices, experimented with new products, worked with new customers, and added members to our team. Don’t worry, we’ll be sharing these changes and additions in blog posts in the future.
Even though the company is located in Vermont, we still love our roots, and where we came from: Boston. In this city we started as a notion and over time grew into the company that we are today, and we’ll always be thankful to the people and city of Boston. And lately, Boston has been in the news, thanks to the greatest baseball team to ever grace our small, blue planet: the Boston Red Sox.
You might have heard they just won the World Series?
Well, Aunt Sadie’s has more than just Boston in common with the Boston Red Sox. We sell our candles all over the world, and it’s our great scents and fun labels that find us in so many different corners of the world. One of those corners is a store in Wilmington, North Carolina, called the Polka Dot Palm. They offer “unique gifts, chic accessories, and coastal decor”. Sounds like a great place for Aunt Sadie’s candles, right? With the variety of scented candles and label choices we’re a perfect fit!
Like we said, different corners of the world. And why is this corner worth mentioning? The Polka Dot Palm is owned by none other than Trot Nixon and his wife, Catherine! For those of you who don’t stay up to date with the Boston Red Sox, Trot is the fellow who endeared himself to fans by sporting a mohawk over the course of the 2004 season. He played baseball from 1996 through 2008, mainly for the Red Sox, but for some other teams as well.
Trot was known on and off the field for his level of enthusiasm and passion. Trot also served as the inspiration for the expression “Boston Dirt Dogs”. The signature is that of a “scrapper”, a player who hustles and isn’t afraid to get dirty to win a game. People from both Vermont and Boston can appreciate that attitude! Even though he doesn’t play baseball anymore, he remains enthusiastic about sports. He’s the co-host of “The 5th Quarter”, a Friday night high school football highlight show on WWAY-TV, out of Wilmington.
Trot and his family also own the Polka Dot Palm and we’re lucky to have our candles offered by this unique store. See, a former member of the greatest baseball team in history is selling our candles!
Thanks go out to Trot and his family for making Wilmington a little brighter of a place, and thanks go out to the Boston Red Sox, for making Aunt Sadie’s hometown incredibly proud.
And if you’re in Wilmington, be sure to look up the Polka Dot Palm...just don’t bring up the Yankees!