William Adkin grew up in Prince Rupert, British Columbia and it was there he and his family would set sail on their 24' boat and scout the west coast shores for abandoned railway towns. The location of these abandoned settlements we've discovered by using only history books and CN railroad maps. Upon arrival to each location, William and his family would search the town for their hidden and lost treasures, and over 7 years the family set out to unearth history, collecting over 500 bottles that date back to the 1940s and '50s
William eventually settled in a quaint community called Black Creek where he stored his vintage collections. In June 2020, William passed away at the age of 89 and his collection of over 500 bottles were distributed to loved collectors (including Merville Botanicals). We are honored that Williams's daughter, Laurie has allowed us to repurpose his beloved collection into beautiful candles and pay tribute to the incredible story each of these bottles has to tell.
By repurposing Williams collection we feel compelled to share his incredible journey and continuing the legacy of Williams Adkin's in our Vintage Candle Collection.
These candles are ~7oz.
Choose from our 6 signature scents
Calm (NEW!): A perfect combination of rosemary, peppermint, and lavender (personal favorite!)
Chance (NEW!): An energizing blend of peppermint, basil, rosemary, and lemon
*Free delivery within the Comox Valley. *Due to the fragile nature of these candles, we do NOT ship. Local delivery/pick up only.
Merville Botanicals uses 415 soy wax (no additives) which burns 30-50% longer than paraffin wax, adding more value to each candle.