Great small businesses: @glowwormgoods !

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing @glowwormgoods !

  1. How did you come up with your business name?

“My business was named after a Vashti Bunyan song. The track “Glow Worms” is from her first album “Just Another Diamond Day” and it is one of my favorite albums. The album was released in 1970 but has remained timeless- in my opinion. Vashti’s songs are a good blend of melancholy and whimsy and it just felt like the right move to name my business after one of her songs.”

2. What made you want to start a candle business?

“To be honest, I am a hobby addict. I love trying new things, expanding my skill set, and working with my hands. I also am an avid thrifter and every time I would thrift I would see all of this beautiful glass, and I just thought these pieces would make beautiful candles. It kind of just took off from there.”

3. What was the first candle you created for your business? 

“I believe the first container candle I ever made was out of these beautiful vintage Otagiri Japanese rice bowls. And the first “molded” candle I made was my birthday cake candle.”

4. What is your most popular item in your store? Why do you think it is so popular?

“The most popular item in my store is definitely my vintage glassware candles. So many customers come to me saying, “Oh my grandma used to have this in her house!” etc. and I love that. I think people are drawn to the fantasy of other eras or may be nostalgic for things they remember from a different time in their life. I know that when I pick certain pieces I imagine how the previous owner used them and I kind of let my imagination take me away to that time. Plus they are just pretty! haha.”

5.  Can you talk a bit about your store? 

“Right now my candles are available through my shop at

6. Do you have any exciting news or events that you would like to share?

“I will be at Gift Horse in Nashville, TN for a Valentine’s day pop-up on February 11th from 10:30am-6pm. The rest of my upcoming events are pending, as I am waiting to hear back on some of my applications for spring and summer markets. However, I do have an events calendar on my website where I will keep all of my upcoming event info!.”

If you would like any more information about this store. The following contact information is below:


Instagram: @glowwormsgoods

Esty store:

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