I just got home from the Witches Ball (The Yankee Candle Halloween premiere) and I am tuckered. This year I drove to Williamsburg, VA (not quite an hour from my home) because I had heard that the flagship store was over-the-top. Most of my pictures turned out a little blurry because well, I was excited, I’m naturally impatient, and it was overwhelming with people all around. Stopping to take pictures felt like I was in someone’s way.
I walked in the side door to an amazing arch filled with Halloween items. Most of these items were part of Yankee Candle’s Wicked Web collection. I picked up the
Wicked Web Spider Web Cuff Set along with the Wicked Web Webbed Bat Wing. I have the bat wings from last year. These are a little different and well, I like bats. Because folks were dressed up in Halloween costumes (dress up and you receive a door prize), I received a great deal of attention from the sales associates. At one point, I found myself talking to a manager who was perhaps in her late 50s. She asked me if I was in my version of Steam Punk. Um, no. I tried to explain that this wasn’t exactly a costume as much as it was an outfit. She then proceeded to tell me how she researched “the steam punk” so that she could put together her costume. She actually did a great job; she looked adorable.
I started to realize that I hadn’t seen any of the Boney Bunch figurines so I started walking around the store. There were autumn scenes everywhere! When I arrived at the Haunted House… that’s right! In the middle of the front entrance they had erected a fairly large haunted house to hold all of the Boney Bunch displays. Only about four people could fit in it at a time without our shopping carts. They had several of the online exclusives.
Another section of the store had the Steam Punkin collection. Again, there were some of the online exclusives that I actually ordered online this morning. It was nice to see them in person.
Finally there was the Spellbound collection. They had the Mirror Mirror that I had purchased online this morning and they also had the Spellbound Witch's Cauldron Electric Wax Melts Warmer which I thought would be great for the office (no open flame and I can actually reach an outlet in the new office). Finally, there was the Spellbound Spooky Gates Wax Melts Warmer which I wasn’t sure I was actually going to buy until I saw it in person. It’s gorgeous.
There were a few items that were sold out. After arriving home, I decided that I really wanted Boney Bunch Diamonds are a Ghoul's Best Friend. Fortunately, my local Yankee Candle store still had a few. They even had the popular Wicked Web Witch's Boots.