303 North Alamo Road, Rockwall TX 75087
Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 4pm
I have always been fascinated with any and all things that smell good and being an avid candle burner, I started Candles by Carol in my kitchen after my youngest son was born. My husband, Roland, helped me get started and my family were my test subjects. Using my formal dining room, I filled shelves with candles and opened it to the public. Roland and I would go to craft shows and office buildings and set up tables with our candles and I slowly began to build a business with repeat customers. While the business grew, the kitchen did not, so we converted our garage into a candle making area which allowed me to expand our number of scents by filling the dining room with more shelves and more candles.
In 2004, we opened the doors to our first shop, located in Royse City off of Hwy. 276. Although the shop was located off the beaten path, my customers made the trip to buy my candles. My husband also left his job in corporate America to help grow the candle business and we started to introduce some other items into our shop, such as iron art and smaller gift items. In 2010, the opportunity came up to move our shop into downtown Rockwall, so we renovated an old house and it’s the current home of Candles by Carol.