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Address:
144 Rand Pond Road
Goshen, NH 03752

Phone:
Local: 603-863-9677
Out of area: 1-800-806-2897

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After 30 years at our “barn” location in the picturesque Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire, Bayberry Barn is saying farewell to our physical storefront.   Although we, and our visitors, will miss “the barn”, we are here on the web and continue to offer you our TRUE BAYBERRY CANDLES and accessories — the namesake of our store and a customer favorite for decades.  You can order our products by phoning us at  603-863-9677 or 800-806-2897. Visit our “Candles and Accessories” page for available products.

Featuring True (Real) Bayberry Candles
6″ Boxed Pair – $12.95 plus shipping and handling
8″ Boxed Pair – $14.95 plus shipping and handling

The Legend of Bayberry…
“A Bayberry candle burnt to the socket puts luck in the home, food in the larder, and gold in the pocket.”

We carry authentic and genuine bayberry candles made from the wax of the berries of the Bayberry shrub.

Bayberry candles and the traditions we associate with them began during colonial times. When colonists and early settlers boiled the fruit from the waxy grey “berry” of the hearty native “Bay” Berry shrubs along the Eastern Coast, they found it left a fragrant wax on top of the water. Better still, the bayberry wax was harder and more brittle than the beeswax they were using.

Although making bayberry candles was considerably more effort, the colonists discovered that they burned longer and cleaner, with a brighter light than other candles. Because they took so much effort to make, many families saved them for special occasions, such as Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Eventually, burning bayberry candles on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve became tradition, and even inspired the saying, “Bayberry candles burned to the socket, puts luck in the home, food in the larder, and gold in the pocket.”

Another tradition was for sweethearts who were separated on Christmas to burn bayberry candles; legend said that the couple would be united by the candles’ lovely scent.

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