Welcome to The Ladybug Boutique
The Ladybug, as it’s fondly known, has been the number one source of high quality smokeless, dripless and scentless candles on Vancouver Island for over 35 years. Highest quality paraffin tapers and pillars and well as “Stearin” (organically sourced, sustainable palm oil) tapers and pillars from Denmark 🇩🇰 are complimented by choice Canadian makers of organic beeswax and specialty candles.
A little bit of Christmas hides in the back of the store year round, so if you’re in Victoria midsummer and want to stock up on some Christmas bits, you’ll find them.
The Scandinavian theme continues with hand blown hanging and sitting birds from Denmark, Ekelund table linens from Sweden and an ever changing selection of silver and bronze Norse museum jewelry.
Local artisans also shine. Pottery, hanging glass ornaments from well known artist Mark Bateman, fun jewelry, beautiful handmade scarves and placemats from local weavers, as well as a great selection of cards, mugs and placemats from wildlife photographer Stuart Clarke are just a sample of what awaits exploration!
The Ladybug Boutique started out as Scandinavian Weaving in Market Square on Johnson Street in downtown Victoria thirty five years ago when a nice Swedish lady named Victoria opened a small shop to sell her weaving.
About a year later, an equally nice Danish lady named Birgitte joined her and a great partnership was born! Over the years the ladies expanded into candles, giftware and Scandinavian specialties from Christmas Nisser to craft-paper, flags, mugs, Danish glass, cookbooks and traditional Norse jewellery
With the move twenty five years ago to Mattick’s Farm in Cordova Bay the name changed to “The Ladybug Boutique” in honour of Victoria’s lifetime fondness for lucky ladybugs.
After three years of operation in Vancouver as well, the two decided that retirement might be worth contemplating, so on the day of the twentieth anniversary the store officially passed into the safe hands of Michael and his sister, Ilse.
Michael and Ilse have kept up the traditions of the store, but have also added new flavours to the mix over their eighteen years. The addition of more handmade products from local artisans as well as selected collectables have kept the store different and interesting. Victoria and Birgitte follow the evolution with interest and Victoria is still happily pitching in at Christmas.
The familiar faces of long time staff members Leslie, Mary, Betty and Judy, continue to ensure that customers are welcomed to “The Ladybug” with enthusiasm and good cheer.
11:00 - 5:00
Monday - Saturday
10:00 - 5:30
11:00 - 5:00