Uber successful small town business owner meets risk-taking creative maven.
It all started in a pre-Civil War small Missouri town. Marsha Flowers, 5B&CO. Candlemakers small business owner was never in it for the money. Creative freedom and expression came to her in pure wax form. Discovering unique and inspiring scent combinations was her gift. For nearly 20 years, Weston, Missouri main street was her town of choice. Nestled amongst a variety of shops, restaurants, a brewery, a distillery, Irish pub, wineries, and yearly festivals was where Marsha & her candle shop fit in best.
Daily, visitors like Carrie Atkins (award-winning Kansas City designer & entrepreneur) still flock to this charming small town to continue old family traditions and make new memories. This is Carrie Atkins met Marsha. From the very first day they met, their creative synergy was undeniable.
In 2014, she closed her retail store and concentrated on trying to stay semi-retired with her husband, Jack Flowers. Fortunately, candle making is Marsha’s Prozac and she couldn’t let it go.
In 2016, Marsha and Carrie decided it was time to put their creative synergy to work.