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Small Business Saturday

You Still Have Time … And We Lots of Candles, Soaps & Vintage Gift Items!

Family, friends, food, and fun (and don’t forget the booze)!

At Keys to the Attic we are here to make sure you enjoy all of the above by helping you with your holiday, host/hostess, and housewarming gifts.

Stop in and check out our extensive line of candles, soaps, condiments, and preserves – all of which make the perfect host/hostess gift.  Here is some of the items we have:

Candles  |  Soaps  |   Wine Racks  |  Preserves  |  Vintage Items


The Tin Goat – Soaps & Candles

The Tin Goat (made in Fishtown)
One of our newest additions is The Tin Goat line of soaps and candles.  This line is made by hand right here in Fishtown.  Extremely fragrant with a lot of masculine scents for the men in your life.
Check out the variety of scents we carry.

Candlesmith’s Candles

Candlesmith’s (by Homestead Furnishings & Gifts – Located outside of Lancaster)

Another addition is candles by Robin and Jeff at  The Candlesmith’s – located “down the road” outside of Lancaster.  If you were a fan of the Americana Vintage candles, you will be just as pleased with these.  Robin and Jeff make a variety of cake and pillar candles lined with herbs, spices, and frosts.  An addition, we sell the very popular “floating star” candles that are a festive addition to any holiday table or home decor.

Check out the variety of scents we carry.

Black Crow is a best seller in our store.  We carry a variety of their most popular scents.  Check them out.
Check out the scents that we are currently carrying.


Harvest Moon

– Fourth Century Farms

Heatwave! Closed Tomorrow (Sunday)

Keys to the Attic closed on Sunday, July 19 ~ I’m Melting!!

Yep.  We’re getting hit with an excessive heatwave and I am melting like the Wicked Witch of the West (and, yeah, it’s making me “witchy bitchy”).  Therefore, Keys to the Attic will be closed tomorrow, Sunday, July 19th.  We’ll catch ya all on Wednesday when – hopefully – the temps come down.  Stay cool!!

Harvest Moon Candles

We are now carrying Harvest Moon candles. These soy-based candles are homemade and handcrafted.  Small business and American-made.

We are carrying the following scents:

  • Americana ~ (Red Velvet Cake)
  • Country Livin’ ~ (Sandlewood)
  • Days Gone By ~ (Lemon Poppy Cake)
  • Farmhouse Brew ~ (Hazelnut Coffee)
  • Front Porch ~ (Vanilla Espresso)
  • Home Sweet Home ~ (Cinnamon & Clove)
  • Homespun ~ (Cranberry)
  • Lavender Fields ~ (Lavender)
  • Lilac in Bloom ~ (Lilac)
  • Log Cabin ~ (Pumpkin Vanilla Hickory)
  • Old Homestead ~ (Orange & Clove)
  • Pickin’ Apples ~ (Macintosh Apple)
  • White Picket Fence (Ginger Peach)

These candles are absolutely delicious. We ship!  Just contact us at:  [email protected] or call us at 267.324.3681.

Meet Miss Abigail!!

Catherine and Abigail

We are so excited to introduce you to Abigail, the newest addition to Keys to the Attic.  Abigail just moved into Fishtown, and she and I both come from Adams County located in South Central Pennsylvania.

For those of you who don’t know, Adams County is the exact opposite of Philadelphia.  Outside of Gettysburg, the area is total country and farm land – corn fields, orchards, horses, cows, goats, sheep, chickens … you get it.

Every now and then, when I get a little “city’ed out”, I head home and stay at my second home, The Altland House.  This is where Abigail and I met.  She worked there as a server and bartender.  We quickly became the closest of friends.  When I was home last October, Abigail told me that she wanted to move to Philadelphia.  She also told me that one of her former roommates lives here.  When I asked her where Paige lives, Abigail said East Girard Avenue.  What???  As it ends up, Paige lives one block away from Keys to the Attic!!  What are the chances of that?

To make a long story short, Abigail has since moved here and is now my neighbor.  This is a win-win-win for everyone.  She is now helping me out with the store and my life, and I absolutely adore her.  My favorite story to tell everyone (and this is no exaggeration) is that Abigail and I had the same teacher in high school (Gardy Lawrence) … I just had him exactly 25 years before she did!

So, next time you’re in Fishtown, please stop by Keys to the Attic and meet Abigail!

Today is the Day! Stock is in the “Hood”!!


Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for!  Stock is opening up tonight and bringing a new flavor and flair to Fishtown.  Come on over and check them out.  The restaurant is lovely, the owners are awesome and I was lucky enough to pre-taste some of their dishes last week and I can say … you will be thrilled.  Welcome to the neighborhood! Here’s some of their write ups in our local media:

Keys to the Attic Supports Kensington Community Food Co-Op

Catherine at Keys to the Attic

I meant to put this up a month ago, but better late than never.  Keys to the Attic is a supporter of the Kensington Community Food Co-Op (KCFC) and as a supporter we offer a 15% discount on our delicious Americana Vintage candles to all KCFC members.  We were thrilled to be asked to be one of the local businesses to participate in their “Catch the Carrot” campaign and were the first local business to have our “carrot caught”.

Check out the nice article about us that they posted on their blog:

First Presbyterian Birthday – Cake!!

Don’t forget to pop on over to East Girard Avenue today.  Lots of stuff going on!

First Presbyterian Church is having their party with lots of food and cake!  Check out some of the pics.

The Travel Channel is filming at Sketch.  We popped in and they are hopping!

All of the shops on Girard are open and fully stocked.  Come on over and hang out with us!!