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The Front Porch

Roger and Vickie Francis create an exciting array of sand candles. Whether you like the standard round candle or something more unusual, The Front Porch has what you need. We also offer candles shaped like the state of Texas, hearts, and crescent moons in a variety of sizes. These candles make an attractive addition to any room and also make excellent gifts. A number of large crystals are pressed into the sides of each candle. These crystals glow with the color of the candle wax when the candle is lit. In addition, we provide a large number of scents and the candles can be used over and over again with the purchase of a refill kit. Having taught himself to carve ivory in 1975, Roger Francis has gained acclaim as one of the finest ivory carvers in the United States. He makes his carvings from pre-historic woolly mammoth ivory, mastodon ivory, or fossilized walrus teeth. Roger has won many awards through the years including Best of Show awards at the Texas State Fair. In 1976, he carved matching ivory Wings pendants for Paul and Linda McCartney. They wore them for the Wings Over Amercia tour as well as on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine!!! He has also carved items for many of the most well-known names in America. Some of the people he has created his unique designs for include former President Ronald Reagan, Mick Jagger, Willie Nelson, Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia, Jimmy Buffet, James Taylor, Stevie Nicks, Joe Walsh, Glen Tilbrook, and The Smothers Brothers. Come and see Roger and Vickie in the shops on Rodeo Plaza.


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2515 Rodeo Plaza
Fort Worth , TX 76164