Christmas at the white approach shop

I always think you have to get Bonfire night out of the way before you can really start thinking about Christmas, but, well, I couldn’t wait and have spent since Saturday night trying to transform my shop into the Scandinavian image of Christmas I have in my head.  I haven’t quiet succeeded in the perfect all white with accents of red and grey but I am pleased with what I have acheived .


I pride myself on selling unique and affordable items from local independent crafters and artists.  Its important to me to have ideas and products not supplied by other retailers.  I have a wonderful selection of those, including the wooden advent calender made for me by my husband.  It stands approx 4 ft high and is hand painted.  I commissoned a talented local lady to make the numbered bags for me and think the end result it stunning.  A favourite Christmas family piece for years to come.  For Sale in the shop or online for £65.


I really love everything about Scandanaivian style, the fresh, clean look of red and white is particularly  apealing.

Pretty, framed hand crafted picture decoration available at the white approach £27.50

Affordable, handmade table runners, placemats, bread holders, bottle bags and more. 

The front window.  I love these large candy canes.  Please ignore the reflection of the old woman in the window !  If you are in the area would love to see you, pop in for a browse and a chat.



  1. Anonymous
    November 5, 2013 / 1:31 pm

    Looks fabulous Karen! The advent tree looks amazing! Nic x

  2. karen jones
    November 5, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    Thank you Nic! Can you call me, can't find a number for you ? Odd xx

  3. Anonymous
    November 5, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    Karen, it all looks absolutely fantastic, you are so creative, well done. Would the tree hold Christmas cards !!!Speak soon, you clever girl.

  4. Anonymous
    November 5, 2013 / 5:26 pm

    absolutely fantastic, you are so creative. Could you use the Tree for Christmas Cards.

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