BUSINESS PROFILE – Barretts of Woodbridge
Barretts of Woodbridge
Magic and mermaids
Barretts of Woodbridge, the quality home furnishings store, is once again ready to wow customers with stunning Christmas displays
“Believe it or not the planning starts not long after Christmas!” explains owner, Jill Barrett. She’s been buying decorations for the stores famous Christmas displays for many years and knows how vital it is to keep the range of products interesting and ever evolving. “There are a number of buying events early in the year and we make sure we take care to nurture the traditional lines as well as embracing the new innovations and themes on offer”.
Barretts’ eye catching windows, along the impressive store front on Thoroughfare and to the side along Brook Street, are part of the traditional Woodbridge Christmas. Themes this year will still include the ever popular Nutcracker Soldiers as well as some signature Nordic woodland elements of previous years. But there’s a new twist to Christmas 2020 that we might not have predicted.
“It’s very sparkly, very glittery and maybe not a theme you’d immediately associate with Christmas,” teased Jill “but you’re going to absolutely love our magical Under The Sea themed decorations!” Mermaids, jelly fish, seahorses and shells could all be adorning your tree this year as well as static ornaments that include herons and gulls. The muted, pastel colour palette which includes coral pinks and coastal blues is brought to life with lots of shimmer and shine. “Expect glitter and sequins” Jill added.
If the thought of an aquatic advent is not to your taste another of Barretts new ranges for this year has a far more classic festive feel. “We’re also bringing you the timeless magic of Fairy Tales” Jill explains “with children’s classics like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz and other much loved stories”.
The varied and detailed ornaments include characters from the books – like Captain Hook, Scarecrow and Tin Man – as well as teapots from the Mad Hatter’s party, Cinderella’s coach and a Rainbow… with all that’s happened this year perhaps in hindsight the most apt of all the 2020 decorations.
The Barretts Christmas range offers far more than just decorations. “We can help to make your home feel like a Christmas wonderland. Our range of seasonal tableware and home accessories includes table cloths and runners, table mats, candles, serving dishes, napkins and cruets. This year more than ever we’re going to be spending most of the Christmas holiday in our homes so we’re here to help you create a truly festive feel”.
And don’t forget that Barretts are stockists of beautiful German musical snow globes. “The snow globes are so poplar every year” says Jill “they never seem to go out of fashion. They’re so fascinating for the little ones and equally hold a timeless charm for the bigger kids among us as well as being stunningly beautiful additions to any home at Christmas”.