The entrance to the store lets one know that he's in for something special!
There are dozens of theme trees with surrounding bins of the ornaments used to create your own or one can purchase the entire decorated tree. A nice lady with a cart full of decorations who visits this event annually told me that as Christmas draws closer, the trees grow fewer and fewer for that reason.
And, of course, a 12th man tree.
The store was crowded with people who all seemed to be in a jovial mood.
There was an entire section of creches and supplies. On our first Christmas together, Tom and I go a set at a store that had a zillion figurines that all came individually with the intent of creating a tradition of getting a new figurine each year. We did for a few years but then the store stopped carrying that particular Italian brand of figurines. I still pull that set out some years. Than what to my wondering eyes should appear at Wight's but a whole area dedicated to these figurines(not the huge life-sized ones in the picture.) There were tons of them, which include just about every manner of shepherd(ess) various period musicians, and people who wouldn't have been there, like St. Francis. I looked at them and was going to get back to that area to maybe restart the tradition but never did. Maybe next year. Wight's has just about anything one could ever think of in the way of holiday decor, including Hanukkah tree (?) ornaments. No live poinsettias though.
A little Christmas music.
Is it a boy
Or is it a girl?
Nope, it's a hermaphrotite.
If one were to actually look at all of the ornaments, a single day might not be long enough. My niece, Holly (really, it's not a seasonal joke,) told me to go early as I'd need lots of time.
While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads!
Lest one worry about accessorizing other decor with such a tree...
So very tempted...
That was only a fraction of what there was to see inside! Wight's was a bit overwhelming but in a good way! Most of the nursery part of the operation was filled with cut trees. I saw one strapped to the roof of a car on our way in. Seems that after you select your tree, Wight's cuts off the bottom and places it in a sturdy stand standing perfectly upright. All you need to do is drag it inside and add water. How cool is that?
A sale on outdoor pottery! Hooray.
There were some plants for winter interest in a few areas. I do want to come back in the spring and see what the place looks like then.
Who wouldn't want a bird feeder with a green roof!
If you like holiday merchandise of all sorts, a visit to Wight's certainly will not disappoint!
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