Beau­ti­ful items make great gifts

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By ABBY BROWN

The crosses and hearts al­ways grab my eye when I stroll around Walker and Co and now that it’s time to cross rel­a­tives’ names off the ‘ To Buy For’ Christ­mas list the only hard part is which one to chose.

They would be per­fect for my sis­ter, who has re­cently bought her first home. I chose a heart be­cause as they say ‘home is where the heart is’.

The var­i­ous home dec­o­ra­tions ‘pop’ against the coun­try colour scheme that owner, Tina Walker, has used in the shop.

I know my mum would love to go on a shop­ping spree here. She would love the vases, jugs and urns which come in so many styles and range from neu­trals to eye­catch­ing vi­brant colours.

My mum, like most proud home own­ers, not only wants her home to look clean and tidy, she also wants it to smell nice.

Tina said the heart shaped melts are very popular with her cus­tomers of all ages, as are the soy scented can­dles which are in­fused with fra­grances like straw­ber­ries and cham­pagne or the ever popular french pear.

Other popular prod­ucts are the Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, rang­ing from berry swags to sparkly doves, as well as unique Christ­mas trees and na­tiv­ity scenes, cute rein­deer and an­gels.

Silk flow­ers and top­i­ary balls are also popular to bring some colour into a home and they are so re­al­is­tic now days.

Tina said she started Walker and Co in Oc­to­ber last year be­cause she wanted to pro­vide cus­tomers of all ages with beau­ti­ful things for the home as well as the ba­sic es­sen­tials in li­nen and kitchen­ware. Her hus­band Gary has been build­ing for the last 35 years and the shop is an ad­di­tion to what they do.

So with Tina’s cus­tomer ser­vice skills and her eye for great prod­ucts and pre­sen­ta­tion, my Christ­mas shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence was a breeze.

Loaded up with my presents all beau­ti­fully gift wrapped and rev­el­ling in the joy I will see on my fam­ily’s faces as they open their gifts, I left know­ing that my fam­ily are go­ing to be rapt on Christ­mas Day.

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