A winter woodland takes over the Nest

STALYBRIDGE shop Magpie’s Nest certainly cannot be accused of not indulging in Christmas spirit.For the entire premises have been transformed into a winter woodland, as well as the window being made to look like an enchanted forest.

As ever, the Armentieres Square store, which backs on to Melbourne Street, has gone all out in its bid to highlight its creativity.

Snow spray in the corners of the window just will not cut it for owner Liz Hanley.

“There’s no way we would just do something plain,” she said.

“We’ve gone that extra step in showing off what can be done, just in a shop window.

“As well as an enchanted forest wonderland theme, we’ve decided to transform the entire shop into a winter woodland as the ceilings have been decorated with branches and lights.

“We love Christmas here and there is no better way of showing it than decorating the shop.”

Magpie’s Nest’s window was unveiled on Saturday, November 16, on the day the creatives’ handmade store re-opened.

Upstairs is home to several independent traders displaying their wares and in time for Christmas, there are some new names moving in.

Traders include Floral Delights, Pink Orchid Soaps, Doggy Style by Alison Darley, Hannah Elizabeth Upholstery, Bobbin & Beau and Stalycraft Cards.

There is also a chance to get hold of upcycled woodwork and bird feeders.

As ever, Magpie’s Nest will have plenty of gift ideas in the run-up to Christmas, with handbag suppliers like Radley, Kipling, Cath Kidston, Tula in stock, as well as scarves, purses and jewellery.

There is also bath and beauty products, candles, home fragrance and other gifts that can be snapped up.

Even cuddly toys from suppliers like Jellycat can be bought.

• Magpie’s Nest is at 30 Armentieres Square, Stalybridge and is open from 9am until 5.30pm from Monday to Saturday and from 10am until 4pm on Sunday during November and December.

You can also view its range of products and order online at www.magpiesnest.co.uk

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