30 days: Barbara Jon’s offers 30-plus gift lines to make it an essential Christmas stop
What’s happened since we last talked: Since last year at this time, Karen Murray, store manager, has moved from Edmond, Okla. to become a resident of Wellington.Â Â Active in a local church and several organizations, you will see Karen out and about in Wellington.Â Â Karen and owners, Linn and Barbara Shaffer,Â Â are excited about the store and the vision of growing with Wellington’s downtown. Great Stocking stuffers: Aside all that is mentioned above, there are men koozies with various unique sayings on them/ by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” It is hard to find a store in Wellington that says “Christmas” more than Barbara Jon’s Fine Gifts and Decor. on 104 N. Washington, next to The Gold Corner.One year ago, Barbara Jon’s opened its doors in downtown Wellington.Â It did so as a unique modern day gift shop that is essential for the gift giving needs of the Sumner County public.And boy, has the business grown. Since then Barbara Jon’s owners haveÂ fine-tuned and added lines toÂ the 30-plus giftÂ lines that were offered when theyÂ had their grand openingÂ on November 17, 2012.Â Â The Heartwood Creek Santas and the Willow Tree Angels remain favorites along with their Tyler Candles, Magnet Works, Fiesta Ware,Â collegiate items and wall artwork.The Poo Pourri line is even bigger this year.Â Don’t attempt your Christmas giving without those fun sprays â€” ideal stocking stuffers.The clothing line has grownÂ to beÂ their best sellers,Â andÂ theÂ costume jewelry accessories come in second.Â Purses, billfolds, scarves, gloves and boot socks complete your look.Â And the men’s department has flourished.Â If you have a man that is hard to buy for, come check outÂ the “man cave”.The babyÂ giftsÂ are another item thatÂ they have any time of year–when you need it.Â And you won’t see any shop more beautifully decorated. You will find fine dÃ©cor in every nook and cranny of the store, artfully and whimsically displayed.Â It is fun to look at everything.They, of course, have Christmas ornaments and decorationsÂ and they will wrap your giftsÂ in a way thatÂ makes any gift from Barbara Jon’s so recognizable. When open: 9 a.m. â€“ 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. They are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.Call them at: 620-326-6333.