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Window of toy shop chosen as best in country

Christmas display wins national contest

BEAUTIFUL: Buttercup in Harbour Street has won a UK-wide competition for its Christmas window display
BEAUTIFUL: Buttercup in Harbour Street has won a UK-wide competition for its Christmas window display

THE festive season has been and gone, but Christmas has come late for one Whitstable shop owner. Mary-Jane Higginson, who owns Buttercup, a children’s toy shop and “lifestyle boutique” in Harbour Street, received an unexpected phone call last Friday. She was told that the store had been chosen by the Le Toy Van toy company as the winner of a national competition for the best Christmas window display.

Thrilled

Although the award is late for a Christmas present, Ms Higginson admitted that she is thrilled to bits with it. She said:

“The window was a team effort by Oywah Chung, a local artist, ifiustrator and design maker, and myself. Oywah designed the delightful window stickers of little snowflake woodland creatures to make the window display typically magical and put the [whole thing] together.”

The stunning photograph of the window display has so far been seen by more than 5,000 people on Buttercup’s Facebook page, with nearly 400 likes. Ms Higginson added:

“The team at Buttercup love making the boutique look exciting for all our customers, big and small. We are now busy planning lovely new spring window just for fun.”

Herne Bay Times, January 21st 2015

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