Shop features 38 Christmas trees, eight rooms of yuletide cheer –
By Patricia Beech –
As the Christmas season approaches local business owners are gearing up for the holiday shopping rush, perhaps none more so than Shawn Vogler, owner of the Adams County Florist Shop in West Union.
Vogler’s shop, located at 203 West Main Street, is a Christmas wonderland for yuletide shoppers.
“I try to have a good variety,” she says. “That’s why I have 38 fully decorated trees in the shop.”
Vogler says when it comes to preparing her business for the Christmas season, she “just wings it”.
“The girls come in and we work day and night to get all 38 trees up and the products on the shelf.”
It’s a labor intensive effort, but Vogler and her crew say it’s worth it.
“I love it,” says part-time employee, Tanya Sininger Johnson. “I always look forward to the Christmas season, it’s my favorite holiday of the year.”
Sandy Young, the shop’s delivery person, says she is also looking forward to the holidays. “It’s a very busy time,” she says, “I know where everyone in the community lives, but during Christmas you end up on roads you didn’t even know existed.”
Sparkling Christmas trees of every size, theme, and description line the walls of Vogler’s long narrow shop, and fill the building’s eight rooms with Christmas cheer.
She gives every tree a name – the Snowmen Only tree, the Aqua Mason tree, the Gingerbread tree, the Holly Tree, the All-American tree, the Vintage Music tree – then she holds a Christmas Tree Contest.
“I try to bring something unique to every tree I decorate,” she says, “During our Open House customers get to vote on the one they like best.”
This year’s winner, the whimsical “Santa’s Had It” tree, featured a white tree with black and white decorations and Santa’s booted legs sticking out the top.
Vogler, a former interior decorator, also does In-Home decorating for local businesses and residents during the Christmas season.
“I use their decorations if they prefer, or sometimes I use my own,” she says. “It all depends on what the customer wants.”
With her voluminous supply of Christmas stock, Vogler says she is sure to have whatever her customers want.
“I have styles ranging from traditional, to primitive, to vintage,” she says. “I’d say I have as much product as any flower shop in the country, including our greenery, wreaths, and centerpieces, which are custom made here in the shop.”
For more information about Vogler’s shop see her Facebook page, Vogler Vintage, or check out her web page at adamscountyflorist.com.