Christmas at The Yards – Delightful Decor

Unique handcrafted products and crafts. 

Words: Paul Chapman

Images: Mia Foster Photography

Delightful Decor is owned by Alison Swift.

“Running the business as an independent trader I am able to offer a more personal and more flexible service than the larger chains..”

If you’re looking for unique, hand crafted British gifts this Christmas, Delightful Decor would be worth a look. Run by Alison Swift, Delightful Decor not only offers an Aladdin’s cave of gifts, they offer a bespoke picture framing and mounting service, framing anything from photographs and cross stitches to medals and football shirts and personalised printed ribbons.

 

You can add a personal touch to any gift wrapping, Alison can print names, dates and the details of any occasion on to ribbon for you.

Alison explained “I first opened a business with my husband at this location 20 years ago this year. Initially we sold craft making supplies and offered a bespoke picture framing service. Seven years ago we closed the old shop and with the help of my eldest daughter changed the shop in to its present form. My daughter moved on with her own business and started a family, so I once again took over the helm. The business took on a new name as Delightful Decor and developed into what you see today”.

“Running the business as an independent trader I am able to offer a more personal and more flexible service than the larger chains. Most of my suppliers are local artisan makers, they walk through the door with their produce and stay for a chat, so I get to know them really well. Customers likewise can wander round in a relaxed environment.”