Christmas at Shearers 2014

I wrote this post a couple of weeks ago, but it has disappeared for some unknown reason.  So here it is again.

It is that time of year again: Christmas at Shearer’s, the family grocer (and more) in Kirkwall. Here are a selection of shots from this year’s display. This time when I was there with my camera the cat was downstairs not by the fire, but I have included him as he is an integral part of the shop.

Remember to look at the top of the pictures, On many of them you can see the old tilly lamps and hurricane lamps they used to sell, along with old biscuit tins and other bits from the last century.

Enjoy!!

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9 thoughts on “Christmas at Shearers 2014

  1. Thank you for posting these. They are as delightful as a mug of spiced toddy! Curious as to the “gentleman” photographed on the tea towel (?) in the fourth photo from the top. A bit of Island humour?

    1. So sorry – only just seen this. Unfortunately I forgot to buy one that day and there were none left the next time I was in… It was one of the young farmers’ groups raising money for charity!

  2. Miaou! That’s wonderful…reminds me of the very old fashioned shop next door to my paternal grandparents – when I was very small!

  3. Elizabeth, I want to tell you that I THOROUGHLY enjoy ALL of your posts, and wish you would post more. it is so interesting to see what happens in your corner of the world, and really inspires me to visit there.

  4. Thanks for sharing these pics. You certainly wouldn’t leave this shop without feeling some Christmas cheer and very laden down with goodies, for certain! 🙂

  5. I came back for another more leisurely look at the pictures. I don’t know how I missed the, ahem, display item in picture number 4 on the first viewing. haha. Felicitations to you, and a happy new year, Liz.

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