Christmas Spoken Here

Have you seen the new shop called “Christmas Spoken Here”? It’s a candy and gifts shop across the street past the library right where Guard Street turns right to become Beaverton Valley Road.

Inside you’ll find a very homey atmosphere and a room full of old fashioned Christmas decorations. Lots of new, vintage and refurbished ornaments, decorations, fairies, angels, figurines and stocking stuffers …all of which can be personalized for you and your family or friends.

And the candy…

In the adjoining room there is a large selection of candies – Imported Black Licorice and gummies, Belgian chocolate, English specialties, and other treats from Holland, Scotland and more. And what you won’t find are any additives, preservatives, artificial flavoring or coloring.

The store is owned by Barb Persinger who you may remember from the Animal Hospital of the San Juans (which was the precursor for Islands’ Veterinary Clinic on Mullis Street).

Or maybe you know her from the kiosk store out at Roche called “Roche Harbor Candy”.  Barb and her husband “Doc” first moved here 22 years ago from Port Washington, Wisconsin where Barb with her florist background operated her first Christmas store.

Since that time they’ve lived here and in Arizona part time, and rented the place out for various different things including Down Town Dog and as a rental property. 2 years ago they said goodbye to Arizona and decided to live here full time and they just opened the Christmas Store earlier this year.

It’s located at 1021 Guard Street and is open:

  • Monday thru Friday: 10-5
  • Saturday: 10-4
  • Sunday: 11-4

Barb says she can also be there almost any other time that may work better for you if those hours don’t work. Just give her a call at 378-9825 or 378-1808

Posted on December 1, 2017 at 5:52 am by

Categories: Business, People


  1. This is the BEST store! I LOVE going there & seeing all the new items Barb has created & if your lucky, hearing an ‘ol story from Doc! The candy selection is amazing & the cozy atmosphere makes you want to move right in if your a Christmas lover, such as myself! HA! Thank you for opening this store, Barb. It’s truly a treat!

    Comment by alison on December 1, 2017 at 10:22 am
  2. Fantastic little nostalgic store. Step back in time with this gem and you will never want to leave. Thank you so much for having this quaint little idyllic spot to come and shop for ornaments, world candies, and also other small items to decorate with for the holiday seasons.

    Comment by Stacey Smith on December 19, 2017 at 2:52 pm

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