Since October 2010, The Garden Room, located in Uptown Gig harbor Shopping Center, has been delighting the close-knit community of Gig Harbor with seasonal décor from all over the world, as well as providing products crafted by talented local artisans. Owner Christine Wickstrom uses her innate intuition and eye as a designer to travel the world and bring back the most beautiful, unique and sought-after décor year round.
Christine grew up nearby in University Place and has been a part of the Gig Harbor community for more than 30 years. She has been proud to be able to use the success of The Garden Room to stay regularly involved in fundraisers for FISH Food Bank, the Harbor History Museum and other organizations, as well as donating to local school fundraisers.
Each of the four seasons in The Garden Room offers beautiful and functional décor and accessories for the home and garden, however, this time of year is what the community calls “magic” inside the walls of this shop!
The winter holiday season is kicked off every year with their annual Holiday Open House (they will be celebrating their eighth annual open house November 10, 4 to 8pm, at The Garden Room store!). When you walk into The Garden Room, you’re transported into a Winter Wonderland of the color and scents of the season. As you walk in the front door, the robust aromas of Frasier fir, cinnamon, spice and other familiar holiday scents wrap warmly around you like being baked into your grandmother’s apple pie! You may have seen them at the Tacoma Dome last month for the Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival, but don’t worry, you haven’t missed their other upcoming events including a beautiful showing at A Victorian Country Christmas, November 29 through December 3, at the Washington State Fair Event Center; and back to The Garden Room store on December 10, 4 to 9pm, for the final party of the year—their Eighth Annual Ladies Night!
Customers look forward to the main theme of every year; this year’s theme is coming together and evident through thousands of shiny-faced snowmen and shimmering one-of-a-kind icicles and ornaments that generously cover limbs of high-quality pre-lit trees. Several themes can be perused during the season as you make your way through the store: Rustic Woodland Winter, Soft Sage, Ice Blue and Gold Elegance, just to name a few. You’ll see everlasting floral and greenery wreaths arranged by their talented designers who are always ready to help you put together the just-right wreath, arrangement or centerpiece for your front door, mantle or holiday table.
Rich, colorful linens, candles of all kinds, scented, non-scented or flameless and remote control candles, unique serving and wine accessories, and anything else you need to be ready for your holiday dinner guests is beautifully displayed throughout the store.
Whether your style is classic, modern, whimsical or a combination of all, you’ll find décor you won’t find anywhere else in the Harbor or nearby, and that is part what Christine attributes to the success of The Garden Room over the past years. She believes the key to continued success, however, is this: “Our customers are the most loyal and wonderful people around; every time a season changes in The Garden Room, it’s like a reunion as long-time customers arrive with stories and updates about their children and grandchildren. This community isn’t just made up of people; it’s family—we’re family—and that’s my favorite thing about what I do,” she says.
Stop by and see what makes The Garden Room in Uptown Gig Harbor one of the Harbor’s greatest treasures!
The Garden Room
Uptown Gig Harbor Shopping Center
4729 Point Fosdick Drive NW
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335