A large crowd of well-wishers from the City of Philippi, Philippi Main Street, Barbour County Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce marked the opening of a new Christmas Shoppe by Country Blooms Florists in Philippi. 

The new business is located at 15987 Barbour County Highway and may be telephoned at (304) 457-9191.  Their email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and their website the same.  Business hours for the new store are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closing on Saturdays at noon.

The Christmas Shoppe will sell “anything and everything related to Christmas” says owner Casey Hall  Foster, “including Christmas trees, Christmas decorations, and Christmas toys and games.  There is a special section of the new store we are calling Nattilie’s Nook,” she added.

Casey Hall Foster is a graduate of Buckhannon High School and Pittsburgh’s School of Floral Design.  She has spent fourteen years in the floral industry, she says, and specializes in event designs and everyday florals 

Cutting the ribbon in row one from left are Tammy Stemple, Kelli Ganoe, Santa Clause, Nattalie Streets, Casey Hall Foster, and Ann and Faron Hall.  Standing behind are Sabrina Carpenter, Traci Malcolm Rexrode, Philippi’s Mayor Bowers, Amber Higgins, and Clint Newman.  Not pictured are employees Kayli Curry and Vicki Hommes.