A TAILOR-made reindeer is the centre point for a Malton shop’s Christmas display.

Willow sculptor Emma Stothard has created the reindeer, complete with red nose, for Kemps General Store in Malton.

Owner Liz Kemp, who recently opened a second shop in Whitby, said “Emma’s work is well known in Whitby with her fantastic life sized Polar Bear piece at the The Staithes Festival and the Fisher Lass sculpture at the foot of the Abbey steps.

Liz said: “Whilst we do sell handpicked items from around the world, at our heart is our commitment to quality British-made merchandise and items created by local crafts people, artisans and creatives, whose products are sold across our two shops.

“In addition, each shop sells products bespoke to each location reflecting its own personality and customer.

“Our core theme is working with suppliers close to us as a priority for inspirational gifts and products that haven’t travelled miles to our shops.”

Liz added: “It is busy but this is our favourite time of year when we can go to town on our windows and showcase gorgeous gifts for all budgets and even those hard to buy for people,” she added.

“We hope that our inclusion of these two pieces from locally based artists will lift the spirits of our customers and welcome in new ones to have a browse and buy extraordinary pieces of work created on their doorstep.”