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    Blog — As I was going to St Ives

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    #ShopIndependentDay team favourites

    #ShopIndependentDay team favourites

    To celebrate #ShopIndependentDay (25th June 2021) with Holly Tucker and Holly & Co we have asked the team to share their favourite independent shops. If you do visit any, don't forget to take your Poppy Treffry bag to fill with delights...

    From galleries to gift shops, fruit to farmhouse jewellery and cakes to coffee, here is the selection for you enjoy taking a peek at!

    Nastassia:
    Heirloom is a business run by a family with a flair for design, an amazing work ethic and some serious cake and coffee making skills!”

    Gilly:
    “Staying in St Ives my favourite shop is Blue Bramble Gallery. During lockdown I spent much time window shopping and longing for it to be open again!!”

    Tamsin:
    “I love Morva in Marazion - full of beautiful things made by local talented crafts people.”

    Natalie:
    The Old Farmhouse Jewellery in Longrock.
    I also love looking around Morrab Studios. They have been there years! Beautiful and high quality.”

    Ella:
    “I love Circa21 in Penzance and The Bean Hive By the Sea in Falmouth” 

    Poppy:
    “I love Fishs Eddy in New York - not very local (except for a week a year the I’m there!) but fiercely independent and always full of surprises, colour, witty designs and quirky windows.”

    Lydia:
    Jelbert’s ice cream shop in Newlyn.
    Also Thornes in Penzance and Long Rock. Oh and Ferrells in St Ives. All food related.”

     

    Happy shopping!

     

     

    G7 visits St Ives

    G7 visits St Ives

    And just like that Cornwall went back to normal and it was like it never happened! But for a few days over the weekend things got very surreal around here with cavalcades of giant black cars and security driving through Penzance, exotic helicopters circling in the sky and our beautiful beaches flashing out on news reports across the globe – Boris even revealed himself to be a keen sea swimmer, diving in for a morning dip!

    When it was announced that the G7 was coming to Cornwall my first thought (once I had confirmed it wasn’t April fool’s day!) was that it would be amazing for business. In the end, however, St. Ives was very quiet; all the visitors were hanging out within the ‘ring of steel’ that said I don’t think I’m alone in feeling incredibly proud of Cornwall; our landscape, people and food. We managed to host a peaceful, positive global event in the midst of a pandemic. It’s a weekend we won’t forget in a hurry!

    Warship in St Ives for G7

    Although we did see our little shop sneak into shot on the G7 Devon and Cornwall police website...

    Devon and Cornwall police outside Poppy Treffry for G7

    Use your loaf!

    Use your loaf!

    Is there anyone left who didn’t have a go at making bread of some kind over lockdown?!

    Many of us have come away simply appreciating the skills of bakers more, but there are also those of us who now can’t resist the smell of a fresh loaf in the oven and the joy of knowing we have baked it ourselves.

    As the UK is gradually emerging from lockdown once more and eating outdoors is becoming the new fine dining, putting together a meal can require a bit more planning and a bit more carrying!

    Our bread wraps are perfect for keeping your freshly baked loaf safe, carrying a family load of sandwiches or wrapping round a bowl of something delicious to keep bugs and picky fingers out. With a wipeable, food safe lining and velcro fastening they are super easy to use and keep clean.

    We know the bread makers amongst you will have your favourite recipes, but we’ve found this selection which has a variety of options…

    Poppy’s bread wrap is often used to protect her sharing bowl of potato salad. The recipe is so secret we couldn’t get it out of her, but here are a few alternatives that look pretty delicious...

    St Ives Sails - summer competition

    How would you like to win a holiday in beautiful St Ives and a Poppy Treffry one-off? This summer, we've teamed up with the lovely people at the Sail Lofts, St Ives to give you the chance to win a 4-night mid week stay in their 3-bedroom apartment Beach (pictured below). The lucky winner will also receive a Poppy Treffry one-off embroidered picture of sail boats. To be in with a chance to win this delightful prize, head over to our website and fill out the online form before midnight on Monday 31st August 2015: www.poppytreffry.co.uk/competitions Beach sitting room, The Sail Lofts, St Ives Beach dining and kitchen, The Sail Lofts, St Ives Beach bedroom, The Sail Lofts, St IvesThe Sail Lofts, St Ives --- Small print: There is one prize consisting of a 4-night mid week break for up to 6 people in a 3-bedroom apartment at The Sail Lofts, St Ives, along with a Poppy Treffry one-off embroidered picture. The break must be taken from Monday 5th - Friday 9th October 2015 and dates are non-transferable. No additional costs, including travel, transport, food or drink, are included in the prize value. No prize/cash alternative will be offered. Entrants must be over 18. By entering our competition you agree to receive e-newsletters and marketing material from Poppy Treffry and the Sail Lofts, St Ives. You're free to unsubscribe from these at any time if you don't enjoy them though! The competition closes at midnight on Monday 31st August 2015 and one winner will be chosen at random after this date. Full terms and conditions

    Our St Ives shop celebrates its 1st birthday

    Poppy Treffry in St Ives Me and my shop! Team Treffry in St Ives shop

    Us celebrating finishing the decorating of our St Ives shop[/caption] Our little St Ives fore street shop celebrates it's first birthday on Monday 5th May, a whole year already. The picture above shows the team celebrating finishing the decorating and getting it all set up, the day before opening. Inside the St Ives shop Inside the St Ives shop[/caption] We have all loved having the shop, it's so lovely to see the way people respond to our range and it has spurred on all kinds of product development, there's a lot of inspiration to be drawn from St Ives. St-Ives-landmarks-tea-towel dachshund-small-useful-purs The shops also kind of celebrating with this little feature in the May 2014 edition of Coast magazine! Poppy Treffry, Coast Coast Magazine May 2014.

    So if you find yourself in St Ives on the 5th May then do come in and wish us a Happy Birthday and if you find yourselves in St Ives any other day of the year then do come in and pay us a visit, we hope you'll love our shop as much as we do! Receipt cards in our shop Receipt cards in our shop.Poppy Treffry team Some of the shop team.

    Happy Birthday to our shop, Happy Birthday to our shop, Happy Birthday dear shop, Happy Birthday to you!