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    Some of our Cornish favourites

    We have teamed up with some of our favourite Cornish businesses for National Friendship Day 2021 and an Instagram giveaway.

    Our Poppy Treffry addition to the giveaway is a pair of our mini dry mats so that our winning friends can sit outside no matter how damp the seating is and enjoy their Cornish treats…

    There’s only so much we can say in an Instagram caption, so here’s a bit more about why we love them so.

    St Eval

    Beginning as a family business St Eval’s gorgeous candles and complimentary products are still made on their working farm.

    Inspired by nature, traditional methods and staying local, St Eval continue to ‘strive to improve, innovate and nurture’.

    At Poppy Treffry Towers we love their evocative scents, stylish packaging and integrity.

    St Eval candles

     

    Penzance Gin

    The amber colouring and smooth, earthy taste is created by the length of time the botanicals are steeped in Penzance Gin.

    Their ethos includes ‘much laughter’ and being made so close to our studio, their iconic image of the Jubilee Pool and our love of gin we really are big fans!

    Penzance Gin 

     

    Tugboat Coffee

    At Poppy Treffry Towers we are big coffee fans, indeed some may say that our mornings are powered by it, and of course so many of our products are ‘stitched by the sea with a nice cup of tea’.

    When we found Tugboat in Truro we knew we were onto a winner! Jess and Mike love tea and coffee as much as we do – just they know so much more about it – and the ability to get it posted to the studio before supplies run low means minimum effort for maximum deliciousness.

    Tugboat Coffee

     

    Cornish Blooms

    Beth and Simon at Cornish Blooms take family knowledge and use it to grow English flowers following the seasons.

    Beautiful blooms are grown on their farm then picked and sent direct from them resulting in ‘sensible prices’ and the freshest flowers delivered with love.

    As our Poppy Treffry studio is nestled amongst the woods we feel particularly aware of the seasons passing and love our floral gifts to fit the Cornish flow of nature - regardless of where we are sending them to in the UK…

    Cornish Blooms

    Cornish gifts for your Christmas eve box

    Cornish gifts for your Christmas eve box

    This still feels like a fairly new tradition, but what a lovely one it is!
    There's nothing quite like gathering the family round (perhaps virtually this year) and unpacking fresh festive PJs, some yummy treats and a seasonal story before snuggling down with your warm cocoa to read, watch a film or fall asleep listening out for Santa's sleigh bells...
    Here we've gathered together some of our Cornwall gift favourites to inspire you:
    The Mousehole Cat is such a wonderful story based on a legend local to our Cornwall studio.
    Mousehole Cat book cover
    The whole family can wear their seasonal cheer with pride with one of our festive badges!
    christmas badges
    I Should Coco in St Ives is the perfect supplier of delicious treats.
    Christmas chocolate
    Pop your cocoa in a teapot and keep it warm with this chirpy fellow.
    robin tea cosy
    Cornish company Frugi make the snuggliest PJs for the whole family.
    Frugi PJs
    Bramley bubble bath is perfect for a relaxing soak once the kids are asleep before the excitement of Christmas day...
    Bramley bubble bath
    Let us know what you pop in yours!

    Meet the Padstow shop team

    We’ve finally got around to introducing our lovely Padstow shop team, hurray! Turns out they’re all a little camera shy, so we had to use bribery! (Cake, who mentioned cake?! Karen the shop manager at Poppy Treffry, Padstow So first of all... Karen, our shop manager describes herself as creative, fun-loving and outdoorsy. She says the best thing about working in the Poppy Treffry shop in Padstow is being surrounded by cheerful and bright textile products and the fabulous location, she even plans to cycle in to work from Wadebridge! When she’s not working in the shop, she can be found in her own sewing workshop making lampshades, spending time exploring the coast, and sitting in dark rooms at the dead of night! (That last one is because she enjoys taking part in paranormal investigations!) Karen drinks her tea the way of the builders, with skimmed milk, no sugar. stanya from the Poppy Treffry shop in padstow Next up, Stanya, our shop assistant, who describes herself as creative, kind and cheeky! She loves all the beautiful products, friendly customers with similar interests and the view - did we mention the view?! In her spare time, she enjoys making candles (which we sell in the Poppy Treffry shops), walking and taking photographs of the beautiful Cornish scenery, visiting local cafes and sampling their cakes (well someone has to keep the Cornish economy alive!) Stanya takes her tea with milk, one sugar or sometimes with lemon and honey. Sinead from the Poppy Treffry shop in Padstow And last, but of course by no means least, Sinead, our other lovely shop assistant, who describes herself in three words as creative, funny and a mummy. She loves being in a creative, colourful environment at Poppy Treffry and getting to share her PT knowledge with the lovely customers, oh and she says the view isn’t bad either! When she’s not in the shop, she can be found at home running around after her two boys and crazy Beagle. If she gets two minutes to herself, she likes to get her canvas out and paint. Sinead can also be found sampling lots of delicious foods with her Hubby, who's a Chef, as they are real foodies. If she’s not doing any of that, Sinead can be found snuggled on the sofa reading a good book (and eating cake, shhhh!) Sinead never drinks tea, it’s Coffeeeeee all day, everyday. Strong, milky, one sugar please. The view from the Poppy Treffry shop in padstow We felt it would be rude to leave without sharing that infamous view with you, now you can understand, we're sure, quite why all the girls mentioned it! Hopefully you can come and visit us soon and check out that view for yourself. We're not sharing the cake though, sorry! Find out more about our Padstow shop here. Find out more about the rest of the Poppy Treffry team here.