Sara and Faye braved the blizzards and headed off to the bright lights of New York City with a huge bag of Poppy Treffry goodies for this spring's NY NOW international gift fair. The stand looked amazing all decked out with our bestsellers and new products fresh off the sewing machine (and hot off the printing presses). It was a busy fair and a great chance to catch up with our lovely American stockists, as well as introducing the range to new audiences. Lots of beautiful Poppy Treffry packages will be winging their way from Cornwall to the USA in the coming weeks and months. Spot the new designs... But it wasn't all work, work, work... As well as seeing the sights and making the most of their few days off in New York, Sara and Faye were up at 6am for boot camp workouts in the park (and the snow) and making a whole lot of new American friends! So until next year... so long New York!
Just a little update to let you know it's all go at the Poppy Treffry studio! Our autumn and winter 2013 catalogue should be landing on doorsteps from today and if you're one of the lucky ones to receive then we'd love to hear from you and if you enjoyed it, we certainly had fun putting it together (and posing for the pictures!) lips balms going live on the website
Alongside the catalogue going out you'll notice an array of brand new products appearing on our website over the next couple of days. We've been working hard over the summer to add even more great gifts and things you need and want to our collection and now at last, after trialling them in our St Ives shop over the summer, we can introduce them to you! We hope you love the new things as much as we do and as ever, we'd love to hear what you think. 3 tea towels for £20? yes please!
In case you've missed the offer on our homepage you can currently treat yourself (or someone very deserving!) to 3 tea towels for just £20 on our website! These fly out from our St Ives shop and we know they've been framed, turned into cushions, turned into aprons, and sometimes, wait for it, used to dry up (perish the thought!) So make sure you stock up now, no code needed as discount will be automatically applied at checkout when you have 3 or more. pretty badges, great little gifts. We're also preparing our lovely things to take to London at the end of October for the Country Living Christmas Fair, we'd love to know if you're coming to visit us there and what you're looking forward to seeing the most, in particular what you're hoping we'll have on our stand. useful purses. So, we hope you enjoy our new things and can find lots of inspiration for Christmas gifts as well as plenty of ways to treat yourself, we'll crack on with making everything available for you on the website now so you can shop and enjoy! From the team at Poppy Treffry xx
Linda Miller's embroidery This Thursday I shall be packing up my wares, crossing the road, going through the green back door and round the corner to set up for the Cornwall Design Fair at Trereife House. We're so lucky to have such a great show literally on our doorstep! This year the show has changed format slightly and will run for 3 days with a private view on the Thursday evening (Trereife will even be laying on a sumptuous supper after the private view!) so you'll have plenty of time to see the many exhibitors who have been carefully chosen from the best of Cornish designer makers a well as makers from further afield. The show takes place in smart marquees and each exhibitor has their own booth. There's also plenty of food, drink and entertainment for adults and kids alike so it's great for a day out or if you're down on holiday and should be good even if it's raining (which it won't be of course!) Another really nice aspect of the show is that they open up the beautiful house for tours (included in entrance fee) and if you look closely you'll see some rather more contemporary pieces hiding amidst the antiques and heirlooms as makers are selected to create pieces to exhibit in the house. The show is, in my opinion, one of the best in the county and it's a great opportunity to see (and buy!) a huge array of beautiful handmade and well designed pieces. Here are just a few of things I'm looking forward to seeing....
Our friends Hope and Benson make gorgeous handbags. I love their little tweed purses - they make perfect pressies!
Now that's a table. Looking forward to seeing Peter Lanyon's creations in the flesh
I love this perpetual calendar from Green and Blue, inspired by old hymn boards.
Victoria Walker is so clever! You have to watch the videos on her website to see how her gorgeous pieces open and close just like real flowers
Rebecca Ball's collages are exquisite. I love maps....and birds!
And my post wouldn't be complete without an oyster catcher these from Rob Bray Brooks are beautiful. See you at the show!