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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

    #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!

     

     

    Meet Poppy of Poppy Treffry!

    So far we've introduced you to various members of the team here at Treffry towers but we thought as it's our birthday celebrations at the moment that we should introduce you to the main man, the organ grinder, the boss lady; or Poppy as we also call her!! So we put a few questions together, made her a cup of coffee (she always works better with a coffee inside her, but just one mind!), and sat her down to answer them! Poppy Treffry 2 2012 What's the most memorable moment of the last 10 years running PT?

    I think leaving my 'proper' job (I was working for the council as an Arts Officer) to go full time with the business was a pretty special moment. Literally days later I did my first London trade show and was booked up with orders for the next 6 months so it was the right thing to do!
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    Tell us a fact about yourself that we may not know.
    I broke my back when I was 17 in a car accident and missed all my A level exams (I did them later in my spare time whilst doing my Art Foundation!)
    What do you get up to on a typical Sunday afternoon?
    If it's a good sunday then having friends round for roast dinner.....and Justin (my partner) cooks! A not so good sunday - friends round for roast and I cook!
    Apart from sewing and designing, what are you favourite past times?
    I love knitting and go to a knitting group every week. I always have a book on the go and have just finished Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel which I loved and am now reading Bel Canto by Ann Patchett which is all set during a hostage situation in an unnamed South American country. I'm also mad for a bit of camping (in my van) and listening to the Archers and talking about the Archers and wondering what the Archers characters are up to...
    What part of the world would you like to visit and why?
    I love traveling and did a lot of travelling in my 20s, including living in Guatemala for 3 years. I'd love to take Justin and our daughter Biba back there for a big trip. I'd also love to go to Panama for their reverse applique textiles, mexico for all their quirky 'Day of the Dead' crafts and Peru for the knitwear.
    Travelling with Biba around her first birthday, Vietnam and Australia! Travelling with Biba around her first birthday, Vietnam and Australia!
    You're shipwrecked on a deserted island - what was the one possession you rescued before the boat sank?
    This is a tricky one (don't want to say smart phone - although it would be very sensible as I could call for rescue!) but I would try and save my sketch books
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    Camping or Glamping (no van allowed!
    Love them both (not that I've glamped much!) but I think old fashioned camping would have the edge. Preferably on Troytown campsite on the Isle of Scilly, preferably with close friends and family, a glass of wine and a sunset over the sea...
    Favourite book?
    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck  - because it is epic!
    First ever 'proper' job?
    Working as an Art Technician at the Winchester College in Hampshire  - the oldest school in England and posher than Eton - Prince William used to come and play water polo there!
    Name the top two things on your bucket list.
    Living in New York (though Justin did not rate my idea of a family sabbatical there!)
    Going travelling with Biba....I have a hunch she'll enjoy a chicken bus.....
    Poppy Treffry in St Ives Poppy in her St Ives shop
    So.. Thanks Poppy for answering our questions! If you've got questions you'd like to put to Poppy Treffry then keep them in mind and keep an eye on our facebook page as we plan to host a live Q and A session with Poppy soon, details to follow. And join us in a rousing chorus of 'Happy Birthday to us'!! (check out the picture below for a special birthday treat!) 20%-off-Poppy-Treffry