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    Tour of Britain begins in Cornwall!

    Tour of Britain begins in Cornwall!

     

    We are so excited that Stage 1 of the Tour of Britain 2021 is starting in Penzance on Sunday 5th September!

    The route takes the competitors past the end of the studio’s road then on through St Ives where our shop is before zooming up to Bodmin.

    Penzance prom is looking tip top as it has been refreshed with a surface just calling out to be roller-skated on and set with a number of artworks.

    There will be plenty of places to catch the action and a helpful map with suggested timings can be found here.

    bike badge

    We know we will be on the route waving our bikes tea towel and wearing our bicycle badge to support the riders (especially Cornwall’s pro cycling team Saint Piran)!

    Poppy Treffry bike tea towel

    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!

     

     

    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

    Poppy's News - June/July 2017

    What a difference a week makes! From sea swimming last week to wellies and waders this week, the British Summer Time seems to be throwing everything it has at us! My camping trip seems a distant memory - though I feel pretty lucky we went when we did! highertown farm campsite top campsites cornwall by Poppy Treffry We had a weeks camping across Cornwall whilst our house was let out on AirbnB, and we managed to explore from Cadgwith to Polperro, bootiful! Highlights were after dinner walks down to Porthcurno, cooking apple crumble on the camp stove (I know, my talents know no bounds!) and a lovely visit to the Potager garden. Our planned visit to the lovely Talland Bay Cafe was thwarted by the beginnings of the howling storms - and a hasty retreat for home! We had such a lovely week though and hopefully, if you're planning a trip to Cornwall, you might find our blog on the five best campsites useful, happy to road test more for you of course! I have been in the studio too, honest! I've been busy stitching personalised pictures for you lovely lot, they're proving really popular. I've also been busy working on things for, dare I say it, Christmas!! At the moment the collection has plenty of nostalgia, and a sprinkling of morris travellers!! Can't wait to share a sneaky peek with you all! cosy home personalised picture by poppy treffry As ever thanks for reading and supporting what we do, it means a lot to me when you comment on our posts on social media, open our newsletters and visit the blog, so thank you all. Poppy x