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    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!

    It's all going on

    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 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! 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 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 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

    the winner of our photo competition is...

    Well we have had a whale of a time recently judging our photo competition. We'd like to run it every week because it's so much fun looking at the images we get sent by you all! We have to say we're very glad that in the end we left the choice of winner to you as we're not sure we would have been able to choose between the stunning entries we received. So first of all we bring you the runners up, in no particular order.... Living the dream - we loved this entry Living the dream - we loved this entry

    Some of the comments this lovely image received from our facebook page "This has to win!! VW camper tea cosy on tour!", " Love it. Will bring our camper alongside and share tea and cake!" We really loved the planned yet natural composition in this image and the perfect tea cosy, ordered to compliment the beautiful van, named 'May Green'. And next... extra marks for inspired use of one of our products! extra marks for inspired use of one of our products!

    There are so many lovely things to this image. Of course the beautiful wire haired fox terrier, named Tabitha is a delight but we also love the idea of making a cushion out of our lovely tea towels, it looks great. Here are a few of the comments from our facebook page. " Close call, but what a face - had to vote!", " I like this one, not sure if its just because I like the live version though! No, its the cushion too!!" A beautiful shot and a very close runner up. And so to our last runner up (you may remember there were only supposed to be 2 runners up but we had such great entries that we had to have 4 finalists!)... A fab image that captures a feel of PoppyTreffry A fab image that captures a feel of Poppy Treffry

    This was a real favourite at Treffry towers, with two such beautiful models and such a cosy, cakey, tea time theme we couldn't help but love it. "too cute and love all the accessorizing (I have some too!)"  This shot was entered by a tea room in Hampshire which looks well worth a visit, the Parlour tearoom. Congratulations to the 3 runners up, please drop us a line to hello@poppytreffry.co.uk with your postal address and we'll get your goody bags sent to you. And now, the moment you've all been waiting for... Our winner. Please give a big hand to... George Best welsh terrier with man bag! George Best welsh terrier with man bag!

    This cheeky chappy was the most popular with you voters and clearly stole some hearts out there, receiving comments like "A vote for the outrageously dapper Mr. Best and his mint green 'man bag' xx", "This bag is lovely, and the dog of course...roll on payday!" and so much other praise for the dog that our little handbag started to feel left out! A fab image and a worthy winner, we thank you Mr George Best welsh terrier and we look forward to seeing what you choose with your £150 to spend on our website or in our St Ives shop. Thanks to everyone who entered and look out for a new competition soon.

    Poppy Treffry and Bettys tea rooms

    [caption id="attachment_361" align="aligncenter" width="535" caption="Bettys Collection in full"][/caption]   We know we've been a little quiet of late but we have a great excuse! We've been really busy creating a wonderful collection for the very lovely Bettys shop, cafe and Tea rooms. We've loved and admired them and their fancies from afar for a while now so were very excited to be working with them, though at times the sampling cakes to get just the right colours and feel reflected in the designs was tough but we say 'all in the line of duty!'. Our final collection comprises charming gifts featuring a delicious design inspired by the silver trays of delicate fancies that you’ll find in Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms. The fancies adorn aprons, tea towels and of course... a tea cosy (well it wouldn't be us without a tea cosy would it?!) [caption id="attachment_365" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="Bettys tea towel"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_363" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Bettys apron"][/caption] All designs are exclusive to Bettys and we'd love to know what you think xx   [caption id="attachment_364" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Bettys tea cosy"][/caption]