Treat a loved one to an exquisite home-made gift this Christmas with this recipe from John Walton, Head Chef at Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 in Padstow. These truffles are truly delicious, and the Cornish Sea Salt Co adds a real twist. Pop a few in a kilner jar tied with a ribbon to make the perfect gift!
Forget gaudy tinsel, commercial baubles and tinsel for your tree this year. Here at Seasalt, we are getting crafty and creating our own Christmas decorations- and they couldn’t be easier too! Traditional salt dough ornaments are simple to make: you only need a few key ingredients and we have found an even quicker way of baking them, so you start the fun job of decorating your creations sooner! Read the rest of this entry »
Here at the Seasalt design studio we absolutely love potato printing. If you look carefully at the graphics on our website you’ll probably spot a few potato prints decorating the pages. They are also a great way of making your own super-special hand printed wrapping paper. Read the rest of this entry »
Christmas Stocking have been hung over fireplaces for centuries. The tradition is thought to have been started by St Nicholas, the saint of Christmas. He wanted to give some money to the three daughters of a familly who had fallen on hard times. On Christmas Eve, he spotted their stockings drying by the fireplace, popped gold coins in, and the tradition began!
We thought we would show you an easy way to bring a bit of magic to your stockings this year, and what could be better than a stocking you have sewn yourself!
As the nights draw in and temperature drop it’s clear that winter is just around the corner. This season’s new wardrobe staple has to be the patterned knit. Make your patterns pop by layering with basics for that perfect winter daytime look. With a selection on patterns from birds to bright fair isles and even more traditional styles, there truly is something for everyone!
The Matilda Cardigan in Bird Herringbone Granite features a bright striped bird pattern inspired by the wealth of cornish birds surrounding us. Layer this lovely jacquard knit cardigan with basic tops and pair with our Galatea Jeans and Trefusis Boots for the perfect day look. To keep those winter chills away, finish this look with the juicy colours of our Fishing Net Scarf and Mittens.
Our Matilda Cardigan in Penwith Jacquard Tobacco was inspired by Cornish townscapes. Try layering this cardigan with our Thrifty Top in Silver and Eden skirt for a Weekend Look. This Look is topped off perfectly with our Wishing Well Scarf and Trefusis Boots to keep you warm.
This lovely fair isle long length Hazelnut Cardigan is perfect for dressing up or down. Layer with our Thrifty Top in Beetroot and Galatea Jeans topped off with the warming colours from our Lobster Pot Snood and Mittens which were inspired by the fishing culture that surrounds Mevagissey.
If you are looking for something a bit brighter how about trying the Penvoer Cardigan in Eddystone Cadet. This juicy striped fair isle knit will really bring a pop to your outfit. Layer with our High Clere Top in Slate and Galatea Jeans and accessories with our beautiful wool/silk mix Hallane Scarf for added warmth and colour.
For a more muted fair isle knit the Penvoeor Cardgian in Folk Bilberry features the traditional snowflakes pattern. This lovely purple knit works perfectly with chambray such as the Duchy Skirt and layered with basics such as the Thrifty Top in Orca. Why not try a knitted Flower Headband to keep your ears away from that bitter winter wind and some wollen gloves or mittens such as the Ascot Cable Mittens for that perfect casual day look.
The beautiful fabric fishes in our shop windows at the moment have created quite a stir and lots of people have been asking for instructions on how to make them. Your wish is our command….
As part of our count down to Christmas we’ve decided to give the festivities a Cornish spin, with a few little tips, some tall stories and a dash of local legend to warm you up for the big day… This is Day 12…
We have a brilliant team of window designers who spend the entire year dreaming up fantastical plans for our window displays. And Christmas has to be the pinnacle in their window dressing year. It’s a full blown opportunity to deck the sills with all manner of festive treats and give shoppers a sparklin’ display in the build up to the big day.
We’ve always loved the sophistication of the traditional beret, but getting one to translate Parisian style onto our own humble heads can be a tricky matter. The question being: how exactly do you wear a beret? So, we’ve put together this little visual guide, with a few different options for you to try out…
Ashley Harrison posted us a piccy on Facebook of her gorgeous Chihuahua x Jack Russell wearing a specially adapted bandanna, made from a Seasalt neckerchief. Which started a whole conversation about what size our neckerchiefs were, whether they’d go around a Labrador’s neck and what exactly is the best way to ‘do a doggy bandanna’. So we asked Ashley if she’d share her canine seamstress tips on our blog for all to read – and here they are…
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