Move over Saint George, Saint Piran is in town! The patron saint of tin-miners is generally regarded as the national Saint of Cornwall and his flag, a white cross on a black background, is the flag of Cornwall.
If you’re a lover of all things kitsch, pop on down to St Mawgan Village Hall this Saturday 1st December. There will be plenty of handmade gifts and Christmas treats to fill your stockings, as well as a vintage tea room with all your favourite cakes to raise money for Little Harbour Kids Hospice. Most of the Padstow Seasalt team will also be dropping in to get their vintage fix!
For more information see the Duchy Vintage Party website.
If you didn’t see our lovely Nautical Stitch windows this past month, here are the beautiful tapestries that were handmade by our Window Dressers.
Over the next week we will be popping down to Flushing Regatta to watch some sailing, indulge in some tea and cake (and perhaps a beer or two!) and join in the party at the end of the week at the famous Flushing Carnival!
Gordon Mackfall (above) isn’t just the dad of our assistant accessory designer, Lottie. He’s also the owner of Mariners fish and chip shop in Penryn and the regular supplier of many a finely fried Friday lunches to the team at Seasalt HQ. Fish connoisseur as he is, we tapped him for his best crab recipe and this is what he gave us – delicious!
The Olympic torch took its first UK steps on Cornish soil and the sun came out to celebrate. With a route that took in the breadth of the county in just one day, the torch travelled all the way from Land’s End to the Tamar Bridge, scaling the heights of the Eden biomes and taking in a couple of Seasalt shops on the way!
Here it is passing the Falmouth Seasalt shop – see we’ve even got the bunting out – carried by Gavin Cattle, the captain of the Cornish Pirates, the only professional rugby team in Cornwall.
It seems our stripes are spreading! We recently gave the staff of St Ives Visitor Centre some of our lovely Sailor Shirts to wear to work. They were so proud of their new tops that they were even willing to pose for the camera so everyone can admire them in their new Seasalt stripes!