It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

posted on November 27th, 2015 by Laura

Our Window Team has been busy preparing our Christmas window displays for this year’s theme of ‘Snowflake Christmas’. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Harvest Time in the Seasalt Windows

posted on September 18th, 2015 by Laura

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Although the official start of autumn is still a few days away, things in Cornwall are certainly feeling more autumnal by the minute. The weather is cooler and crispy leaves are finding their way along our paths. No matter how much we love a Cornish summer there is something about the colours of autumn that we can’t help but get excited about.

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Our guide to a Cornish Mayday

posted on April 29th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Seasalt Guide to a Cornish Mayday

It’s time for another bank holiday weekend and there are lots of things to see and do out and about in Cornwall this May. Here are our top picks for enjoying a Cornish May Day.

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Wonderful weather on Tresco for our Seasalt competition winners!

posted on April 25th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Seasalt Tresco Holiday Winners

Last year we ran a competition to win a luxury holiday for six people to beautiful Tresco Island in the Isles of Scilly. The lucky winner, Tracy Thistleth, and her family took their holiday during the Easter break and had super weather!

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Spring is here with our new window displays!

posted on March 9th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Seasalt Daffodils window display

Our March window theme is Daffodils and window dressers  Kathryn and Tara have been busy making lovely Cornish daffodils.

Seasal window display daffs

Kathryn and Tara made the daffs using tiny pompoms of wool,  attached them onto the end of bamboo sticks and then wrapped tissue paper petals around the pom pom.  Each daffodil has its own unique name, which has been stamped onto the luggage tags.

Seasalt Window Displays Daffodils

The inspiration for the window came from Ron Scamp, a daffodil breeder in Falmouth. You can read his story here

Seasalt window displays daffodils

You can see lots more window displays and craft ideas on Kathryn & Tara’s new Pinterest board:

Seasalt Window Displays

seed heads window display

posted on January 17th, 2014 by Matt


Our January window theme is Seed heads and window dressers, Kathryn and Tara, have been busy on their sewing machines making giant cow parsleys and teasels.

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Let’s go for a springtime stroll!

posted on January 16th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski


Spring is on the way, and we like nothing better than getting out and about around Cornwall. Walking outside can help keep you healthy and happy, and we have so many beautiful spots around the Cornish coast so there’s no excuse. Here are our tops picks for a picturesque springtime walk.

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It’s blooming marvellous in Tresco’s Abbey Gardens

posted on January 12th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski


At the start of the year, you may begin to spot a few seedlings and buds popping up in your garden.  However, gardeners at Abbey Gardens on Tresco in the Isles of Scily won’t have to wait until spring to see a fantastic floral display- they have counted more than 255 species of plants flowering this week. What a stunning sight!

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tresco competition winner annoucement!

posted on December 4th, 2013 by rosie


Since February this year we have been running a big competition in our shops and on our website to win an amazing holiday for six people to Tresco, Isles of Scilly, worth a whopping £8,000! We are delighted to be able to announce the very lucky winner….drum roll please……

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a reindeers island life

posted on November 1st, 2013 by Emma Raczkowski


Its not only Father Christmas who’s ready for the big night but his reindeer are also limbering up for the big trip around the world. But a long, long way from their cousins at the freezing North Pole, a small herd of reindeer are enjoying rather more temperate climes – on the Isles of Scilly!

Jingles, Belle and their calf, Tula, are the islands’ very own herd of reindeer and they’ve become firm favourites with islanders and visitors alike, bringing a tough of Christmas to Scilly every day. It was animal-enthusiast, Stella Wyburne-Ridsdale, who first brought Jingles and Belle over to Scilly when they were just six months old.


“I love all different types of animals and I’d always loved reindeer. It was after I’d gone to Lapland, though, that I just couldn’t get them out of my head,” says Stella. “I’d actually been saving up to get myself some new furniture but after eighteen months of thinking about these reindeer I ended up thinking, well the furniture will have to wait!”

Having made the long journey across from Sweden and arriving in a horse box on the freight ship, Gry Maritha, the wild reindeer needed time to settle into their new island home. Stella spent many hours a day with them, gaining their trust and forming a unique bond. Very soon their personalities began to emerge – Belle as the ditsy blond, child-like and playful; Jingles as an easy going, big ol’ softy and a bit of a mummy’s boy.

Now they are a completely tame herd of three and every day all year round Stella walks them on their leads across St Mary’s and down onto Porthcressa Beach where they love to nibble at the seaweed and paddle in the sea.

Summer visitors to the island often wonder how the reindeer manage in the heat, but both the Isles of Scilly and Sweden benefit from the warmth of the Gulf Stream so they are more than happy in their island home. Of course they cast quite a sight as they do their daily walk. “oohs and aahs” coming from the breakfast tables of many hotels and B&Bs as they pass by!