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.
Our 2013 Christmas window displays feature giant paper pine trees inspired by vintage Scandinavian prints. Hanging in the tree tops are sparkly sequin stars which are really easy and fun to make – read our how to guide . The display was recognized in Falmouth’s annual “Best Dressed Christmas Window” competition.
We love the magic and sparkle of Christmas lights as they twinkle along our beautiful coastline. So wrap up warm, grab a mince pie and join us at some of our favourite displays.
Top row (L-R): Raine Clarke, Faith Davies, Val Newman. Bottom row (L-R): Jacquie Heathcote, Ewan Jones.
The entries flooded in for our charity Christmas card competition this year and the judging took place this morning. We know all the budding designers are keen to know if they have won, so drum roll please…
As we heave a sigh with a heavy heart at the passing of our dear friend summer, worry not, autumn is starting to arrive and with it comes all sorts of seasonal treats. The change in the weather means the start of lots of good things, wrapping up in new knits, pulling on our boots and getting out on the cliffs to test our new rain coats.
So to celebrate the change in season here’s our guide to a few choice coastal walks in the south west, if you think we’ve missed a beauty leave a comment below and tell us about your suggestion.
This weekend sees the inaugural Cornwall Ceramics Trail kick off – a veritable delight of ceramics, their creators and working studios, all in Cornwall.
This coming Thursday is St Ives Lifeboat Day, a fun-filled family day for everybody to join together and raise some money for a great cause!
There will be lots going on including some great stalls on West Pier and the Lifeboat house, children’s rides, face painting, Cornish music and dancing from Bagas Porthia, a scrumptious BBQ and much more. The day will finish off at the Sloop Inn at 8pm for live music and the grand auction.
Our lovely St Ives store manager, Amy Iggulden will be volunteering on the day and shaking donation buckets on the pier. Seasalt will also be donating raffle prizes to help raise funds directly for the launch and recovery vehicle the lifeboat team need to continue doing the great work they already do.
It all promises to be a great day so why not pop down?
Sperry Top-Sider deck shoes have been a favourite since 1935 when Paul Sperry, inspired by the pattern of cracks in his dog Prince’s paws and his ability to run nimbly over the ice and snow, used a pen knife to cut into the rubber outer sole of a trainer. As a keen sailor Paul used these new shoe soles to avoid slipping on the wet deck of his boat and so a classic was born!