18 Jul 2014
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Tags: bathing beauties, bathing beauty, bathing beauty make up bag, bathing beauty tea towel, campaign, cornwall, donations, jubilee pool. lido, make up bag, penzance, Poppy Treffry, save our lido, storm damage, swimmers, tea towel
The Jubilee Pool in Penzance is a place very dear to all our hearts at Team Treffry and this year, sadly, it has not opened due to such severe storm damage over the winter.
We like to support local charities where we can and so this year we are donating 10% from sales of our bathing beauties products to the Save our Lido campaign – we hope to be swimming again in 2015 and we hope this iconic lido will not be lost – it would be desperately sad for Penzance and for Cornwall.
You can find out more here www.jubileepool.co.uk, you can become a Friend of the Jubilee Pool or make your own donation too.
03 Jun 2014
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Tags: Cornish businesses, craft, craft businesses, designer maker, Facebook, freehand machine embroidery, live Q&A, Poppy Treffry, Poppy Treffry on facebook, Q&A, question and answer, running a business, running a small business in Cornwall, starting your own business
As another part of our tenth birthday year celebrations we’re holding a live Q and A with Poppy over on our facebook page tonight. From 8pm till 9pm you can put your questions to her on anything from starting your own business to freehand machine embroidery techniques to juggling motherhood and running a successful company.
We hope to see you over there tonight, thank you x
27 May 2014
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Tags: Birmingham, J W Evans Silver Factory, The Jewellery Quarter
As a special birthday treat for my lovely feller Justin, who some of you may know is a jeweller, I recently booked us a 3 night break to Birmingham…yes Birmingham!
I got a fair few quizzical looks as I told people my plans but trust me there was method in my madness!
For a start we would be flying from Newquay airport so already it’s quite exciting and staying somewhere lovely and….and (this is the best bit) touring an amazing disused jewellery factory that’s only occasionally open to the public.
I hope you enjoy the photos and if you’re inspired to visit Birmingham you can find a selection of our products at Smithsonia in the lovely Piccadilly Arcade.
J W Evans Silver Factory – is housed in 3 adjoining terraced houses. I really didn’t believe that’s where the factory that once had over 60 people working in it was going to be!
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter houses the disused Smith and Pepper jewellery factory. I think the plush office and the benches that squeezed 5 jewellers around them gave Justin some ideas!
The Rowland Emmet Exhibition. This show was amazing and we caught it quite by chance. He made all the wacky machines in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang alongside lots of other mechanical marvels all of which are moving and working in the exhibition – fantastic!
02 May 2014
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Tags: atlantic, bathing beauties, bathing beauty make up bag, bathing beauty tea towel, coldwater swimming, Cornish mizzle, cornwall, lunchtime fun, make up bags, openwater swimming, penzance, penzance promenade, Poppy Treffry, seaside, swimmers, swimming, swimming in Cornwall, tea towel, vintage swimmers, wild swimming
Bathing beauties tea towel
With the new bathing beauties design added to our range for 2014 we felt it only right that we should make like a bathing beauty and have our first dip of the year. Various members of Team Treffry have been heading to the swimming pool every Wednesday lunchtime for a few lengths but with the pool being closed temporarily we decided there was nothing quite like a bracing dip in the atlantic, in April!
Catalogue shot of our new tea towel design
Trouble was, the day we decided we might go for a swim the following day was warm and Spring like and when the allotted swim day arrived it was a proper cold, Cornish grey and mizzly day! A quick facebook and twitter poll decided it though, more people said we should than said we shouldn’t! And after nearly chickening out we found ourselves on the prom in Penzance changing into our swimming things in the persistent drizzle, lovely!
Bathing beauties make up bag
But guess what, it was great, refreshing, rejuvenating, life affirming, and really, really cold!!! We only managed about 5 minutes and getting changed afterwards wasn’t a whole heap of fun (especially as a couple of coats had found their ways into puddles!) but we all felt good afterwards and ready to do it again next week!
We reckon this lot might be swimming on the french riviera in summer rather than off the prom in Penzance in April, we certainly weren’t looking quite this chic!!
Let us know about your bathing beauty experiences!
02 May 2014
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Tags: 1st birthday, As I was going to St Ives, attractions in St Ives, beside the seaside, birthday, by the sea, Coast magazine, cornwall, dachshund, dachshund useful purses, gift shops in St Ives, landmarks of St Ives, Poppy Treffry, Poppy Treffry in Coast magazine, Poppy Treffry products, Poppy Treffry shop, Poppy Treffry tea towels, quirky gifts, receipt cards, sausage dog, Shops in St Ives, souvenirs, St Ives, St Ives souvenirs, St Ives tea towel, Tea towels, team treffry
Me and my shop!
Us celebrating finishing the decorating of our St Ives shop
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
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.
The shops also kind of celebrating with this little feature in the May 2014 edition of Coast magazine!
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
Some of the shop team
Happy Birthday to our shop, Happy Birthday to our shop, Happy Birthday dear shop, Happy Birthday to you!
21 Jan 2014
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Tags: behind the scenes, behind the seams, Cornish business, Cornwall businesses, making things in Cornwall, manufacturing in Cornwall, Poppy Treffry, running a small business in Cornwall, rural business, small business, staff, team treffry, textile company, textiles business, UK company, you tube videos
You might have already seen our little film but in case you haven’t then here it is again… It’s grrrrreat!!
Let us know what you thought of it,
06 Sep 2013
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Tags: all about you, artist, collaboration, cornish, cornwall, Country Living, country living magazine, cushion, designer, freehand machine embroidery, handmade cushion, love nest cushion, magazines, october, Poppy Treffry, pr, press, samuel g winterbourne
country living October
We were delighted today to find out that our love nest cushion is featured in October’s edition of Country Living magazine. Very lovely it looks too.
We found out because a lovely lady phoned us to order one having seen it in the magazine. She has five children and so thought it would be the perfect gift for her husband with the five little eggs in the nest – a lovely idea we thought. Now we have to make sure we don’t accidentally put six eggs in the nest when we make hers, could cause a small panic in that household!!!
Samuel G Winterbourne and love nest cushion
If you’ve not seen our beautiful love nest cushion before then do take a look at it on our website. It was designed by very talented artist Samuel G. Winterbourne in a fun collaboration with us and we love, love, love the results. Check out Samuel’s website to see more of his beautiful work.
02 Jun 2013
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Tags: Bovey Tracey, Contemporary Craft Fair, Devon
Kirsty Elson lighthouses
It’s that time of year again when Justin and I head off to deepest darkest Devon for the wonderful Contemporary Craft Fair in Bovey Tracey. This year we’re quite excited to be camping in our little campervan for the event. (And the nipper is with her granny so it’s a true weekend away together!) I’m hoping the show will be fruitful and there’ll be time and money for a few spends as there are some truly amazing things to take home….and plenty of room in the van….
Sarah Heaton (might be one for the ever growing plate collection!)
Katie Almond (maybe these too….)
Samantha Bryan (I love these so much!)
Alex Swan (thought these looked very interesting)
Hope to see you there!
26 Feb 2013
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Tags: Cake, camper van, Competition, cornwall, dogs, fox terrier, goody bag, hampshire, handbag, parlour tearooms, photo competition, Photography, Poppy Treffry, Poppy Treffry shop, prizes, tea, Tea cosy, tea time, Tea towels, tearooms
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
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’.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.