Thursday, 14 April 2011

A few days away...... my favourite place

The weather wasn't fantastic - a bit grey and damp but I love

St. Ives whatever the weather!

First thing on my list was to visit the new Poppy Treffry shop and it was just as lovely as I'd imagined.

Sophie thought she was in shop heaven!

I did treat myself to a little something - well it would have been rude not to and met Poppy's sister!

Saw these FAB! beach hut changing rooms in one shop (sorry, can't remember the name) They also had some gorgeous bits of old vintage, painted furniture for sale - sadly it wouldn't fit in the car!

Seasalt is always a favourite

and the Hudson Gallery is always a 'must see'!

Cath Kidston is always on the girls hit list - even better as it was 15% off everything day!

This new sweet shop on the sea front had a fabulous interior.

It was lined with gorgeous old furniture, which I'd happily have in my home

and the walls lined with old fashioned sweet jars.

The harbour and seafront were as inviting as ever and of course we treated ourselves to a fish and chip supper - well it has to be done but of course....

....BEWARE of the seagulls.

Back home tomorrow - orders keep 'pinging' through - will need another little break once I've caught up!


OhSoVintage said...

A seagull once swooped down and pinched my husband's pasty out of his hand in St Ives, they are a real menace! Looks like you did some great shopping there.

Louise said...

Looks like some great shops and scenery.

Also I wanted to let you know that I nominated your blog for atylish blogger award.


dosierosie said...

i love St Ives.We catch the train from the park and ride which is a beautiful journey. I have just bought Poppy's book.

Ionwen Charlesworth... said...

Weeeeeeeeeee, I adore Poppy Treffry. My wee sister is moving to Cornwall in a few months and I canna wait to go and visit the shop, I mean my sister, tehe!!! What a gorgeous day of delights. Loves Ionwen X

Pene said...

I haven't been to St Ives for years and it looks even better than I remember.. all those lovely shops. My credit cards are groaning at the thought of them lol
Looks like you had a lovely time
Pene x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

How wonderful! I haven't been to St Ives for years. Hoping to go sometime this summer...Such a lovely selection of shops!
Isabelle x

VintageVicki said...

I've never been to StIves - too late to plan a trip that way for this year but hopefully next summer. It looks gorgeous.

cupcakejojo said...

Oh my goodness that looks wonderful! I'd so love to go. What fantastic places to visit!!!

Jo x

Ruth said...

Last year when I went to St. Ives, Beau Bonbon was a lovely little shop selling fantastic vintage style furniture in lovely washed out greens and blues - quite French looking. I could have bought the whole shop if I'd been rich! Sad to see it's changed hands again but it still looks like it has lots of lovely things in.
Glad you enjoyed your few days, even though St. Ives is only about 45 minutes down the road from me, I don't get to visit as much as I'd like to.

FairlyGirly said...

Haven't been to St Ives for a few years now, but it is a lovely place despite the seagulls! Must put it on the To Do List!


Wonderful! A wish I was there moment Kx

Vintage from the Village said...

I need a trip there as its our nearest CK shop (even though its tiny!) and I have a gift voucher to spend - yipee !
Sue x

noelle said...

Hello, glad you had a Holiday. I live here in St. Ives and if you check out my FB page I have a lovely seagull thats garanteed not to steal your lunch!!!!

kirsty said...

Ah, Becky you could have called in for a cup of tea on your way back! Loving those changing rooms x

Wendy said...

Am quite jealous now, I love St Ives and really enjoyed your blog tour! Love those beach hut changing rooms and was fab to see all your shop pics x

nell said...

You should have come a little further along the road to Marazion & popped in our lovely little vintage shop Fine & Dandy.

LILLIES said...

So lovely to see people visit places so near to where we live.
We are only down the road from Marazion. You visited some of the best shops; my cousin owns Birds of a Feather next door to Poppy. The Poppy Treffry shop is heavenly though isn't it! Always have to pop in there. But where is the shop with the Beach Hut dressing rooms? I must have missed that place somehow; it looks gorgeous!

BuTtOnZ said...

ooooh St Ives!! Brings back memories of my holiday there last year - I went to all those shops!! Spent loads in the little sweet shop!!!! Im so jealous right now!!!!


Moobaacluck said...

Oh I do love your photos Becky :)
Reminds me of my first ever holiday with Tony and we've been back a few times. A special place and it looks as though you had an inspiring time xx