Cornwall LivingIssue #65
Christmas in the country
Put the magic back into your Christmas shop by heading to Trevince’s Country House Christmas.
Designed by Cornish architect James Piers St Aubyn and having remained in the same family for 20 generations, Trevince Country House dates back to the 1200s. Trish and Richard Stone, who live at the house with their three children, are delighted to open it to the public for Christmas, having scoured the country and beyond to bring you the most exceptional products, the likes of which you won’t find on an average day’s shopping. “We love to showcase and support local designers,” Trish tells us. “But we also want to offer our customers unique gifts and homewares from around Europe, as well as from the UK, giving them a truly outstanding choice for the toughest shopping challenge of the year.”
“… the 15-foot Christmas tree, festooned with handmade flower bursts of pheasant feathers, will grace the three-storey hall.”
As you know, we have a fascination, perhaps even an obsession with discovering the wealth of talented designers and artisans that Cornwall produces, and so it seems does Trevince. This year, among the many to be featured are Holly Young and Victoria Walker. Holly has become known for her stunning hats and headgear, as well as natural feather brooches, beautifully made and certain to become a key piece in the wardrobes of many.
Victoria specialises in fine kinetic jewellery, inspired by seedpods and flowers. Her signature lockets feature tiny articulated flowers that emerge and unfold into bloom when revealed by the wearer. They’re absolutely gorgeous.
In addition to the three usual showrooms, Trevince’s billiard room will be transformed into a Pandora’s box of delights for children and young teens. Meanwhile, the Gothic style hall will sparkle with thousands of Christmas tree baubles and the drawing room and library, with their warm and welcoming log fires, will showcase chic gifts for ladies of all ages, as well as those typically ‘hard to buy for’ men in your life. Adding to the festive spectacle will be the 15-foot family Christmas tree, festooned with handmade flower bursts of pheasant feathers made by Trish, which will grace the three-storey hall.
We speak to Richard, who tells us: “We have two Christmases: One very public one, which we’re delighted to share with the thousands of people who visit us, and a more intimate one with just us and our three children. It’s difficult to say which we all enjoy the most!”
So, if you’ve yet to get ahead of the Christmas shopping game, why not meet us there? We certainly don’t want to miss it!
"... the 15-foot Christmas tree, festooned with handmade flower bursts of pheasant feathers, will grace the three-storey hall."