Cornwall Living

Retail therapy

As we delve into the sparkling treasure trove that is Cornwall’s collection of independent retailers (page 23), it quickly becomes clear that the Duchy is awash with creative talent and skill. With such an incredible variety of local sellers to choose from, we thought we’d gather some of our favourite makers, crafters and keen-eyed collectors. Whether you’re in search of the perfect gift or an indulgent treat, look no further…

Hand-crafted in Cornwall

Trenance Chocolate

Where else but Cornwall would you find perfect little chocolate pasties? Trenance Chocolate Factory in Mullion take fine Belgian couverture and give it a Cornish twist, creating delicious chocolate pasties, bars and boxed selections. Family-run and crafting quality chocolates in the Mullion workshops since 2002, the Trenance team dip, fill and decorate each piece by hand, producing around 400 chocolate bars and 700 individual chocolates every day! Why not pop into the Trenance Chocolate Shop to see the chocolatiers hard at work?

Feeling creative?

The Grey Lurcher

Whether your home’s in need of an update or you have a piece of furniture you’d like to up-cycle, the Grey Lurcher on the High Street in Falmouth can help. Tucked away amongst homeware shops and cafés, you’ll find a comprehensive range of the iconic Annie Sloan chalk paint brand. Created for furniture painters and up-cyclers, the quick-drying paint in over 30 colours was developed to provide an easy and affordable way to update your home. Chalk paint can be used on everything, and with no prep required, you can transform a piece of furniture in just a couple of hours!

With new paint finishes being released over the years, there is now a Satin Paint range, which means you needn’t varnish or wax your finished piece. The Grey Lurcher’s stock has similarly expanded, and today includes all accessories and samples from the Sloan range, as well as a complementary curation of homeware, cards, lighting and more. The experienced team are also on hand to advise and help with any technical questions you may have, so if you’re itching to grab your paintbrush, be sure to pop into The Grey Lurcher first at 20 High Street, Falmouth, open Monday to Saturday
11am to 4pm!

Timeless Style 

Mirri Damer Contemporary Jewellery

Mirri Damer is a designer-maker whose jewellery is celebrated for its timeless style and low-key luxury look. She is a regular exhibitor at the prestigious Goldsmiths Fair in London and her private commissions are highly sought after, including engagement and wedding rings for comedian Dawn French. Inspired by the raw beauty of the diverse Cornish landscape, each piece is designed and created by Mirri and her team in the Falmouth workshop, which is situated in her beautiful shop on the old High Street. Her pieces use a beautiful palette of precious gemstones set into Fairtrade or recycled gold and silver. In the studio you can shop a curated collection of rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces. If you love Mirri’s designs, she can reuse heirloom gold and gemstones to create a unique, bespoke piece of jewellery that you will treasure and wear forever. Book an appointment to discuss your own special commission. Visit Mirri Damer Contemporary Jewellery at 8, High Street, Falmouth TR11 2AB!