Cornwall LivingIssue #103
The essence of Christmas
Just a few ideas to get your festive plans underway.
Christmas is no doubt going to feel somewhat different this year, but we at Cornwall Living remain determined to get into the festive spirit. With that in mind, we’ve collated just a few ideas from some of our favourite Cornish brands, so that whether you’re in search of the perfect tree or a bottle of bubbles for breakfast, you too can get started on planning your own merry Christmas.
Oh Christmas tree…
Cornwall Garden Shop
If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas tree, be that real or artificial, both Chacewater and Goonhavern Garden Centres have you covered. Not only can you visit and peruse the ranges for yourself, all of the trees are available on the website too, with free local delivery!
Real cut Christmas trees (all ‘no-needle drop’) start at just £19.99, and there’s also a huge range of stands, lights and decorations – in short, everything tree-related you’re likely to need this Christmas.
The gift of summer
Summer is now well behind us, leaving us longing for sandy toes, turquoise seas and lazy lunches under the sun. Whilst she can’t help with the weather, Dreya Bennett can help you give a little bit of summer this Christmas with her unique, handmade and coastal inspired fused glass waves. Gorgeous cards are also available, each with a little fused glass gift attached, for when a card just isn’t enough.
Celebrate the festive season with some Cornish sparkle this year. This duo of Knightor Classic Cuvée Rosé 2013 and Knightor Vintage Cuvée 2013 (£58) is a stand-out example of English sparkling wines from an exceptionally good year.
Visit Knightor Winery to find the perfect gift for any wine lover, yourself included! Visit the winery shop in Trethurgy or visit the website and enjoy free delivery on orders over £25. Gift vouchers and hampers are also available. For an exclusive 10% Cornwall Living reader discount on wine, simply quote ‘CLCHRISTMAS10’!
Splendid in silver
Charlotte Heywood Fine Art Jewellery
Working from her seaside studio in Praa Sands, Charlotte Heywood brings together the sounds, sights and smells of the sea, promoting her belief that they are a much needed and powerful tonic. Using nature as inspiration, everything that Charlotte creates is done so from scratch. Working predominantly in silver, with a number of different intricate and equally gorgeous designs, with some made especially for the Christmas period, we are sure that you will just love this festive collection of jewellery as much as we do.
Scents of the season
St. Eval Candle Company
Nestled on a farm in north Cornwall, St. Eval use traditional artisan methods and sustainable production to craft high-quality candles by hand. If you’re hoping to add some festive cheer to your home this year, you can easily do so with St. Eval’s beautiful scented Christmas candles, each filled with fragrances that truly encapsulate the season. Choose from spicy Inspiritus, warming Orange & Cinnamon, soothing herbal Winter Thyme, and sweet Figgy Pudding. Quote ‘GIFT10’ at the checkout for a 10% discount!