I hope you have all had a lovely time over the holiday season. Now that the celebrations are over, St Ives will take a break. Some shops will close for a few weeks, some will take this time to have a facelift and others will reduce their hours and take the time to refresh.
We will be open Wednesday to Sunday 11-4pm until the half-term holidays in February. We can always open out of hours if we know you are coming.
This is the time when the residents enjoy the peace and quiet or head off to warmer climes. This is my time to pack the cottons, sandals and sketchbook and board the plane in search of unusual and beautiful finds and put some new ideas into work. First stop Thailand and then my home from home, India.
It’s always good to stock the bestsellers, but it’s exciting to discover something new and different to offer our loyal customers. It’s fun uncovering some hidden treasures and bringing them back to add to the mix. I will also be sourcing fabrics and trims and creating some new pieces.
I am hoping to focus more on jewellery this year as this is my first love. Our wide and varied selection has been so well received that we need to offer even more this year. I will be on the lookout for semi-precious stones; embroidered ribbons; interesting beads and pendants with the intention of creating some unique pieces and limited edition pieces.
To follow me on my journey, please follow us on Instagram @sweetlimeuk and see what I discover on the way.
With love, Elspeth