Tales from the Sea Garden

Tales from The Sea Garden

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Monday 21 November 2011

10 Years Old!

This week back in November 2001 was the week I first opened the door of my little shop, The Sea Garden; first in rented premises in Gerrans Square, and then in 2003 down to my present location at the bottom of River Street in Portscatho. 10 years does seem like quite a long time; I'm just pleased that I've managed to stay open, and that's all been down to the many varied, wonderful, incredibly loyal and supportive customers who have passed through the door over these last ten years. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, one and all!

When we have a brisk Easterly wind blowing into Gerrans Bay everything gets coated in seasalt, and it had got to the point where you could hardly see in or out of my little shop windows, so a thorough cleaning was the order of the day. By the time I'd finished, dusk was just beginning to fall, and I switched on the Christmas lights for the first time and took a few pics to share with you.

Gertie and Jane have organised the first 'Christmas Homespun Fair', coming up this  Sunday, 27th November, at Portscatho Memorial Hall. There are 18 different stallholders coming from all over the southwest of England, with a whole treasure trove of vintage and handmade goodies on offer, perfect for finding Christmas pressies which don't cost the earth ( in more ways than one when you consider that buying vintage and antique is recycling! ) and pieces that are original, unique and different. 

The Sea Garden will also be open from 12.30 - 4.30pm, so I do hope to say hello to lots of you on Sunday,

Happy Christmas Shopping!
Love, Christine x x x


  1. Congratulations on ten years! What an amazing accomplishment. One day I hope to hear your shop bell jingle as I walk throught the door and I hope its at Christmastime!

  2. What lovely things you have in your shop. Here's to the next ten years!

  3. I love your shop! I'm just sorry that I live so far away, Jane.

  4. Congratulations Christine! 10 years is an incredible achievement. It is testament to your lovingly lavished skills and hand crafting abilities in the production of your unique treasures, that brings the visitors to your little corner of Cornwall.
    I remember seeing an article in Country Living magazine about you and your delightful 'Sea Garden' quite a few years ago and wished at the time that I could visit...I am so pleased to have had that opportunity finally this year. It didn't disappoint.

    Good luck with your Christmas Fair,
    Niki x

  5. Congratulation on 10 years of business! You're window looks so beautiful and enticing! I'll have to nake the treck down to Portscatho one day soon. x

  6. Congratulations on 10 years that is a great achievement in this day and age. Your shop is looking pretty and festive. Have a great week, love Linda x

  7. I have so loved visiting your shop over the years - be lovely to buy some Christmas presents there but you are hundreds of miles away from where I am in Sussex. Hope the Fair goes well and thank you for sharing those lovely pictures with us all. Karen X

  8. thank you for the virtual tour ..wish i was there..sending xmas love from australia xxx

  9. Oh I wish I lived closer...your shop looks wonderful.
    Congratulations on 10 years in your shop too, you have obviously got it just right for your visitors.
    Julie x

  10. I have loved your shop down the years, part of my annual Cornish pilgramage - I always visit in February and manage to come when you are closed! Must be better organised! Happily I am generally more successful in the summer months.
    Happy Birthday Sea Garden x
    The Christmas window looks so gorgeous as dusk falls, all twinkly and magical,

    Sarah x

  11. Your little shop looks so beautiful, I visited many years ago when you first opened in Gerrans Square,.. If I remember rightly I brought a couple of little holiday gifts.. So it is lovely to find your blog and that you sweet shop is still open.. I wish I lived nearer..

    Merry Christmas.. Julie