Anyone who knows me well will tell you how much I adore the Isles of Scilly ever since my first family holiday to those remote islands as a daydreaming teenager. It is little wonder that such a magical place caught my imagination and has drawn me back, year after year. So now that I've fulfilled my ambition to become a penniless 'something creative', what could possibly be better than to finally have my work on sale at one of the islands' best loved gift shops, The Bulb Shop on the tiny island of St Agnes.
Once a stable for milking cows, The Bulb Shop later evolved to include a cold store for cooling precious scented narcissi blooms prior to packing for market, before becoming the treasure trove of crafts and creations that it is today. The Bulb Shop has something for everyone, including a variety of jewellery to suit all tastes and styles, from stunning silver to brightly coloured beach plastic and now, I'm delighted to say, my own quirky mix of Swarovski sparkle and hand woven mesh bracelets and brooches.
|Mesh Wire Brooch in Shades of the Sea|
If jewellery is not for you, this Aladdin's cave will surely tempt you in with an array of both local and fair-trade goods such as scarves, ceramics, hand-illustrated cards, soaps infused with essential oils from locally farmed produce and of course the famous Scilly narcissi - the shop stocks bulbs farmed on St Agnes through the family-run business. My own purchase of 'Paper White' were absolutely stunning this year and, as a variety I haven't grown before, I was particularly impressed with their scent. To keep up-to-date with shop news and availability of flowers by post via their postal service, you can follow The Bulb Shop on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bulbshop.
Pop into The Bulb Shop on St Agnes and take home a bit of Scilly sparkle to remind you of high days and holidays... Alternatively take a look at my Etsy shop where I now accept card payments or get in touch with me at email@example.com.
|Starfish Earrings in Copper|
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