I've always loved an eclectic Christmas tree, collecting decorations from around the world and bringing them out year after year to remind me of special people, special places and special times. Running the beach shop enables me to indulge that pleasure. I adore sharing that passion with my customers to help them enjoy Christmas in Fowey too!
I love working with talented local makers and crafters to curate a range of Christmas decorations to suit all tastes and which truly celebrate Christmas in Fowey, wherever you are based. Read on for my roundup of our Christmas decorations this season, all ready to bring a bit of Fowey joy to your Christmas tree.
It’s so hard to choose which of our new decorations I like the most but this one is right up there as I’m a sucker for anything embroidered. Two green holly leaves with a cluster of red berries really do shout Christmas to me.
Freehand machine embroidered by Lucy onto cotton with a felt backing these holly leaves are lovely and lightweight so perfect to include inside a Christmas card (we have lots of those here).
As soon as I saw these I just knew that I had to order a custom version to celebrate Christmas in Fowey.
Featuring a cut out map of Cornwall on a flat aluminium bauble and hand stamped with Fowey, Cornwall, these decorations are lightweight and twinkle beautifully in the light.
These are a real heirloom decoration for any fan of Fowey.
These cute little hand made stars are created by local ceramicist Miki. The stars come in three different metallic finishes with a red and white twine hanging.
These would also look gorgeous tied onto a gift for a loved one. As these are made of air dried clay they are only suitable for indoor use.
Did you know that Nadelik Lowen means Merry Christmas in Cornish? These jolly gingerbread folk also have smart Cornish tartan bowties for the best dressed Cornish Christmas.
Hand stitched by Tina in Penzance with hanging ribbons in either black or gold, these are truly Cornish through and through.
Our range of Ordnance Survey map products are one of our most popular and this sweet little heart will definitely remind you of Christmas in Fowey.
Again, these are a lovely lightweight decoration so perfect for posting to a loved one.They would also look stunning tied onto a Christmas gift wrapped in simple brown paper.
Is there anything which screams Christmas in Cornwall louder than a festive pasty? I don’t think so. Put an oggy on your tree this Christmas!
These pasties are hand stitched by local crafter Vicky who also supplies us with these super felt shiny mackerel decorations.
Not just for Christmas, these ceramic hearts are another bespoke range just for us.
I had to decide which images best summed up Fowey and Readymoney so I chose a sailing boat and an ice-cream respectively, reasonable choices I think?
These could easily have a permanent place in your home or holiday cottage all year round.
Oh the joy of Cornish place names! As a “blow-in” (my least favourite term for someone who has moved into Cornwall from elsewhere) it’s taken me a while to get my head around the pronunciation of certain place names like Roche (“roach” not “roash”) and Mousehole (“mowzel” not “mouse-hole”) and I still can’t manage “Restormel” properly.
The easiest way to remember the correct pronunciation of Fowey is simply that it rhymes with joy! I think being in Fowey brings joy too so was delighted to work with designer Carriann to come up with this very special hand stamped aluminium decoration.
I wanted to add a more festive touch to complement our simple round Readymoney decoration so this bright yellow star was born, laser cut here in Cornwall using our shop logo.
I forgot to buy a tree topper for our shop tree this year but one of these tied to the top worked just perfectly.
After the viral popularity of our "seagull selfie" earlier this year what better way to finish off your Christmas in Fowey themed tree than a seagull in a bobble hat?
I can’t guarantee that our very own Readymoney seagull will be sporting a hat this year (unless he’s pinched it off someone’s head) but this jolly chap certainly looks the part this winter.
Whether you've already got your tree up or are making plans in the coming days I hope you'll be inspired to add a special decoration or two to your tree this year. If you are spending Christmas in Fowey or further afield then may I take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas.
If you are in the local area then don't forget that the beach shop is open every day except Christmas Day itself. Our opening hours will change slightly, please see here for more information.
Also we are still packing and posting your online orders but please please please be mindful of Post Office strike dates which are inevitably causing delays. We post second class as standard but if you need something urgently please send me a message and I'll do what I can to advise.