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So just where can you find us?!

Posted on February 19, 2018

I know the question on everyone's lips is "Where can I buy Evocative Cornwall products?".  Ok, so perhaps not everyone's, but enough people have asked us to prompt us to get around to having a list of stockists on the website.  Follow the link at the top of the home page to have a look see ...

It's a pleasure to pop in and out of these shops over the course of the year and to see the ebb and flow of the seasons, the visitors, the products.  January is a time for a chat and a catch up, often while the shop is being given a spring clean or a new layout, while August is a time to thread my way in through the visitors and try not to get in the way.  

This year, armed with greater confidence from having one calendar under our belt, we have enjoyed talking to potential new retailers, trying to ensure that we really do cover the whole of the county.  We're delighted to announce that as soon as the new calendars are ready (mid March) we will be delivering to the following new stockists as well:

  • Banfords, Bude
  • Bunts of Bodmin
  • The Harbourside Shop, Porthleven
  • J J News, Helston
  • Penhaligons Newsagents, Lostwithiel
  • Purely Cornish, Looe
  • Saltash News
  • St Mawes Post Office

Winter sunshine at Bude

Enjoyed our day trip to Bude, drinking in the winter sunshine.

Reflections and Resolutions

Posted on January 07, 2018

With the turning of the year, it is traditional to reflect on the past and to make future plans and New Year resolutions.

Taking over a new business last January meant that 2017 was a very busy and, thankfully, rewarding year for us.  We can look back on good times (and some not so good!), on working with fantastic retailers and finishing the year on a high as we met and talked with wonderful customers at the Christmas fairs who share our passion for this beautiful county.

We are just about to start planning the 2019 calendar and are excited to be reviewing potential new products and card ranges.  New branding is in the pipeline and as ever we will continue to donate 10% of any profits made to Cornish charities.  In 2017 we were delighted to continue Sarah’s long-standing support of St Petroc’s Society and Cornwall Hospice Care.

As for resolutions, ours is quite simply to get out more, to get round as many festivals and events, to visit more little villages and secluded coves as possible – always with camera in hand of course!  Above all, to share in all that Cornwall has to offer.

We wish all our customers a very happy and rewarding 2018.

Rough sea at St Agnes

New Christmas Advert!

Posted on November 11, 2017

Totally tongue in cheek, but watch our new Christmas advert on social media - Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!  Click on the icons at the top of the page.




Let's hear it for the girls!

Posted on October 28, 2017

My last blog was all about the guys we’ve collaborated with on our 2018 Evocative Cornwall calendar.  Well, this one just has to be about the ladies.  Full disclosure makes me rush to point out that I didn't set out to split the Oct/Nov blogs along the lines of gender.  The following photographers are those with more than one image featured this year - they just happen to both be female!

Thrilled that Carla Regler has been happy to work with EC again this year – can’t rate her work highly enough!  She has allowed us to include her ‘Magic of the Mount’ as one of our 2018 Christmas cards.  An absolutely beautiful image and something a little different for Christmas – check it and our other Christmas cards out here.  The picturesque harbour at Porthleven features in much of her work, capturing all of its many moods, but the image below that we’ve chosen for April is a little bit different – almost painterly.  We love that it is such a familiar scene, yet captured in a very different way.  Carla called it ‘Harbour’s Reflection’ - we hope you’ll love it too!

Harbour's Reflection, Porthleven

But the lady who we most need to pay tribute to in this our first year, is of course Sarah Lay herself, the initial brains behind the Evocative Cornwall brand. Sarah has been a constant yet unobtrusive support, and we can’t thank her enough.  When we asked if she had any photos available for next year’s calendar, she said in a typically understated way that she “might have something”.  Well, fortunately she did, and you will see several of them featured.  Impossible to pick a favourite to share here, so I will pick one which I think sums up where Sarah, and hopefully we, are coming from.  She called in simply ‘Hendra Farm, Nanquidno’ but we think it is a scene which is at once familiar and yet unrecognised, modern and yet traditional. It could be taken anywhere and yet, if you know your Cornwall, from the silhouette of the farm could not really be anywhere else.  And a great summer shot too!  Thanks, Sarah, for everything.

Hendra Farm, Nanquidno

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