Monday, 14 February 2011

A Valentine's Day Treat.

I have seen the Website and heard about this craft shop and so added it to my blog but I had never seen it in reality. So when Steve said where do you want to go for a Valentines treat I though it would be nice to find Lyrebird.
It is a little gem of a shop tucked away deep in the Cornish coutryside in the village of Constantine.I hope they approve of the buckets of flowers I have added!!

Inside we found Nichola Butland working away surrounded by Cornish crafted buttons, ribbons and lace. She was very welcoming and and happy for me to take photos.The aim of Lyrebird is to be an outlet for local crafts people and if you check their site you will see that there are many strings to their lyre!

These unique necklaces are all handmade in Cornwall,very tempting!

I bought a patchwork kit put together locally by The Other Thing and Lyrebird.The message on the recycled packaging says "Good things come to those who make" and I think this a wise saying. My husband's Grandma who was a wonderful woman told me that if ever she felt despondent or fearful the best thing was to "Do something with your hands" She made many crochet quilts and was an expert knitter.

Patchwork kits ready for you to make a cushion and felt kits for do it yourself decorations.
I love the Russian dolls and the Raku buttons .

Here we have just the thing for the eco witch about town, no petrol and easy to park!

These charming buttons are locally made and are so tempting that I bought some!

Lovely broaches made with beads and buttons ,so individual and eye catching.

How about this for a Valentine's night outfit ?

There are also  bags and hats.

Gloves and scarves all hand knitted.

I bought a lovely flower broach in pale lilac , it would look good on a coat or jumper .

These are nice smaller felt flowers.

Some examples of the individually designed jewelery.

I hope you enjoyed the visit to Lyrebird, we certainly did and it is good to know that most of the materials used are recycled which fits in with my view that "a thing of beauty is a joy forever" a quote from John Keats.
Another hero, William Morris would also approve of the aims of this  captivating shop.
You can feel the happiness and fun of being creative in the shop. It is also lovely to see Nichola at work at her big wooden table and to get a warm welcome from her. She even told us of a good place to get a cup of tea in the village! If you want to find out more and view the Etsy shop the link is on my blog.

Time for tea!


  1. Ah, this seems like a store made for me, I could get lost there for hours. And I truly love the corsage.;))
    Seems like you had a great Valentines day.;))

  2. Can't think of a better place to spend the day. What a fab shop!

  3. Next time I visit Cornwall I think I will make a bee-line for this shop - it looks perfect.

  4. What a great place! I just love crafts so much, I'd love to spend the day in a store like that.

  5. Nicky's lovely and a fab costumier too. Now I must get to the shop! Mrs E xxx (Now, how do you think they're going to water those flowers...?)

  6. That looks like a lovely shop! I know there are shops like that around here, too, but I still haven't really ventured forth to seek to them out. I love that green corset, what a fine bit of sewing!

  7. Constantine, what a wonderful name for a village and what a gorgeous shop, my kind of place! ... :0)

    Shirl x

  8. What an adorable shop! I think I would have had to have taken some of those buttons home with me, too! Everything looks just lovely!

  9. Oh, this is such a gorgeous shop! Thanks for bringing us along!!! :)

  10. Beautiful region of Cornwall,
    I have been there a few years ago and I
    loved it. Thank you for your
    comments make me so much pleasure.
    A hug

  11. Hi Angela,
    I love Cornwall so much because you can always find very creative people in every Cornish village!
    The shop is magical with many treasures. What a lovely calm environment to work in!
    It was really good to visit you again and to see the Lyrebird shop.;-)

  12. Thanks Joanne,drop in any time !

  13. What a lovely shop! I will definitely visit next time I am in Cornwall. I especially love the jewellery. X

  14. A beautiful shop indeed, lucky you getting to visit and browse, lovely thoughts too! thanks for visiting my blog x