Jos’s Blog

August 12, 2020

We’re back and looking forward to seeing you!

Hi – our online shop is now back open and stocked up. Looking forward to seeing you very soon!

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April 20, 2020

Covid-19 – online shop closed

In line with Government requirements regarding Government financial support for small businesses, Silkwood Traders is currently closed. Our website is open for browsing but the shopping cart has been disabled. Please contact us by email at [email protected] or call 01736 600258 with any sales, product or order enquiries. We’ll email you when we reopen so […]

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April 1, 2020

Uncharted waters

Thank you so much to our customers who are continuing to support us by buying from our small, independent two person business. These are strange and testing times for all and John and I daily count our blessings for all that we still do have. We are still able to receive and pack orders and […]

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October 16, 2019

Where to see us at Christmas Markets in 2019

As the leaves start to fall and the nights draw in, our thoughts turn eastwards (it’s all east from here otherwise we’d fall in the sea!) and we pack up our bags as it’s time for Christmas Markets!  We’d love to see you at the following Christmas markets where you can see our products up […]

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September 23, 2019

Wooden lacquer bowls in Autumn colours

I’m so excited to be able to share with you our video featuring our wooden lacquer bowls, coasters and vases. We wanted to produce something that really showcased our products and demonstrated how they can be used. The super-talented film-maker Jordan Weeks absolutely nailed it and we are so lucky to have amazing friends, Fee […]

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March 22, 2019

Pow – a video is born!

I’ve finally knuckled down and decided to have a go at making a video. Now we’re not talking The Favourite or A Star is Born but I am a little bit chuffed with my efforts! I’ve been reading a lot online about how videos are the way of the future and I have to agree. […]

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January 31, 2019

S’not snowing here!

                  So here we are sitting in Penzance today. OK – it was a bit rainy and then a glorious sunny afternoon so walked Trixie pooch up the prom thinking Spring has sprung! Came home, got all springy-fied all over the  Silkwood website and was feeling quite […]

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November 15, 2018

Tealight candle holders add a cosy touch and 10% off until Christmas*

So it really is beginning to feel like winter now. Dark nights, misty, murky weather and thoughts of summer a dim, distant memory. But it’s also a great time to really indulge and make your home a haven of warmth and cosiness. And what could be nicer than filling your home with candles and tealights. […]

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June 5, 2018

Getting hot,hot, hot!

Bring the excitement of the jungle in to your home with some tropically-themed home interior accents this summer! It’s all about brightly coloured prints, palm leaves, solid colours and statement pieces that will really add the wow factor. With some carefully chosen accessories, you can create high impact with minimal fuss. Think bath towels in […]

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February 26, 2018

Haiku for Mother’s Day

My mum is so understanding. Even at the grand old age of 52 (eek!), I still have this urge to make stuff – origami bunnies that pop up in the post, water colour floral offerings that really should be kept in the dark, pom pom fancies that unravel with no warning and all manner of […]

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