I am proud to be able to say that my family on both sides for at least 6 generations are Cornish; many of them have been in business in Cornwall so I am pleased to be in the position of being able to carry on a family tradition.
I purchased Things in January 2003, and then disaster struck in August 2004 when we had the much publicised flood. After the flood the Council said the building was unsafe and had to be demolished. Watching this from the road above was really devastating.
It took many months to get the appropriate planning consent, but we eventually re-opened the shop on 8th April 2006. It was so wonderful to finally be able to continue my plans for Things. With my intention being, to sell beautiful and unusual items with fantastic customer service.
Subsequently, my husband Geoff joined me running the shop and we continue to do so with our small team.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 as a ‘non-essential shop’ we have had to close three times so far at the time of writing this. We have been contacted by so many of our customers to ask us if we sell online, that we have decided to ‘take the plunge’ into online sales. This is a very new venture for us, so we are extremely grateful for your support and ask that you contact us at with any queries or difficulties with using the website.
Thank you all for your support.