Beautifully simple & practical gifts and homewares at No. 56 in Penzance

Escaping to Penzance for a wintry weekend break, we were excited to discover a really vibrant and creative community, and a side of the town we never knew existed. On our short wanders we found fabulous little art galleries, great eateries and quirky little shops.

One of my favourite discoveries was No. 56 Penzance, a place after my own heart, full of simple and beautiful homewares. Owner Carole has a background in mens and womenswear design and the store reflects her lifelong love of natural materials and simple designs done beautifully.

Housed in a gorgeous historic building on Chapel Street, light pours into the shop through large windows creating a light and airy space. Shelves and tabletops carry perfect displays of wares; think hand thrown pottery, woven baskets, pure beeswax candles, lovely wooden spoons & chopping boards; all practical and covetable in equal measure. There’s also a little courtyard selling plants, flower pots and small items of garden furniture.

As you can imagine, it was impossible to leave empty-handed. I highly recommend a visit if you’re in the area.

Images courtesy of No. 56

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This was kindly shared by Lou Archell.  She loves adventures, woodland walks, camp fires & drinking good coffee.  Lou is a freelance writer / blogger and lives in Bristol with her partner and two young sons, where she writes her successful lifestyle blog ‘Littlegreenshed’.