about us

The Glass Tree is a fresh and pretty Cornish shop situated in The Digey, St Ives, on the main pedestrian route to the renowned Tate Gallery, and minutes away from the harbour and beaches. Though small in size, The Glass Tree is brimming with beautiful and exclusive handmade cards, crafts – including hand-painted hand-blown glass thimbles, Pilgrim jewellery, french toiletries and Gisela Grahams exquisite range of giftware that provide unusual finishing touches for the home.

All are displayed together to evoke a feeling of an English lavender garden and a French attic, with a small shabby chic range of furniture to finish the look. The Glass Tree is in an original, picturesque part of St Ives – a grade 2 listed building, the shop itself is a wonderful mixture of black beams and white dressers, and the colourful hanging baskets that adorn the shop and The Digey throughout the summer make it a magical place to visit.

Our Gisela Graham coordinated linenware includes rosy aprons, oven gloves, cushions, dressing gowns, etc, her stunning home accessories are irresistible with beautiful pink or lilac wine glasses, hand-painted glass daisy water jugs and decorative lavender bunches – perfect for filling her white enamel effect jugs and milk pails. Bags of scented rose buds and sweet or floral room fresheners create a delicate perfume to the shop, whilst french linen water, soaps and Vanessa Kemps ‘cup cake’ bath melts provide a touch of luxury.

The Glass Tree stocks the largest range of Pilgrim jewellery in Cornwall, with its stunning colours and unusual use of swarovski crystals and enamels. Each piece is guaranteed to be 100% nickel-free and is packaged in Pilgrim’s own gift boxes and gift bags.