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  • Hello Spring! The Whistlefish Guide To Spring Flowers

    • Thu 12 Apr 2018

    Spring bulbs herald an end to dark winter days, bringing a welcome splash of colour to the garden when few other plants are in flower. These amazing flowers have given inspiration to some of our most popular cards and we wanted to help banish the winter gloom by giving you a little guide to these. 

  • Whistlefish Guide To Fowey

    • Mon 19 Feb 2018

    We have recently opened a brand new gallery in the historic harbour town of Fowey. To help celebrate the launch of our fabulous new shop we thought we would put together a little fact file about this fantastic town, it's history and it's current hotspots!

  • Meet the artist: Giles Ward

    • Thu 25 Jan 2018

    Originally from Yorkshire, Giles studied art foundation at Sheffield before moving to the South West to study illustration and graphic Design at Exeter College of Art. Experimentation is at the heart of Giles’ painting. Working pre-dominantly in oils his canvases take on other-worldly textures with the addition of acrylics, pen, inks, varnishes and anything else he can lay his hands on. Read on to hear how he became an artist and where he gets his inspiration from.

     

  • Charity Spotlight: Cornwall Wildlife Trust

    • Wed 25 Oct 2017
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    Each year here at Whistlefish we choose some very worthy charities to support with a percentage of sales of our Christmas cards. This year we have taken this concept one step further, with some specially commissioned designs for the cards that are supporting 2 of our charities, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Our third charity is one that we hold close to our heart here at Whistlefish, The Princes Trust

    We wanted to give a bit more background about each of the charities we have chosen to support this year and hope that you will get as much satisfaction as we do when you combine purchasing a fabulous card alongside helping these fantastic causes.

    Today we take a look at the Cornwall Wildlife Trust...

  • Thinking Of You Week 2017

    • Mon 25 Sep 2017

    Now in its fourth year, Thinking of You Week (25 Sept – 1 Oct 2017) inspires people to create a wave of love, caring and happiness by sending greeting cards to different people during the week.

  • Interior Design Insights with Nicola O'Mara

    • Tue 05 Sep 2017
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    Nicola O’Mara is one of the leading home renovation experts in Cornwall. She is an award winning interior designer with more than 18 years experience remodeling the homes, ski chalets, new builds and holiday houses of successful professionals in and around the Polzeath, Rock, Cornwall, the South West but also internationally. Having worked on properties with our friends over at Beach Retreats, we thought it would be great to sit down and catch up with Nicola about all things interior design!

     

  • Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - Highlights

    • Wed 07 Jun 2017

    With our tenth consecutive year at Chelsea Flower Show upon us, we were more excited than ever to share our new stand and collection with the events visitors and guests. Our charity partner The Prince's Trust also attended, with their celebrity ambassador Gemma Arterton having a VIP shopping spree and giggle with us. Gemma was joined by her actress sister Hannah Arterton, who also thoroughly enjoyed the day (even tweeting us to say so).

    We were thrilled our stand won four gold stars for its presentation and we 'street style' spotted hundreds of visitors walking the shows grounds with our floral Whistlefish gift bags. See more highlights  from the event, our exclusive collection and video snippet captured by artist Will Thompson, featuring the very special Dame Judi Dench. 

  • Meet the artist: Nicola O'Byrne

    • Thu 01 Jun 2017

    Nicola O-Byrne lives on a busy motorway in Los Angeles but sees pine trees and hummingbirds when she looks out of her window. This, sums up, as an artist, how Nicola brings colour, light and a sense of whimsical life into her work. Read on to hear how she's been an artist from a young age and why, if she could, our UK capital is where Nicola would most like to call home. 

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