Open every Saturday and Sunday from now until 11th October.

10am - 4pm

we're right next to the Birnbeck pier in Weston-Super-Mare

call 0787 6088176 to check if we are open as The Mythical Beast Sweet Shoppe relies on the kind volunteers at The Friends of the Old Pier Shop in order to open up.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Tizzy Treats are now on Facebook


Tizzy Treatz, suppliers of the sweets in The Mythical Beast Sweet Shoppe, have a new group on Facebook- sign up and follow them to find out where they will be selling sweets next!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

It's all over now :(

lifeboat returning

Our last day and the weather decided to be specially gloomy for us. Not only was the weather sad we were shutting up shoppe, but the lifeboat was out- we watched it come back to the island in pretty horrible rain and wind.

stormy weather at the shoppe

As you may remember I stood on my camera the other day, which means I can't actually see anything until I get home and plug it in to the computer- hence some slightly strangely framed photos.
poor rain sodden arrow

A poor rained on, twisted arrow that once pointed the way to the Shoppe

this Gorgon is sad because the shoppe is shutting

Even the Gorgon's were sad today

packing up the shoppe

All empty- this is Becky helping to pack away the last few things from the Shoppe.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Blue skies

Birnbeck pier- next to The Mythical Beast Sweet Shoppe

I can't believe my eyes...after all the rain yesterday I woke up to see lovely blue skies over The Mythical Beast Sweet Shoppe. Looks like it's going to be one of those nice crisp October days that are made 100% better by a bag of sweets and some Mythical Beast themed art.

Friday, 9 October 2009


Katy's Gorgon plush are consistently the thing in the Shoppe that people walk over too and pick up, have a little cuddle with, say 'these are so cool' and then have an internal debate about justifying buying a soft toy when they are 36 years old. To help with that dilemma we have knocked some money off and now you can own either Medusa, Stheno or Euryale for a mere £20. Each Gorgon comes with useful information about her, such as the knowledge that one of them likes mashed potato. Either click on the photo or hop over to the online Shoppe to treat yourself to one today. Alternatively come and visit us this weekend and see if there's any left.

Gunilla's altered postcards have also just been reduced- now you can own an original piece of work by a fantastic German artist, for a mere £12- these are based on postcards of her drawings, and each one has been altered in a different way, making them totally unique. Comes framed. This lovely lovely painting isn't in the Shoppe, but shows just why I asked Gunilla to be part of the show:

Last weekend of the Shoppe

It's the last weekend of The Mythical Beast Sweet Shoppe this weekend, and i'd love to say it looks like it's going to be beautiful sunny weather, but i'd be telling big fibs. As long as we don't get washed out to sea we will stay open though.

As well as the real live shoppe we will also be running down things in our on-line shoppe as some items will soon become unavailable- Johanna has already dropped the price of her Unusual Horses print to a mere £10- so snap one up while you still can.

Some of the other highlights in the shoppe (click on the image to buy)

The Adventures of Percy... for a mere £3.00

Yeti brooches from Custom Made UK £7.50

Artist book and necklace by Lost in the Forest (aka Emily Chandler) £24 reduced to £18

Sunday, 4 October 2009


I stood on my camera yesterday and broke it, so there's no more new photos from the Shoppe for today i'm afraid. Instead I bring you this fascinating insight into sales in sweets over the last four weekends.

Top Five Selling Sweets:

1. Jelly Beans
2. Chocolate Peanuts
3. Rhubarb and Custard
4. Lemon Bon Bons
5. Sherbet Lemons/Strawberry Bon Bons/ Kola Cubes

Bottom Selling Sweets:

1. Humbugs (no sales at all!)
2. Mint Imperials/Barley Sugar
3. Army and Navy/ Chocolate Limes/ Cough Candy/ Fruit Pastilles/Liquorice Toffees
4. Dew Drops/Pineapple Cubes
5. Aniseed Balls/Sweet Peanuts/Butterscotch

To be fair to the bottom selling sweets, it's only Humbugs that haven't sold at all- oh and we've sold 134 flying saucers at 2p each!


In terms of art, the top selling item in the shoppe by a long way are the teeny tiny charms, but maybe that's because they are so cheap! And they are closely followed by the marvelous postcards from Simon.

In our online shoppe it's The Sea Horsicorn by Peskimo that is leading the race.

There's only one more weekend to go before we shut up Shoppe- we've had some lovely visitors, it would be great to see some more of you!

ps- thanks to Elaine for coming and being the guest keeper yesterday, and for Jason for keeping me company today.

Open today too

Camilla has opened up the shop again today. She says the weathers not too bad.