Posts Tagged ‘English Country’

Cabbages & Roses visits the MODA Country Fair

September 23, 2011

It was with great pleasure that Cabbages & Roses were invited to participate in the Moda ‘blog tour’. Christina was invited to take part in the question and answer section of this world wide journey. We would like to thank Cheryl and Lissa for their interesting questions, and Christina for her interesting answers!

What’s your favorite fair food? If not fair, then just food!

The delicious roasted almonds.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Delicious roasted almonds.

What’s on your bucket list?

To paint a picture in oils.

To cross Russia in the Winter on the trans Siberian express.

To own a house overlooking the sea—any sea.

To produce a book about the life of Cabbages & Roses.

What inspires your work?

 Beautiful houses

Beautiful clothes.

The Countryside.
The past.

Women—Especially those who appreciate our style.

Tell us about the time you entered in a fair…

Our only fair is the Moda fair. Kate—my daughter—and I felt like new girls-inexperienced and rather nervous. We were overwhelmed by the scale of the exhibition but immediately, the lovely exhibitors and all the Moda staff very soon made us feel welcome and very special.

State Fairs have become known for what they can FRY?  What would you fry?

Nothing, if I can help it.

What movie do you watch again & again?

The Railway Children, Home Alone 1, Little Women, 39 Steps, The Gathering Storm, The Duchess.

Who would play you in a made for TV Lifetime movie?

Whoopie Goldberg.

What’s on your nightstand?

Coco Chanel by Justine Picardie, a copy of my first book ‘Vintage Chic’ newly published, a vase of sweet peas, a large wireless, Vintage china candle holder and matches (in case of power cut), lavender essence and old book of prayers.

Do you sing when no one else is listening? If so, what is the song or artist?

Yes—anything with a tune.

Tell us about your pet?

Walter Gilbert Strutt—A Jack Russell who looks like a cross between a fox and a Corgie. He was given to me by a customer and is wholly delightful, gentle, loving, and rather ugly.

What do you wish people would ask about you more?

Nothing.

How many quilts have you made?

Not one.

If you could be any age again for one week, what age & why?

56 and three quarters – I can’t think of a better time in my life (so far)

What shows do you TiVo?

I have no idea what TiVo is so I don’t TiVo any shows.

Are you related to anyone famous? Or infamous?

Pope Paul III who was born Alessandro Farnese in 1474, became Pope in 1534 until 1549. Unfortunately, he employed Nepotism to advance the power and fortunes of his family. Sadly, his palace and the power and fortunes of the family did not last the next six generations so all we have left is history.  

If you could go back in time and talk to yourself at the age of 12, what would it be & why?

Trust your instinct – it is there for a reason.

What question would you liked to be asked?

May I give you a lovely house overlooking the sea, health, wealth and happiness for as long as you live?

Oh yes, please do.

xx CHRISTINA

Our Giveaway

Cabbages & Roses are giving away 2 ‘fat quarter bundles’ (for those not in the know, these are delicious pre cut and beautifully wrapped bundles of quilting fabric) from our Northcote range of fabric.

All you need to do is leave a comment here on our blog, the winner will be randomly chosen, and announced on Wednesday 28th September – don’t forget to check the blog to see if it is you!

Please visit Deb tomorrow for her day on the MODA blog tour.

xx C&R

FRESH SPRING HOME STOCK

February 28, 2011

Our rather well kept secret, the new Spring Home Range


Has just graced the shop floors


It is so simple but the fabrics (linens, antique linens and cottons) make it a special and fresh collection; with many of the pieces being hand stamped and patched in our London factory

It will be joining us on-line, but we thought we would give a small preview of what is to come.

Love C&R xx

Find our stores at:

Langton

3 Langton Street
London, SW10 0JL
Tel: 020 7352 7333
Monday to Saturday 9.30 – 5.30

Northcote

73 Northcote Road
Clapham
London
SW11 6PJ
Tel: 020 7223 8972
Monday to Saturday 9.30 – 6.00
Sunday 11.00 – 5.00

Avery Row

4 Avery Row
Mayfair
London
W1K 4AL
Tel: 0207 499 8580
Monday to Wednesday 10.30 – 6.30
Friday and Saturday 10.30 – 6.30
Thursday 10.30 – 7.00
Sunday 12.00 – 6.00

February 17, 2011

Our Paris Trip

Very early one morning last week, Christina, Linda and I (Jackie) arrived at one of London’s most beautiful train stations, St.Pancras. We were there to catch a train to Paris’ Gare Du Nord, where we were to spend 3 days “inspiration hunting” (shopping!!).


We stayed in a lovely hotel, called the Hotel Design Sorbonne. It was small, but perfectly formed right opposite the stunning Sorbonne University. Here is the view from my room window.

We saw lovely fabrics.


Inspirational architecture.

And even caught a glimpse of the famous Eiffel Tower from a taxi window (have to look hard!)

Christina used lunch times at Les Deux Magots to gather her thoughts and begin to design SS12.

I used the time to take photos…like a proper tourist.

We ended our final day at one of our favourite shops, Merci, in the arty district of the Marais. They have this wonderful car outside.

All in all, it was a lovely trip which left us all full of exciting ideas for the next season.

Jackie
C&R

xx

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Read a Valentines Day inspired interview with Christina

by

Clicking over to



Click here to read the entire interview.

xx

C&R

February 12, 2011

Please click over to Sea Angels



to see Lynn’s lovely work with some of our favorite

Cabbages & Roses fabric,

and enter to win a romantic handcrafted giveaway.

 

xx

C&R

February 9, 2011

xx

C&R

From Japan all the way to Bath

February 8, 2011

A visit from some Japanese friends fresh from Tokyo all the way to Bath!


Nori brought Wakana, Maki, Yuki, Asako, Maz, Junko, Yuki, Miyuki, Kayoko, Setsuo and Kinari.

They came for lunch

And took some photographs

Admired the baby

And left.

In London they visited our Langton Street store and our Avery Row store, then they visited us at the office in Kew.

xx
C&R


New Season Treats

February 1, 2011

From the old to the new, we would like to introduce you to some of our new pieces….who have just arrived in store

 

A sneak peek and how to make a look in one post

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xx C&R xx

January 31, 2011

Cabbages & Roses Website Countdown

In anticipation of our new website we are announcing an exciting Facebook promotion, Cabbages & Roses Website CountdownWe will be promoting a Daily Fashion on Facebook for an additional 10% discount.  The discount code provided in each wall post is for online orders only, and is good for 24hrs from the time of the post.  Below we are showing a selection of fashions that are included in the Cabbages & Roses Website Countdown, but please go to our Facebook page to see each Daily Fashion.

Tartan Lettie Coat

Raspberry Frill Skirt

Cashmere Throw

10 Ans Tee

Frill Edge Cardigan

Martina Skirt

Xmas Dress

Robin Hood Jacket

Empire Cardigan

Empire Cardigan Coat

Sheepskin Biker Jacket

Sable Vest Dress

Stripe Slouch Top

Stripe Egg Dress

Boxing Day Dress

Large Vent Jacket

Chunky Egg Cardigan

xx

find us on facebook

C&R

 

January 27, 2011

Thank You

for an sweet review of

At Home with Country



Drop by Little Emma English Home

and

leave a comment

*hint hint*

xx

C&R

 


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