Posts Tagged ‘linens’

‘We Love Linen’ with Selvedge

July 5, 2011

When Christina and I heard about Selvedge’s ‘I love linen’ evening in the beautiful 17th century Fenton House in Hampstead, we couldn’t resist a visit!  As we walked up to the house through the beautifully kept gardens, we spotted our India Rose tablecloths on the tables laden with strawberries and champagne… and we knew it was going to be a lovely evening.

We listened to a wonderful talk by Elizabeth Baer on the French antique linens she has collected over the years from France, and were delighted to be able to have a closer look at particular pieces – from delicately hand embroidered napkins for young lady’s trousseaux, to red and blue ticking blankets for oxen in the fields. We listened to the stories behind the linens Elizabeth has collected in France and about the different uses her clients have for the textile she brings back to the UK. We were transported right back to hazy summer lunches when shown large linen squares that were historically used as portable lunchboxes in France; bread and cheese and drinks would be placed in the centre of the square and wrapped up in the linen to be carried easily to work. The linen would then be unfolded at lunch and used as a tablecloth whilst they ate – it was agreed that the French have always known how to dine in style! I then got lost in an imaginary world of linen dressed trestle tables under the dappled shade of trees and wished for a French summer…

The evening was rounded off by an opportunity to have a closer look at the antique linens and a chance to enjoy the house and grounds. On the way home Christina and I also took the chance to explore the surrounding area of Hampstead (we shot our A/W2006 catalogue here), well worth a look at the stunning houses and old fashioned streets if you are ever in the area!

We love the beauty and functionality of linen here at Cabbages & Roses, and understand its timeless appeal for everyday living for both fashion and the home. We have a beautiful collection of our linens on our website (www.cabbagesandroses.com) as well as limited printed vintage linen sheets in our shops, not to be missed!

Charlotte xx

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 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

January 3, 2011

Thank you

to


For a sweet post

about

Cabbages & Roses Hately print.

 

Visit Tinkered Treasures and help Elyse figure out what to do with her

Hately print fabric by commenting on her post.

xx

C & R

December 24, 2010

Visit

Head over to Pretties and Poises for a great review of Christina’s  book on green housekeeping and share your own eco-friendly methods to maintaining a clean home.

Who knows, your tips might even even win you some goodies.

Good Luck

xx

C & R

November 16, 2010

Congratulations to the

giveaway winner

Sheri Miller

We hope you enjoy your new Cabbages & Roses Hatley napkins and tablecloth.

Also don’t forget to read Christina’s decor tips for the holidays!

 


xx

C&R

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June 20, 2010

Thank you

to

the wonderful Jenny

@



for her witty post about Cabbages &Roses.  Her adorable sense of humor made us smile.    Everyone should check out her beautiful blog and store.

June 17, 2010

We thought it would be nice to share some of Christina’s sewing and craft projects from her books, along with a few new ideas she will be developing on the Cabbages & Roses blog.  We are going to start with a Summer Skirt, which seems appropriate as we head into the heart of summer!

Summer Skirt

Made from a pretty floral print, these light cotton skirts are the perfect way to keep cool in the summer days.

Materials:

  • Cotton fabric:  measuring 108 in. x 42 in.
  • 26 in. of 1 in. elastic
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • 2 Safety pins

Step 1

Fold the fabric in half, right sides together, and stitch the sides.  Press open the seam.

Step 2

Hem the bottom edge of the skirt by turning over 1/2 in. and then 1 in. and stitch by hand or by machine.  Hem the top edge of the skirt by turning over 1/2 in. and stitch by hand or by machine.  Leave the edge over the seam unstitched to create an opening for the elastic.

Step 3

Attach a safety pin to each end of the elastic and feed it through the slot.  Gather the fabric to the desired size and stitch both ends of the elastic in position.

Step 4

Turn the skirt right side out.  Close the slot by folding in the raw edges and stitching by hand.

To take a closer look at the Cabbages & Roses fabrics used in the project please click on this link. We hope you enjoy the project, and we would love to hear your feedback.

Best

C&R

June 11, 2010

Thank you

to

Julia

@

for including At Home with Country in her Good Summer Reading list.

Love your television and movie houses, such a neat idea!

Thanks again Julia

Best

C&R


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