And here we are 10 years later embarking on and entering into the world of blogging.
We hope to instill into our blog the essence of day-to-day life of this extraordinary company we have somehow created. Welcome to Cabbages & Roses’ blog. Next we shall address the world of Twitter.
It is a curiosity that so many people have embraced the Cabbages & Roses brand – it has become an entity of its own, we are all running to keep up with it, but it is growing handsomely and we are all very proud of what it and we have achieved during the first ten years of this century.
Our days are spent in the ‘cabbagepatch’ a beautiful converted barn attached to the Jigsaw UK buildings in Surrey, across the road from the famous botanical gardens of Kew.
We fill it with all the workings and creations and industry of the Cabbages story – at any one time there are three collections being worked upon, there is the stash of vintage and antique curiosities which are slowly fed to our shops and our concession spaces within the Jigsaw stores, there are fabric samples and trials, and then there is us, squeezed into our space, but reluctant to face the fact that we have outgrown our barn long ago. We will, we hope, feed the blog with snippets and cuttings from the world of Cabbages & Roses, we will show you what moves us, and the rich and varied life we lead in pictures and words.
We will show you how a beautiful sight or thought turns into a reality. We will share our catastrophes and our triumphs, our enthusiasms and our ideas.
AN IDEALIST IS ONE WHO, ON NOTICING THAT A ROSE SMELLS BETTER THAN A CABBAGE, CONCLUDES THAT IT WILL ALSO MAKE BETTER SOUP (H.L. MENKEN (1860-1956)