Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

‘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 ( as well as limited printed vintage linen sheets in our shops, not to be missed!

Charlotte xx

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.





January 18, 2011

Antique fairs are a necessity to keep the stores nicely suited with unique and one of a kind furniture, and accessories.  This week we visited a normally enormous fair, but the desolate weather had kept a few fair weather friends at bay: We had a great time but got stuck in the mud!  We thought it would be amusing to show you the lengths we go to to keep the stores looking lovely……..

(hint – turn your volume up!)



December 6, 2010

Jigsaw Edinburgh are having a customer evening on the 9th December, 5-7pm.  There will be 10% off all Jigsaw and Cabbages & Roses items in-store.

We would love you to come along.



November 5, 2010

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September 18, 2010

Lovely Article


Monthly Giveaway

Congratulations Dyan  for winning the monthly giveaway featured on Coco & Kelley’s Blog.

We hope you love your striped towel and cardigan as much as we did making them.

All bundled up

And ready to GO!


Lots of love,

Cabbages & Roses








Fabric swatches

September 11, 2010

Here at Cabbages we want to make sure that you are happy with your fabric choices, so that you will love them and cherish them for as long as possible (hopefully, forever). If you would like a swatch, we have a service through which you can order the fabrics of your choice in order to try them out in your home before making your final decision. Our Northcote Road store primarily deals with requests and you can call them on 0207 223 8972.

Swatches our customers outside of London – the best way to get a swatch would be to contact our shop either by phone +44 207 352 7333, or by email


Either of our stores will be more than happy to help you with colours, patterns and combinations, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch for some advice and a nice chat.

August 17, 2010

August 6, 2010

Thank You




Simplified Bee

for writing such a lovely review of Christina’s new book,

At Home with Country

by CICO Books.


August 3, 2010

Thank You


From The Right Bank

for a lovely article about Christina’s new book, At Home with Country by CICO Books.