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Friday, 29 October 2010

Thrifty Tearoom Funriture Finds

Moving ever closer to securing a property for Cushion and Cake I've been busy with viewings and meetings to sort out the financials. I hope to put an offer in on a place next week!
This may be premature but Stuart has been working on some ideas for signage for the tearoom.
In the meantime, I've been out searching for inspiration and for furniture for the tearoom. So far I've thrifted a number of chairs, cups and saucers, an old Singer sewing machine and a Welsh dresser. My very kind Dad is letting me store the stuff in his garage at the moment... thanks Dad!!
Today I did a tour of the Glasgow auction houses to see if there was anything suitable for Cushion and Cake like tables and teapots. These are the things I'm struggling to get a hold of. I also went to my local antiques shops arcade, Ruthven Mews and found lot of inspiration there.
I wasn't thinking about this Samsonite embroidered luggage for the tearoom but I do love them.
Gorgeous mix of crockery here. I was greedily searching through this lot for any of my favourite names.
More loveliness to rummage through
I really liked this retro unit and re painted, reupholstered chair. I'd like a couple of chairs like this for the tearoom. I'd like to paint them and choose the fabric myself.
This wicker furniture is painted in pastel colours which means I love it. I'd like this in my flat rather than the tearoom though.
Another shot of the painted chair with lemon painted table next to it. One of the lovely gentlemen who owns one of the antique shops in this arcade suggested a theme for each table. This would be a nice lemon theme.
A rather nice collection of vintage linen. I could have a couple of tables adorned with beautiful vintage linen.
So, here at the end of a busy week I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend and some pumpkin carving, and maybe some pumpkin soup or even a cake!
Happy Halloween

1 comment:

  1. Oooh I'm so excited for you-I know how you are feeling-your head spinning with ideas!!! I just know you will do a fantastic job of this-my fingers are crossed for you!!!xx


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