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Sunday, 30 January 2011

Far and Wide for Cushion&Cake

I set off this weekend on a journey to buy stuff for the Cushion&Cake tearoom. I'd bought six chairs on ebay which I was collecting from Castle Douglas. I also managed to get two bargain round tables for me to work my magic on too from the man who had them stored. 
We drove a big loop around the South West of Scotland in search of Cushion&Cake tearoom goodies.
I also came across an absolutely fantastic bric-a-brac shop in Castle Douglas FULL of goodies called Hazels on St. Andrew Street. China, pictures, glassware, furniture. I was overwhelmed by the quantity of goodies. I got some things for the shop. I think I have nearly everything a need in terms of china for the shop.
I brought them home and gave them a wash before boxing in bubble wrap before their unveiling in the tearoom.

While on our road trip we stayed in Kircudbright in Dumfries and Galloway. Our B&B was called Baytree House and I think it was the best B&B I've ever stayed in. We received such a warm welcome from the owners who went to lengths to ensure our comfort. On arrival we were served tea and biscuits on their drawing room (very grand). The town itself was lovely and is called the 'Artist's Town' with lots of small galleries and studios on the high street.
The weather was icy cold as we went out for a walk before dinner.

The houses in the streets were all painted in adorable colours, each one different from its neighbour. 

I loved taking pictures of the houses, their pastel colours filling me with inspiration for the tearoom decor.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Duvet Making Project: Day One

The fabric is cut to fit my duvet and I've started to make ruffles and pin them in place. I need about ten of them. This should keep me busy for a few days...

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Still waiting...

So... I'm still waiting for my paperwork so that I can get my keys to my shop. I can't wait to be able to get in and get decoration underway.
I have a table and chairs to collect this week for the tearoom. Second hand, which I'll repaint.
I've been looking at blogs a lot this weekend and have found lots of lovely things, little decorations for the tearoom, like these...
I'm not sure what I'd do with them if I made them but they are gorgeous.
Being a bit on limbo at the moment I'm going to take a break from paperwork and reseach for the tearoom to make myself a duvet cover.
I was inspired but this one from the US Urban Outfitters site.
This is a corner ruffle duvet but I think I'm going to go for three or four ruffles just down the centre with some matching pillow covers. It should keep me occupied while I wait for news of my building warrant and planning permission.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Cake Domes

I've started buying for the tearoom already. I bought a number of these cake domes from Ikea last week. They are very cute and will coordinate well with the vintage china that I have. These should keep my cakes nice and fresh.

Happy New Year

A late happy new year to you all. It has been a while since I have blogged about Cushion and Cake. Apologies for neglecting the blog, but I certainly haven't been neglecting Cushion and Cake. In fact, we're moving ever closer to the opening. I can move into my property whenever I want. The only hold up is waiting on certain paperwork from the council before I start any building work, but nevertheless, we can only be weeks away from a grand opening.
Planning the decor for the tearoo is now mega important. I'll blog some picture of styles that I like or details which would fit well in the tearoom. I love this plate wall. Gorgeous.
I like these really plain and simple shelves. There's nothing particularly special about them at all but they look great. I like that the height of the shelf can be adjusted when you need to. The paper lanterns in the background are lovely and well executed.
So more like this to come. Feel free to give me any of your comments on the images and my ideas. Input is greatly appreciated!