Today I tried staying open later to see if anyone came in. It was pretty quiet but I think on sunny evenings, people may come along to the tearoom. I get full sun in the evening, so with some cute tables and chairs outside, it is a great alternative to the pub. I might try late opening Friday too, even just for the Summer to see how that affects business.
I'd been meaning to go and visit a lovely florist that I met just before I opened my shop, so I popped into see her yesterday. He name is Allie and she has an adorable florist shop called Lavender Blue. From the moment I stepped into her shop I could see that we had a similar style. She had pastel blue painted furniture and a lovely selection of handmade goodies amongst all of her beautiful blooms. Yesterday we had a chat and organised a weekly delivery of flowers to Cushion & Cake. I can't wait to get seasonal flowers for my tearoom. Agapanthus, peonies, allium, hydrangea, sweet peas, all my favourites will soon be all around my tearoom. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures each week to show you what I've got.
I've been on a mad fabric buying frenzy. I hadn't been buying fabric for quite some time but recently, I've been quite fabric greedy. I'm aiming to make cushions every week and keep changing them round in the tearoom.
I love this pink and turquoise fabric.
You can see little notebooks by Lovely Pigeon and felt toys by Iona Bruce.
I love the work these girls do. They're perfect for the shop.