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Cabbages & Roses visits the MODA County Fair…

September 21, 2011

It was with great pleasure that Cabbages & Roses were invited to participate in the Moda ‘blog tour’. Christina was invited to take part in the question and answer section of this world wide journey. We would like to thank Cheryl and Lissa for their interesting questions, and Christina for her interesting answers!

 

 

 What’s your favorite fair food? If not fair, then just food!

The delicious roasted almonds.

 What’s your guilty pleasure?

Delicious roasted almonds.

 What’s on your bucket list?

To paint a picture in oils.

To cross Russia in the Winter on the trans Siberian express.

To own a house overlooking the sea—any sea.

To produce a book about the life of Cabbages & Roses.

 What inspires your work?

Beautiful houses

Beautiful clothes.

The Countryside.
The past.

Women—Especially those who appreciate our style.

 Tell us about the time you entered in a fair…

Our only fair is the Moda fair. Kate—my daughter—and I felt like new girls-inexperienced and rather nervous. We were overwhelmed by the scale of the exhibition but immediately, the lovely exhibitors and all the Moda staff very soon made us feel welcome and very special.

 State Fairs have become known for what they can FRY?  What would you fry?

Nothing, if I can help it.

 What movie do you watch again & again?

The Railway Children, Home Alone 1, Little Women, 39 Steps, The Gathering Storm, The Duchess.

 Who would play you in a made for TV Lifetime movie?

Whoopie Goldberg.

 What’s on your nightstand?

Coco Chanel by Justine Picardie, a copy of my first book ‘Vintage Chic’ newly published, a vase of sweet peas, a large wireless, Vintage china candle holder and matches (in case of power cut), lavender essence and old book of prayers.

 Do you sing when no one else is listening? If so, what is the song or artist?

Yes—anything with a tune.

 Tell us about your pet?

Walter Gilbert Strutt—A Jack Russell who looks like a cross between a fox and a Corgie. He was given to me by a customer and is wholly delightful, gentle, loving, and rather ugly.

 What do you wish people would ask about you more?

Nothing.

 How many quilts have you made?

Not one.

 If you could be any age again for one week, what age & why?

56 and three quarters – I can’t think of a better time in my life (so far)

 What shows do you TiVo?

I have no idea what TiVo is so I don’t TiVo any shows.

Are you related to anyone famous? Or infamous?

Pope Paul III who was born Alessandro Farnese in 1474, became Pope in 1534 until 1549. Unfortunately, he employed Nepotism to advance the power and fortunes of his family. Sadly, his palace and the power and fortunes of the family did not last the next six generations so all we have left is history.  

 If you could go back in time and talk to yourself at the age of 12, what would it be & why?

Trust your instinct – it is there for a reason.

 What question would you liked to be asked?

May I give you a lovely house overlooking the sea, health, wealth and happiness for as long as you live?

Oh yes, please do.

xx CHRISTINA

Our Giveaway

Cabbages & Roses are giving away 2 ‘fat quarter bundles’ (for those not in the know, these are delicious pre cut and beautifully wrapped bundles of quilting fabric) from our Northcote range of fabric.

All you need to do is leave a comment here on our blog, the winner will be randomly chosen, and announced on Wednesday 28th September – don’t forget to check the blog to see if it is you!

Please visit Deb tomorrow for her day on the MODA blog tour.

xx C&R

'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 (www.cabbagesandroses.com) as well as limited printed vintage linen sheets in our shops, not to be missed!

Charlotte xx

Cabbages @ Quilt Market

May 15, 2011

Northcote Range to debut at Quilt Market 2011

We are thrilled to launch our new fabric line, The Northcote Range, with MODA at the Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, UT this week.

  It has been wonderful to meet all the lovely shop owners, and to see so much creativity at the show.

As soon as our feet touch the ground we promise to post our photographs

 and tell you about

the most amazing world of quilting.

 

Written from a hotel computer so we can’t upload any of our pictures 😦 

 

xx

C&R

FRESH SPRING HOME STOCK

February 28, 2011

Our rather well kept secret, the new Spring Home Range


Has just graced the shop floors


It is so simple but the fabrics (linens, antique linens and cottons) make it a special and fresh collection; with many of the pieces being hand stamped and patched in our London factory

It will be joining us on-line, but we thought we would give a small preview of what is to come.

Love C&R xx

Find our stores at:

Langton

3 Langton Street
London, SW10 0JL
Tel: 020 7352 7333
Monday to Saturday 9.30 – 5.30

Northcote

73 Northcote Road
Clapham
London
SW11 6PJ
Tel: 020 7223 8972
Monday to Saturday 9.30 – 6.00
Sunday 11.00 – 5.00

Avery Row

4 Avery Row
Mayfair
London
W1K 4AL
Tel: 0207 499 8580
Monday to Wednesday 10.30 – 6.30
Friday and Saturday 10.30 – 6.30
Thursday 10.30 – 7.00
Sunday 12.00 – 6.00

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.

 

xx

C&R

February 9, 2011

xx

C&R

January 20, 2011

Thank you

to

Jen

from

The Cottage Nest

for a crafty feature with Cabbages & Roses fabric.


Visit

Jen’s blog for a special surprise.

xx

C&R



January 3, 2011

Thank you

to


For a sweet post

about

Cabbages & Roses Hately print.

 

Visit Tinkered Treasures and help Elyse figure out what to do with her

Hately print fabric by commenting on her post.

xx

C & R

December 28, 2010

Cabbages & Roses Japan

LINIERE in Japan, are giving away a lovely Cabbages & Roses bag, made with our Hatley printed cotton.

They have produced a charming television advertisement.


Best

C&R

December 24, 2010

Visit

Head over to Pretties and Poises for a great review of Christina’s  book on green housekeeping and share your own eco-friendly methods to maintaining a clean home.

Who knows, your tips might even even win you some goodies.

Good Luck

xx

C & R