The Cushion & Cake tearoom closed in 2015. This is an archive of all the news and events from 2010 to 2015. You can view the old tearoom website by clicking here.

Archive for August, 2011

Catching Up

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Agh! It has been weeks since I was posted, but that’s not because I have nothing to tell you. On the contrary actually!
First things first. I’m closing the shop next week to have a wee holiday. I’m heading off to France for a week. I’ll spend some time at my aunts house in Lege near Nantes then the weekend at Rock en Seine. Its the third year in a row for me at Rock en Seine. Its a great festival. Not too big and the weather is usually good. Can’t ask for much more.
Exciting things have been happening at C&C too. I’ve hosted my first ever hen party and the tearoom was even used in a photoshoot for a vintage style clothing website.
A couple of weeks ago I was visited at the shop by Garry MacLennan, a Glasgow based photographer who was looking for a location to shoot some photographs. I was chuffed to be asked but even more chuffed to find out I could actually get involved! I got to be an extra! Make up done, dress on. Lots of fun.

I’m in this photo. Looking quite spacey (or simple) You can see more images from the shoot on Garry’s blog here.
It is tea parties galore this month too at C&C. I have two groups of ladies celebrating a hen do in August. I had my first group on Saturday. The had a beaufiful afternoon tea followed by cupcake decorating and fabric brooch making.

I have a group of seventeen this weekend for afternoon tea. I’ll let you know how that goes next week!
The shop was a little quiet today so I had some time to rearrange the crafts in the shop and find some space for some lovely new stock from Cornwall based crafters Crumpetty Tree. Not only is the name wonderful, but their work too. I was immediately attracted to their range of animal brooches and prints.

Look at this adorable wee bear print. I love his stance, two paws together at the front. I think he’s a bashful bear. I’ve got prints, brooches, stationary, cards and even a set of these marvelous boys for your wall…

I’m still getting weekly deliveries of flowers from a beautiful local florist, Allie at Lavender Blue. Just when I think the flowers can’t get any better, she brings me this ‘amnesia’ rose. I have to share it with you because I know it won’t last forever, at least it won’t wilt on this blog.

Oh, one last thing. It was my birthday last week. I saved you a piece of cake.