Thursday, 30 June 2011

Harrogate Home & Gift 2011

Cavania will be exhibiting at Harrogate Home & Gift, this is a trade show for stores only. Register here

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Lovely laundry ideas

I wish I wish I wish, I had a laundry just like ....................

Friday, 17 June 2011

Father's Day

Don't forget it's Father's Day this Sunday in the UK.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea

O I do like to be beside the seaside ....O I do like to be beside the sea, hmmmmmmm lalalala ........
We are having a fifties feel to our day here in the Cavania studio today. The stereo is singing away with all the crooners keeping me company with their wonderful retro songs. All I need now is a strawberry milkshake with real whipped cream and sprinkles on top, yum.

Our 50's inspired greeting cards, each one with a scolloped diecut top and a pretty handmade fabric corsage, available here.

images 1 & 5 are a mixture of collected photos from the web.
images 2,3,4 are from our greeting card collection called 'Summer Holiday'

Monday, 13 June 2011

Cushions... it's a girl thing

Cushions here there and every where! ...... my question is why is it just a girl thing?
I would have cushions on just about every available space in the house but the husband is not amused.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Herb Garden

This is my little herb garden that was my Mother's Day present last month it has grown so much in the winter sun and we use herbs from it every day. It is wonderful to grow your own vegetables but for now I have one bucket of herbs and one tub of tomatoes maybe one day a vegetable garden. So as not to get confused which herbs were which I made some name sticks which do look cute in the zinc tubs.

In just 4 weeks the herbs have grown quiet large and cover the soil in the tub.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Facebook.......Cavania London

At last I hear you cry....I know, I know you have been asking for a Cavania London Facebook for a while and we have finally found the time to get it up and running...... so follow us here for Cavania London

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Wood Paneling

I have been trying to get my mood boards and inspiration pages organised and ready for us to spring into action the moment we get the keys to our little home. We met with a local builder on Friday whom did a building inspection whist Christian and I measured a few walls up and tried to workout which windows and doors that should be moved or just removed. I want to fill the house with light and space and paint everything shades of white with wood floors for easy living.

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But we did wonder just how difficult would it be to take down the plaster ceiling and put a wooden paneled ceiling...a white panel ceiling. Well we know we could rip the ceiling down demolition is the easy bit! We have to put all new insulation up as there is none but its the working out of the angles with the panelling that could be the challenge. Just how difficult could it be to cut some wood and nail it up!!!! hahaha did I mention its 'just' me and Christian doing it.

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You must go and look at the Lake House by Murdock Young it's just gob smacking great. TL,BR image 2.
all other images via internet search.

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Thursday, 2 June 2011

New Gift Bags

My Country Kitchen and Annabelle designs have been licensed by Lesser & Pavey and are now available to order through Cavania. I am so delighted as they do look so sweet as gift bags.
If you are a store and have registered with our on line 'trade store' you will be able to secure your delivery here.

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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Quest for an Armoire

I found this old wardrobe months ago an it's been sitting on the corner of the garage nagging at me every time I walked by. I want an armoire to sit out on the verandah at our new home to keep the outside space cushions, garden games and other items and thought this would be perfect when I first saw it.

So Christian and I decided to tackle it a couple of weekends ago. Because the opening was just the small middle door which the mirror had been broken I thought that we should cut the doors off in one complete piece, divide them into two and then hinge them back on. This would allow easy access and I can then store cushions and games in it so with a hand saw we carefully sawed all the way around. Once the front section was free we then had to build a new support frame so the wardrobe could stand up.

We added some shelve brackets and slats for the shelving before starting to sand and paint, I chose a Weather Shield exterior paint which has an undercoat incorporated and the colour 'Surfmist'.
The little details of the wood carvings and the original handle add a vintage touch, I have just one more coat to do and then Christian will hang the doors on, I am looking forward to seeing it finished soon.