I LOVE anything and everything Cabbage & Roses, I especially love the fabric they carry so, when they asked me to be a part of this amazing Valentines giveaway, I couldn’t be happier. The bonus was that I was also able to ask the the talented Christina Strutt a few question about decorating for Valentines day! Enjoy and Happy Valentines day to you!!!.
Q: The name cabbage and roses is so special, what inspired you to come up with such a beautiful name?
A: I wanted a company that created beautiful products, and cabbages and roses are two of natures most beautiful products, which
At the conception of the company were two things that were growing in my garden – particularly successfully!.
Q :What inspires you to create such romantic fabrics?
A: Romance is in the eye of the beholder, we create beautiful fabrics if people find them romantic then that is an added benefit.
Q: What creates a romantic atmosphere?
A: People, attitude, seeing and feeling things that are not obvious, thoughtfulness and attention to detail.
Q: Who or where do you look most to for inspiration?
A: I find inspiration everywhere it could be a button detail which is the beginning of a collection or an old ruin with flaking paint and torn wallpaper.
I think the key is to keep your eyes and mind open as you never know where inspiration might fly out at you
Q : Do you have favorite designers and authors?
A: Proust, Evelyn Waugh, Voltaire, Nancy Mitford, Thackeray (writers). Designers Comme des Garcons, Kenzo, Sonia Rykiel Junya Watanabe, (designers )
Terence Conran, Maureen Docherty, Chester Jones
Q : Decorating for Valentine's day can be difficult. What are some tips you can share with us when decorating for Valentines day.
A: Valentines day in England does not have quite the same importance as it does in the America. We tend to be low key
(possibly because we have low expectations!!) we go as far as sending anonymous cards and possibly flowers!!!.
The idea of actually decorating the house for the occasion is, sadly, unheard of In England. However I would suggest
Heavenly scented candles, pillar candles everywhere and no electric light whatsoever
Q: You are so talented and I loved your latest book. Will there be more books of your wonderful inspirations?
A: Thank you so much, I love doing books and hopefully there will be many more!!
x x Christina
Thank you so much Christina!
Yes, all three of these will go home to one lucky reader!!!What a generous giveaway! Thank you Christina & Cabbages & Roses! Be sure and visit their website which is amazing at Cabbages & Roses .com and their beautiful blog at Cabbages & Roses.wordpress.com. Giveaway ends the 21st 12noon p.s.t.
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