Friday, 6 May 2011

Our Identi - Tea!

Sorry for the bad pun!! but great news as mentioned in the previous post our lovely friends at 'Give up Art' have been working on our identity.  They have been a couple of our closest friends (husband and wife, Emma and Scooby) for years (it's great having clever friends eh!) and we were really chuffed when Scooby (real name Stuart) was happy to design our logo!

 Like it?  We love it!! 
This is in fact our postcard which we managed to have in time for the recent Royal Wedding event.
Reverse of Postcard
As you can see we had some stickers too.  It is intended that the logo (used for stickers) can be put onto any background, pretty vintage patterns, gingham etc.  The colours used can be changed according to seasons, events etc. it's extremely versatile.  So you'll be seeing the logo popping up here and there now as we intend to look into getting some gingham aprons made, and maybe tea-towels? mugs?  We love the simple detail like the small wavy line under 'The Loft'.  Speaking of the 'wavy line' ~~~~  imagine our excitement when we saw a lovely vintage cabinet on Ebay with the same detail on the glass doors!!! We were determined that the cabinet would be ours and were delighted when in fact we were the only bidders!!!  I will take a better picture of it soon but here it is in action!
So Thanks Emma and Scoob were so chuffed and it really feels like 'Our Identity' a major step forward!!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Here comes the B b b b... BUNTING!!!!

Firstly, I must apologise for the lack of posts on the blog lately!! Our first event and introduction to the village kinda took over my whole life for a bit!! Sorry about that I intend to rectify that as of NOW.
Well I needn't of had worries/sleepless nights etc. as it all worked out really well.  That's me on the left skipping to the money tin, and Emma my best friend and business partner on the right who actually threatened me not to put a picture of her on this blog but I feel its time to stop saying 'I' as most of the time it should be 'we'! So sorry about that Emma but now we have a face to the name!!  Emma is a whizzo baker of scrumptious cakes and we had some great feedback (even some orders). 
Here's our blackboard with our delectable list of cakes!!  The Royal Wedding celebration was a great village event with a street party for the kids, local bands etc. and it was great to promote the tearoom.  Everyone was so positive and supportive - well worth the pre- angst! 
It was so nice to see friends (new and old) enjoying a good ol' cup of tea or freshly brewed coffee from our lovely china (Thanks to Butterworths for the loan of their equipment).  We have a few pics of the event which I have uploaded on to Flickr. (link to the right of the blog).
So the events behind us - Kate and Wills are off enjoying their honeymoon! and 'WE' are now raring to go!!  So unfortunately our original timetable of opening around about NOW didnt go to plan.  Still waiting for the local council to give permission for a couple of things - but the plumber starts on Monday and hopefully the electrician to follow. Will post some progress pics soon.  I've left you with a photo of our cupcakes - as you can see we have stickers!! More about those in the next post as we now have 'Our Identity'!! Our lovely (and clever) friends have been working their magic (very exciting) check them out at 'give up art'.