Saturday, 30 April 2011

Coffee shop news 3

Finally a few photos of what HAS been accomplished in the "making of"!
 The walls are up and painted. We used white,white for ceilings and two different shades of greige for the walls. Some people think it looks dull. But just wait for the fun colours to enter via chairs and artwork!  
 For now we have a cosy base with grey stained wooden flooring to continue the overall warm and fuzzy feel. This also enlargens the place being very narrow and long! For the counter we applied a cement finish which is not really how I thought it would be.
 Restroom- we wanted a clean and simple feel in here with just a hint of "fantasy" with the mosaic,shell encrusted tiles all around the mirror. Still very much work in progress!
 The workroom just off to the right of the bar where all the noisy machinery will be used.
 This photo is really blurry (I apologise) the bench will be covered in an array of coloured cushions and the wall above will be our Art Gallery wall . We hope to have a monthly turnover of expositions of local artists. It will provide change and interest to the decoration of the place.


Tuesday, 19 April 2011


'If you like the rainbows you have to put up with the rain!'

Author unknown

Well maybe with this kind of rainbow there's no need for rain.......... Just a thought.


Thursday, 14 April 2011

Dreaming - as usual

 Isn't it said that great projects have resulted from a dream that someone somewhere had at one point?
 Well then I should be a professional dreamer, oh yes , and how lovely when those dreams work out!
So keep on dreaming people you never do know what it may lead to.............. Wishing you all a lovely day, xx Iris.


Monday, 11 April 2011

Daisy chains and April sunshine

 Yesterday we spent a lovely relaxing day in the sun making daisy chains!
 I've been making daisy chains as long as I can remember and it seems that April is the perfect time of the year to be doing that.
Something I've managed to pass on to my daughter . You know it's the simple things in life.................


Monday, 4 April 2011

Dreamy decor

Likke being in an under water world............full of light and quiet, until the clients arrive that is!
Look at all those gold fish.


Friday, 1 April 2011

Getting there!

The sign has gone up. We're nearly there.........! Things have been going very slowly with so many legal matters to deal with. Sigh. And panic - my camera broke down so I have not been able to take photos of the progess that IS happening on the interior. This photo was taken by my husband with his telephone :}
 So we're looking onwards and forward to opening soon. I hope.