Friday, 13 December 2013
Back by popular demand, we have just one of these cutie signs left in the shop!
It's a gorgeous Christmas gift for your beloved! Put it up at the front door, where you kick off your shoes after a day rambling on the beach - or anywhere that gives you a reminder of happy days by the sea.
Visit the Funky Scottish boutique on the high street in Pittenweem for more gift ideas - next week, we'll be showcasing our best, last minute, stocking fillers!
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
This festive season, as you march through the streets towards the latest party, there are plenty of ways to stay warm - and stylish! We love these gorgeous, bright knits - a beautiful, thoughtful gift for one of the girl's in your life! You'll find our selection of accessories in store at Funky Scottish.
Monday, 25 November 2013
This is a fabulous, magical gift for your little ones this Christmas...and Santa too! These bespoke plates - created by Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish - are ideal for displaying festive treats for Santa's supper on Christmas Eve! Thanks to the message and signature on the cheerful, hand-painted plate, Santa can be sure of who left out the carrots, milk and chocolate biscuits for him and the reindeers to enjoy! In the morning, watch your child's face light up in wonder when they discover an empty glass and just a few crumbs on the plate....
If you'd like to request a hand-painted, bespoke plate for Santa's Supper - just £30 - please get in touch with Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish.
Also, don't forget that Funky Scottish will be open for Pittenweem's late night, festive 'Shop & Dine' evening, this Thursday 28th November - a great chance to chat with Karen about commissioning a bespoke, special occasion plate for a loved one...or Santa Claus himself!
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Thursday, 14 November 2013
I saw this poster on Pinterest today and loved it! It pretty much sums up why I feel so priviliged to be part of a village community. With a storm of big festive shopping adverts hitting TV screens this week, the 'Buy Local' message feels like the antidote to the 'corporate christmas'.
It's easy to forget just how lucky we are to have a real, old-fashioned 'market place' on our doorstep here in Pittenweem; cafes, gift shops, artist studios, fish markets, post office, pubs - and lets not forget the butcher, the baker, the candle...
These are the places we bump into each other, say hello and take a moment to pass the time of day. These are the small, everyday moments that really matter. We miss them when they're gone.
As mentioned last week, we're highlighting the many and varied little shops that help to give Pittenweem its character and heart, by hosting a late night, festive shop & dine evening on Thursday 28th November. Santa will be there too, giving gifts to local children. Please join us!
'Buying Local' is about more than a few local businesses earning a living...
It's about our little community celebrating a way of life.
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Before your diary starts filling up with pre-Christmas commitments, please make a note of two exciting occasions happening in Pittenweem this November...
Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th November
It's Pittenweem Arts Weekend! Naturally, Funky Scottish will be open alongside lots more artists studios - we have some gorgeous new clothes, jewellery, art and gifts! Also, our friends at Coast cafe along the road will be joining the fun with an Artisan Menu - illustrated by our very own Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish.
Thursday 28th November
Enjoy a dusting of festive, seaside sparkle…
Join us for our late night, local ‘Shop & Dine’ evening on Thursday 28th November from 4pm-9pm! Browse the Funky Scottish boutique for your perfect gifts, then enjoy delicious, seasonal refreshments in Coast Coffee.
Many more of our friendly locals shops throughout the village will also be joining the party, including the Woolly Brew and Casa Candles!
See you in Pittenweem for a magical Christmas experience...
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Last weekend, the clocks went back! This timely reminder that our hours of light are growing shorter can make it a bit tougher to get out there and face the day! In fact, lots of us can genuinely relate to the symptoms of Seasonally Affective Disorder. While the medical condition often requires special treatments, those of us who feel just a touch of winter blues can always improve our mood with a few little pick-me-ups in our everyday rituals...
The Winter Walk...
Batten down the hatches! It's a natural response to the blustery, gloomy weather but a healthy dose of daylight is vital to keep our body clock in balance. So, wrap up warm in your winter woolies and head out for a bracing walk in the elements! Check out these cute snoods to keep you cosy as you march through the golden leaves - they're in the Funky Scottish boutique...
Bring Warmth to Home & Hearth...
Even if you don't have a big roaring fire or wood burning stove, you can still create that warm, homely feeling with gorgeous candles - as shown in this luxurious display discovered via Pinterest. We love the Pintail range and our fragrant 'Fireside' candle. You can also create a comforting glow with a few pretty tea lights in cute holders. Check out our collection in the shop for more inspiration.
Sunshine In A Song...
The mood boosting affects of uplifting music are well documented, so treat yourself to a playlist packed with your favourite songs! In fact, combine music with a great movie and see the fabulous Sunshine On Leith. Even if you don't like musicals, I can promise you this heart-warming musical-rom-com set in the Scottish capital will melt away those cold winter blues! The film shows Edinburgh in its most beautiful light and even better, our very own Pittenweem gets a wee cameo in the film!
See - 3 great ways to create that warm, winter glow... If you have a few suggestions of your own, leave me a wee note below or on Facebook!
Meanwhile, I'm taking my own advice and heading off to the Aberfeldy Music Festival this weekend!
Enjoy the rest of your week too!