Thursday, 22 September 2016

Funky Scottish loves...


...spinning rings!
(and stylish shopper totes, bold jewellery, Breton stripes, coast + country tweed cushions, bright scarves, coastal chic kitchenware, seasonal candles...)
Discover more from our hand-picked boutique collection at Funky Scottish cafe-gallery-boutique.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Sailing Into A Funky Scottish Autumn...


Funky Scottish loves....
crunching through golden leaves, bracing walks on the beach, cosy afternoons in a #funkyscottish cafe, battening down the hatches, snuggling up to watch a favourite film, wrapping yourself up like a fish supper...and then eating one from Anstruther Fish Bar, warming bowls of home-made soup, the sound of the fog horn, boats emerging from the haar into safe harbour, fireworks and bonfires, a wee dram, starry skies...
...Autumn.
Our Funky Scottish cafe-gallery-boutique is moving to our seasonal opening hours of Tuesday-Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Join us and celebrate this Funky Scottish season. xo
ps. Go here to revisit 'Falling For Autumn - 7 Secrets Of A Funky Scottish Season'

Monday, 29 August 2016

Coffee, Cake, Art...And The Friendliest People!


"Funky Scottish was our welcome to Pittenweem and Scotland! A lovely little shop featuring work by local artisans and EXCELLENT illy coffee to accompany a delicious homemade slice of cake.
It was a dream to lounge there, sipping coffee and getting ready for our day of adventuring the coastal trail, all the while chatting away with Karen and her daughter Marina - the friendliest people! If you're lucky you'll get to meet their pup Loki. I know my two little boys enjoyed that.
The only hardship you will have is deciding which piece of art to take home. Highly recommend!" 

- Review by Stef Stan, Summer 2016

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Full Steam Ahead...


It's just over a week since the annual Pittenweem Arts Festival sailed out of our seaside village - and we've finally caught our breath!
THANK YOU so much to all of our regulars and newcomers for visiting our Funky Scottish cafe-gallery-boutique! Thanks to our fabulous exhibiting artists and of course, our hard-working team too!
So, the biggest event of the year may be behind us but it's full steam ahead for the coming months...
Here are a few DATES FOR YOUR DIARY...
+ artist John Kelly will return to Funky Scottish to teach his art classes from 29th August
+ our popular Artists Lunch will start again on the 1st Wednesday in September
+ and remember - Funky Scottish is open all year round!
During the summer months, Funky Scottish is open 10am-4pm. Find us on the villlage square, high street, Pittenweem.
Also, our RESIDENT ARTIST, Karen Edward, takes commissions for her hand-painted cermaics all year round. See more atwww.funkyscottish.com. xo

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

The Art Of Celebration...Pittenweem Arts Festival + Our Cafe's Birthday!!!


This weekend, as the Pittenweem Arts Festival bursts into life, Funky Scottish will be feeling especially jubilant…

We're celebrating our cafe's 1st birthday!  In a flurry of activity, we launched this exciting element to Funky Scottish on the first day of the festival in 2015. One year on, we’re delighted to confirm that our experiment in blending arts and cafe culture has been a fabulous, adventurous success!

THANK YOU so much to all regulars and visitors for your ongoing support. We also want to say a special thank you to Isobel Bonnes - our talented baker. Isobel's utterly scrumptious, hand-made cakes have won endless praise and continue to delight our customers. 

Now, as a cafe-gallery-boutique, Funky Scottish is really excited to be part of another Pittenweem Arts Festival. Here are a few highlights:-

CAFE

Naturally, our cafe will be serving up classic savoury treats including soup, filled rolls and toasties, alongside our selection of Isobel’s tempting cakes. We also serve world famous Illy coffee, a selection of teas and chilled refreshments. Cast your eyes over the art from our bistro style tables inside, or enjoy our alfresco tables on the village square.  Want to know what makes us special? Discover the secret ingredients to our cafe's success. 



GALLERY

Our gallery will be exhibiting collections by some of the finest artists at the Pittenweem Arts Festival.  Come and see exhibitions of work by:-

Karen Edward (our resident artist + owner)

(Note: Liz Gourlay and Laura Gourlay - regularly featured at Funky Scottish -  will be based at their joint garage venue on Browns Close as part of the Pittenweem Arts Festival Fringe.)



BOUTIQUE

Our boutique will showcase an eclectic, hand-picked collection of gifts, jewellery and homewares (including kitchenware and ceramics by our resident artist, Karen Edward)



BEYOND THE FESTIVAL…

Looking ahead, we'll have plenty more art experiences in Pittenweem for you to enjoy. 

+ artist John Kelly will return to Funky Scottish to teach his art classes from 29th August
+ our popular Artists Lunch will start again on the 1st Wednesday in September
+ and remember - Funky Scottish is open all year round!

Meanwhile, we look forward to you joining us at Pittenweem Arts Festival - a celebration of visuals arts from Saturday 5th to 14th August. 

Don’t forget to celebrate our cafe's birthday with a piece of Isobel’s cake too...

Funky Scottish is open 9-5 throughout the festival - find us on the high street!

Are you a new visitor to Pittenweem? Discover more about this Funky Scottish village by the sea! 

Karen + The Team at Funky Scottish xo 




About...


Living by the sea, Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish is naturally drawn to coastal themes and has developing her own unmistakable flair for showcasing the unique character of the East Neuk. Her favourite subjects include the houses, animals, boats and seascapes she observes in and around the fishing villages. Karen will also happily paint bespoke ceramics reflecting your own unique character and interests. Choose a gift or crockery collection to celebrate special occasions including birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. If you'd like to order your own exclusive, hand-painted piece, please get in touch!  

Friday, 29 July 2016

Coming Soon! Pittenweem Arts Festival - 2016...


One week to go! Will you be joining us in our gorgeous little seaside village for the Pittenweem Arts Festival?

Discover more about the local + visiting artists featured in the 2016 event via the facebook page.

Also, we'll update you very soon on what's happening inside our venue - the Funky Scottish cafe-gallery-boutique... xo

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Introducing....A Collection By Liz Gourlay


Funky Scottish is now showcasing the puffins and seaside-inspired work of talented, local felt artist, Liz Gourlay. 

Liz, who is self-taught, started out as a dry needle felt artist and uses a colourful coastal palette of merino wool, to create pieces inspired by the East Neuk.

Discover a homeware collection - including cushions, cards, framed art and mugs - by Liz in our cafe-gallery-boutique on the high street in Pittenweem.