Tuesday, 11 November 2014

A Little Something For Santa....


Santa has lots on his plate during the festive season, so give him a memorable, delicious treat this Christmas Eve...

When your children leave their cookies for Santa (and perhaps a few carrots for Rudolf), add a little extra magic by serving the goodies on Santa's very own crockery!

Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish creates bespoke plates for displaying festive treats for Santa's supper on Christmas Eve! These cheerful, hand-painted plates are a fabulous gift for your little ones this Christmas...and Santa too!!

On Christmas 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 please get in touch with Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish.

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!  

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Washing Away The Cares Of The Day....




Work up a luscious lather + wash away the cares of the day...

Our gorgeous range of luxurious, natural soaps -  traditionally handmade in Tobermory by the Isle of Mull Soap Company - are now available in these 3 scrumptious scents!

Visit the Funky Scottish boutique to see more - these make wonderful gifts for loved ones!!!  Of course, we think you should treat yourself too.... :) xxx

Thursday, 30 October 2014

6 Magical Ingredients Of A Happy Halloween (for Grown Ups)...


Happy Halloween! So, how do you feel about this slightly spooky and a little bit magical time of year?  If you're not into carving out a pumpkin, guizing or dressing up in a scary costume, here are six funky, alternative ways to celebrate Halloween with style...

Invoke The Light...


According to one version of Halloween history, in the olden days people carved out turnips and pumpkins as a way to light a path for lost souls. Well, whether or not that's your intention, we can just as easily cast the customary halloween glow with lots of pretty candles!  Set them in your window and in darkened corners of your room to create a comforting, atmospheric space.  It beats clearing up the mess of post pumpkin creativity!  We have some gorgeous seasonal scents in the Funky Scottish boutique on the high street in Pittenweem...

Be Creative With Your Cauldron...


This is the very best time of year for creating a soul nourishing soup.  Use home-grown goodness from your garden or locally grown vegetables; butternut squash makes an especially delicious, autumnal soup! Get the recipe here.

Commune With Nature...


The ancient celtic origins of Halloween - Samhain - was deeply rooted in the celebration of nature.  The occasion marked the turn of the season from summer to winter and the beginning of a new celtic year.  So, this is a rejuvenating time to get out there and connect with the simple pleasures of fresh air and sunlight. As an artist, I love living by the sea where, as if by magic, the unique play of light and colour on the water always sparks the imagination...

Watch A (Not So) Scary Movie...


One of our favourites (and yes, it's a girlie classic) is Practical Magic with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman!  It's a feel good film with just a sprinkling of ghoulishness to make it acceptable Halloween viewing...

Create A Magic Potion - Strawberry & Rum Spellbinder

 Ingredients

1 shot of rum
a big squeeze of lime juice
a glug of strawberry liqueur (homemade jam works well)
crushed ice
a dash of soda water

Whiz all the elements together in your magical cocktail shaker (or mini blender) and you have a beautiful drink which, if you close your eyes, will magically transport you back to a summer's day! Also, it tastes suspiciously like a strawberry daquari.... 

Image via pinterest.


Work A Spell...


Nope, eye of newt is not required! Simply, get really clear on what you want to create in your life and...make a wish! Even modern science is beginning to accept the good ole' fashioned power of visualisation and positive thinking. So, surely it's worth a shot...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! 


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Seasonal Style - The Chic Scarf...


Yes, it's that 'transition' time of year again!  A chic scarf is a colourful, vibrant update for any autumn/winter wardrobe! We have some gorgeous new styles in the Funky Scottish boutique! 

Also, if you're looking for more stylish ways to wear a scarf, visit the article '15 chic and creative ways to wear a tie a scarf' which is packed with inspiration and instructions on creating many gorgeous looks, with one pretty scarf!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Damsel In Delight! A New Collection Of Jewellery at Funky Scottish...


Brighten up those duller days with this gorgeous, shimmering collection of jewellery by Damsel, now available in the Funky Scottish boutique on the high street in Pittenweem.  These beautiful pieces are too special to save for an occasion; wear with a simple everyday top and create a stylish statement!


Thursday, 9 October 2014

...As Featured In Scottish Wedding Directory


How exciting! One of the gorgeous hand-painted plates created by Karen Edward at Funky Scottish for her distinctive 'Black & White' collection has been featured in Scottish Wedding Directory!  Take a closer look below or treat yourself to a copy of the SWD October 2014 issue....



You can also discover more about the 'Black & White' collection in one of our recent blog posts.  Meanwhile, again thanks so much to Scottish Wedding Directory for including us in your latest issue.


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, 3 October 2014

Any Reason, Any Season - Hand Painted & Bespoke Commissions...


We love the seasonal colours on this bespoke commission by our resident artist, Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish. If you'd like a truly distinctive, hand-painted gift for a special occasion, find out more at our website, www.funkyscottish.com/funky--bespoke.html

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!