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Taken on the portico of our bar in Oxford. Rain or shine, its a lovely place to sit and watch Oxford go by, while enjoying a cocktail or three.
Current mood: SIZZLE ☀️🍹 Did anyone step outside and feel the heat? Evenings like these are perfect for relaxing on a sunny bench.
Has anyone else’s National Trust magazine popped through the post today? The amazing photography of the Farne Islands makes me want to fire up the camper van and leave now. This Dalmatian was so excited, he almost ate the magazine. If the photos don’t win you over, there is also a boat trip, where you might be lucky enough to meet bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals 😍
Bank holiday weeks seem to need a few more coffee recap breaks. We like to stay energised by adding herbs to our workspace. Nothing better than brushing past a rosemary plant 🍃Bank holiday weeks seem to need a few more coffee recap breaks. We like to stay energised by adding herbs to our workspace. Nothing better than brushing past a rosemary plant 🍃
Builders tea? Our Quintessential Teapot is available in white, pearl lustre, gold lustre and a cobalt blue lustre. The lustre is hand painted in Staffordshire, using traditional techniques. Our pearl lustre, pictured, is painted with crushed pearls. Each teapot is unique.
Today we are sipping our coffee and enjoying the flowers. Our cafetière pairs perfectly with our Quintessential Fine Bone China Teacup & Saucer, handmade and fired in Stoke-on-Trent.
What is more quintessentially English than cricket? Maybe tea, but that’s for another post. Freud is now the proud sponsor of St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University, Cricket Club. They are the local team of our Oxford bar & we hope to see the team celebrating very soon.
Do you hate that feeling of getting something through the post & you’re left with a heap of plastic? I’ll tell you what we love. These cotton drawstring bags. Each cafetière comes in its own cotton drawstring bag, to protect it from dust from the straw padding. Once your item is delivered the bag can be used over & over again.
Not only have we been able to reduce air miles by bringing manufacture back to England, we’ve been able to reduce our plastic waste. We were so charmed to find each polished cafetière wrapped up in sheets of the polisher’s copy of the Wall Street Journal, cushioned amongst straw & ready to be assembled.