So long, farewell


Credit www.harrywinteringham.uk




A note from Christina 

 

Sometimes, you can stop and hear the news. Sometimes the news will be devastating, sometimes the news can be seen as the greatest gift of a lifetime.

 

I have been given such a gift.

 

A swiftly spreading silly cancer has invited itself into my life and within a matter of weeks has made itself at home.

 

Luckily, possibly because its name is ‘small cell’ it is being ignored by me and causes me not a dot of pain, occasional discomfort soon mended with the genius of modern medicine and my beautiful, delicious life continues, albeit at a slightly slower pace, but nevertheless the past 20 days have been perfect in every way.

 

I know where I am going, and I know how it will happen and my soul is at peace, my head is already in heaven and I am completely surrounded by my most beautiful family and a million friends.

 

So there you have it, I am not long for this beautiful earth, but here I want to say these things.

 

Thank you to every supporter of Cabbages & Roses, champions, customers, makers, producers, designers, Cabbage Roses past, present and future.

 

We are well prepared to continue to give you the magic that fills your wardrobes and furnishes your homes. My dearest family and ‘bosses’, my heavenly daughter Kate and her husband Chris who have been a core part of Cabbages for the last 10 years and continually amaze me with their enthusiasm and understanding of what being a Cabbage means.

 

Even before this devastating news was broken we welcomed back Violet Dent to fill my designer-ey shoes so I could take a less hands on role. Your wardrobes will continue to be re-invented, re-freshed, re-sold, re-cycled, re-bought and revived season after season. 

 

Cabbages & Roses has beauty and kindness in its DNA – that will never be lost.

 

Violet was my first design assistant, daughter of Brigette Buchanan – birth mother with me of Cabbages & Roses – and forever a champion, supporter and dearly beloved friend.

 

Look after my Cabbage and Strutt family, continue to support them on their road to even greater success today, tomorrow, and way way into the future.

 

With love, with gratitude, with thanks.  

 

Byeeee

 

BOCONNOC HOUSE

Our Founders, Brigitte Buchanan & Christina Strutt


THANK YOU DAVE TARAESKEVICS & PATRIC WOODROFFE






14 comments

Unknown said...

Such a lovely, gracious and dignified letter to everyone. I’m so sorry to hear about your illness, which has raced through my family as well. I have dealt with your wonderful staff for several years and will continue to do so. You are going to the best possible place. Thank you for everything , Wendy Nixon

boocat said...

I am so sorry this has happened to you.

Anonymous said...

Remarkable,brave,glorious words.

Anonymous said...

XXX

WENDY JONES said...

THAT IS JUST TOTALY SHIT NEWS ..TERRIBLE.INFURIATING BRAVE
AND A BEAUTIFUL & PERFECTLY STYLISH GOODBYE ...
..JUST WHAT WOULD BE EXPECTED OF A CABBAGE ...
LOVE W

Lynda Mathey said...

Oh my gosh what sad news. You will be missed. You have been such a part of my life for so long, on my radar from the beginning.

Debo Phillips said...

Bless you. Peaceful journey x

Antonella Gambotto-Burke said...

You are beautiful and I wish you every joy on your journey x

Annabel Lees said...

Bon Voyage Christina xx

Samantha Allen said...

Sending Christina and all her family HUGE LOVE & HUGS ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Unknown said...

So terribly sorry to read of your illness, Christina. Your approach to it is as inspirational as everything you do, and have done, and rest assured that your love of beauty, quality and simplicity will live on. I wish you a peaceful journey onwards. Caroline Young

Unknown said...

Dearest mama cabbage
Thank you. Thank you for inspiring, indulging and showing us how to live beautifully.
Sending lots of love
X

G said...

I don't know you, but this hit me hard.
Thank you for sharing and blessings upon you.

Unknown said...

Thank you for being a blessing to liz in California, USA