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September Strawberries

by Jess Taylor | September 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Great British Bake Off kicked off a few weeks ago and the And Mary team are big fans! Watching the bakers inspired us to do a little baking ourselves..

..nothing quite as big as Mary's cake! But we had a crack at making a strawberries and cream cake, following a recipe from food goddess Delia Smith.

If you're a big fan of strawberries, you can wear them as well as eat them with our collection of fruity favourites, including strawberry and pineapple themed pieces.

If you'd like to have a go yourself, here is the recipe we followed:


  • 115g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 level teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 115g butter
  • 115g golden caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200ml double cream
  • 200g strawberries
  • icing sugar


    1. Begin by sifting the flour and baking powder into a large bowl, lifting the sieve high to give the flour an airing. Now just add all the other ingredients and, using an electric hand whisk, whisk for about one minute until you have a smooth creamy mixture that drops off a spoon easily.
    2. Next, spoon the mixture into two cake tins, levelling with the back of the spoon, and bake near the centre of the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the centres feel springy. Alternative you can bake in one tin for 30-35 minutes and slice into two halves once cooled.
    3. Remove the tins from the oven and allow to cool. Make sure the cake is sufficiently cool before adding the cream. 
    4. Whisk the cream in a large bowl until stiff, adding icing sugar to required taste. Spread half the cream over the bottom half of the cake and then add a layer of halved strawberries.
    5. Place the top half of the cake onto the bottom, and spread the remaining cream on to the top of the cake. Decorate with the remaining strawberries. 
    6. Enjoy a generous slice of cake with a hot beverage of your choice! Yum!

With love, And Mary

Posted in 2016, baking, strawberries

Salut September!

by Jess Taylor | September 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

This time of the year is always busy for the And Mary team!

Whilst of course we are sad to see the end of summer nearing, we are undoubtedly excited for the new season and to share our new AW16 designs. Keep your eyes peeled and all will be revealed soon!

Over the past few weeks we have been diligently preparing for the two trade shows we have coming up; Maison et Objet and Top Drawer. As we will be away for a few days, all orders placed between 30th August and 7th September won't be dispatched until 8th September. 

Maison et Objet, Paris

2nd - 6th September
Sector: Fashion, Hall 6, Stand 139

Maison & Objet

 Top Drawer, London

11th - 13th September
Sector: Fashion, stand 236

Top Drawer

We're excited to be exhibiting our new AW16 collection at the shows. If you're attending either show, please come and say hello! 

With love, And Mary

Posted in 2016, AW16, Designers, Maison et Objet, Top Drawer, Trade Shows

Happy International Dog Day!

by Jess Taylor | August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today is Friday and International Dog Day.. what a brilliant way to start the weekend!! 

We couldn't let International Dog Day pass us by without mention. Many of our And Mary pieces are dog themed, including necklaces, rings, earrings, doorknobs and hooks.

There's something for all the dog lovers out there in our collection. 

Below we've put together some pictures of the doggy members of the And Mary family for you to enjoy.  

 Elvis, Edith, Bob and Marley and the rest of the Boston Terrier gang.

Alfie and Buddy the Yorkies. 

Finley the Miniature Dachshund, owned by one of our stockists Ohh Deer.

Maggie the Westie

Maggie the Westie.


Ebony the Jackapoo.

Ginty and Otis.

Millie the German Shorthaired Pointer.

In celebration of our favourite four-legged friends, we're offering £5 off all dog styles on our website. Simply use the code DogDay5 at the checkout to get your discount.

Have a great weekend, Elvis will meet you in the pub. 

With love, And Mary

Posted in 2016, Bob, dog, Edith, Elvis, Marley

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