Saturday, 20 September 2014

Home from our beloved New Zealand

We've been back from New Zealand for a week now, & my lack of posting has been due to recovering physically as well as catching up on things at home. I've got to say we had a wonderful trip, I think we enjoyed it as much as we ever have. It feels like we leave our hearts there on the South Island when we return home. I am not one of those people who feels any relief at the idea of heading home, so it's a bit of a downer being back to ordinary life. We had incredible weather, some wonderful catch ups with blogging friends, and time with family. And the vintage didn't disappoint. I guess photos will describe it better then I can so here we go.....

Yep that's how I travel thanks to my misbehaving immune system.

Flying over Queenstown

Our delightful villa in Dunedin

Op shops and Modaks

 Squee to seeing the Squirrels shop as well as dear blogging friends

I sniffed out as many vintage shops as I could

We had all kinds of weather, but mostly mild and sunny

We spent a night in a church

Stuffed ourselves silly with Jimmy's pies

Took in the scenery in Queenstown

I got reacquainted with the local birds

We drove across the highest main road in New Zealand

Saw the majestic Mount Cook

We had a ball sharing our time away with my parents

Some fog and some history

We spent a while at "that" shop at Mayfield

Found more vintage treasures in Christchurch

Met the lambs up Auckland way

I K-Roaded

Stood next to my favourite beverage

Saw some country and some city and spent time with our sweet nephew and niece

And returned home exhausted but happy

I'll have more NZ posts to follow. You'll be so sick of it by the time I finish!

Friday, 12 September 2014

A spot over here and a spot over there

Oh cardigan weather, how I wish you would never leave me. I can't say I was too pleased about being sleeveless here. Just as well I get to soak up some cold air in New Zealand. This is a sweet mid-weight poly frock from the Vinnies store at Paddington. I seem to be wearing this colour a lot lately. 
I will milk cardigans & tights for as long as humanly possible.

Outfit Details...

Vintage frock - Op shopped @ Vinnies
Vintage cardigan - Op shopped
Blue bracelet & red ring - Op shopped
Enamel brooch - Etsy
Woven bag - Gift from my Mum
Red Zierra shoes - Op shopped
Tights & Sunglasses - Retail

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Stuffed with Stuff

Yep that's me. So much stuff. I've got to admit I watch those TV shows on Hoarders and I feel kind of uncomfortable. At the rate of which I collect stuff I'll be buried alive by the time I'm a little old lady.
I CAN get rid of stuff, it's just I tend to do that at a slower rate then the acquiring.
But with things like this sitting before me at the op shops how can I refuse???

A gorgeous vintage poncho from Salvos for $3

Shoe clips

Yep green beads yet again...I don't have any heart shaped ones!

A Sarah Coventry rose bracelet
Salvos again I think

Orange beads

I don't have any use for cufflinks but I love old bling in a box

Stretchy navy belt

Neck tie scarf thingo

Orange flask

Anodised colander for practical use