Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wanaka Holiday Home

This is the fantastic holiday home in Wanaka that we have stayed in for the past week.
The inside is decorated in a mountain lodge theme with every mod-con you could want. It will be hard to leave tomorrow after such a pleasant stay.


Twenty Five Years


Twenty-five years ago today my lovely husband and I got married. It seems such a long time ago but also seems just like yesterday.

As we don't need anything we agreed to not exchange gifts but honey surprised me this morning with this very pretty vintage-style bracelet. Please excuse the old hand - can't imagine who it belongs to! I would have chosen it for myself and will treasure it forever.


Friday, May 8, 2009

Sweet Mary in Holiday Heaven

A pretty picture taken near Wanaka where we are on holiday for a week - click here to see the really good shots of this stunning area. Lake Wanaka (below) - a 5 minute walk from our holiday home. I will blog about this fab house in a day or two.


After a late start today we drove out to Tarras on State Highway 8 in Central Otago, on our way to Cromwell. We had been directed out to visit Mrs Robinson's shop by a helpful local.


If there was ever a more perfect shop for me this would have to be it. If you love beautifully displayed vintage ware then this is the shop for you.

I don't have a suitably sized table for this tablecloth but its so gorgeous I just had to include a pic of it.

Fiona Robinson has colour blocked areas throughout the four rooms in her home based business. It really is a delight and a feast for the eyes. If you are ever in the area you must call in - she is a very friendly lady:
Mrs Robinson
Tarras Village
State Highway 8
Central Otago







Saturday, May 2, 2009

Lavender Wheat Bags


Sweet Mary Lavender Wheat Bags are on sale at Redcurrent (Wellington & Havelock North) and Now & Then (see left for details).

Friday, May 1, 2009

Autumn Leaves

Nicola took some lovely photos of the autumn leaves around our home but it did make me think it was time to tidy up a bit so my son and I bagged up many hundreds of these gorgeous leaves.
Click here to see Nic's "before" photos.