Thursday, March 31, 2011
We had a meeting today for business in the CBD, it was about access and what the future may hold for us.
It looks like it is going to be a very long time before we can get into our wee shops. It is to unsafe and there are big issues with getting into any buildings in the red zone! Soooo more waiting!
Sorry vintage treasures on hold!
On a lighter note, this only the 2nd time I have worn this white dress.
I got it from "Wear else" a cute wee pre-loved boutique in the city.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Daisy boo's first road trip, and she went so well, we are such proud parents.
We went to our favorite motel in Timaru the "Sea Breeze" it's abit worn and loved, but has the best view of Coraline Bay!
We just wish the "Sea Breeze" was as it would have been in her hay-day. Circa 1950's we think.
Miss Boo looked so cool sitting outside her!!!!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Time is ticking by and we have had people asking.
- red zone for both shops, it maybe 4-6 weeks before we know if we can get access, unfortunately it is looking like we may not have an opportunity to get in and save some of the treasures.
-both buildings have major damage, 2 squirrels may have to be demolished and tete a tete will probably need to be made safe before entry, we don't know the state of the stock.
- we have a small amount of stock at home.(not enough to start new shop)
-the car is trapped behind the building, both set of keys in shop.
-all records, cheque book, cash in till, jewellery, Hannahs birthday present, my glasses, MY MAKEUP BAG,and many other things are trapped in Tete a Tete vintage and Two squirrels!
The waiting is just horrible, these fab wee spaces and thing we love doing are just hanging in space.
We just want get in and rescue our treasure!!!
So we are sad cats(squirrels) with no jobs.
Maybe going a-little crazy!
Friday, March 25, 2011
I got this cute dress from the red cross shop in Christchurch, it is modern but it's polka dot.
The rest are all op-shop finds .
The boots have been the best ever, they are from the salvation army shop or sallies boutique when asked. I brought them about tens years ago, they are made in Italy and I paid about $8 for them. Such a great find.
There is still some comfort in putting your hand in your pocket or handbag and seeing a fresh and pressed wee piece of fabric. Sorry I'm a hankie girl!!
Many who know me, know one of my wee obsessions is each day I match a hankie to my outfit. Oh dear! Sad yes?
I did a count up and it's not to bad:
Estimate of 20 missing in action, hiding
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
It's lovely as I can dress her up for a night out or down for day wear.
Last night I had short cotton gloves, a patent leather long clutch,
Black stockings and heels. Lovely!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I had to post a letter, so perfect to walk in the rain with an umbrella. It was lovely so fresh and still. That wonderful smell of damp autumn leaves.
This is one of my (42) favorite coats!!
I love summer but really love winter!!
Coats coats and more coats.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Warren and his mum (Marie) and I went out treasure hunting.
I got a couple of fun things which I will show you sweetpeas when I've done a few fix ups and washed them.
Pretty lazy day.
This is the longest break we have had from work in 5 years.
I miss the shops!!!
22nd February 2011 @ 12.51pm a date and time which has changed our lives forever.
May the love and kindness of what it means to be here and part of this wonderful world shine through.
Thank you to all our old and new friends for all the kind words, we are so blessed!!!
Love and happiness always
Vanessa and Warren xxxx
Thursday, March 17, 2011
The pattern is off one of my original 50's dresses. We have used vintage polished 50's fabric.
I have a few dresses like this, it has meant I can rest some of my original vintage.
They are the dresses who's history starts with me, I wonder if one day they will ever be hanging in a vintage shop waiting to go on a new journey with someone else?
But still we have know idea when or if we will be allowed to the shops.
Morgan was happy when we got home!!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
It was raining here this morning and I was so wanting to go puddle jumping, then the sun came out, rats!
Oh winter I am so ready!!!
Monday, March 14, 2011
So so sad, the airy silence of a city stopped in it's tracks was ever present.
It is so hard to get your head around, we sat by the Avon river in the sun with the only noise being the little thumps of the acorns dropping to the ground.
How do you process this?
We are seeing the slow and painful demise of our wonderful shops, but here I sit smiling at acorns dropping! Go figure!!!
That may be the answer, just keep seeing the simple things! V
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Two Squirrels Cashel Mall has been YELLOW stickered, which means limited access is allowed depending on the state of the surrounding buildings.
Tete a Tete Hereford st has been RED stickered, which means no access. But she is still standing and from what we understand the owner of the building wants to keep her standing.
Unfortunately the damage to the two buildings on the west side of Tete a Tete has been great, and we hear that they will have to be demolished.
It is still early days and nothing and nothing is certain.
Next week we find out wether we can get into the RED ZONE to see for ourselves!
Will post more updates when we have them.
It was great sorting through the clothes and treasures people have kindly donated.
The ladies at the shop were just lovely.
I was meant to be good and not buy anything, but this very loved shabby teddy wanted to be loved again! He is so worn, with some kind hand stitches keeping him together.
He just said take me home!!!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
We have more information about the shops which I will post tomorrow.
It's funny showing these dresses to you, as they are what I have as house dresses.
They are still great vintage dresses but all have been so loved that I don't wear them in the shops.
This is the most lovely paisley 60's cotton dress.
The label is "Lady Exeter" Horrockses fashions made in NZ.
My gorgeous friend Katherine gave me the most wonderful book about this label which I am just reading.
Horrockses fashion off-the-peg style in the 40's and 50's by Christine Boydell.
Monday, March 7, 2011
I walked into town to buy a Frankie magazine, yeah.
Bedtime will be pjs(polka dot) and mugs pussy to read my favorite mag!!!