Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bowls anyone?

We went into town for coffee, a break from working on the new shop space.
Things are in that crazy overwhelming stage. Nice to run away and walk to the coffee house near home.
Standing outside the Rangiora bowling club or RBC, as you can see. I wonder if I will be a bowler when I'm a Old biddy, that time is coming quick. I feel this dam earthquake business has added a few years.
Wearing my heavy grey coat the best find at the Riccarton markets, worn over two dresses layered.
I love this rose red with grey in winter.

Felt rose

This is off a hair band, I cut it off and made it into a brooch.

Old leather buttons

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Off for a walk

We went to the new Farmers market this morning. It was great, we got coffee, pastries and the most yummy salmon for tea.
Then later in the afternoon we went for a walk.
This is my poor old pinafore, she has had so many repairs. But I still love her. Circa 70' in a soft cotton velvet. Made in NZ by Gainsborough.
Wearing a layer of scarves today.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

If you go...

Down to the woods today....
We went to Woodend beach to find pinecones for the fire today.
It's was nice to walk in the Forrest and collect the cones.
I was so warm in my cream pom pom wool cardy and cord blue pinafore.
Also columbine brown tights and cream socks over top for warmth, brought from Ballantynes department store. I miss shopping there. They are like us, trapped in the CBD red zone.
Oh don't you love my lace up suede shoes, they are wool lined. Thank you op shop.
Hmmm sitting in front of fire now posting this. Lv v

Nessie the Nanna!

Warm as toast

It might not be very sexy but I am so warm.

I love pom poms!

My man.

Man make fire, hunting for pinecones.


Thank you pine trees for your lovely seed holders.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy pussycat

Morgan has had a good response to her medication. We are so happy!!!
She has put on weight and is back to being a wee monster. Let's hope we have her for many more months.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I find when I go and pick up my nieces from school I get a few looks.
So today I decided to dress a little more incognito, tee hee!!!
Thanks to Helga and her wonderful motto, better to be looked over than overlooked....
You can see her totally "fab" vintage dressing and wonderful style at

Daisy-boo the kid collector!!

Off to pick up my two very cute nieces from school. Miss Olivia & Miss Jasmin, just love Daisy-Boo.

My zoom zoom's

Here with my three modes of transport.
Super scooter, old bomb bike, and miss Daisy-Boo. Maybe more putt-putt than zoom zoom, tee hee!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Little mushroom

We went into town today to do a few things and had time to do some op shopping. Found some wee treasures.
Will have a try on later, it was too cold to try in the shops.
This is one of the dresses I have washed from Tete a Tete's stock. It's abit big but the soft mushroom colour is lovely, she is a 60's number.
Worn with brown I look like a wee mushroom.

Had to pop a coat on!

The wind is soooo cutting

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Out for fresh air

We are off for a walk to clear my foggy head. Oh and get a coffee!!!!
Seedy wee squirrel today.
Blue seemed a good colour to wear.
Wearing my 50's blue jacket and a cute dress I got from "Retro Funk" circa 50's I think.
Sorry to many dust bunnies in my head!!!!
Need sleep.

Managing a smile, just.

Happy fishy!

Oh coffee make me better!

Cafe de la Gare

We went to the lovely restaurant "Cafe de la Gare" in Rangiora last night.
It was a wonderful night to talk over the past and look to the future.
We had a gorgeous time.
I love red wine, but red wine does not love me.
I am very furry around the edges today.
A Nanna nap maybe needed.

To a new start

Versez le vin

Pour out the wine!

un verre

Friday, June 17, 2011

Oh so cold

It was so cold today, bitter!
We had to go to town to post a few things.
So I've rugged up in some furry vintage treasures.
This coat was one of the lucky ones! It was rescued in a wheelie bin from "Two squirrels", it has cleaned up really well. She needed to be loved today.
Coat circa 80's, lovely fur and leather leaf detail.
Wearing a "oh so warm" fur neck tie scarf thing???
In background some of Mr Warren's sculptures, he's so talented.
Stay warm sweetpeas!

Favourite fur handbag

Furry bag

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Oh what a mess!

Warren and I have made a start on cleaning our vintage treasure from Tete a Tete. It is all covered in a heavy film of dirt and dust. It's going to be a big clean up job!
I am going to try my best to save it.
These squirrels have lost to much already.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Nuts to new nest!!

Ok my little sweet peas, it is time to tell you we have plans for a new nest.
It's location is still secret squirrel, shhhh!
We hope to have it open in November.
Nut news will keep you posted here and on our Facebook page under two squirrels vintage.
Happiness is sharing good news.....

Bed socks!

Well I am in bed.
The cold has really decided to make me feel yucky.
But don't you love my rosebud knit bed socks???
Wearing these just makes me feel better.
Embracing your inner Nanna when feeling so sick will always make you better.
Just wish I knew where I put my lavender knit bed jacket.

Writing in bed!

Oh so pretty!

I been reading this in bed.
Circa 1922.


Warren picked me a piece of jasmine from the garden. The smell is exquisite.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sneezes and tissues!

Oh sweetpeas what a day yesterday. More big earthquakes!
I am pretty tired from lack of sleep and have a head cold.
We went into town to take water to our friends Shane & Gabby, who live in the eastern suburbs. There wee house is just in a mud bath.
Then to a meeting for CBD business.
Head now filled with cold and hurting!!!!
Ok something more fun, my fab new purple wool coat(looks blue sorry), circa 80's, looks 40's. Great find in op- shop, Dunedin.
Love red accessories with purple, heavenly.