Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Yip one day and we will be playing shops my little sweet-peas, Eeeeekkkk!
The nest is looking great!
My feet are killing me, and my head feels like a slug but we will be bright and bushy tailed at 10am on Friday.
What fun Vanessa & Warren shouted gleefully!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tagging the treasure!!!

We have been so so busy getting the shop ready. Today was about pricing.
Sorry sweet-peas too tired to say much more. Night night!!!!
Thank you for the lovely messages. So kind and they really mean so much.
Two days to go!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

But it's in the bag!!!!

Two squirrels vintage pop-up shop!!!!
We will be open this Friday in the new nest!!!!!
Date: 2nd September 2011
Time: 10am to 5pm
Where: 63 Ashley street Rangiora
Bus stop at the gate.
Days of trade: Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
10am to 5pm
Or by special appointment: please ring
Vanessa or Warren
Phone: 03 313 0582
Oh sweet-peas we are so hoping you will pop out and see us. We have a nest of treasure.
Thank you to our lovely parents for all they have done to get us up in running.
A very big hug to all the wonderful sweet-peas who have supported us through what has been the most yucky time ever.

In a spin!!!!

So much work!!!!

Hmmm so many hats

Stop playing with the hats

Should clean the mirrors

Put up the pictures

Have to price the dresses

Oh need to measure the fabric

Still need to dust

Still sorting things out

Friday, August 26, 2011

Blue dress take three....

Hmmm I just looked at the last three days posts and its all about the blue dresses this week.
This wee dress I brought way back at the start of the year and it's been waiting ever since for it's day in the sun or ivy.
Lovely fresh floral pattern in a easy to wear style, homemade, cotton and today worn with sneakers as miss V has sore feet from ironing for three hours last night.
Why ironing??? Because sweet-peas it's only a week till the nest (pop-up shop) is open! Oh yeah!!!!
On Sunday night we will post all the secret squirrel details on where the nest is and times. Oh nuts better get more ironing done.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

60's cotton cutie!!!

I was joking that this wee homemade cotton 60's was very "twiggy" like, but on me in was more "branchy"!!!!
I really like the cut but after seeing these photo's, I am to big and curvy for it. So into the wash and into the nest for some else to love.
Talking about the curves it's time to move some of the "C" from mine.
Stop cookies, chocolate, cake and chippies!!!! You shall not pass my lips.
Seven days to the nest is open!!!!!

Oh so not a model!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Coffee treat!

Needed a break from home!!!
So needed to get dressed up and pop on a frock! Over the overalls.
This is the great wee frock I found in the Invercargill Savemart. Nice 50's style but poly cotton, homemade so think it's 70's.
This is a good blue for me, and the pattern has wee butterflies on it, pretty.
Yummy lunch at the lovely "cafe de la Gare" at the Rangiora railway station.
Beautiful sunny day again, thanks weather fairies.

Love a full skirt!

Guess where I am???

On the big countdown

The garden is ready.....

Monday, August 22, 2011

The day it all got squashed!

It's hard to believe sweet-peas but it is six months since the big earthquake that destroyed so many lives.
It's so sad to look back at all that has happened.
My wee heart is still sad when I remember our two lovely treasure shops.
Tete a Tete and Two Squirrels vintage are just a memory as we knew them.
Bless all those who have lost so much and may the future be filled with sparkles of happiness.
Love V&W

Spots and flowers!

This is such a cute hairclip. It's has crochet flowers on it. I brought it a the English Park market from the most gorgeous sweet-pea, she said her sister made them. I just wish I had brought more. Poo.

Break time!

Sorry it's more of the same thing today.
More washing and more gardening!!!
So scruffy wee squirrel again.
This is such a refreshing drink to make, the little splash of elderflower is so so yummy.

Refreshing drink in the making

Yummy lemons

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Garden girl

The day was so beautiful again with the sun shining and blue skies.
We both were very busy little squirrels.
I did a massive amount of hand washing and cleaning treasure for the shop.
We also did lots of gardening and cleaning up the property for when all you poppets come to play vintage shop.
The most fun was going and buying some pretty flowers.
Garden clothes today, sorry a wee scruffy squirrel.

Happy little plants




The day was beautiful so some of the treasure for the new nest was washed.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The best kind of day!!!!

We had a very very happy day.
Why you ask???
Well we went to the fab new "Retropolitan" shop and I got two beautiful vintage frocks. Happiness!
Then to make the day the best kind of day, we meet other vintage loving poppets.
Like the very very gorgeous Miss Helga and her partner G, from Happiness!!!
Then the beautiful sweet Mirabel back from Japan. Welcome home! More happiness.
Then the lovely Melanie and Marian also looking for vintage treasure! Happy happy.
Then to The Painted Room, more vintage treasure and lovely poppets.
So night night from two happy little squirrels.

To warm for a coat!!!

Oh what a beautiful day

Lavender rose

Oh oh two vintage frocks!!!!

Here is a wee peek at the beautiful frocks that came home today.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Such a special coat!!!

I brought this about 2 years ago. I still remember the day, I had grin from ear to ear. Oh oh, but the piece de resistance was that this beautiful wool gabardine coat circa 1950's was never worn. The buttons and the pockets were still sewn down and the original tags were attached.
Heaven is a vintage coat that is new to you!!!!!!

Say cheese!!!


These are such beautiful gloves to wear they are so pretty for a leather glove.

Beautiful gloves

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New favourite dress

I have many many dresses!!!! Hmmm that sentence probably needs a hundred more many's in it.
It's so much fun when you find new ways of wearing a recent acquisition.
So here is the navy polka dot dress with a fresh green knit jersey & polka dot 70's jacket.
The great vinyl travel bag from the 60's was a lovely find in a vintage shop in Nelson.
Perfect for an afternoon with a gorgeous friend.