Sunday, October 7, 2012

Oh how exciting........











Yes Yes it was!!!!!


After our first night back in Basil after a week, we packed up and went straight to "The White Cat Emporium". Oh my gosh it was fabulous, with so many amazing treasures, its lucky we only have a little home on wheels at the moment. Also if we had a bigger budget a "Seymour" replacement may have been the mad metal pussy cat, eekkk!!! The owner Graham was so nice and he told us about learning the craft of handmade wool mattress making in France. There were examples of his work in the shop and they were just exquisite. I was a good wee squirrel and only bought three books. We are so going back when we have a new home.

This blue & white stripe dress is an op-shop find with mum, together we made a few alterations which mum helped me to do on the overlocker and sewing machine, she was such a great teacher and I over came my fear of machine sewing a little.
We shortened and re-designed the sleeves, much better although I am worried it looks a bit like a nurses  uniform.

Oh look what my lovely Mr Warren picked me from the side of the road, wild sweet-peas.
So sweet!!!!


night night my little wild sweet-peas from "Goose Bay" by the beach.


Love V&W



12 comments:

  1. The dress looks great. Isn't it great to be able to alter your clothes? I love your brooch too.

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  2. i also love the dress,i don't think its nursey! it lovely - love the shop sooo much x

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  3. I love your dress and brooch and I have to agree, not nursey at all! The Emporium looks amazing but I think the cat is too creepy for me

    Nikki x

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  4. I love that weird cat thing! What a fab store. You look cute in the dress, love the pockets.

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  5. I just knew that shop would be good! Mad metal pussy is... well, mad. As well as sounding like some SciFi porn film!
    You don't look like a nurse, although a Naughty Nurse V outfit might be fun... God, what am I on today? I do apologise!
    Anyway - you look delicious and happy and beautiful in your stripes with those lovely sweet peas.
    Drive safe, Squirrels! xxxxx

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  6. Oh that vintage store sounds amazing! My partner is just doing a little road trip from Queenstown back up to Auckland and I'm mighty envious of all the great shops he's going to pass along the way. I love your dress :). I think the pockets and the adorable matching belt means that it really doesn't look nursey at all.
    xx

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  7. Hi guys!
    I'm so loving reading your adventures! You both look like your having an amazing time! I LOVE Mr. Basil!! Sorry we didn't get to catch up when you were in ChCh - next time for sure!
    xoxo

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  8. Ps Thankyou for the post card - it was such a nice surprise!

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  9. O,we've been there! It's wonderful, and wonderfully over priced!Dammit!
    The frock is divine,you and your Mama have done a fabulous job of altering it!XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  10. I love that creepy cat! Your frock is so delightful - yah for mum!

    You two should write a guide book to the best op shops in NZ once you've completed your adventure - I would SO buy that!

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  11. it looks spring like already where you are! what a pretty dress. I'd love to explore that shop too x

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  12. You are so pretty in that dress Vanessa. Oh my goodness at the scary cat!!! EAKKKK *Just in time for Halloween*

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