The traveling squirrels have had a couple of wonderful days vintage/op-shopping and making amazing connections with lovely people.
This is the fabulous striped "Horrockses", on her first outting today.
Happy happy dance.
Soooooo pleased with it!!!
Yesterday we spent a great day in New Plymouth exploring some of the great vintage shops, one in particular called "47" was to be a wonderful connection with the delightful owner "Miss Paisley".
This gorgeous gem of a lady recognized Basil and us to, Yay!!!
The NZ badge that Warren is wearing was purchased from her and has a great significance to the journey we have been on. Miss Paisley had them made in conjunction with Michael Hill Jewellers, as an amazing fund raiser for the Christchurch Earthquake fund.
Called a "Forget you not" badge the tied rope represents the bond between the two islands and the country being as one when the quake hit, we were just blown away when she told us they have sold $20,000.00 worth, WOW!!!!!
Today we travelled to "Eltham" and found an assortment of fabulous wee shops too. Then connection number two, we went into a great vintage shop called "Decodently Yours" and meet the lovely owner Heather. Now talk about the universe connecting us with our past, Heather once had a wee vintage shop in the "Shand Emporium" upstairs like us. She had been in Tete a Tete and knew one of the pervious owners and thinks she remembers me to.
It was so nice to talk about our wee shop and all things vintage, oh and a little sad too.
Poor Warren!!! Tee Hee, I've been on an another acquiring "lost little toys" faze, don't you love knitty kitty, so named "Noogy" and the cute fabric doll, who soooo needs a bath.
The cross-stitch of the kitty reminded us of "Morgan" pussycat, who we both miss so much and the
fabulous black & white gloves were from Decodently Yours.
Tonight the Squirrels are sleeping in Wanganui.