Thursday, April 11, 2013

RD.............................













Hello Sweet-peas.

I have been busy catching up on posting a few things, its been fun making cards from the collection of what I call "Over loved books". They are the ones that have ripped covers, little people artwork and pages missing, I pick them up at garage sales and op-shops, ready to cut up the pictures. 
 Also at the moment its even better as New Zealand Post has just released the "Margaret Mahey" stamps.......oh I was so excited, I bought them on the first day out. The lady behind the counter who had the personality of a slug could not understand my fuss over them.
"The lion in the meadow" is my favorite.
Now because "St Biddies" is a RD (rural delivery) we can post from our own letter box, I think the novelty will never wear off........Just pop up the little red flag to tell the postie that you have something to collect and off it goes.

All rugged up for the BIG walk to the letter box, I am wearing one of my new vintage cardigans, I have changed the buttons, not sure if they work???
The pom- pom hat was a $2 Sallies find on Monday, Yay.
Right must make more cards tomorrow.

Love V






20 comments:

  1. I love the title you've given Margaret Mahy's book, "The *loin* in the meadow"

    Gave me the biggest giggle today ;)

    ReplyDelete
  2. You are my kind of style icon v, just love this outfit, country granny chic. Hadnt heard of the mahy stamps, must investigate. We are 'summery saturday morning' fans here, brilliantly silly rhymes, and recognisible banks peninsular landscapes in the illustrations x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Visiting your blog is always a great pleasure, you fill my eyes with beauty! Your outfit is lovely and I adore this dress worn with the beanie hat and the boots!The cards you made are so pretty, it's such a great idea and I'm sure that they'll give to everyone a great joy!
    Have a wonderful week!
    xxxxxxxxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. I loved the lion in the meadow when I was young!

    herlux fashion
    bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  5. We lived in a small town in Northland and had the postie visit everyday. I was always so envious of my neighbouring farmers who had RD - it just seemed so exciting to be able to flip up a flag and someone would take your letters away! I ADORE the buttons on your cardi and your lovely wee brooch and woolly hat:). What a wonderful use for all those books that are hanging by a thread but still have some lovely pictures to make into cards - I love your creativity sweetie!!! xoxoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love that phrase! Over-loved books, it's perfect V!
    I also LOVE your letter box. I've always wanted one with a little flag thingy.
    Your cards are gorgeous (especially the birdy one's) - a perfect match for those lovely Margaret Mahey stamps.
    Btw, I was flicking through Spaces again, and of course saw you and Warren. You both look so cool and glamorous in that pic sitting in your old lounge room. It made me smile, thinking the first time I read it and saw you, and didn't know you from a bar of soap, and now we're friends! (ha! well, kind-of) x

    ReplyDelete
  7. I mean 'I' didn't know you etc. etc.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my goodness! Wait until you see what I've slipped into the parcel along with the spotty dress, you'll think I'm a witch!
    We were talking about you yesterday, marvelling at your beauty and ability to put gorgeous outfits together. I love how the rural post box works and those adorable re-purposed cards. xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Seeing as the corner mailbox has all but disappeared in the US ( thanks to 9/11) the only way I can mail a letter is to go to the post office or put up the flag. And I don't live in the countryside. And we all have to have boxes at the street or those dreaded group mailboxes. No more cute mailbox at the front door. This was done to make mail service better, (the mail person doesn't have to leave the truck) but I get so many packages that don't fit in the box, they have to get out and bring to my door. Funny how that works. Love the stamp

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh your cards are delightful, and your post box is beautiful. RD, love the idea of that, put your little flag up, Vanessa! The buttons look great on your cosy cardi. xxxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a fantastic idea to make cards out of the books! Just perfect. :D You look absolutely lovely. Love the cardi over that too-cute dress; and that pom is adorable! XO

    ReplyDelete
  12. your cards are lovely i love childhood books and pictures. your cardi is so lovely. lucy x

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ah those cards and those stamps are adorable, but more so is your pom pom - love love a woolie hat with a good pom pom on the top!

    ReplyDelete
  14. The buttons are a fab addition!
    How lovely to have your own little postbox with a FLAG! Brillant. I'd be shoving things in it all the time.
    I didn't realise they'd put out Margaret Mahy stamps, that's really COOL! XXX

    ReplyDelete
  15. RD is just so cool, the buttons look really good and i too encountered an icy counter lady(whom i now call miss frosty knickers!) who greeted my enthusiasm about the suuny weather with such disdain she almost withered my felt heart brooch x

    ReplyDelete
  16. Looking lovely! I love that vintage cardie, and the pattern of that dress is so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a fantastic postbox, in the shape of a little house, with a red flag to alert the postie, I love it! I want to live somewhere with RD!

    Your outfit is so cute and cosy. I love your new cardies over your beautiful frocks. And look how creative you are with these beautiful cards. Your little world looks so dreamy. xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  18. You look amazing! I just love your sweet hat! And those cards are adorable! Kisses x x x x x

    ReplyDelete
  19. These cards are just adorable. What a fun idea! Your mail box is so country cute as are you!
    XXOO

    ReplyDelete
  20. Boring post office woman! they look lovely. It's great that you've rescued these over loved books, the illustrations are too lovely to be chucked out xxx

    ReplyDelete