Friday, August 9, 2013

Shall we lunch in the gardens?????








Hi Sweet-peas.......

Oh its so exciting when we are ready to say goodbye to another season in our lives and welcome a new one...........we decided to have lunch in the botanical gardens in Dunedin yesterday and the signs of mother nature starting to open her sleepy eyes were everywhere.
We sat next to a Kowahi tree with all its beautiful yellow flowers dancing in the light.....it was fun watching two very territorial tui chasing the other birds away.......it was very much their tree.
We are enjoying having each Thursday in Dunedin.......I am doing a jewellery making course for the next 8 weeks at the Art School.......its just fabulous.

Last week we finally made a point of calling into see the truly wonderful Mel at 'Blackbird Gifts' in Roslyn......her beautiful shop is such a treat to visit filled with lots of happy vintage and new crafted yumminess.......I am so going back with a birthday shopping list very soon.

We are so enjoying exploring and getting to know the city.......

Shall we op-shop after lunch????

answer........


Love V


21 comments:

  1. Double polka-dottiness! How gorgeous you look! That green cord jacket is just lovely, Miss V!
    What a perfect location, I do love a botanical garden and I can't wait to see your jewellery! xxx

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  2. Of course you should! You seem to have such beautiful places around you there in NZ, you are so lucky. Xx

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  3. amazingly beautiful place, the changing seasons is something I love, your jacket is so fab, the buttons are fab, I love the whole outfit so much I am out of adjectives xx

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  4. How beautiful you look Vanessa, I love your outfit x

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  5. polka dots and corduroy. Be still my heart

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  6. I love that you call us sweet peas :). No one calls me that I use it to describe only the cutest of kids so when you say it to us I feel special. Thank you:). Polka dots always look cute and the more the merrier, your are gorgeous as always! Nice to see the change a coming in the air, can't wait to see what you make out of this class, what fun!
    Xxxoooo

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  7. Oh I just love the spots upon, spots, upon spots a combo I tried a while back that had a crazy response from people. It's a winner and love and it's all in my most favourite colour green. X

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  8. A picnic is a fine idea to celebrate that spring is just around the corner. Wonderful pics of a wonderful place and of you, looking marvellously in polka dots!
    Sabine xxx

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  9. You look so sweet! I love your outfit! Amazing! Great place. Kisses x x x x

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  10. ooooh, aaaah! (these are the sounds germans do, if they see fireworks) these sounds i made, when i saw this dotted and spotted outfit. i love it from head to the little toe.

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  11. I love your mixing up of polka dots! Lovely.

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  12. You always look so cute and happy! I love the kowhai tree - so many pretty flowers. Spring is on the way and that makes me very happy too :D

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  13. How totally lovely! A perfect place to lunch, I haven't been there in many years! You blend in beautifully!
    Your jewellery making course sounds brillant! XXX

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  14. You look beautiful amongst the kowhai - spring is definitely in the air. Hope you had a lovely picnic. I love all the polkadots!

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  15. Aren't polka dots great (and why the heck are they called polka dots? I must research it!) I love Blackbird gifts as well.

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  16. Ooooooooh flowering kowahi and a jewellery class? There's a lot going on at St B HQ this spring ... oh do show us what you're making. Go orrrrrrrrn ... pleeeeeeeeez?!!! I'm hunting down little flowers for you to make a special headband for you and of course, there aren't any - GAH!!! So annoying. Oh and that's a resounding YES from me:) xxx

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  17. Those Tuis make such mad noises! You look fabulous and it looks like Spring is on it's way. Which means Autumn for me! booo! xxx

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  18. You look adorable, and I love your bag (I have a thing for bags) - Not long until Spring :-)

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  19. Mmmm that green jacket is delicious! I love the polkadot combo. Those colours work so well together. And you know how I feel about Dunedin....I think we would move there in a heartbeat if we could. Such a special place. Dying to raid the op shops in 10 days time! Xx

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  20. Just love the polka dot outfit--especially that jacket! So perfect. And the botanical gardens look like a delightful place for lunch.

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  21. Dear Vanessa, that's such a lovely, lovely outfit with this lot of polka dots. You can't have too much polka dots. They're always looking beautiful. Corduroy jackets and berets and skirts are my autumn uniform. I think that is always a good choice. But a corduroy jacket with polka dots is the best. Unfortunately I never found one for me.

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