Thursday, October 31, 2013

Squeeeeee...........we saw Helgie & G.............









Hi Sweet-peas.....


Oh my gosh you guys will be thinking I have run away and joined a circus.........I just don't seem to have the time or energy lately to post or play in blogland.

But we did find the most wonderful way to spend last weekend......


A SUPER SURPRISE!!!!!!!


Yip that beautiful lady Miss Helga and dashing Mr G
came to play with the squirrels at 'Biddies'.......

We had the most brilliant night.......lots of laughs, giggling, drinking, talking about the important things and general craziness....


SQUEE...................



LOVE V

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Simple................









Hi Sweet-peas........

Stop..........be silent and feel the serenity of nature around you.


Oh and wear a very pretty 1940's wax flower crown, its that simple.


love V






Monday, October 21, 2013

Giving vintage to something important............








Hi Sweet-peas....

I have been asked by a very special lady, Kylie from Lucy Violet to be a guest frockster for 'Frocktober'.
Kylie is raising funds for ovarian cancer research..........so far she has close to $1600.00.......amazing.
Now all you lovely poppets if you would like to make a donation to this very important cause or if you would like to own this pretty dress I am wearing............Yes that is right I have donated Miss Powder Blue to help raise more funds.

Miss Powder Blue is a 70's chiffon, elastic waist, pleat skirt, frock. 
Size 12-16.....depending on how you would like her to sit.
I will be sending her anywhere she needs to go, sorry the belt and umbrella are staying with me.

I don't need to tell you how important this is.......thank you Kylie for letting me be part of Frocktober.


love V




Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A night out................








Hi sweet-peas.....


The last few weeks are all a little fuzzy and blurry with the long hours to get 'Two Squirrels' open.

Time to dress up and go into the city to enjoy a lovely night of beautiful music by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra presenting 'Tall Tales & Tangos'...........it was just wonderful.
I wore a snuggly warm 60's wool frock with a silver thread, rich burgundy velvet 50's evening coat and a black silk Victorian piano shawl. Wearing beautiful vintage pieces always makes me want to kick up my heels with happiness.
We have spent today getting more treasure into the shop ready to open up tomorrow at 10am all bushy tailed like good little squirrels.


love V

   


Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunshine on the inside..........









Hi Sweet-peas.....

We decided a few days ago that we would have a picnic at a park on our first day off, to rest and talk over all the exciting things that have happened since 'Two Squirrels' had opened.
 It would seem that mother nature would have turned these two squirrels into drowned rats.........it has just poured with rain most of the day.
Change of plans........
Picnic inside, complete with a rug, scones and a stuffed duck to make it feel like a park setting.
With the beautiful light that dances around St Biddies it was like having a sunny day picnic inside.



love V


  


Friday, October 11, 2013

All in a days work........












Hi Sweet-peas.......

Oh I forgot what it is like to be standing on your little feet for seven hours a day and talking to lovely poppets.......I am so exhausted.......and very out of practice, but filled with happiness.
Today we were given the most beautiful cup-cakes to welcome 'Two Squirrels Vintage' to Milton from the gorgeous ladies at the Service Centre......thank you so much to Jill and Barbara, it was so very kind.
Now I am not out of practice when it comes to devouring a scrumptious chocolate cup-cake......yummy.

Talking about kindness I received the most wonderful parcel filled with vintage treasures from the very sweet Brodie at 'Camilla Crinoline', a fabulous crochet bag, poodle brooch and scarf, what a lucky squirrel I am.......thank you sweet.

Its been so nice dressing a window again,  fussing over the displays of treasure, sweeping the path and realizing just how much I truly love having a shop.

Night Night poppets.....

Sorry I am just so tired....the days are such a blur at the moment.


Love V






Monday, October 7, 2013

Hello......Two Squirrels Vintage.....Vanessa speaking......









Hi Sweet-peas....

Oh what an opening!!!!!!

It was just amazing......we had so many people come and support us, we are feeling so very humble.
Lots of wonderful vintage treasure left our wee vintage shop and went on to start a new life with lovely new owners.
What more could we ask for????
I wore my new vintage 50's cotton dress with roses on, perfect for the occasion, yay.

We are both just shattered today, the excitement and energy used to get the shop open has just drained us so much......I am a bit of a train wreak.
Poor St Biddies looks like a bomb went off in her and poor Trouser thinks we have moved out with so much of our treasures now in the shop.

Ok I hope to be back in the real world tomorrow and try to catch up on everyone.


Night night....

love V