Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Blue skies…blue roses….bluebird of happiness……..








Hi Sweet-peas…..

Warm spring days……wearing a summer dress and taking off your shoes to feel the grass between your toes. Lying on the ground and looking through the trees to see the blue sky.
A bluebird brooch such happiness.
Simply pleasures to make your heart sing.



love V






Friday, November 22, 2013

Vintage Shop girl…………..









Hi Sweet-peas……

Can you believe another month is just about over????
The days are just flying by and I feel like I am chasing my furry little tail all the time.
Its taken a while to settle into being a shop girl again…….I must admit to struggling with the confidence it takes to serving, buying and dealing with lovely customers all over again. After being in retail for 25 years I still get nervous sometimes…..crazy.
We have been doing some long hours at the shop and behind the scenes to keep interesting and fun treasure coming in, its all worth while when you see the delight when someone decides to take them home.

Talking about vintage shops………Warren and I went to a fabulous new one in Dunedin
we meet the wonderful Emma-Jane the owner and I came away with a cute pair of old school style navy shoes…..so happy!!!!


Right I must go do some paper work and the banking……

Happiness to you all…..have a truly splendid weekend.



love V


Monday, November 18, 2013

Sweet little felt bag……………..







Hi Sweet-peas…

I am running so behind with posts…….so we are now skipping back to last Saturday when the very sweet Sue, Helen and Caitlin from
Dunedin Wears The Pants, travelled from Dunedin to the shop.
I was so very surprised when they gave me the most gorgeous present…………a stunning 1930/40's handmade felt bag………..I just love these carpet felt work bags…...this one was probably a knitting-bag, look at the pretty classic design……...just so beautiful. Thank you lovely ladies.
I couldn't wait to take it out that night when Warren and I went to the the Hospice Fashion show in Milton.
These photographs are taken just before we walked down the road to the Coronation Hall to watch the parade. We are so lucky to have this lovely park right beside 'Two Squirrels', in the centre is the war memorial and around beautiful trees with park benches to enjoy.
Please excuses my scruffy velvet coat with the ripped collar…….I have fixed it so so many times and it just keeps tearing….grrrr. I'll add that to the already massive repair pile…..oh well.
I hope your week is just scrumptious…...


love V



Monday, November 11, 2013

Revamp...............









Hi Sweet-peas.......

Oh oh OH..........so excited........we have the outside of 'Two Squirrels' painted at last.
Beautifully done last week by the lovely Sandra.....what a fabulous job!!!
The black window frame makes everything pop......happy happy dance.
Such a great revamp.
Having a window to dress at ground level is giving me so much pleasure......I change the dresses and display everyday we are open and have received such wonderful comments.


The other revamp that has been going on is the total reorganising of my wardrobe......so you are not going to believe this......I had a wee dress count and well I think I may need help????
!%* dresses..........eekkk(sorry I couldn't put the amount......look at your key board and the symbols will give the number).
Ok......time for some of my pretties to go to new homes.
First up the cute summer dress I am wearing......washed and into the shop on Saturday........yay sold that day to the very beautiful and sweet Helen from 'Dunedin Wears the Pants', she looked just gorgeous in her, so happy one of my poppets is off to a good home.
Now I must down size the collection some more..........5 more washed and ready to go into the shop on Thursday.
Ok poppets next on my list for down sizing.....skirts and blouses......


Have a truly 'Vampy' week.....


LOVE V 



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Remembering and celebrating......................








Hi Sweet-peas......

Oh what a difference a few days of sunshine and warmth can make.
All around 'St Biddies' the garden and orchard have burst into life.........we are just loving the very overgrown secret garden feel.
The light in the late evening is so soft and peaceful.

I have unpacked all my summer dresses and sorted through my collection of sunglasses.........rediscovering these fabulous vintage tortoiseshell sunnies....perfect for today.
I have also made a few more hair-clips from screw-on and clip-on earrings, its been so exciting selling them in the shop, and hearing lovely feedback about them. This is one of my favorites, a pretty mosaic with yellow and red roses, a nice match to my rose dress.

Yesterday was a day of reflection for me......the 5th of November marks the anniversary of us taking over Tete a Tete Vintage, 8 years ago and opening the original Two Squirrels Vintage, 6 years ago..........I still have moments of sadness thinking of our great little shops and how they ended it such a ugly way.
So I am a tad bit seedy today as we had quite a few drinks to remember the old vintage shops................and celebrate the new 'Two Squirrels Vintage'.....1 month old....yay.


love V