Friday, July 10, 2009

a mini break

Well blogging friends, I decided to take a few days off and visit with my daughter. The second semester of university starts again on Monday and I will be busy again with study, books and assignments.
One day we decided to go into town, and while browsing the shops and streets came across the Empire Cafe and Tea Rooms. It had a whole wall of china plates. A real talking point.

Then on our way home we called into my very favourite store. It's called Faded Fancy, and I can honestly say I've never come across a store quite like it anywhere in NZ. It is chocked full of vintage linens, buttons, garments, and many other bits of history! Of course I came away with a very small package wrapped in the obligatory butterick sewing pattern paper!
I asked the owner if she would mind if I took a couple of pics and she was more than happy to let me do so.

(notice how tidy the stacks of linens are - well they weren't like that after I had finished! The owner remembered me from my last visit, and her stack of "messy" linens! lol)

As it's Friday night here in NZ, I wish you all a fantastic weekend!
Carole ;)


Linda said...

What a wonderful time you had! I can just see you rummaging through those linens! What a site you must've been!

Rengin Yazitas said...

I loved all those plates!!! I have a plate collection, I collect souvenouir plates where I visit. Thanks so much sharing,
Have a nice weekend,
Rengin, in Istanbul