Ahoy me matey, I just wanted to share these pics with you.
Last weekend my better half and I went to Wellington to see the World of Wearable Arts Show, which I might add was incredibly clever. (No cameras were allowed)
Although Wellington is only 2 hours from home we decided to stay over. I want to show you where we stayed.
There was a few stairs to climb to reach the door. (That's our car way down there)
Behind this large handle was a very well-stocked kitchen with everything you could wish for in a bed and breakfast. We had been left bacon and eggs and tomatoes and mushrooms, a loaf of bread and crumpets, and assorted cereals. And then there was yoghurts and fruit juice and toppings for toast.
And I could have sat at the kitchen window all day long drinking tea.
And then there were some more steps....
And there was our bedroom!
And even more steps.....
And we arrived in the lounge, where we could sit back and relax and watch the world go by...
The view was amazing. Planes and ships and cyclists and little boats and people walking and seagulls.
It was a very nautical sleep-over, and as it got dark lights started to twinkle everywhere.
I was happy just watching the inter-island ferries making the crossing to the South Island.
If you look closely you can make out the mountain range on the eastern seaboard, at Kaikoura. The boat trip takes 3hours from North Island to South Island.
But, the next morning it was time to leave.
It was a great experience and I recommend it to anyone. Although not suitable for children or for groups. It is however, the perfect place to spend the night with your very own Salty Sea Captain :)))
So if you happen to be in Wellington for a night, and you'd like to stay in Island Bay,
I did promise to show you some of the bits I bought at the Vintage Textile Fair in Auckland recently.
I didn't actually buy a great lot, but there were so many things to look at, and I could have happily spent a small fortune. But I was well behaved, ask Shane :)
These took my eye, I thought I could find a very practical use for them.
There were loads of laces, some extremely pricey. A couple of nice pieces were added to my collection.
These beauties were too good to pass up and reasonably priced.
I fell in love with this vintage needle keep too.
And this which I have no idea what it actually is, but I think it's an egg warmer lol.
I fell in love with this too. It is full of darning thread for stockings. (perhaps I could learn how to mend the pile I have here)
I thought this find was very special too. I was told it is a bride's handkerchief.
It is very fine and I'm sure you would never use it. Perhaps only to dry the lightest of tears? (of happiness of course)
And to end a fabulous day, Shane gave me this wonderful bag she made which was crammed full of exciting things she'd made and bits I can use. It was like opening a treasure chest of goodies! I was thrilled to bits to have some of her art work too.
Thank you Shane, I felt very spoilt.