Some NZ Vintage Clothing Labels

Recently Camelia Crinoline in her blog post “Don’t put your labels on me” documented a few of her vintage NZ clothing labels, inspired by Georgia’s initial post on the same topic.  I really enjoyed these posts – some labels I’ve never heard of, some I vaguely remember, and some of them I’ve even worked for!  I […]

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Holiday Pics (and Purchases!)

Last weekend we visited family in the South Island, so I thought I’d share a few pics – plus my op-shop finds! Early morning fog over Middlemarch, Otago.We drove right up that valley to Ranfurly and Naseby, then up over the Pigroot to the coast. On to Hyde, with it’s old hotel – if you […]

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The $58 Button

Would you ever pay $58 for a button?  Well I just did!  It is a very special button though – a gilt button of the 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot.  And what is so special about that, you say?  Well it was the same regiment of the British army my great-great-grandfather joined way back in […]

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The Aftermath

Christchurch, New Zealand,post-earthquake, Tuesday 22 February 2011 I originate from the South Island and know Christchurch quite well, or at least I did.  I’ve flown in and out a zillion times en route to visiting family, I’ve explored the Port Hills and Lyttleton, now destroyed.  I’ve admired the city’s historic English architecture, now destroyed.  I’ve […]

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~thanks Karin!~

Surprise! Karin from the lovely sewing blog Ancien-Nouveau has awarded me a Beautiful Blogger award!  Thanks so much Karin – I really enjoy reading your blog too!  And readers, if you haven’t come across Ancien-Nouveau in blogland yet, you really must check it out – Karin makes lots of lovely and inspirational things!  Now there are a […]

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