Monday, 23 June 2014

Two Sues meet another blogger

Today me and Sue took a drive out of Hamilton, through to Kihikihi where we went to meet a fellow Blogger from our neck of the woods. We are totally the blind leading the blind so I was surprised we actually found where we were going!! The very lovely Julie who sent me that gorgeous parcel of loveliness last week is who we went to meet. We were both welcomed into her lovely home where we met her mum who was visiting and busy knitting in the warmth of her home.  Chatter and laughter took over while we sipped tea and ate the yummiest muffins ever (yes I have the recipe).  

I love it when I meet a new person who I instantly feel comfortable with and connect.

Apart from Julie living in the cutest house ever she has a lovely garden and a shop.  This is called Threadbear Cottage and a must to visit if you are passing by. I will so be visiting again, hear that Julie!! The cottage is full of the most beautiful handcrafted treasures in every nook and cranny.  

Trust me we looked in every nook and cranny,
going OMG more than once.

Me and Julie outside Threadbear Cottage.

One of the sweet little kittens
that I would love to have snuck home,
and a couple of purchases
from the Cottage.

Pretty sure we behaved ourselves!

Armed with a map of the op shops on offer we left to do the rounds.  I found more sheets and I know I said I have enough and must not add to my stash, well my Mountain, but I lied, these were too gorgeous to leave behind.  And of course another blanket.  

Can you ever have too many blankets and vintage cotton sheets?  

I think not. 

I had a little spend in a favourite colourful shop of mine called 3G Teak.

Us Sues had a nice spot of lunch
or was that a big afternoon tea?

Whatever it was
it was so nice sitting outside in the sunshine
watching the world pass us by. 

Sue showing me her quilt, and her two Fur grandchildren.
I safely delivered Sue back to her home.
Well when I say safely
I mean we made it!!

Do not tell me to look at things when driving
as I tend to forget I am the driver
aye Sue??

Back home I decided I should show you my re-potted Yukka that fell over in the storm and smashed the pot it was in.  I have gone for BIG, BOLD and PLASTIC this time and slapped a couple of potted colour in one side.  The empty planter box was a score off trade me, $20 and I now cannot wait to put it into position, fill it with dirt and plants.

I had a blooming great day out with an old mate and met a new one!

Of course I was dressed
head to toe in

Thanks again Julie
it was lovely to meet you!!



Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

It was a fabularsehole day! Thank you for taking me and bringing me home! Why can't you drive and look at the views too! lol :D xx

Raewyn said...

Looks like you girls had loads of fun. Isn't Julie the loveliest - and so there are many goodies at her place too :-)

Beth Waltz said...

That plum colored topper suits your blonde hair and skin tones: gorgeous!

Any woman who shares her home with furry creatures needs as many attractive -- and washable!--sheets and blankets as she can acquire! Sort them by color and distribute them under assorted fuzzy fannies as needed.

Wendy Rayner said...

That looked absolute fab,glad you and sue enjoyed it lovely pics i can just imagine you two,in there x

pastcaring said...

That's a gorgeous frock, and it sounds like a fabulous day out! How cool to meet a new blogging friend and hit it off so well.
I need you to take me op shopping, you have ALL the luck with the vintage sheets and I want it to rub off on me, please! xxx

Vix said...

That dress looks fabularse on you and I'm glad you had a great blogging day out,they're the best!

Shawna McComber said...

I love your flower dress! As always, I am envying your wardrobe. It looks like you had a great outing and a great visit, so thanks for sharing it with us! Your pots of plants look gorgeous and I cant' wait to see the new planter filled!!

Julie said...

Hiya Sue, Mum & I had the loveliest morning meeting you two girls & shared lots of laughs ... & we are still laughing. Thanks again for the visit & the gift. I look forward to seeing your planter box filled up - its great & would look amazing with so many different things in it. Sues new quilt is just gorgeous .... thanks again you girls are just awesome. x0x0

peaches mcginty said...

You can never have too many blankets and vintage sheets! true words! what a fab day out with blogging buddies too! I would totally gatecrash (except I am quite far away and don't have a passport.....bugger!)the yucca looks very happy in plastic (I'm very fond of it too!) and your empty planter is awesome! x x x

Leeanne said...

Whoohoo! Glad you got to meet Julie in person! Isn't her home & shop the best. You sound like you drive just like me :-)
I look forward to meeting you one day soon. Happy Opshopping.

Goody said...

My first thought on seeing the photos (before reading closely) was, "Oh, I could live in that house as it looks like the best shop ever."

How great to meet someone off-blog, and it sounds like everyone had a lovely time. I sure do love that purple coat-if I were willing to go to the other side of the world, I'd swipe it from you.

Plastic pots have the advantage of being patch-able. We had some punctured by large hail, so I got out the duct tape, and they're ugly, but still perfectly useable.