Another day of intermittent rain, with patches of sun, and warm. The rain is still very welcome, and is helping cool things down, especially at night which makes sleeping a whole lot easier.
Got to have your sleep!!
Aqua and Brown were the colours of the day for me. I had to nip out to the shops so a frock it was. Mind you I have to keep hoisting the top part up as my girls were trying to escape!
I was in a Charity shop today and this head scarf wearing lady was trying to barter with the poor lady behind the counter on some things she wanted to buy. As in half the price!! Because I am out spoken I stood up for the lady working in the shop saying it was an already very good price and this shop was raising money for Charity!! The head scarf wearer kept on pushing to get it cheaper but the shop lady held firm and thanked me when the customer left. I do not understand why people have to barter in a Charity shop, you either want it or you don't. If you can buy it new down the road for the same price or cheaper, then bloody well do so!!
I got slightly bored so decided to play dress up
by adding RED to my frock!!
And Aqua shoes!!
Actually I was killing time because I was going out
with Dawn to a new shop
that she is supplying.
The Mandarin Tree is a gorgeous shop full of Art and situated out at Gordonton, a quick drive north east in the countryside from Hamilton. The arrows mark Dawns stuff, but I am sure you would have noticed.
The shop owner is a lovely Dutch lady who is an artist, and she created this giant size cup and saucer with spoon out of what looks like brush to me. She told me it was a commissioned piece for some display that now lives in the shop garden. Seriously bloody cool. I would want a door to get into it and have a big futon style cushion in it to laze about reading and relaxing.
I love Dawns leaning houses and her one off Jug.
The owner took a photo of Dawn installing her work.
Notice the bird cages hanging in the tree?
It's very quirky out there.
There is a crocheted covered lamp post next to the shop.
And the cutest planter filled with Lavender plants.
If you out Gordonton way and have not called in at the Mandarin Tree, you really should do. Another gorgeous shop full of beautiful things to tempt you to spend.
Last night I bought a fake pony tail off Trade Me and it arrived this afternoon. Of course a trial run was in order.
LOVE * LOVE * LOVE IT!!!