Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Can You Guess Our Destination ?

Maybe you are thinking this could be the south of France mmm Still looking like France, maybe somewhere in Provence
The gorgeous rusted iron fence, the overgrown Lavender, Blue flowers , Cypress trees, maybe it is Italy !

This window and door is just beckoning to come inside.

it is just as divine inside

A vista in every corner

You have probably gathered by the tags on each item that these goods are for sale.
It is a wonderful antique shop, full to the brim with items to tempt.

not in Italy, not in France

in Christchurch, New Zealand.
We have just returned from 10 fantastic days in my homeland.
Mr L & R and I celebrated 25 years of marraiage on the 9th February and as we married in New Zealand , we figured we should return to celebrate and catch up with family.
I have loads of wonderful pictures and memories to share.
I will update over the next couple of days and then I will show some sewing, after all this is really what this blog is about.
Happy creating


Nedra said...

I have a dream of someday being able to visit New Zealand. Thanks for the lovely visit through your eyes.
Happy Anniversary!

ranette said...

Oh boy....I cannot wait to see what wonderful pics you have in store for us all. I didn't realize you were Kiwi...some of my good friends were missionaries in NZ and adopted their son while there.

Congrats on 25 years of wedded bliss....this is my 25th year of matrimony as well :o)

wishes, true and kind said...

Congratulations! Our 25th is coming up in June!

PatchworkRose said...

Welcome Home Jean, Sounds like you ad a wonderful time. Cannot wait to see your photos. It is our 20th Wedding Anniversary soooon and we are going for a second Honeymoon to Tasmania where we had our first.
Just loved the Antique shop.

broderie said...

welcome home! lovely photos, look forward to seeing and hearing more!

Nyla said...

So glad you had such a lovely anniversary and trip! Twenty-five years is wonderful!! Loved the antique shop and looking forward to more photos!

Sue-Anne said...

Congratulations on 25 years. What a wonderful way to celebrate. Your photos so far are wonderful. I want to go shopping!

Janet said...

Happy happy anniversary to you both! What a wonderful way to celebrate. It looks like you had a great look around judging from the great photos.

Daniëlle said...

That sounds absolutely wonderful!!Happy Anniversary from me too! Me, I still live in the town I was married so no need to travel hihi! Must think of another reason!! Take care, hugs, Daniëlle XXXD PS the DVD is great, my skills are improving!!

Anne said...

Congratuations Jean, and your husband offcourse!
New Zealand is on my wishlist to visit, ever.....
We leave in 3 weeks to Curacao to our son there, I'm looking forward to it......

Miriam said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Glad you had a wonderful time and spent some time with your family.

I am looking forward to more of your photographs.

Catherine said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! I'd love to go walking through that store!

Happy Anniversary!

Brandie said...

Absolutely Beautiful! You lucky girl, we're all envious.

Janet said...

Happy Anniversary. Here's wishing you many more years of happiness together. We have plans to visit NZ and Australia early 2011. It looks wonderful.

Taryn said...

I am soooo jealous. That shop is spectacular and I was definitely thinking France. Shipping to the USA just won't work so please post more pictures. My heartiest congratulations to both of you on reaching the 25 year mark!

Joanna said...

Oh how wonderful! Lucky lucky LUCKY you!!! I have been subscribed to your blog for a while now and didn't realise you are originally a Kiwi - me too!!! (Hamilton to be exact:)

I live in the US now, but as soon as I saw that Kia Ora sign, my heart skipped a beat:) I will be anxiously tuned in for the photos to come!!!