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A day at The Culverden Christmas Country Fete

October 31, 2013

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Today was a beautiful sunny and very warm Canterbury day – perfect weather for the annual Culverden Christmas Country Fete.

The Fete has become somewhat of a tradition for many Cantabrians – a great day out of shopping, food and entertainment. Culverden is a lovely little country town in the Hurunui district and about an hour’s drive north of Christchurch. It’s well worth a visit just for the town as it has some lovely eateries and cute shops.

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There was some delicious food for sale for lunch and to take home. My lunch (above) was a whitebait pattie sandwich and a glass of Pimms (which it appears to be compulsory to drink when at the Fete). It was a thoroughly pleasant day out and I came home with a lot of goodies.

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I loved these chickens! But one problem with the Fete is that if you go with a fixed budget, you can blow it before you have seen everything. So I didn’t come home with any chickens.

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I did however still have enough cash to indulge in one of these amazing and delicious lemon-infused lemon cup cakes from Toni Hannah of The Traditional Cupcake Company.

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Bellamente Vintage Jewellery at the Artisan Market at Riccarton House

May 5, 2013

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This antique styled jewellery (a blend of old and new) is created by Bellamente Vintage Jewellery – who had a stall at Riccarton House today, as part of the artisan market. The jewellery is hand-made by my talented friend Macushla.

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Macushla with her hand-made vintage-styled jewellery

You can find out more at the official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bellamentevintage

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St Patrick’s Day Themed Market at Sunday Artisan Market, Riccarton House

March 17, 2013

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I went along to the Sunday Artisan Market at Riccarton House this morning – and as it was St Patrick’s Day they had an Irish theme with dancers and a few people getting into the spirit of the day with green coloured clothing.

You can learn more about the market at http://www.christchurchfarmersmarket.co.nz

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Shabby Chic

February 3, 2013

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Another very well attended Shabby Chic market. A friend of mine went along for the first time ever and she was gripped with market fever. I talked her out of buying a musical windmill, but talked her into buying the beautiful black and white dress (pictured) that she loves. I was given the pink mustache by the lady that sells them. Apparently it’s a fashionable thing. It does rather go with the $3 pink hat I also bought at the market.

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Anissa Victoria’s Vintage Market

January 19, 2013

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I love markets of any kind – but especially markets with shiny things and pretty stuff like clothes, bags and shoes. So when I heard that Anisa Victoria Loves Vintage was having a market at the Book Fridge Gap Filler site (corner of Kilmore Street and Barbadoes Street) I had to check it out.

As you can see, lots of girlie things for sale.

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Vintage and vintage-style dresses for sale.

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It was a hot day!

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Checking out the books too…

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