This Lyttelton store always has the most interesting window displays.
I was walking along Gloucester street when this shop drew me in with a riot of bright colours. It’s the pop up shop for Blue Scarlet. It’s located at 165 Gloucester St in the brand new building that’s beside New Regent Street. As an added bonus, they are sharing space with a vintage clothing shop BellaBean Vintage. Blue Scarlet are also online at http://www.bluescarlet.co.nz and https://www.facebook.com/bluescarlet
I love antique and curio shops, they are just so fascinating to walk around, but they can be injurious to the bank account if you are not careful or have a weakness for things you don’t need but really really want! The Ferry Antique Centre recently opened in this building on Ferry Road – a number of antique dealers had all been sharing a building in Woolston – but it was pretty cramped in there. Now they have lots of room and there is a lot to look at. Definitely worth a visit on a Saturday afternoon.
If you are in the area of The Commons (corner of Kilmore and Durham Streets), then I suggest you check out the pop up shop Designs of an Eclectique Heart which features the original photography and artwork of Debbie Porter. Debbie has the shop for the next two months and has some wonderful artwork and jewellery there. You can see more of Debbie’s work on her website at http://www.designsofaneclectiqueheart.com and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DesignsOfAnEclectiqueHeart
I had a look around Portobello antiques today (they have a shop at The Tannery), and I was captivated by this life-sized Santa. I was told he was actually a mechanical santa (his head will nod).
Here’s a few other snaps I took.
As you can see it’s a treasure trove!
The caged bird sings – if you pay it by dropping a New Zealand penny into the slot!