But I won't worry, and I won't fret, ain't no law against it yet


Now, where was I?!
That's right, I was off out with the divine Miss V for a few hours of opshooping goodness!
(there was a quick hat change!)


We didn't have a huge amount of time, but popped into 2 opshops, where I scored a new Winter coat, a splendid gold scarf ring and a terracotta bowl, and Miss V came away with a blue spotty frock...and I can't remember what else...
Then we went and had a lovely coffee at the Honeypot cafe.
Miss V suggested we check out Foragers ...which turned out to be the most amazing sort of warehouse filled with joy!
And, it seems to incororate shops within the shop, and one of these is G's fave shop that we thought was probably gone forever after the quake, Chaos!
Anyway, come and look.....


I really, really want this file for my jewellery!


And I really, really want this light!!


Spot the Tretchikoff!


I'm rather attracted to this swan.


Things that match Miss V's divine shoes!


I love this 60's chandelier!


Then back home to tell G all about it.
I'm desperate to get him down there for a perve and hopefully a score!


O, this is my new coat, modelled by G Star!
Thank you, darling Miss V , for such a splendid time!
(note lounge room starting to look a bit normal!)

Don't forget, local lovelies, that Two Squirrels are having a sale at their nest May 6th and 7th!

X

36 comments:

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

OMFG! What a fab shop! I gotta come down and see it, I gotta...I have...I shall..one day...maybe not today..but tomorrow....after all...shit was having a Gone with the Wind moment there! And as for G....he'd make a luvverly rug! ;-D ♥

Dashfield Vintage said...

Ohhhhh that place looks like HEAVEN!! I am absolutely going to have to check it out next time I'm in town. The two of you are looking as adorable as ever. I imagine that you make great partners in crime!

Terri said...

I'm impressed by how spacious this place is. We've been on the hunt for antique pedal organs--my DH drags me around to them, but they have fewer clothes than I'm seeing in this place!

Trees said...

I love Miss V's dress and shoes and your hat. Also that coat is devine.

I want to go to that store and buy pretty things!

Sue said...

That has to be the best shop I have ever seen. The sort of place you could stay in forever. You so have to get the filing cabinet for all your jewels, I will do the labeling for you for the quick find. And a Tretchkoff!!!! I love those!!! Think heading south to forage in Foragers will have to go on my bucket list!!! ♥

Sara said...

OMG, it's a freakin' WONDERLAND! ::sigh:: Glad you had fun! You both look divine! XO

two squirrels said...

Yay!!!!! look at us looking all dressed up and pretty!!!!
What a simply wonderful afternoon I had. Thank you!!!! I am a lucky girl to have playtime with you.
Oh oh that dress in Foragers looks so good with my shoes.
Happiness is treasure hunting with Miss Helga.
Love v

Frugal Queen said...

Hello, the shop was amazing, the green windows are fantastic, the cabinet would be good for my buttons and wee sewing bits and main man was a great model - keep them coming xxx froogs xx

Vintage Sweetheart said...

You both look gorgeous and colourful! It's so nice to spend a day frolicking with a fellw vintage lover. xx

Miss Magpie said...

What an amazing place, I wish there was somewhere like that near here, or maybe I don't I'd be skint and the house would be full of even more stuff!


Does the swan come with the giant butterfly on it's back or was that just for show?

Melanie said...

I love the blue velvet coat!

Louise said...

Oh I love shopping in places like that, I can spend hours rummaging through nik naks and oddments. I love your hat and vanity case, and G looks like a pimp in your coat lol. X

Katryoshka said...

Wow, that place looks amazing, like something out of a very pleasant dream where I've won the lottery even though I don't play and have an empty house ready begging to be filled with junk, I burst the seams of my house sometime ago, x

Ivy Black said...

What a fab place! I'd love to have a ratch around and come out with armfuls of stuff.
You both looking wonderful!
xxxxx

Nelly said...

Id love to Forage there too Tell me is that skirt Miss V is holding made from barkcloth it so looks like fabric I have.How Id lve a shop like that.Your house is looking so inviting I may invite myself over xx

Dylan said...

woke up feeling really shit today and after reading your post |I feel sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better. So many lovely things to ogle at, thank you, you always seem to make my day x

Vintage Bird Girl said...

What a delightful post! You both look so wonderful & I am drooling over all of those vintage goodies. I can't wait to visit Foragers on our next trip to Christchurch. Xx

The Grande Dame said...

Wow that shop looks incredible! How can you stop yourself going there every day?? I think I want all the furniture.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

OMG, Foragers looks like heaven on earth. I'm attracted to the swan too! xx

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooooohhh I love that shop!!!

Your new coat is MARVELLOUS - and so beautifully modelled by supermodel G-Star.

I hope you bought the fabulous black coat with the cream collar and cuffs and the cobtalt blue velvet coat - PHWOAR - what I wouldn't give to see you in cobalt velvet, mi amor!

Miss V's frock and shoes are splendid and I hope she bought that gorgeous lavendar frock?

I love you more than every single hat on our planet! Sarah xxx

PepperReed said...

What a Fantastic bunch of shops! I could get lost for days... That chest for jewelry is a great idea; I've been meaning to ask how you store your bijoux. My pile is beginning to overtake the guest room! I'd love to see a post on how you keep it all.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

wow!! That place looks amazing! You need all that stuff. Go back and get it all. G looks great in that coat, watch out, you may come back and find him swanning around in it.

Hannah said...

Flipping heck that place looks like heaven! please tell me your friend bought that skirt? that is amazing! Yeah you totally need the swan! xx

Lucy Nation said...

Thank you for taking us shopping with you. I love the look of Foragers. Your vintage and opshops are seem so much better than our British equivilants. Miss V looks divine in that frock and lilac shoes...swoon! That skirt she's holding in the first pic is gorgeous too. Looks like a wonderful day was had all around x

delia hornbook said...

I love Miss V dress and shoes the colours are gorgeous. Like that vanity bag you were holding. I picked up a lovely Tretchikoff print today its one i have been after for ages and at £2.00 i was so chuffed ;-) Have a great week, dee xx

Fiona said...

Now that is my kind of shop! Spotted a lovely Astrakhan with fur cuffs and collar, amongst other gorgeousness.

pastcaring said...

Foragers looks wonderful, I could get lost in there for hours - so much interesting STUFF!
Your new coat is ghetto fabulous (or is that just the spin G is putting on it?!)
You and Miss V look soooo pretty, I wish I could come shopping with you two gorgeous ladies.
The lyrics/titles of these posts were driving me MAD! You know how it is when something is just out of reach in your memory... So I confess I had to google it as it wasn't getting to the forefront of my brain quickly enough. She Bop! Of course! xxxxxx

Perdita said...

That looks a fantastic shop! There's one a bit like it called 'snoopers paradise' in Brighton, but half the size. I adore a rummage!

Maria said...

i am still gasping with utter joy, england has nothing like this, the charity shops are generally pants (well from where i live!) seriously amazing gorgeous place x

Vintage Coconut said...

OHHH MYYYY.. Foragers looks like the BEST STORE EVER!! Eaakkk I see so many lovley things, I would be in Heaven. Looks like you two had a fabulous time.

P.S. G is really workin it in that coat! ;)

LUCEWOMAN said...

You both look so at home in that place - like the perfect customers! The perfect outing, looks like we're all envious.
What a coat - I wouldn't let ANYONE else try it on if I were you!

Looking every inch the foxy foragers, good on you both.

Lucy x

The Pink Flamingo said...

Very nice photos...and clothes!!!

Melanie said...

It would be so fun to go shopping with the two of you! I want that "Gone With the Wind" plantation skirt made from drapery! But I would certainly need ice cream afterwards, and perhaps a good stiff belt of tea.

La Dama said...

What a amazing shop amor!
You two damas look like kids in a candy store.love your hat changes.:)
that gorgeous skirt Mrs. Squirrel is holding is divina. please tell me she took it home with her.
your coat looks fantastic on G hombre watch out he might wear it to work.
besonones

Peter said...

I really enjoyed your posting.
I want to go to that store and buy pretty things!
Vans for Sale

Krista said...

What a cool ass shop! I get in trouble in places like that because I simply have no room for anymore stuff :) well maybe a little bit of room for a little more stuff. You both look so adorable! That hat always reminds me of the hats women wear in Peru, you look powerful yet still girlie! I want Miss V's shoes on my feet now! G in that fur makes me wanna snuggle!