We've been sniffing around the aptly named Cashmere, a suburb of Christchurch, looking at divoon but largely unaffordable houses....we both love going to open homes for a good nosey,and it doesn't hurt to fantasise!
Or is that torture I mean?!
This sweet church would make a marvellous home, actually.
I could have a tower for my accessories!
This particular day we checked out an amazing 1970's architecturally designed rabbit warren of a home which ticked a great many boxes except how the hell would you heat it in Winter with its enormous vaulted ceilings, and the fact that it was up for auction, which to me means they want biiiiig bucks. It was on a cul de sac, which would be perfect, had a sunken lounge (!), but had a dreadful spiral staircase.
We also looked at a house of similar era to ours that had my dream stove but had a stupidly tiny fridge space, was on a busy street, had a massive garden and was across the road from a dodgy looking house and an old folks home.
I'm going to dream about the 70's one.....have a nosey here, if you like!
At this stage, we're just looking...it's going to have to be INCREDIBLE for me to be happy about getting into a mortgage again, I can tell you.
We could make our existing home our dream home....but we're pretty keen to move to a nicer, quieter area.
What will be, will be, I guess!
Frock-50's, Small Earth Vintage
Handbag-60's, a shop called Junk and Disorderly; it crumbled in the earthquakes
Sunglasses-Catch a Thief
Necklace-gift from G
Flower-consignment store in New Mexico
These darling Frida earrings were a gift from my lovely friend Christine, who runs The Vintage Cupboard!