Treasure hunt

Exploring vintage and antique stores is a favourite past time of mine. It provides me with a creative outlet and inspires some fun ideas and uses for pre-loved things. This rainy Sunday afternoon however called for some online browsing and inspiration from the comfort of my sofa.

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Great use of an old catalogue or filing drawer care of Miss Paisley. Use as an entryway table, or for storage in your lounge or study.

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I have had my eye on this old spotlight at Miss Paisley for a while now! It would be great as a lamp next to my reading chair.

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Small obsession with recycled, old wooden boxes at the moment. Use them to place your planter pots in for a rustic look or on their side as a magazine rack.

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Nothing like a beautiful tea set to enjoy a cup of tea in.

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Inside Out magazine, a favourite read for design and decorating ideas.

A little musical nightcap….

I stumbled across this little gem tonight, a cover by India Yelich-O’Conner of the song ‘Say Something’.¬†(Original by the duo A Great Big World).

Does the surname sound familiar? India is the younger sister of Lorde.

Check out this talented beauty singing here, or view India’s blog ‘Genres of India’.

Talent certainly runs in the family!

Week in review

From weddings, hiking and trips to the beach, to managing my first week back at work for the year; it has been an eventful and great week. Here is how it happened!photo (6)

First wedding of the summer Рstripes! Dress by Bec & Bridge, shoes from Mi Piaci

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Medicine for the soul!

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Enjoying the summer sunshine at Back Beach, Taranaki

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Then, summer disappeared for a few days. Loving stripes by Ruby, jeans by G-Star, leather jacket by All Saints.

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What better way to enjoy a cooler day than getting out for a hike. Kaitake ranges, Taranaki.

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Love this Portmans number for wedding number two of the season.

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After a great break, back to work. Monday morning #messybedroom! Dress from Country Road, shoes by Kathryn Wilson.

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After a big week at work Summer makes it’s glorious return! Ahu Ahu, Oakura

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Roxy bikini, top from Urban Outfitters.

Words of Wisdom

Not one for making new year resolutions, I do like to take the time during January to reflect on things I have achieved and think about what I would like to get out of the year ahead. Here are a few words of wisdom that have been inspiring me over the past couple of weeks.

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Inspiring yoga sessions – Tiaki Pilates & Yoga

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Morning coffee & beautiful words at Memphis Belle Coffee House

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Simplicity care of The Smile Collective

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First sunset of the new year, what a way to start! Oakura, Taranaki