Today the Mother, Miss H, and I went to visit the wonderful Julie of Threadbear Cottage. It was a truly lovely day!!!
Yummy! We had a DELICIOUS morning tea. My favourite was the raspberry and white chocolate muffin and the gingernut balls, AND the chocolate fudge! It was ALL so yummy!!!
Yep, that's me looking handsome sitting on the lovely tablecloth.
Loving the butterflies, come fly with me. Let's fly, let's fly away!
Isn't this the coolest wall with plates on it? And the suitcase is awesome with the flowers growing out of it. Lurve it! What a wonderful idea!
And Julie has just painted her cast iron furniture red. With the matching kettle it is the perfect place for me to sit and view the garden.
Peek-a-boo! I see you!
Isn't this the coolest basin?
Can you see the shop in the background
Giddy up, horsey!
What a treat Threadbear cottage is. Beautiful things! Sparkles!
All created by Julie and her friends!
Yep, that's me again - in the middle of lots of coolio things!
I met a whole bunch of friends too!
And the smell of these beautiful soaps........mmmmm...........
Baby's tears in teapots and a teacup. Lovely!
Julie gave us a plant to take home! So we can grow our own! YAY!
Miss H has already sorted out her yellow teapot for hers and the Mother is using a red and white one she bought at an op shop.
And look! This is the famous Miss Pippi. She's not too sure about us visiting - after all it is HER space!
"I think I might just hide round this bush." Miss Pippi meowed.
"Can you still see me? I am camouflaged."
Julie has the most beautiful cottage garden - EVER, EVER, EVER!!! She plants flowers in the most wonderful objects and makes them look so special.
|L to R: The Mother, Miss H, Julie|
We had a wonderful visit - we talked and talked and talked! It was such fun! We soooooo enjoyed it. It was decided that we would share a rare picture of actual people on this blog - it is such a cool picture to have as a memory of this COOLIO day!
(Do you notice who is missing??? Hrumph!)
Julie told us about a lovely lavender farm just down the road so we had to check it out.
Fields of purple.
Isn't it lovely?
The Mother and Miss H got a lovely lavender scented gift for Grandma.
Our last stop in Te Awamutu before heading home was The Hummingbird Cafe (which is run by a friend of Julie's) where we had a slice of hummingbird cake (sadly I had to share MY piece with Miss H). So yummy I could have eaten the whole slice even though it was nearly as big as me.
It really was a perfect day.
Thank you Julie!!!
There was soooo much to share that it wouldn't all fit in one post so pop by tomorrow to see the goodies we got!