Saturday, 17 December 2016

Threadbear Cottage!!!

Hello Peeps,

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!!!

 Look at this lovely deck area for people to sit and enjoy their lunch and a cuppa tea.  Julie has lots of different groups come and enjoy her beautiful garden and buy her wonderful craft items.

 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!

Love From
Baa. xxx


  1. ohhhh my what a lovely adventure, the details seeing you all in the beautiful summer surroundings is breathtaking, we have lots of snow and it's a different beauty,but how I long for the summer...julies place sounds one I would treasure too...great photos..

  2. What a lovely place to visit, and so many wonderful things and ideas. Of course you were missing in a pic Baa, someone has to take the picture of the humans.

  3. Oh my goodness - looks like a wonderful place to visit and you obviously had a ton of fun. Must say though that I laughed out loud when I saw the baby's tears...reminded me of the time my mother (who was just a tad eccentric and could grow anything) had a massive 'tears' that was in dire need of re-potting. It so happened that the timing fell on Halloween - so - she hauled out her worst gardening clothes and went trick or treating to the neighbours - sporting the baby's tears on her head. (btw - lovely to see a picture of the beautiful ladies!!!)

  4. What a wonderful post Baa :-) Gosh even I must admit my garden does look rather nice. So pleased you didnt photograph the upclose bits with the weeds in!!!! Thank you soooo so much for a most enjoyable wonderful day. I laughed alot too !!! So glad you got to enjoy the Lavender farm & the Hummingbird cafe too. I will put a link to this post when I get around to writing up mine. x x x x

  5. Oh p.s. I meant to say, you did very well getting those shots of Miss Pippi - I did not think you got that close to the little Madam so well done :-)

  6. What a delightful place to visit and that cake looks so scrummy. xx

  7. Looks a fabulous place to visit and how nice that you had such a wonderful day out! Lovely photographs! Christine x

  8. Oh, Baa.... just what we need in this cold and snowy place with the newest white flakes falling. You would need your warmest sheepy clothing here. My CinnaMon sends holiday greetings to Miss Pippi.

    Thank you for the loverly mini-vacation in your warm corner of the world.

  9. Three of my most favourite people across the pond! I had to save that photo...and pray that one day I might be right there with you all. Such a lovely treat you met up! Merry and Blessed Christmas to everyone in the Vince Clan. You're a gorgeous bunch, and so close to my heart. xxxx

  10. Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful day out. Julie's place looks so lovely. It was so lovely to see a photo of Mother and Miss H. Now I can picture them in my mind when I'm chatting. Will pop over and visit Julie's blog.