David and I had a fantastic weekend in Auckland,
eating good food, seeing the sights and taking loads and loads of photos.
On the Saturday we went on a tour of Waiheke Island
which we really really enjoyed. We've never been on a bus tour before
but it suited us perfectly.
After the tour we stopped in the little village to have a coffee
and visited this incredible vintage shop.
It's called Victorian Gilt and recently moved to the Island from Auckland.
The owner has such an eye for sparkles, I actually have never seen so many
sparkles in one place.
There was every kind of vintage textile as well.
Oh yes and clothing, beautiful beautiful vintage and retro clothing.
Even a few vintage toys, I love this Teddy's cardy.
I remember having a cardy in a blue combo when I was five (38 years ago)
I still remember it fondly.
You could spend hours and hours searching about in the treasures
but it was closing time so we just had a quick look really
and took loads of photos.
Gill Ward who owns the shop was really friendly and knowledgeable
and has a team of experts to restore and mend anything
that needs some tender loving care.
I tell you what if I lived anywhere near Waiheke Island I would be a regular
visitor to this shop. Trust me it's worth the trip.
Did I mention about the sparkles?
Or the scarves??
Or the vintage linens??
Or the hatpins???
So so lovely!
Yes definitely worth a visit.
And definitely an amazing shop!!!