December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas

image via Martha Stewart
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Deck the halls with doilies & have a great time!

h&g is open right through the Christmas break
27th to 31st Dec
Open 11-4pm on the 1st Jan

If you are in Martinborough pop into the store & say hi :)

Cameo Earrings Winner - Diane Massey-Molloy!

Thanks to all the lovely people who signed up to follow the blog, hope you enjoy the journey!

The winner follow is the lovely Diane Massey-Molloy, which is really nice as not only is Diane super gorgeous and sweet, but she also supplies the most beautiful fabric corsages to the shop.

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Diane was recently on the cover of Wellington's FishHead magazine, looking very glam

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Thanks for being a lovely follower & supplier Di, will send these off to you soon :)

December 9, 2010

Craft Country

Don't forget the high quality Craft Fair Craft Country is happening tomorrow in Greytown.

Its at the Greytown Town Hall on the Main Street from 10am - 4pm, I'm attending, this is gonna be the best craft fair the Rapa has ever seen, see you there!

November 30, 2010

December Giveway

This month's giveaway is also from the lovely peps at Scrumptious Productions.
A pair of rather fabulous black and white cameo stud earrings. A great twist on the classic cameo brooch.

All you have to do to be into win these beauties is to already be or become a follower of this blog - simple!

The winner will be drawn at random and announced on the 15th of December, will happily post anywhere in the world.

Good luck!

and the winner is....

.......Drum roll please.........

Philippa Salem, wins the funky folk necklace.

Congratulations Philippa, thanks so much for joining the mailing list :) I'll email you to get your postal details.

Don't despair if you didn't win this time, there is a December giveway starting tomorrow! So check back to be in the draw for that and thanks so much for joining the mailing list, I really appreciate it!

November 23, 2010

Extra, Extra, read all about it!

Well it was a great day yesterday, as SO many boxes of fabulousness arrived, including my fav NZ magazine - Extra Curricular.

avail at h&g for $14

Packed FULL of so many clever crafters, including my lovely friend Jannelle of Heartfelt, who makes the pillowcases dresses and paper bunting from vintage children's books available at h&g.

made from vintage pillowcases - expertly modelled by Miss Sadie
Can be worn as a dress or a top.
39 dollars worth of fabulousness!

Plus in Extra Curricular this month, there is an additional little holiday activity book, with eight great projects to get stuck into :)

The last days of the giveway...

..... don't miss out.

Sign up to the hope & glory mailing list to be into win this fab necklace

sign up before the 30th Nov to be in to win!

November 20, 2010

Cover yourself in Roses & Bluebells

What better way to celebrate all the delicious flowers of Spring/Summer, than to wear their fragrance all the time. h&g now has more delicious Cath Kidston body products in store.

Luscious Rose Lip Gloss

Beautiful Rose Bath Powder

Gorgeous Rose Shower Gel
spoil your guests with these divine guest soaps
available as a pack or singly
the ultimate manicure set
with hand cream, cuticle cream, soap and polka dot nail file!

to see more of the lovely rose range available click here

or relive the joys of spring with the scent of bluebells!
rich & gorgeous bluebell hand balm

a great gift pack
Bluebell Shower Gel & Body Cream

and even your clothes can smell divine with Bluebell Scented Hangers
ah Cath, what can't you do?!

to have a look inside Cath Kidston's incredible London home, click here!

Spring at h&g

the blog now has an look inside tab - this takes you right into the shop! A bit like Alice through the looking glass.......

click here to see more inside h&g :)

November 19, 2010

Turkish Lacework Jewellery

Stunning White Daisy Chocker
NZD $81

h&g is seriously excited to be the exclusive New Zealand stockist for Turkish Lace Jewellery. I found this amazing supplier when I was living in London and hung onto their catalogue for many years, knowing that some day I would be able to use it and now Ta-Da its stocked in the shop!

These incredible pieces are individually handmade in Turkey, using the centuries old techniques. They are created by knotting cotton thread with a small needle. The history of Turkish Needlework, also known as Needle lace, goes back to the roots of Turkish traditional hand crafts and society. Flower designs, go back to a time when women would make keepsakes for their husbands in times of war.

Men would traditionally wear Needle Lace in elaborate headbands. Using the rich colours of the Turkish landscape and flowers, these headbands would act as camouflage.

Women, would use Needle Lace as a way of thinking about their husbands and loved ones. The needlework was made with love and still is today. This lovely range of jewellery is a wonderful way to keep this incredible handcraft tradition alive and bring it to a new generation. 

So here is a little peek at some of the pretty pieces I have in store.

Lace & Chain red ball necklace

Lace & chain aqua ball necklace

Berry Necklace
NZD $81

pretty fuchsia brooch

could this be any cuter!
Lady Bird Brooch

with matching lady bird earrings!
Blue/White Daisy Trio Ring
lovely Aqua/Green ball long earrings

Lime/Blue ball long earrings

Daisy Earrings

with adorable matching Daisy Ring

Rings are washable and will spring back to life, minus the dirt! All have adjustable ring size.
purple flower ring

Aqua Trio Ball Ring

Blue/White Trio Daisy Ring

To see more of the range click here, if there is something you love, have to have and can't live without I am very happy to get it in for you :)

November 14, 2010


Don't forget the giveaway, which will be drawn at the end of the month!!! :)

All you have to do to win this little beauty is join up to the hope & glory mailing list. Winner will be drawn at random Nov 30!!!

November 3, 2010

Another Great Martinborough Concert

Just found out about the More FM winery tour, great kiwi artists playing at wineries around NZ. It's Martinborough's turn on Feb 13th, what better way to celebrate the Valentines weekend!

The line up includes:

Brooke Fraser
Jason Kerrison - OpShop
Jeremy Redmore - Midnight Youth

It will be at the lovely Alana Estate, the home of many great concerts.

To find out more and book tickets check out the MORE FM Winery Tour website.

Its gonna be a cracker so get in quick!

November 2, 2010

Giveaway goodness

As a little incentive to sign up to hope & glory's mailing list, I thought a little bribery goes along way ;)

I'm give away this great summer accessory from the lovely people at Scrumptious Productions. Wooden disk painted and clear coated with a long chain, relaxed, funky and fabulous necklace.

Just join the mailing list, (the box on the left hand side is where you pop in your details) and bingo, you are in to win! The lucky winner will be drawn at random and notified at the end of November. If you want the chance to enter twice, just put a post on your blog about this draw with a link to this post and let me know by email.

Best of luck!


October 30, 2010

'tis the season......

.....for peonies - hurray!

One of my favourite seasons - Liliac - as just finished, beautiful, heavenly fragrant and all too fleeting.

thanks Martha

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ahhhh can't you just smell there from there. For most of the season I had a gorgeous big bunch on my desk at the shop - heaven.

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and so now its peony season, happy days! As I love them SO much, I'm now selling them instore at weekends, so if you're in Martinborough, pop in for a lovely bunch to enjoy at home. The season starts with the richer, darker colours and then later come the soft pinks and whites - lovely to have an arch of beautiful colours to look forward to!

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I love this idea with the frame, very fabulous

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aren't we lucky to have such gorgeousness grown right here in the Wairarapa. I plan to have seasonal flowers in the shop year round, so if you grow or know someone who does contact me!