September 30, 2011

Fashioned by h&g rings now available in silver filigree

The White Magnolia Ring on adjustable filigree band in 'bright silver'

The Pride & Prejudice Ring, a vintage faux pearlised cabochon on an
adjustable 'bright silver' filigree band

The Purple Ranunculus Ring on an adjustable 'bright silver' filigree band

The For-get-me not Ring, a pretty vintage cabochon set on an
adjustable 'bright silver' filigree band

The Chrysanthemum Ring in hot pink, set on an adjustable
'bright silver' filigree band.

The Amber Spy Glass Ring - vintage glass cabochon set on an
an adjustable 'silver filigree' band

Frosted Red Glass Ring - a vintage glass cabochon set on an
'bright silver' adjustable filigree band

The Dahlia Ring in rich purple
set on an adjustable 'bright silver' filigree band

The Emerald Ring - a vintage glass cabochon set on an
adjustable 'bright silver' filigree band

The Green Goddess Ring - antique glass cabochon set on an
adjustable 'bright silver' filigree band

The Dahilia Ring in Aqua, set on an adjustable 'bright silver' filigree band

Bright Red Tea Rose Ring - 'bright silver' filigree ring
The Hot Pink Tea Rose ring - 'Bright Silver' filigree band

Black Cameo Ring - vintage glass cabochon set on a
'bright silver' filigree band

All ring bands are adjustable

Hope you like the new range! :)

September 22, 2011

NZ designed & made paper goodness!

  h&g is very proud to be the first Wairarapa stockist of this wonderful range of stationary, design and made in Wellington by the very clever Liora of Toodles Noodles.

Whale gift wrap, mini note cards and tags
pretty hearts gift wrap and tags

colourful circles gift wrap and tags

Funky Moroccan wrap and tags

This is one of my favs - pretty birds gift wrap, mini note cards and tags

funky & fabulous christmas wrap and tags

adorable elephants in a row tags

cute hippo tags
you float my book mini note cards
fun cheeky mini note cards

The perfect way to present a gift.
Use tags for dinner party place settings, tie them onto a rolled up napkin with a pretty ribbon. Do you or your guests lose track of your wine glass, why not tie on a different tag for each person, so you can keep track! 

Gorgeousness for your little people

 I can't say that I am the worlds biggest rugby fan, but when I saw these I thought they were just way too cute to pass up. So if you are a rugby fan, why not start your little ones young ;)

Rugby Romper
Size 0

Lovely soft cotton rugby bib, with terry toweling backing
Black only

Newborn soft cotton knit hat
Available in black only

Rugby Long Sleeve Tee
available in sizes 1-5
Aotearoa (Maori name for New Zealand)
Fab cotton grey marle tee
sizes: 1-5
Kiwi & proud
Grey bibs
$16.50 each

handle the jandal bibs
$16.50 each

Kapai (good in Maori)
Kai (food in Maori)
what more do you need!
$16.50 each

Lovely soft cotton romper
for the wee man

Beautiful soft cotton romper
for the little principesa

run rabbit run romper
every kiwi kid knows this song
available in green on white
Now all available in store now :)

September 21, 2011

Sofa Make Over

I needed a sofa or similar to display cushions on for the shop, I always think cushions look great piled up. So I borrowed this old cane sofa from Sam's conservatory.

looking vaguely better after I removed the leaves and spider webs, but not by much
prettier after I wrapped the squab in Colefax & Fowler Bowood Linen
then I piled it up with cushions

I love this hand stitched bird vintage blanket cushion

the triangle cushion is one of two original 50's cushions - v fabulous

love the cameos they make such a great feature cushion
Pretty! :)

September 15, 2011

Heart Home - New online magazine!

So excited to let you know that my ex-colleague Carole of Dear Designer blog fame,
(we used to work together in London at John Stefanidis Design)
has started an incredible online magazine Heart Home

here is a wee preview

doesn't it look delicious!

I highly recommend making yourself a nice cuppa, hop over to this link to view this new beauty completely online and enjoy!

September 9, 2011


My alternative title was 'Jenna from The Block' - bad I know :)

The Block 2011 has just finished in New Zealand. I have never got into The Block before, I don't think it was shown in the UK; now I'm totally hooked!

My favourite design style was that of Josh & Jenna. I love how they totally brought it with quirky vintage pieces and an eclectic mix of styles, it made their house shine for me.

So I thought I'd share with you my highlights!

The front bedroom
This was definitely my favourite room
I love the colours

and mix of styles 

just gorgeous!
Helped by the fact that I LOVE an iron bedhead :)
Bedroom Two
a relaxed funky vibe
I love stacked suit cases, I have them in the shop and in the hall at home!
love the vintage map

the overall feel is clean, modern and fun, with the vintage touches giving it great interest
The Master Bedroom
I didn't love this room as much, but still think they did a great job.

gorgeous details

again vintage accessories, give it interest

the beautiful ensuite, with combined wet area - v clever use of a small space

lovely bath
The Living Room
The original room they designed was very retro funky, but it didn't quite work
so they re-did it, but I think they blanded it down a bit too far. The back wall
really needs an punch of colour - big print or feature wall would have been great.

I think the dining area was the most successful part of the kitchen/living space

great choice of furniture and print

the light fitting was pretty rockin too

my fav stools - yummy Tolix

some great vintage prints on the wall

I like that they followed this theme throughout the house
The exterior came up very well
great use of layered trees

the citrus trees are wonderful and will only get better as they grown

I love espaliered trees - this is an olive!

beautiful outdoor entertaining area
Well now I'm ready for The Block 2012! :)

Thanks to Channel 9 for the pics