the Flight of the Conchords. Yay!
To mark the occasion I thought I'd show you some vintage tea towels from the land of the long white cloud, and the birth place of Bret and Jemain, New Zealand.
First up is this beauty from Wanganui "city of history and charm" and "gateway to scenic splendours"
Irish Linen. Maylin. Fast Colours.
Designed by and made expressly for the D.I.C. Wanganui
This one's got it all:
gorgeous Kiwiana border: check
fantastic, domed roof modernist building: check
(Wanganui War Memorial Hall, built in 1958, architects Geoffrey Newman, Gordon Smith and Anthony Greenhough)
awesome scenic view of Wanganui City: check
chubby little Kiwi: check
Like me and wondering where in N.Z. Wanganui is located?
This vintage scarf should help you get your bearings...if you could see it properly ie! Let's just say Wanganui is on the South-West coast of the North Island
and Nelson is located on the North coast of the North Island.
Designed Exclusively for Don Thomas and Christoffersens Linen House Ltd and guaranteed to put a smile on the dial of the most miserable drier-up-er-er. Don't you think?
Apparently the sun's so bright and shiny in Nelson, even it needs sunnies! And I love that yellow "sunshine province" font(?) very much.
The next t.t. in my special Kiwi extravaganza(!) is one of my all times faves (and you know, that's saying something, don't you...)
I thought it was waaaay too special for an Aussie girl to shove into her third drawer down and forget about, so I sent it to Max (check out her doll house craft room. It will blow you away!) who loved it as much as me. Max kindly sent me this pic (I forgot to take one myself)
Unfortunately it's impossible to truly get this hilariously funny t.t. without reading it. Basically it portrays N.Z. as being the ants pants, bees knees, numero uno, while the rest of the world - especially Australia of course, sucks.
Btw, Max and I are not the only ones who think this is an excellent t.t. Celebrity N.Z. chef Richard Till likes it too. It makes an appearance in his book Every Tea Towel Tells a Story, which Max discovered when she borrowed it from the library! How cool is that? Well it is for a t.t. tragic like me anyway...
Here's Richard with his t.ts.
My new crush?
The last vintage tea towel from N.Z. I'll show you today has already had its three
minutes seconds of fame on this blog, but because that was back in the days when no-one actually read my posts, I thought I'd show it off again
worthy of a second look, right?
At the risk of confirming my status as a big fat loser, I'll end with this
I hope the boys are as funny in the flesh, I'll let you know x