On Saturday I met my fellow blogger Penny-Rose for the first time, for a short road trip to Otago Peninsula.
We had a great time and I feel like I've known her for ages.
The first stop was the legendary Broad Bay China.
Not just china, they stock linen, glassware, sewing notions, jewellery, silver, and all manner of small antiques.
I never realised that Penny-Rose was a serious glass collector.
She was very temped by some of these pieces and I had to admire her restraint!
Just a tiny part of the china selection.
Sometimes it's so busy in the shop you can hardly move.
Lots of lovely birds for Vintage Bird Girl to look at!
Can you spot the obligatory blogger deer on the middle shelf?
No, I didn't buy it, sadly.
I confess I bought rather a lot of pottery - mainly Crown Lynn (of course) and Midwinter.
We needed a cuppa at MacAndrew Bay and took in the lovely views of the birds and harbour.
Here's some of my finds.
A stunning hand-painted green and yellow Midwinter plate. This one's a classic.
A groovy Midwinter coffee pot (yes, I really do need a fifth coffee pot!) and oval plate.
Two flamenco dance plaster plaques which I bought over the internet. They arrived a bit chipped so if you know how to repair them, please let me know.
A Midwinter saucer with a Meakin cup, and a Crown Lynn Capistrano saucer with a Colour Glaze cup.
A Johnson Seafare cup and saucer.
Crown Lynn made similar pink cups which are very collectable because the pink glaze was hard to get right.
A beautiful pink and brown rose tablecloth.
All in all, a perfect Saturday afternoon - thanks, Penny-Rose!
On Sunday, I took lots of photos - for future posts.
My battery is about to die, so ta-ta for now.