Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Winter DIY Deco in Napier

Baskets of pansies on Marine Parade

The Dancing Queen and her King

Mr Shoestring (on the right) finally had an opportunity to take his Gladstone bag out for an airing!

Well, winter deco is over now but what a wonderful time we had.  The weather in Napier was kind to us and though there was torrential rain forecast it held off until we were on our way back to “real life” once more.  Though it was cool enough for us to be able to take our furs on an outing or two we were still comfortable walking home at night along the waterfront where there is a paved walkway. 

The illuminated fountain
Art deco weekend is for people of all ages, not just oldies!  Aren't these little ones adorable?

The official events started on Friday night with a dance, and over the course of the weekend we attended another dance, saw a magic show, took part in a scavenger hunt and saw Bertie, Penelope and their eager helpers stage a Famous Five “radio play”. 

"With lashings of ginger beer!"

Charlie Chaplin put on a wonderful magic show

 There were also brunches, dinners and libations at the Hawkes Bay Club; 

Some fortunate visitors even have the car to match their deco desires

We visited the farmers market at Hastings one weekend and found lots of delicious comestibles there also, which further added to the gastronomic delights.  A long period of serious retrenchment will be called for now in order to make up for this festival!

At this lovely lady's shop we couldn't help ourselves and had to buy one or two items to add to our deco wardrobes.  If you are ever able to visit Napier you should pay her a visit at Charleston Chic.  Her wares include jewellery, accessories and clothes and as well as genuine deco items there are deco and vintage inspired articles.  Check them out online at www.charleston-chic.com and you will see some of her treasures, the hats are heaven!
Penelope, who makes the hats for sale in her shop Charleston Chic