2 Jun 2010

Hope & Glory

Hi there

Sorry its all been rather quiet on the inspiration front of late, I have been beavering away on a new project that has been keeping me rather busy; I am opening a store in Martinborough, Wairarapa, New Zealand. As ya do :)

I was going to pop back to the U.K for their summer and work, then come back to NZ and set up the shop in November, but the perfect premises came up so I thought, why not!

Here is the building

The Old Station Hotel was relocated from Masterton 30kms away about 10 years ago, its on the main st and right next to the very popular wine centre

Hope & Glory has the down stairs area, it was a real estate office hence the pics in the window. The HIDEOUS sign in going today - hooray!

Cute side window under the veranda. The whole building desperately needs repainting, which I'm told will happen in the near future. In the mean time I have been given permission to paint my windows and doors, however it has been raining for the last week and half so that will have to wait till next week unfortunately.

the interior - before, door to rather grand communal hall and stairs

looking out the front and side windows, LOTS of painting has happen since this was taken, nearly there - thank god, I have calluses on my calluses!

the nasty fluro's have gone, love the tongue & groove wooden ceiling, oh but what a hell of a thing to paint, especially with a 3.8m high stud height
After photos coming soon, stay tuned......

I have set up a rather basic blog to start me off and will graduate to something a bit more fancy soon, with a real logo :)


I have BIG plans for the shop, but starting small and evolving. I would love you to join me on this new big exciting and scary adventure!!!

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Blogger Brown Paper & String said...

Following your every move! Can't wait to see after shots! You go girl! xxx

3 June 2010 at 15:48  
Blogger bainbridge blues said...

What a wonderful spot! I am envious!

Best of luck!


4 June 2010 at 05:56  
Blogger Millie said...

Wow Vanya this is very exciting! You have the Retail gene so H&G will be a huge success!
Millie ^_^

4 June 2010 at 14:13  
Blogger B said...

Vanya I'm soooo excited for you! Can't wait to see what you do with that fabulous building once you've finished. Sending love and best wishes from sunny Blighty!
B x

5 June 2010 at 03:54  

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