Waikato Wahine: Louisa Higginson

Telling Stories: Waikato Wāhine is an exploration into the lives of trailblazing Waikato women. Over five weeks I will tell the stories of a politician, businesswomen, artist, activist and Te Ao Maori leader This week: In this special Anzac commemorative episode historian and author Jane Tolerton talks about the role of women in the war... Continue Reading →

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Waikato wāhine: Adele Younghusband

Telling Stories: Waikato Wāhine is an exploration into the lives of trailblazing Waikato women. Over five weeks I will tell the stories of a politician, businesswomen, artist, activist and Te Ao Maori leader. This week: Adele Younghusband was a photographer, artist and arts advocate who led a fascinating life - making her mark in the... Continue Reading →

Wendy Ganley: 1960’s Fashion Designer

The story of a 21 year old Hamiltonian, opening her own fashion boutique on Victoria street, caught my attention.  That it happened back in the 1960's, fascinated me even more for the vision, gumption, passion and dedication it would have taken to succeed.  It was a privilege to hear Wendy Hall nee Ganley of Elle... Continue Reading →

Kitsch: Why I can’t do minimalism.

I blame my love of kitsch for my inability to be a Minimalist.  The concept of being a Minimalist is bang on... I understand the benefit of keeping things simple, keeping the feng shui moving around the house and feeling more liberated with less stuff - but it's just not for me. Sometimes I call... Continue Reading →

What is it about retro?

This Saturday Hamilton will enjoy it's biggest Retro fair of the year.  The 6th annual Waikato Mid-Winter Retro fair runs from 9-3pm at the Chartwell Church Hall, 124 Comries Road. Hamilton.  With free entry, plenty of parking and over 20 exhibitors cramming anything and everything you can think of into a hall, there's no excuse for missing... Continue Reading →

My market purchases…support local

When I started Teacup and Saucer (my vintage/retro business) I needed a market to sell from (because I didn't have the patience for selling online).  I didn't feel we really fit into Tamahere collectors market or to any of the craft/farmer's markets so to me, mixing vintage and handmade stalls made perfect sense.  Because, I'm... Continue Reading →

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