Thursday, May 12, 2016

A day out in the City


Brassica Oleracea ~ Ornamental Cabbage that I got from the market

My favourite thing about visiting Auckland City is that it has a little bit of everything and there is always a new shop or cafe that has opened up.
After having a lovely breakfast with my dear husband at the Governor, a new cafe in Herne Bay, and walking back to where the car was parked, saw this shop.


Father Rabbit is a quaint shop that has lovely merchandise,  household goodies and gifts, the sort of things I love.
The philosophy behind the brand, is an appreciation of simplicity.
Also that things should be done right or not at all and to strive for perfection, embracing tradition, routine and order { which is a good way to live by.



The window display was lovely with the large white hare and the moss green plates are a favourite colour of mine, along with pink

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful week so far and have a great rest of the week. Thank you for the kind visit to my blog and I look forward to coming over to say hello to you.
hugs
Carolyn 

30 comments:

  1. What a great shop, dear Carolyn. I love the rustic flower pots and the soft green bowls and jugs. The ornamental cabbage is very pretty too.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xo Julia

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  2. I love the ornamental Brassica Oleracea Carolyn, who would imagine that cabbages could be so appealing. Father Rabbit is one of those enticing shops that are impossible to on walk past.

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  3. Hello Carolyn,
    That look like a beautiful shop. I just love the white hare! Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures.
    Big hug
    Giac

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  4. Deaest carolyn,
    whwat a wonderful Shop! Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures and I am happy, you had such a wonderful day out in the City!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my dearest friend,
    Claudia xo

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  5. What a lovely shop ...have a Nice day and weekend love Ria x

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  6. It's always nice to find lovely new places to visit, especially those with a simple living philosophy. :)

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  7. Hi Carolyn! This is a nice shop that you show us! I love also these ornamental flowers, once I planted them too!
    Have a nice weekend!

    Monique

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  8. Lovely post dear! Have a great day! xx

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  9. I'm far too sure that you've enjoyed your trip around your city, with such shops, my darling Carolyn !

    Hope you're having a lovely week, I wish you most beautiful days to come, sending love and blessings of joy to you

    xox Dany

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  10. I am glad you had a lovely outing to Auckland Carolyn. Father Rabbit looks like a lovely shop. They have some beautiful things in their window.

    Happy weekend ahead!

    Madelief x

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  11. Ohh...what a wonderful shop! How many pretty pieces
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  12. Now I would love to walk in and visit that shop ...

    Enjoy the rest of your week

    All the best Jan

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  13. Hi dearest friend!! Love, love this flower but...the rabbit??? I hope is false!! ;))) Very nice shop!!! Kisses and forever in my heart!! W.L. NI

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  14. Carolyn, I thought the large white hare was real at first. This is my kind of shop, and what a quaint name.

    love, ~Sheri

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  15. love your postings love all you share

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  16. Dearest Carolyn,
    It is a pleasure to come upon something like that! And you name one thing that is important; the quality as it will last for many years.
    Love your ornamental cabbage!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  17. Enjoyable with a day in the city,
    many fine shops.
    Happy weekend and hugs/AM

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  18. your city is beautiful ,nice visit ,have a blessed day

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  19. That shop looks exiting. It seems like you had a lovely day with your husband.
    Hugs from here

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  20. that looks like a lovely shop and what a great name!

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  21. Beautiful pics, darling! Hope your weekend is fab!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  22. Hi dear Carolyn,, que lindo paseo por la ciudad ,,esoero que tengas un bendecido fin de semana
    Cariños

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  23. Dearest Carolyn,
    Knowing that we are way behind you in hours, here it is 3:13 PM and I like to wish you a Happy Birthday!
    Hugs and many blessings,
    Mariette

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    1. Thank you dear Mariette, appreciate the kind birthday wishes
      hugs
      C

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  24. Such a cute and interesting shop, dear Carolyn!
    Love these ornalmental cabbages! :)
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  25. ...just seen your comment on Sheri's blog and had to come across and wish you a Happy Birthday.

    All the best Jan

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  26. I'm so pleased I signed up to your blog - now I don't miss one of your lovely thoughts and photos. Love Father Rabbit and all those clay pots.

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Carolyn xx