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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Country Yard


One of my favourite places I looked at while we were in New Zealand was a patchwork shop called "The Country Yard" in a place called Maungatapere in the Northland region not far from Whangarei. I bought Ian a door knocker with a spade on it for his shed. I got a grab bag of green material for the sum of $2.00 and I also bought one of the lovely moda tin that contains 35 5" x 5" squares from the A Day in the Country collection by Fig Tree Quilts,instructions to make the quilt on the cover as well as a CD which includes more quilt patterns recipes and the colour swatch of the entire collection.
These sheep were taking a rest under the shade of the tree. This variety don't need shearing and don't leave droppings.

This old vehicle was in the driveway. Old items were also in the cab of the vehicle. The gardens were just gorgeous. The owners have certainly worked hard getting it going. They told us weeds were everywhere and very tall when they first bought the property. He was doing up a veggie garden when we were there,using the old recycled red bricks for the paving.

This is the barn that contains the patchwork shop. It is just beautiful inside and the prices were very reasonable. We had a lovely walk around the grounds. Lovely old trees fruit trees and even a stile to walk to another section of the garden provided interest as we walked the gardens. I liked how old things were reused and put to good use in the garden and buildings. Stone walls at the rear of the property looked across lovely lush green paddocks. The Country Yards website is www.thecountryyard.co.nz
Well worth a visit either via the website or in person.
Happy days.
Bev C


Simone de Klerk said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time, Bev. This looks very lovely. The moda tin you bought is gorgeous. I've never seen them here.

Roseanne said...

It look like you had a good time away.love the gift that you brought home with you.