Thursday, August 13, 2009

pandacub travels to...Aotearoa (New Zealand)

The lovely thesewphist left a comment that pandacub travels should visit New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa in the Maori language. Aotearoa roughly translates into "the land of the long white cloud" - how beautiful is that? With that stunning image in mind, plus the fact that my favourite movies of all time (the Lord of the Rings trilogy) was filmed here, how could I resist?

So here are some lovely Etsy items inspired by New Zealand and others from New Zealand-based sellers.

Left to right:
Top row:
1. Statue Fine Art Print (8x10), $18.00 by fotogeeni
2. Vintage Map of New Zealand - Square Resin Pendant Necklace, $13.00 by urbanbead
3. New Zealand Coin Ring 1965 Sixpence on an adjustable ring Be Different, $10.00 by Kiwialan

Middle row:
4. Pair of pure linen tea towels, $35.00 by shakyisles
5. Blue Silk Lucy Handbag, $50.00 by thesewphist
6. Duck Ripple New Zealand Photograph, $20.00 by NewCreatioNZ

Bottom row:
7. Dandelion Ring in Sterling Silver, $125.00 by ashhilton
8. Spirits Bay New Zealand, $12.00 by WelcomeWoodsWorkshop
9. New Zealand vintage Early 60's Map Lover's EcoBangle(TM), $25.00 by EcoBangle


new creationz said...

What a great feature about New Zealand! Thanks for adding my 'Duck ripple' photo to your collection. NZ really is a stunning place to live!

Alan said...

Wonderful! Thanks for your wonderful comments about our country. We are prejudiced of course but New Zealand is one of the most stunning places in the world! You may visit anytime and find out for yourself.

Thanks -

Stephanie said...

Thanks Alan! Australia/New Zealand are definitely on my list of places to one day visit! It so beautiful and everyone I know who's been there has had amazing stories to tell about the scenery, the people and the culture down there!

jeni@fotogeeni said...

Thanks for featuring my print. New Zealand is a wonderful place to live.

Milo Scout said...

The craft scene is happenin' in New Zealand! Our new blog Crafty Scout just did a Country Report on the magical island nation and there are a whole mess of indie craft fairs and crafters there!

They've even got their own versions of Etsy and Craft Magazine... we're looking to make the trip too to see it all first-hand.

TheSewhist said...

Thanks for the shout out! I love the collection that you've put together, and now I'm off to <3 some more talented NZ crafters!

Deidre in Interwebland said...

Thanks for including my tea towels. Lovely picks. I've enjoyed reading your blog. Cheers.