June 29, 2011

hope & glory is moving to Greytown!!!

Very excited to announce that the shop is relocating!!!

We will be at 95 Main Street, Greytown - just two doors down from the Town Hall/Library

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The new store is much bigger and has a series of rooms that will be zoned for different experiences. Also BIG news is we are sharing the space with The Toolbox Petone, who are opening a Greytown branch. The Toolbox is a guys paradise, a mix of vintage tools, hi-fi, coffee machines, watches etc and in the Greytown branch Sam is adding - retro furniture, lighting, glassware to name a few. It will be a great place to leave your chap happily engrossed while you have a lovely time in h&g without a bored man in tow!

All going well we will open Saturday 9th of July - crossing fingers and toes for that one as there is LOADS to do. We have been hard at work demolishing, cleaning, building, filling, sanding and painting, painting, painting......

Here are a couple of progress pics to whet your appetite.....

how the main space was looking yesterday with one coat of Resene Gulf Stream

the main space looking towards the front door and windows

the gallery/hall this now has a peg board taking up most of the right hand wall
this leads to the Tool area/Man Cave :)

the man cave! Loads has happened out here, to find out more.....
check out the h&g before and progress pictures on our Facebook Page

and I have made a video walk through so you can see where we are at as of yesterday.

more coming soon!

Vanya :)

June 18, 2011

and the winner of the h&g happy birthday giveaway is.......

.....Amanda Ra who kindly joined up to the facebook page. Thanks Amanda :) CONGRATULATIONS!!

Thank you to everyone who joined up to our social media sites, its great to have you there, hope you enjoy it :)

Funky Owl - from the 'Cherry Picked by hope & glory range'

drop me an email or message on facebook Amanda with your address 
and I'll will post this chap out to you :)

June 11, 2011

hope & glory adornment - 'fashioned by'

Really thrilled to be able to tell you about my new venture - drum roll please.........
                                                                                                                            
hope & glory adornment

This incorporates a number of different jewellery ranges.

The first is the 'fashioned by' hope & glory, this is a range of pieces designed and assembled in NZ by me! Quite exciting its by first foray my own jewellery designs, I'm starting with rings and building it up from there. Made using vintage and modern components.

Here is a wee taster of the filigree rings: (all adjustable and very light to wear)

The vintage pearl collection





Lost in Space!






The jewelled collection






Fabulous Flowers





For more information, images and prices check out the h&g facebook page

The 'Cherry Picked' by hope & glory jewellery range coming soon!

June 10, 2011

h&g book club

I love reading, don't always have the time to devote to it, but its always so enjoyable. I guess its part escapism and I find I learn so much from reading - not only about other worlds or times, but about people, how they think and interact with the world.

I thought it would be fun to create an informal h&g book club, so let me know what you are reading, I'm always looking for great books, I'll tell you what I'm reading and we'll go from there.

let me sing you gentle songs - by Linda Olsson
I have just finished this book, its an incredibly vivid portrail of grief, the human spirit, life and beauty. I highly recommend :)

June 4, 2011

Happy Birthday hope & glory!!!

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Well we had to have a doily cake didn't we :)

hope & glory was officially one year old on the 2nd of June, still a baby in retail terms, but it sure feels like a milestone. Its been an amazing year of learning curves, highs, lows and amazing people and opportunities - thank you!

so lets celebrate, grab a champagne

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a piece of cake

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Lets string up the doily bunting

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image via Martha
Pop on your best doily dress

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and lets have a party!

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Of course there must be presents

just loving this wax pom pom flower - find the tutorial how to make it here

Even though its my birthday, you get the present!

To be in to win either join up to the mailing list, become a follower of this blog (look below for the button), a fan of the facebook page, or follower on Twitter - lots of options

and you will go into the draw to win this funky owl pendant - from the 'Cherry Picked' by hope & glory range. A range of fun and funky jewellery internationally cherry picked by hope & glory.


faux antique gold finish with sectioned body and glossy black eyes


just send me an email, tweet or leave a message on the hope & glory facebook page to let me know which option you have chosen and you are in the draw :)

The winner will be drawn Sunday 19th of June

Good luck!