Monday, 30 March 2015

Arts on Parade - One of The Six Sisters houses

 This is one of The Six Sisters (theres actually a story behind the name of these houses - read it here youll get two stories :)  this one and that :) )  Anyway Id never been into any of the houses so I popped into this one the other day.  I was interested in what they were like on the inside since they dated from 1890.  I didnt want to take too many photos inside and I was too shy to ask if it was ok.

My second photo shows the entrance way and stair case upstairs which was private.  There were 2 large rooms downstairs and a smaller one which one got to by way of a wide but short passageway.  On one side of the side of the passageway was a open wardrobe show casing clothes mainly tops which were crocheted.  There was a lovely breeze coming through the back door which was opened and when I went outside my breathe was taken away its a treasure trove of arts and crafts for sell out there too.

The whole place was tastefully crammed with local made works including pottery, sculptures, products made of felt, silk, wool and wood,  paintings, books and jewellery.     I think I may take another look at Christmas time for presents.  The shop assistant and I chatted a bit and I told her Id never been in before although I was a local, she was surprised as "its been for ages".  She also told me to tell my friends about it little did she know I was going to blog about it.  Ive been thinking of getting some cards made to advertise my blog though :)





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13 comments:

  1. This looks like such an interesting place to visit, the houses have such an interesting story behind them. It's great that you can go in and wander around them and I'm sure there's loads of interesting treasures to find in there too. Popping in from What's the Story.

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  2. Wow isn't it amazing! I love all the colours! Really interesting story too, popping by from #whatsthestory x

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  3. I really like those vibrant, rich colours.

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  4. Wow, that's really colourful!

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  5. Oh what a great shot of such a creative place ~love the colors!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  6. My family lived there from the 1930's to the mid 1960s. We were the Stowell family.

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  7. Some memories - we were in Cameron Rd when the earthquake happened. I was at Central School. We moved to Marine Parade after that. We waved to the Queen from the balcony at 27 Marine Pde - the whole entourage went past on her way to Hastings.

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  8. My name is Betty Dawson (Née Stowell)

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