Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Zsiska - Jewellery

As promised we now have images of the gorgeous new Zsiska range of jewellery we ordered at the gift fair; it should be arriving soon.

Fusion - mix of resin and wood, available in black and white, this earthy fresh combo is perfect summer and winter

Fusion necklace - available in black and white

Fusion earrings - available in black and white

The fun and funky elements range - high impact and style
Cubist inspired homage - available in brights

Subdued colours

Or chic black and white

The elegant Isis range - inspired by the Egyptian goddess Isis

Available in a gorgeous range of colours for every season

Fresh and fun Pop Art

and last but not least - the cheeky Parrot

My daughter and I were fascinated when we meet Zsiska, as she explained how each individual piece was hand painted and finished. I thought you might like to see their ultra organised and extremely tidy workshop.

Thanks to all the incredibly talented crafts people at Zsiska!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Scandinavian Style

We are really excited at Mint to have this new range of Scandinavian woolen throws, table linen, tea towels and napkins.

Made from the finest NZ wool, in Latvia, they are available in a range of textures and colours, from punchy brights, to subtle neutrals

It takes so little to make such a huge difference, brighten up your look with a colourful cushion.

Currently we have the following designs in stock

Elegant Alma

Bright and colourful Birds

Other designs available on request

The recipe for a successful party, we have the ingredients you need.

Table Runners, Paper Napkins and Tea Towels in the following designs 

Flower Power


Alma Blue


Black Sheep


any even gorgeous felted napkin rings

Images and more information from Klippan

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Gift Fair

My daughter and I have just come back from two days at the Auckland gift fair. We walked and walked until our feet were nearly worn out, but I'm really excited about the gorgeous products we have coming our way!

Whilst we were there we had the privilege of meeting the extremely talented and charismatic Zsiska,

we have her wonderful range of resin jewellery in the store. It was so interesting talking to us, she told us how each piece is hand made and finished, incredible, they are so perfect, they look production made! We ordered alot from her gorgeous new range and of course the old fabulous faithfuls, such as Spectrum

We'll keep you posted on the new goodies as they come in!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My First Blog Post!!!

Hi there and welcome to the wonderful world of Mint. We really hope you will come and visit us soon!

With this blog we hope to keep you up to date on the goings on in the shop, new products and exciting events.

We are a kitchen/homeware store in the beautiful wine town of Martinborough in the gorgeous Wairarapa valley of New Zealand's North Island. The wide flat streets and roads make it the ideal place to cycle and enjoy the bouquet wineyards and olive groves, so why not hire your bikes from us and enjoy a great day out with your friends.

Recently we have been featured in the fantastic Wairarapa Lifestyle magazine this is the shot we used, hope you like it.

Featured 'Joesph's techni-coloured dream coat' Kimono
Swedish Table Runner
Vintage Style Cake Stand
Salter Scales
New Zealand made pottery
Pasta Machine
Vintage Tea sets 
and so much more

Best wishes Sue 'Mrs Mint'