anyone live in Raglan?? or near??

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13 years 11 months ago #13697 by NancyF
On the weekend I was unfortunate to break a lovely wine glass that belonged to a friend of mine.. [:0]he was very nice but I could tell he was really anoyed... [:(!]apparently he bought them in Raglan - I've googled and can't find a particular shop that would sell this kind of glasswear but if someone lives there and I can describe them sufficiently perhaps I can buy him another one...

anyone?????? I need to get back in his good books!!!!!:(

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13 years 11 months ago #210793 by Ghilly
MM might know but she's in the UK, give it a couple of weeks and she'll be back and maybe be able to help with the whereabouts of the shop.

Yakut

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13 years 11 months ago #210799 by devan
Bugger eh! I go through wine glasses like you wouldn't believe....only ever buy the really cheap ones now cos i pretty much break at least 1 a week. I've looked for some nice plastic ones but have yet to find some :(
Can you sneak a pic of one of the glasses cos there might be other places that have them

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing,and then they marry him.

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13 years 11 months ago #210815 by [email protected]
we are visiting raglan this weekend and will be spending saturday touring the cafes and shops :) - happy to try for you if you can get me the details

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13 years 11 months ago #210829 by xevbellringer
I do. There is no actual glassware shop as such in Raglan but there is a few places it could have come from. There are a couple of shops in the courtyard that sell a little bit of "finer" glassware, or if it was a bit chunkier it could have come from a Bow St shop. A few more details...

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13 years 11 months ago #210840 by rob
Devan,

try the plastic box in Manukau Road, the wife bought some there a while back and we used them last new year, by the end of the night she was asleep on the deck in the rain.[:0] i just buggered off to bed,[}:)] so be warned they hold quite a bit,

Rob

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13 years 11 months ago #210843 by kate
My mother lives in Raglan and she returns from her cruise at the weekend. I can get her to check things out for you...

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13 years 11 months ago #210851 by Westermans
Rob i have those glasses...they are fab you only need one glass in the spa nad you are away with the fairys :)
Devan they are fantastic and look nice too, i also got some from briscos...i also smash glasses nad i have teen that like to smash at least 2 a week...any glass they are not bothered...they are not allowed my Gordens gin & Tonic glasses i borrowd ;) from a pub in the UK before i left :) :) :)
Good luck in replacing the glass NancyF, but if you dont want special glasses broken then you shouldnt get them out...your friend has learnt a lesson there, i only ever buy cheap ones now..i have some special ones that i use but NEVER get them out as my daughter bought me 2 of them for no reason at just because she felt like it..she is a good girl :)

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13 years 11 months ago #210856 by The Kats Place
Znt live is raglan but she is also in the UK at present. Were they those lovely hand painted looking glasses? I did buy some Victorian sherry glasses from the second hand shop there a while ago.

kats
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13 years 11 months ago #210987 by NancyF
I've one kind offer by Private Message to have a look but if anyone else has the time to look it would be appreciated...

the glasses had a solid frosted glass cone shaped base with a clear glass (white wine sized) bowl on top.. possibly hand made as they weren't all the same.. wish I'd taken a photo of the remaining ones... :(

They were quite distinctive with that solid base - haven't seen anything like it before...

If anyone sees anything similar they could always take a photo on their camera phone and then e-mail me for my mobile number and send through to me... .. any help on this is very very much appreciated.... :) :)

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13 years 11 months ago #211151 by devan
Oooh i might have a squissy in plastic box tommorrow when i'm in puke. Ta for that

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13 years 11 months ago #212301 by NancyF
well... sometimes life just throws in a few 'spooky' coincidences!!!!!!....

One of the lifestyle block family (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) offered to go and have a look for a replacement glass last weekend while visiting Raglan... Mr and Mrs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. had been discussing this wine glass on the way there and were very surprised to find what appeared to be match in the house they had rented for the weekend.... sent me a photo on the phone.. exact match!!!!!!!!... what luck!!!!

Simon offered to call the home owner and find where she bought them and then track them down for me...

more surprises.. [:0] the home owner actually imports them but didn't import the frosted glass ones anymore.. but not to worry . ..we could have the one in the house and she would just replace it!!!!!!!!!!

isn't that just wonderful.... !!!!! I'm blown away .. not only by the coincidences but also the willingness of people to help me out... and now not only has Simon sourced them but is now going to get his son to deliver back to Palmerston North for me to collect....... [8D][8D]

what more could I ask for... !!!! thanks to everyone involved in this story.. great ending... I'll now have to relay all this to my friend which makes the replacement glass SUCH a good story!!!!!!

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13 years 11 months ago #212304 by The Kats Place
Way to go!

kats
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13 years 11 months ago #212305 by devan
Awesome!!!!!! Talk about karma :D

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13 years 11 months ago #212306 by Gracelands
What a great story. Sometimes people can be so nice. Maybe you could post the name of the people in Raglan so they get some free advertising for their rental house? They certainly deserve it.

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