Being born in New Zealand means that my childhood Christmas memories are all summery. So looking at everybody's recent posts from Down Under has made me feel quite nostalgic at this time of year. I was inspired by the work of genius that was Mel's Aussie Christmas pavlova (as featured on her blog Bungalow Bliss), to get out my beautiful vintage tablecloth to share with you. It was a gift from Mr Asparagus Pea a couple of years ago. I had admired it in a vintage shop, but when I went back intending to buy, it was gone. That Christmas I found it wrapped up for me under the tree - clever boy!
It has native flora and fauna…
..as well as depictions of farming, fishing and industry.
I'm not sure how old it is, but I would guess late 60's/early 70's.
My parents emigrated from London to NZ in 1962 (I think?!?).
If I ever decide to have an Australia Day party it would make a good centrepiece.
Just need to find a Kiwi one now to go with it...