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Selwyn Times: September 05, 2017

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22 Tuesday September 5 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi DARFIELD SELWYN TIMES Made-to-measure window coverings from specialist design store With a large percentage of her customers coming through word-of-mouth and referral, it is evident that interior design specialist Val Briggs has established an enviable reputation for quality workmanship and competitive pricing. From her onsite workroom in Darfield, Val Briggs and her five experienced employees manufacture made-to-measure curtains, roman blinds, cushions and bedcovers for customers across the Selwyn District, Christchurch and even as far away as Queenstown and Auckland, with free measure and quote and full installation all part of the service. Val’s 20 years’ experience in interior décor ensures she has the knowledge and expertise to give her customers advice on fabric and design choice, depending on their budget and the style of their home. The attractive retail showroom at Val Briggs Interiors also supplies blinds of all types, including Luxaflex venetians, sunscreens, roller blinds and shutters, with a range of curtain tracks being available to purchase. A wide selection of quality fabric samples are on display in the showroom, along with a large selection of throws, cushions giftware, lamps and bedheads at reasonable prices. GET YOUR SHADES WHILE THEY’RE DOWN There’s never been a better time to update your window shades. All Luxaflex rollershades, shutters and Duette ® cellular shades are 15% off until Sept 30. Rollershades: Choose blockout, light filtering or sunscreen. A twin bracket system lets you combine two shades in one, for a day and night solution. Duette ® cellular shades: A beautiful way to reduce heat loss or gain. Choices include sheer, translucent or opaque fabric and 10mm or 20mm cell. Countrywoods ® shutters: Available in a comprehensive range of paint and stain colour options, genuine timber shutters add value and elegance to your home. Luxaflex window coverings are designed and built for superior performance and longevity. From fabrics and materials through to operating systems, expect nothing but the best. SPRING SALE 15% OFF SHUTTERS, DUETTE & ROLLERSHADES until Sept 3 0 So, whether you are updating one room, redecorating a whole home, or furnishing a brand-new one, give Val Briggs a call on (03) 318 8896 and she will come to your home to discuss all your window covering requirements. Check out her Facebook page, and call into the showroom to browse through the extensive display and get some ideas. Val Briggs Interiors is located at 44 South Terrace, Darfield, Opening hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and 9am- 1pm Saturday. Photo by well-known local photographer Georgia Hendrie. panel beating, spray painting, private, insurance and fleet work • Free quotes • Windscreen replacements • Farm machinery • Insurance work • All work guaranteed • Free loan cars ph: 03 318 8186 / 021 0818 3828 e: admin@darfieldcollision.co.nz 1 Cardale Street, Darfield One stop shop for all your needs ✓ Barista Coffee ✓ Homemade Pies and Food to go ✓ LPG bottle fill and swap ✓ Forecourt Concierge ✓ 24 hour fuel 8 cents per litre discount for Super Gold card holders * * Conditions apply. Challenge Darfield 33 South Terrace, Darfield Ph 03 318 8421 Enjoy a wander through the Gift Gallery and discover a beautiful array of new furniture, homeware and giftware which is arriving daily. Gifts to Inspire Val Briggs interiors. Community spirit & visitor attractions feature in Darfield A rural service town with a strong sense of community, Darfield also offers a range of activities for visitors. For art lovers, the town’s art gallery showcases works from talented artists living locally and further afield, while for the more active and adventurous-minded there are beautiful walks, hot-air ballooning, and farm visits to be enjoyed. The town is growing, too, with a number of sub-divisions springing up. TOP QUALITY RECYCLED CLOTHING Ladies, Mens & Childrens clothing Jewellery & Accessories Homewares Darfield High School Uniform All clothing/items are sold on behalf of owner 8 South Terrace, Darfield Ph. 03 318 7081 Tues – Fri 9am – 5pm Sat 9am –1pm (Closed public holidays weekends) Darfield Garden Centre & Florist Here now... New Seasons Fruit trees and Specimen Trees Gifts for the home & garden Eb & Ive Spring Collection Arriving soon 51 South Terrace, Darfield (Above The Fat Beagle Café) Phone: 03 317 9250 E: darfieldgiftgallery@gmail.com Or visit us at: www.giftgallery.co.nz 51 South Terrace, Darfield Ph. 03 318 7107

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday September 5 2017 23 DARFIELD New exhibition evokes imagination The newest exhibition at Darfield’s Selwyn Gallery, ‘Surrealists – What Dreams May Come’, features a wonderful mix of whimsical. Their intricate details evoke wonder and imagination, making this ‘different’ exhibition not to be missed. The exhibitors are talented artists, Jinx, Dave Pearson, and John Burns. A work by Dave Pearson. Jinx in the Sky Originally from Austria, Jinx in the Sky moved to New Zealand in 2006. She finds inspiration in dreams, emotions, and song lyrics. Sometimes even small things such as sunlight passing through coloured glass or just a striking colour combination can trigger ideas for new paintings. “This series of paintings is inspired by my love for botanic gardens and Victorian glasshouses. The glasshouse in my paintings serves as a little retreat. A place to relax… safe oasis to daydream in…a fortress of inner peace and light. Under the glass, safe from the elements, it provides a special place to nurture what brings us joy, what makes us happy, what keeps us sane.” David Pearson Dave Pearson has been drawing as far One of John Burns’ works included in the exhibition. back as his early primary school days. His favourite things to draw at the time were tanks, skeletons, and dungeons. After many years of scratching around with biro and paper, he searched for a suitable medium to finally take his ideas and rough drawings through to finished work. In 2010 Dave signed up to do a digital concept design workshop in Wellington, and was hooked. Fantasy art and design in the movie industry have been his major influences. Dave’s goal is to develop his painting technique and style, and do commissioned work for book and album covers. John Burns John and his wife live in the village of Otira, which he describes as “a place of dynamic weather, high mountains, rivers and waterfalls, native birds and animals, all the simple things we love most”. “I have been an artist for a very long time, sold works through galleries and our own gallery here in Otira. My art is in a state of constant evolution. Some have stories, some are crazy, gentle, mad, kind, thoughtful, different, and that’s a word I hear a lot about my art, and a word I like... to be different.” John is proud to say he has never been A work by Jinx in the Sky. to art school. He began painting portraits, but now is only interested in painting contemporary art, including modernist illustrations of people, including Maori women. John’s wife, Di Gordon-Burns, has written a collection of children’s books, which Burns plans to illustrate: “I’ve done the cover and it’s like no other children’s book.” ‘Surrealists – What Dreams May Come’ runs from September 1-25, 2017. Selwyn Gallery is open daily (except Mondays) from 10am to 4pm for the duration of the show. A show programme will be available from the gallery. Check them out on Facebook. Quilters Fabric, Gifts, Crafts, Baskets, Sewing, Alterations & so much more... MASSIVE SAVINGS! ALSO AVAILABLE IN 40 X 4.0 GALLAGHER GALLAGHER W110 W110 DIGITAL DIGITAL WEIGH WEIGH SYSTEM SYSTEM Earn Earn 66 66 Choices Choices Points Points | | 195010 $ 999 .00 INCL. GST SAVE $596.00 WEEDMASTER TS540 20L 20L Earn Earn 14 14 Choices Points | | 157722 $ 216 .25 INCL. GST INCL. SAVE GST $47.47 SAVE $47.47 TORDON TORDON PASTUREBOSS 20L 20L Earn Earn 53 Choices 53 Points | 148892 | $ $ 799 .20 INCL. GST INCL. SAVE GST$277.05 SAVE $277.05 TOOL BOX PLUS 10KG 50 50 X X 4.0 4.0 BARBED STAPLES Earn 3 Choices Points | | 203082 $ 59 .95 INCL. GST SAVE INCL. $20.00 GST SAVE $20.00 FAR_07113 0800 200 600 www.farmlands.co.nz *Terms and Conditions apply. Savings and Discounts based on normal retail price. While stocks last. Prices valid from 1 st - 30 th September 2017. THE SEWING ROOM Quilters Fabric & Gifts 45A South Terrace, Midwest Mews, Darfield. Phone: 03 318 8513. Open Mon-Thurs 9am-4.30pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-12pm New Summer fashion arriving daily... FOR DETAILS ON THE NEXT Darfield Feature including ladies swimwear Contact Elaine Moon: 021 079 3339 or elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi