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Mary Lovell-Smith - The Press *Charity Auction*

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  • Closed: Sun 18 Mar 2012, 7:36 pm
Listing #: 456261117
Volunteers were asked to decorate a pot and saucer for The Press and Sunday Star-Times Great Flower Pot Design Contest, which has been displayed at the Egmont Seeds Ellerslie Flower Show 2012, and then to be auctioned on TradeMe for a charity of their choice.

Sure to Rise by Mary Lovell-Smith, Gardening Editor for The Press, and her sister Rebecca Lovell-Smith

I am a writer and I am a gardener. I am not an artist, which is why I roped in my artist sister Rebecca, who is also a writer, but not a gardener, to help me with this pot. It is based on a design she created for a teatowel after the February quake in which she lot both her home and her business, the Lyttleton shop, God Save the Queen ( The teatowel became the first piece acquired for Te Papa's earthquake collection.

My career is less meteoric. People often say to me ``Oh, you must have a beautiful garden,'' as though through the mere act of visiting and writing about hundreds of lovely and interesting gardens over the 12 years I have been The Press' Gardening Editor will mean mine is too. But such gardens don't happen by osmosis, unfortunately, but by work and time and inspiration, all attributes compromised in my case at least in part by my garden being home over the last 23 years to four children, countless neighbourhood children, dogs, cats and hens.

Mary’s chosen charity is The Canterbury Surf Lifesaving Association.

This pot also includes a free six month subscription to The Press, and a ‘Christchurch, Sure to Rise’ teatowel designed by Mary’s sister, Rebecca.

Please note: You are bidding on the decorated pot and saucer only, and the successful bidder will be able to either pick up from The Press in Christchurch which would also include the plant, or have just the pot and saucer only couriered to your address.

Shipping details

  • $5.00  Pot & Saucer courier within the South Island
  • $10.00  Pot & Saucer courier within the North Island
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Christchurch City, Canterbury, NZ

Payment details

  • Credit card
  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

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  • Member since Feb 2012

Closes: Sun 18 Mar, 7:36 pm. 2012 This auction used auto-extend.