Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Kiwiantiques Rooster Party

I'm pleased to be joining in Bella Vista's Rooster blog party. This is my first ever attempt at a tablescape photoshoot.

I thought it only fair rooster's from New Zealand were represented.

The figural rooster & hen china is Royal Winton Chanticleer. The passion for this china started with my mother's teapot, you see at the rear of this photo.

I've added many friends over the years.

And a few wee pins too!

The tiles are made right here in New Zealand in the town of Waipu by The Waipu Tile Company

I bought this wee 1930's gem on ebay.

And what's hiding under here?


Handpainted cookies are made by the highly talented Lisa Hansen of The Whole Cake & Caboodle

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Next Antique Fair . Just a reminder that the next Fair we will be attending is at the Mt Eden Community centre Dominion road on Sunday Dec 6th. I just got a few Crown Lynn swans that I will be taking there for sale also a nice NZ Brick Company (Crum New Lynn) C.1910 plant pot.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Vintage button cupcakes

Sandra has just finished making these cupcakes, adorned with edible vintage buttons (chocolate dusted with edible lustre dust). Visting the textile fair on the weekend inspired us to host an afternoon of vintage buttons for customers to purchase some of the lovely buttons we bought back from the fair. Tommorrow afternoon for our group of ladies with a passion for glass buttons - what better to serve them for afternoon tea.

If you fancy making some of these cupcakes yourself click here to buy the vintage button mould

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Visit us at the vintage textile fair Auckland Sept 13th

It was Great to see Kim Smith in Canvas magazine (Saturday 29th August edition). Kim will be exhibiting at the vintage textile fair at Alexandra Park, Greenlane, Auckland September 13th 10am-5pm. Admission is $5. We'll be there along with Kim. We'll have our usual mix of vintage linen, fabric, trims, belt buckles, costume jewellery, fine jewellery, hats, bags, patterns & needlework books - to name but a few!. We hope to see you there.

Friday, August 7, 2009

The latests stars for my business cards

Many of you will no doubt have seen my business cards, which always tend to showcase KIWI jewellery. Well this is the latest one I've had made. Let me know what you think!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sandra has a new addition to her family an 8 week old Pappilon puppy called Bilbo the sight of a box of pearls was too much for him,quick as lightning he was off with a string,maybe if I train him up I wont have to buy stock anymore

I had a great buy a while ago 18 dozen strings of 1950s Faux pearls,great for crafters or simply wearing still wrapped up in their original brown paper

Friday, May 15, 2009

New Fair date

It was great to see lots of my old customers at the Whangarei fair last weekend.

Change of Fair Dates
The Auckland Antique Fair (the best fair of the year,well worth making an effort to visit this one,formerly held at the Ellerslie stables)
New Venue:
Alexandra Park (adjacent to the ASB showgrounds) .
Corner Manukau and Greenlane Rd.West.

New dates are 22 & 23 August 10am-5pm
Free parking , cafe and bar,ATM eftpos

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Tiki items

I've just added some new tiki friends to some exisiting tiki items. The two silver & paua spoons are Ataahua. All of these items are for sale.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Whangarei Antique Fair

Dont forget the Whangarei Antique Fair

This weekend at The Table Tennis Centre Kensington Park
Sat and sunday 9-10 may 10am -5pm

We have some nice new goodies, Jewellery, Chimney pots, Insulators and dolls house miniatures. We look forward to seeing you there

Te Papa site a wealth of knowledge

Check out Te Papa's great website. There is a wealth of information for collectors. Collections Online is a searchable database of objects from Te Papa’s collection. Each record includes information and an image, when available. Updating these records is a continual process, and more are released each month.
To commemorate Armistice Day, Te Papa has put together a new online feature. This allows you to search WW1 themed items.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Kiwi doilies

Here is yet another example of my Kiwi mania, 2 Kiwi doilies from my collection. Always looking to add to them.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Our friend Kay

Here's our friend Kay appearing in Canvas magazine Saturday 4th april, with her "What would you save if your house was on fire?".
Kay is the owner of Salvage a vintage textiles supplies store on Mt Eden Rd in Auckland. Kay's shop is a real treasure trove of fabric, buttons, trims, handbags and so much more.
Well worth a visit.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Evolution of Kiwiana and Maoriana.

Dr Claudia Bell is a researcher at the University of Auckland, eager to find people throughout New Zealand who collect vintage kiwiana and Maoriana. She plans to visit collectors later this year, to talk about their pieces.
The collections need not be huge.
All names will remain confidential.
If you are interested in possibly participating in this project,
please email

My business cards

Here are 4 of my kiwi brooches featuring 2 each on a card. The top one was my first, the bottom is my latest business card. I'm currently having the dilemma of which of my wee friends to select for the next business card.

1915 advertisement

For anyone researching NZ history, you can't go past It has many NZ publications archived for your perusal.

Have a look at this fantastic advertisement from 1915. This is one Kiwi item I'd love to add to my collection.

My Kiwi brooches

Here is my collection to date of Gold kiwi brooches (I have paua and silver too). If any of you ever see any gold Kiwi brooches, please let me know, as these guys need more friends.

Looking for antique fairs in NZ

Check out Alan's site for regularly updated details of fairs throughout the country

For those run by the talented duo at Classic promotions (Russell & Eric)


For those of you that follow what Sandra is up to. For the past three years, in conjunction with helping out at Kiwiantiques, she's been running Kiwicakes

In true Kiwi spirit, she has a Kiwiana range which includes this cool Kiwi stainless steel cookie cutter ($6)
Check out the cool Kiwi cookies she made for me, using edible icing image sheet in Paua shell design.

Fair Dates for 2009

The following is a list of fair dates that Kiwiantiques will be exhibiting at in 2009.
9-10 May - Whangarei antique fair. At Kensington Table Tennis Centre.
20-21 June - Antique & collectables market. Mt Eden Community Centre. Cnr Dominion & Balmoral Rds. Auckland.
13th September - Vintage textile fair. Tasman Room. Alexandra Park Raceway. Greenlane. Auckland.
6th December - Antique & collectables market. Mt Eden Community Centre. Cnr Dominion & Balmoral Rds. Auckland.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Welcome to Kiwiantiques blog

Welcome to Kiwiantiques blog.

We are going to use this blog, to keep our friends & customers up to date with happenings around the country (fair & exhibition dates).
As well as updating you on new stock and acquistions.

It will be predominantly used for research on New Zealand antiques & collectables, inviting discussion on many varied topics.