Fin­der’s Fi

Thanks to a grow­ing group of savvy sell­ers, In­sta­gram is be­com­ing the best place to bag a vin­tage bar­gain. Here are eight of our favourite feeds to fol­low

Your Home and Garden - - Contents - Text by Fiona Ralph. Illustration by Eve Kennedy.

In­sta­gram shops to fol­low for fab­u­lous vin­tage bar­gains


Pa­pamoa’s Natasha Mur­ray has been shar­ing her love of wicker, wood and pot­tery on In­sta­gram since late last year. The mother of three, and long­time vin­tage lover, also makes up­cy­cled chil­dren’s bed­ding from retro fab­rics, which she sells over at @mossand­fernnz.


It’s a fam­ily af­fair for Lorna-jen

Cral­lan, who runs her nat­u­ral-fi­bre and fur­ni­ture-filled shop with help from her whā­nau, while study­ing full time. “Vil­lage life back in the Philip­pines, where our fam­ily hails from, in­spired us to make the page,” says Lorna-jen, who lives in Otahuhu, Auck­land.


Fleur Roe­lants-Kings­beer and her part­ner, Gareth Mc­Don­ald, run their shop along­side full-time work in aged care (Fleur) and sales (Gareth). “We love reusing all the great prod­ucts of the past,” say the North­cote, Auck­land­based pair, who favour cane, vel­vet and wood.


Avid op-shop­per Olivia McGusty is pas­sion­ate about reusing and re­pur­pos­ing. Her feed fea­tures blush tones, col­lectable ce­ram­ics and unique ac­ces­sories. The Ran­giora, Can­ter­bury ’gram­mer sells vin­tage part time, while work­ing on graphic de­sign, em­broi­dery and other creative pursuits.


Stephanie Ut­t­ley of Mt Maun­ganui runs her shop as a creative out­let along­side a full-time nurs­ing job. Pretty pas­tel tones pop up in her cane-filled feed, as well as the odd piece of cloth­ing. Prof­its sup­port her vol­un­tary med­i­cal mis­sions over­seas, “so ev­ery pur­chase is go­ing to­wards a good cause”.


Christchurch mum Emily Bar­rett loves restor­ing pieces and giv­ing them a new home. Her In­sta shop “stemmed from a love of seek­ing out ‘nuggets of gold’ which peo­ple no longer trea­sure”. New stock drops monthly: look out for light fit­tings, wicker fur­ni­ture, wall hang­ings and more.


Stay-at-home mum Kristin Scheibe started Hilde + Hü as a homage to her Ger­man grand­mother. Qual­ity be­fore quan­tity is the motto of the busy Oa­maru seller, who also has a Trade Me shop for her colour­ful pot­tery, chil­dren’s cloth­ing and other eclec­tic of­fer­ings.


Our cover star, Auck­land-based Ron Goh, aka @mr­ci­gar, has gath­ered more than 20,000 fol­low­ers on In­sta­gram for his per­fectly cu­rated, plant-filled abode. Now he has a sec­ond­hand finds page, Mr Home­body, sell­ing wicker and wooden pieces and botan­ics, so you can start your own ur­ban jun­gle.

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