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About Us

 Ann and Larry Johnstone have been in the retail industry for over 30 years. Ann has always had a keen interest in decor and selling giftware, and Larry's passion has been  farming.

They combined their talents in 1992 to open a Cafe' and Craft shop on their farm at Tangiteroria "The NZ Fudge Farm". This endeavour took over their lives and produced a successful business in a rather remote location. Their business grew,  it's main focus was manufacturing fudge .

 In 2005 they  sold the business and moved to the South Island and the new chapter of their lives started.  

They both admit " There were many challenges and lessons learnt  on this  journey"     

Larry's handyman skills lead to many building renovations, and with Ann's design skills they could see that furniture Upcycling was something they would take on next.

The new store in Dargaville will sell New and Upcylced Decor. The confectionery may come on board later but for now they are focussed on Decor. They bought the premises in 2020 and have spent the year rennovating as well as sourcing product and upcycling.

They  open 3-4 days a week  Most items that in shop are on the shop page .  Prices  and size can be supplied upon request 

"By adding paint, paper and hardware we rebirth an item "

Unique Items for Sale

Made anywhere..born in New Zealand 

All our furniture that we upcycle are unique pieces that are not mass produced.  You will be the owner of an original Art work. We find unwanted items and add color and visionary to 

create these items..

April 2021

Our small pooch " minty" had a lovely ride on a bike we got from Warkworth 

May  2021

Mosaics are very time consuming and after this project I had tennis elbow so that put a slow down on mosaics 

Our First Blog Entry

October 21 

Married for 33 years today. Hard at times working together but a key comes in handy for my Art Room if I want peace.

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