Tuesday, May 31, 2011

In Life Everything Depends on Meeting the Right Person

In life everything depends on meeting the right person and there is nothing more satisfying for me than the alchemical moment when an old object meets its future purchaser!

Let's face it, there's a little bit of 'hunter and gatherer' in all of us and the thrill of digging through all kinds of curios and discovering a special little vintage fare to take home is one of lifes more pleasant joys.

At Pure Provenance, you will find a cosy cocoon of vintage fare, ranging from teardrop candelabras to rusted fixtures and fittings to subtle patinas of sanded scrubbed woodenware.

Next time you're passing, do pop in for without doubt you will be lead into temptation by that lovely vintage ware that's just waiting for you and you alone.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Coolest Vintage Item In Store Now!

A massive (I kid you not!)seven branch candelabra MINORA. Rare, rustic and ready for a new home now. Item can be purchased at Pure Provenance, 160 Kitchener Road, Milford.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Apothecary cabinets were used by apothecaries, a now obsolete term for medical professionals who formulate and dispense medicines and supplies for caregivers (today's pharmacists). Other pieces were originally used to store and organize items ranging including blue prints, machinists' tools, sewing supplies, printers' materials, and library card catalog systems. Some lend an industrial, medical or manufacturing edge to your decor, while others evoke the well-worn coziness of that archetypal shop around the corner. Here's a few exceptional pieces guaranteed to tantalise your tastebuds!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Search for the perfect vintage....

The popularity of vintage homewares is getting stronger - loved by the young and the young at heart. The antique and vintage wares market will always be strong because many of these items are works of art. Pure Provenance sources unique and individual pieces with their own special style at will never go out of fashion.

What's old is new again and no carbon footprint! What makes us a little different from the rest is the eclectic blend of antiques and collectables - wonderful items from our childhood.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

What Is Vintage & Why Is it So Hot Right Now?

I see vintage as anything loved and treasured from a previous time. I think it has become so popular again because people are sick of the throwaway society sadly we are apart of.

At Pure Provenace located in Milford on the North Shore, we have acquired many interesting pieces of furniture, salvage ware and homewares from the vintage era and put them into one beautiful store where vintage lovers are spoiled for choice.

Our customers are from all walks of life and of all ages. Most, however, are professionals with an appreciation of design, history and architecture.

What is the coolest vintage item currently in store?

A stunning 'chandelabra' salvaged from the old St James Theatre in Auckland. Solid cast iron, original condition.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pure Provenance - Destination Store for Unusual Objets d'art and assorted furnishings

Few interior stores have the power to dazzle, and fewer still have the ability to capture people's imagination but Pure Provenance is fast becoming known as THE destination store on the North Shore for just that. Located at Shop 7, Milford Mall, 160 Kitchener Road, Milford. Tuesdays to Fridays 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00a.m. - 3:30 p.m.