Explore Ranfurly's 'treasure trove'

Delight in the treasures to be found at The Curiosity Shoppe.
Delight in the treasures to be found at The Curiosity Shoppe.

The Curiosity Shoppe is often referred to as Ranfurly’s ‘‘treasure trove’’, filled with antiques, collectables and giftware, it’s a ‘‘must explore’’ for visitors and locals alike.

The store’s owner, Alison Proffit, purchased the business six years ago and has made many improvements since, including relocating it three years ago to a new site at 65 Mitchell St. The new location is light, bright and spacious and has convenient wheelchair access.

Alison said the response to the new shop had been great. ‘‘Customers regularly comment about the variety, space and tidiness of the shop. Remarks from new customers range from ‘Wow, what a treasure trove’ to ‘I’ll have to come back without my husband’. To which I respond: ‘There’s no need, there’s a vintage car, old farm vehicles and other curiosities in the backyard to distract your husband’,’’ Alison said.


The Curiosity Shoppe is brimming with delights, including classic New Zealand Crown Lynn and Temuka pottery, Australian Swift-Whip beaters, beautiful English fine bone china and crystal — all of which are perfect Christmas gift ideas! There’s also silver cutlery and cream (a.k.a. bone) handled knives, with full canteens or individual items available, as well as embroidered linen, glassware, dinner sets, kitchenalia, books, buttons, art glass and many more treasures just waiting to be rediscovered!

Next time you’re in Ranfurly be sure to check out The Curiosity Shoppe for ‘‘curiosities galore, and so much more’’.

Open Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm at 65 Mitchell St, Ranfurly.
Phone (022) 600-4173 or visit the Facebook page: thecuriosityshoppenz





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