Art, Craft and Vintage Market at KA-PIE

 

Dear All,

I just discovered a fantastic place in Nelson, in Alton Street, just in front of Central School, a lovely restaurant called “KA Pies”. That place has such a feeling of grandma’s kitchen, cosy, comfortable, neat and tidy, you just immediately feel (like a child) at (your grandma’s) home.

The pies that they make are just addictive, they are either crispy and melting, the meat inside is real tasty steak, and the tea is served in lovely old fashion cups of tea. There are beautiful crafts hanging on the walls, granny squares afghans here and there, and funny paintings on the walls. An irresistible taste of kitsch.

“Ka Pai” is Maori for “good”. “Kitsch” according to Dictionary.com is “something of tawdry design, appearance, or content created to appeal to popular or undiscriminating taste.” In New Zealand, the term often goes with something quintessentially Kiwi, but a little old fashioned and potentially embarrassing; when they are not embarrassing and go into museums or are photographed for calendars and coffee table books, they are called “Kiwiana”. (source: http://www.nelsondailyphoto.com/2008/09/ka-pie-kiwi-kitschn.html)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being a crocheter herself, the owner of the shop is very much into crafts. She organizes once a month an Art, Craft and Vintage market in her restaurant and on her pathway. That market happened today, we’ve been wandering there and the only regret I have is that the sun wasn’t there to enlight better all the beautiful creations that I’ve seen there.

First, a very nice local designer, Deborah Sax, who handcrafts lovely children clothing. Simply cute and lovely. Her business name is “Piccalilli” and her website  will probably be very inspiring to any lady who enjoy sewing.

Picallili Kids clothing

Picallili Kids clothing

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Picalilli's rack

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There was a lady who was crocheting icecreams and funny cakes. “The Unconventional Cake Company” is the name of her business. I use to say wool looks yummi, now, it has never been more true 🙂
 

Robyn Wilksand ...and her

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

and her yummi crocheted ice creams

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 There was also Alana Lindsay, a young lady whose business name is “Retro Lust”. She makes retro and vintage styled clothing, all what I like ! Another business name to remind is “Tis you, s’not me”, it’s all about upcycling, Beautiful re-creations made by Rachael in Nelson” and here too, things are beautiful.
 
 

Alana Lindsay at Retro LustTisyou Snotme

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There were even more beautiful things to see, unfortunately I don’t have the names of every exhibitors. Here are just some more pictures of what you could find there.
 

Lynda Palmano's rack (dressmaking)On the street, paintings and other arts

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On the street, paintings and other arts

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Granny Square blanket

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The next market of that kind at KA-PIE will take place Nov 5th, and there will be Kiwi Little Things for sale there !
 
Cheers !
Anne
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4 comments for “Art, Craft and Vintage Market at KA-PIE

  1. 27 October 2011 at 0 h 17 min

    Bonjour – I remember seeing you at the Craft market! I’m so glad to see you enjoyed it so much. I was searching the internet for my business to see if it came up and it did on your blog! I just wanted to let you know that I have just started a web site for my hankies which you are welcome to look at (for a reminder taste of NZ!)

  2. 2 November 2011 at 9 h 31 min

    Salut!
    thanks so much for mentioning me and piccalilli at the market in your blog – what a suprise!!. it was a lovely day and very much looking forward to doing it again this weekend. Very pleased you liked the clothes and hope to see you there again. Deborah

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