“Welcome! Just follow the path to Mangaweka’s jail filled with antiques and high class junque…” reads the sign on the lawn outside of Irenie’s house. Murphy the Jack Russell dog will greet you at the gate and personally escort you to Irenie’s treasure trove of collectables.
Irenie’s really is located in the old Mangaweka jail. It is now a cute little building packed with knick knacks but the bars still remain on the window to remind us of times past. Irenie is an absolute sweet heart. She is friendly, chatty and will definitely find the right thing for you. I left with an antique Ming jug for Padma and a low old English cake plate for me. Phew…Irenie is the ultimate sales lady. Her store has gorgeous china, old suitcases, garden ornaments and much more.
13 Broadway Street
Mangaweka NEW ZEALAND
If you miss Irenie’s you’ll be sorely disappointed. Shopping, chatting and a perfect morning in the sun…heaven.