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Wedding Expo

Wedding Expo

We had our first wedding expo on 16 July 2017 at Montville Hinterland Wedding Expo. The feature piece was our horse buggy. This is available for hire for weddings and other occasions. Contact us for further information on 0414782079 or

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Art Antiques Antlers: About Ellen, Philosophy, Design Consultation Service and Credentials

About Ellen, Philosophy, Design Consultation and Credentials 
About Ellen:
Ellen is a passionate designer who enjoys up-cycling furniture and decorator items from recycled materials.
As a child she fossicked at demolition yards with her father.  She learnt how to sew on a Singer Treadle Sewing Machine because her mother wouldn’t let her use the electric one. The treadle didn’t have zigzag stitch so she made up a zig zag stitch by moving the fabric at the needle point every turn. At primary school Ellen won the Hans Christen Anderson Fairy Tale, Art Competition for a painting of ‘The Little Match Girl’.
When she left school, she deferred Fashion Design and became an Art Teacher. She taught mostly Home Economics due to the pattern styling component. Ellen remarks, “I love pattern styling but it is becoming a lost art nowadays.” Throughout her teaching career, Ellen has been Head of Department, Guidance Officer, Deputy Principal, Principal, Head of Special Education, University Lecturer and Tutor.
Ellen embarked on her dream, Art Antiques Antlers, when her children left the nest. She goes on to say, “When the grandchildren arrive, they will be brought up living with antiques just like their parents. Antiques are very hardy and can sustain the love and exploration of young families.”
Ellen also adds, “I hope to teach my clients how to love and embark on their own person style and enjoy the things they love in their home. I believe that following trends and fashion is not always reflective of individual tastes. Art Antiques Antlers products are rare and hard to find and are to be treasured by clients who love them.”
Design Consultation Service:
Art Antiques Antlers offers a design consultation service and will assist clients to ‘make antiques fit’ in a modern home and to compliment what they already have. Our goal is to assist people who are wanting to live a sustainable life to be more appreciative of antiques.
These gorgeous products are available for wedding hire.
This post was written by the team.
Dip. Teach. Art & Design, Home Economics
B.Ed. Art & Design, Home Economics
M.Ed. Educational Leadership
M.Ed. (Guidance & Counselling)
Rieki Master
Spiritual Kinesologist
Second-Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Licence
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Antique Bevelled Mirrors are A Work of Art


Antique Bevelled Mirrors add a decorative, stylish and chic touch. They are a glamorous work of art and are extremely precious nowadays. Bevelled mirrors were in the majority of antique pieces especially if there was a mirror. Bevelled mirrors were used in wardrobes, sideboards, hat stands, dressing tables, wash basin stands, mirrors and bathroom or fireplace mirrors. Some bevelled mirrors were used without a frame due to their already glamorous and classic appearance. Bevelled mirrors often didn’t have a frame and this was once considered an economical design and option. Glaziers who do bevelled mirrors and glass are ‘hard to find’. If you know of any please let us know at

This classic, timeless and stylish technique is undeniably one of the main reasons why antique mirrors and furniture looks so much more decorative and classy. Any item that had a bevelled mirror on it had an immediate improved quality and formidable style.

The majority of antique mirrors were bevelled. This means that each mirror had a slant at the edge of the mirror to catch the light.

If you look at antique furniture you will see bevelled edge mirrors on any shape or design. Some bevelled mirrors were more fancy than a slant cut on the edge.

Modern replicas try to promote their mirrors as bevelled but there is no comparison to an antique variety. I have never seen a contemporary bevelled mirror to the same standard and quality as an antique version.

The antique bevel acts as a prism and retracts light, you may even see rainbow reflection. The bevel also highlights the mirror and its frame and usually accentuates part or all of the furniture it is part of. Bevelled mirrors provide the WOW and GLAM factor to any furniture design, mirror or interior design.


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Original Lights, Lamps, Lamp Shades and Lamp Stands at Art Antiques Antlers

Art Antiques Antlers has an assorted collection of original lights, lamps, lamp shades and lamp bases in a variety of shapes, colours and styles. which have been co ordinated into sensational lamps and or lights.

There is a collection of hanging lights including a pirate inspired hanging light, wrought iron light with amber shade, and hanging light with 3 amber mottled glass covers.

In addition, the collection has a variety of Victorian lamp shades as well as some contemporary shades to complete the range. To compliment this we have a selection of brass, marble, copper, crystal, glass, metal, steel and antler lamp bases.

Most of the shades are original from their genuine era and are in variable condition. Some are exceptional quality whilst others have been loved and treasured and are very worn with lots of much loved character and beauty.

We also have a range of of recycled antique products that have created the most stunning and gorgeous lamps with an antique twist combining the old and new.

From this collection there is an old antique gold stand with a Victorian lamp shade that has been made into a lamp. Following is a pink barber’s stool base that has been made into a stunning lamp also with a contemporary shade.

Also in stock is a set of two Ancient Chinese Lamps that are very sought after and valuable. They both have twin set of light bulbs and are very grand and would compliment any decor.

We also have our sensational Retro Cream Lamp that has 3 white light bulbs and intricate leaves to compliment the balance of the design. This is a stunning statement piece.

There is also a range of  Victorian marble or glass or crystal bases that have complimentary shades to create beautiful lamp shades of good quality.

Finally there is also an old anchor that has been painted blue and red and has been made into a lamp with a retro lamp shade.

Please contact us via website or or 0414782079 if you have any queries regarding our range of lamp shades and lamp stands.


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Oriental Chinese Silk Screen-4 Panel

This gorgeous screen was a trophy winner in Paris in 1982. The base is made of plywood and overlaid with gold silk. The fabric is hand painted with decorations of Kingfishers and Waterlillies.

Each of the 4 panels are 154 cm high and 39 cm wide. When folded the thickness of the total screen is 7.5 cm.

There is a black metal surround with brass studs and corners at the edge of each of the four screen panels.

The condition of the gold silk panels are excellent.

There were stickers at the back of the panels that read Fortune Hong Kong and Murele Europa, International Trophy, Furniture/Europe. (Paris January 1982)

This is a truly beautiful decorative piece of furniture and Art!


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Art Antiques Antlers- Decorator Boutique

Our shop at Shops 3 & 4, 1 Post Office Rd Mapleton 4560 has an exquisite selection of our gorgeous products specifically chosen for “Her Boudoir and His Man Cave!”

It is a great destination in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland with pristine views to the ocean. The shop is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm or by appointment. Contact us on 0414782079 or

There are cafes, restaurants, bush walks, accommodation and other activities nearby to further enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

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Decorator Items available for Wedding and Function HIre

Antler Candle Abra Work of Art

Art Antiques Antlers has exquisite decorator items available for hire for wedding and function hire. Contact us on 0414782079 or for further information re this.

Our range extends from a Texan Longhorn Mount, South African Waterbuck Head and other Deer Mounts to European Mounts and candle abras made form antlers and exquisite silver, gold and bronze trinkets.

We also have an array of room divider screens, art work and architectural pieces for stunning backdrops for formal photographs and settings.