18 Apr 2014, 9:41am

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FREE SHIPPING! This Easter long weekend from store.timneve.com


When we learnt that most ‘real’ shops are closed for a couple of days over the long-weekend, we thought it was only fair we threw open our virtual store doors so you could get your retail fix!

From now until midnight Easter Monday the Tim Neve online store is offering free shipping, australia-wide.

Simply insert the code ‘FREESHIPPING’ when requested at checkout to receieve the discount, saving you up to an additional $20 off your order.

Online, you’ll find a range of small to medium vintage wares and rustic gifts hand-picked by Tim available to purchase. Visit store.timneve.com

Happy Easter and Happy Shopping! TNx

Ps. There’s even more bigger goodies in our real store, Timothy’s Vintage Wares – which is trading Easter Saturday and Easter Monday 10-4pm (Closed Fri and Sun).

11 Apr 2014, 10:47am

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Timothy’s Vintage Wares – Autumn 2014



Check out our first photoshoot for the Newcastle pop-up store.

We are super proud of our rustic styling, each setup tells a story we recon…

There’s even now a catalogue that lists the pricing for each item featured, just like a proper shop!

But if you see something you like, be quick – most items are one-of-a-kind finds, of course.

Styling: Tim Neve
Photography: Johan Palsson

View the full Gallery on Facebook

View the catalogue online:

4 Apr 2014, 3:16pm

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Tim Neve Vintage Wares online store, now live! store.timneve.com


We know some of you out-of-towners have been beside yourself that you can’t easily just pop-in to the Tim Neve pop-up store…

So we’ve made it easy for you by launching an online store which features around 50+ of our small to medium vintage wares, gift and decorator items. All are in stock now and ready to post Australia-wide!

So what are you waiting for? Start browsing at: store.timneve.com


“Stylist Tim Neve’s online store gives you the opportunity to purchase from his treasure trove of vintage props and rustic wares. Visit us in Newcastle, NSW at the Timothy’s Vintage Wares Pop-Up Emporium for a larger selection of similar items all hand-picked by Tim himself, including nautical, industrial, religious and old-school pieces”.

Some items are one-offs, so don’t miss out if you fall in love with something. Keep an eye on the site as we’ll be continually adding to it as unique wares come into the physical shop, too.

And most importantly, Happy Shopping! TN x

27 Mar 2014, 3:15pm

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Quick Pic: Tim at Timothy’s


We just had to share this photo the talented April Werz captured of Tim in trading mode yesterday… love the way this could be a traditional shopfront anywhere in the world really, shall we pretend London?

21 Mar 2014, 12:27pm

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Confirmed: See Tim at the Newcastle Home Show 2014, July 25th-27th


You’ve probably noticed we have plenty of exciting projects unfolding already at TN for 2014.

The latest news is we’re thrilled to announce that TN will be appearing at the Newcastle Home Show 2014.

This massive event over three days in July attracts over 12,000 visitors, presenting a range of home related products to this fast-growing region (and Tim’s hometown).

We can’t wait to meet you all – you’ll find us at stand 51-52 near the main hall entry. We’ll be taking the new Timothy’s Vintage Wares Pop-Up Emporium on the road so you can peruse and purchase goodies from us on the day.

Joining us is there will be a media partnership bewteen the Home Show and Coastal Home Magazine – giving you the chance to win a yearly subscription each day, and the first few hundred entries scoring the latest issue of the mag too!

As the Home Show wesbsite posted this week:

“PJ Promotions are proud to announce a media partnership with Australian Coastal Home Magazine – Look out for our full page ad in the June Issue of the magazine and while your at it why not consider advertising in this stylish magazine reaching a huge qualified audience in your target market. The spring issue of the magazine will feature editorial coverage of the event providing a perfect platform to promote your business in unison with your presence at The Newcastle Herald Home Show.”

Stay tuned for more news in the leadup to this great event, including how attending the Home Show puts you into the running to win a massive prize pack, including select furniture from Timothy’s…


We’ll be taking the new Timothy’s Vintage Wares Pop-Up Emporium (above) on the road so you can peruse and purchase goodies from us on the day.

14 Mar 2014, 5:22pm

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TIMOTHY’S Vintage Wares – Pop Up Emporium, NOW OPEN!



Above: the first window display at night.


If you follow TN on instagram you’ll know we’ve been busy bees getting ready to unveil our latest exciting adventure, a pop up store full of vintage goodies in Newcastle, NSW.

Well, finally the time has come to ‘pop up’ and we’d love you to ‘pop in’ – we’ll start trading this weekend, March 14 on Sat-Sun from 10am-4pm.

That means I can now share with you what the colourful and eclectic space looks like… and to give you an idea of the idea behind it’s conception, the Media Release reads:

Situated in the suburb of Islington, by Tim’s account he is now one of about a dozen specialist second-hand dealers within a few blocks, creating a unique shopping precinct.

“Newcastle has definitely been bitten by the vintage bug,” he says “it’s hugely popular for everything from weddings to interiors – and this area is now a real destination for that style”.

Known for his interior design creations for national magazines and local businesses, Neve’s next big project is the release of his first international book in 2015, a hardcover publication with Murdoch Books.

Until then, the pop up shop gives a taste of his quirky aesthetic, mixing rustic, old-school, religious and nautical pieces all handpicked by Tim himself, and available to purchase. Some pieces even feature in the book itself.

 ”I wanted to create an old-fashioned, general store kind of feeling,” Neve explains “You’re greeted by a traditional shopfront with bright green doors, and enter over a classic black and white lino floor. The original pressed tin ceiling in the space is another highlight that dictated the style.”

Taking the formality a step further, Neve has used his full christian name on the building – Timothy’s – to suggest an era when good old fashioned service was offered by local businesses on every street corner.

The small space is filled from floor to ceiling, with enamel industrial pendant lights and educational charts depicting alphabets and farm animals in an appealing retro illustration style hung high.

Clusters of world globes mingle on book shelves alongside industrial tin letters, whilst first aid boxes and old bakers crates can be up-cycled into trendy storage solutions. Every item, although unique, is offered up in multiples – like a bucket of wooden shoe lasts from the 1930′s.

He has also sought out a selection of vintage-inspired homewares and gifts from Australian designers, including Alchemy Candles from Melbourne that hand-pour soy wax into scientific beakers for a distinctive look.

The shop itself is one of a collection in the well known building on the corner of Beaumont Street  and Maitland Road that operated as Herbert’s Picture Theatre in the early half of last century. Tim found it amusing to discover the space he has transformed was once the Candy Bar, which would have offered popcorn through a servery in the back wall of the space.

It also seems a suitable setting, given Neve’s tertiary qualifications include a degree in set and costume design for theatre, from NIDA.











Above: check out the original picture-theatre ceilings in the main building!


Find us at:

Timothy’s Vintage Wares, Pop-Up Emporium

Cnr. Maitland Road and Beaumont Street, Islington NSW 2296

Wed-Fri 10am-5pm

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm


14 Feb 2014, 10:54am

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Latest Styling Installation: Surfest Club


Concept (above) to reality…


Tim has waved his style wand for the international event Surfest this month in his hometown of Newcastle.

A vacant space at local boutique shopping destination Junction Fair has been transformed into a tropical-inspired chillout lounge, where surfers of all ages can gather and watch the action televised live from the real event at nearby Merewether Beach. It kicks off next week.

We’re thrilled with the styling result: especially the surfboards that become coffee tables when attached by ocky-straps to tolix stools, and handpainted plywood tiles in summery tones and triangles.

Check it out…















19 Sep 2013, 11:51am

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Australian Coastal Home Magazine, Issue 7 Spring 2013 – Out Now!

As always it seems like an eternity between seasons! We know you’ve been waiting…

Finally, I’m thrilled to say that Australian Coastal Home magazine’s latest issue is out now.

Subscribers have had the pleasure of flicking through the pages early over the past week, but the 7th issue will hit newsagents nationally from Friday.

Spring is always a favourite time of mine, and this fresh issue certainly reflects that.

Take a flick through a sneak-peek online, here…

30 Aug 2013, 11:50am

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Follow us! Coastal Road Trips


We’re certainly feeling the old adage at the moment that It’s the Journey, not the Destination.

That’s because we’re having a blast whizzing up and down freeways along the East Coast visiting sea-changers and their inspirational abodes to feature in our first book.

If only we were doing so in a vintage VW Kombi in Baby Blue – now that would complete the look!

Destinations so far? Mudgee (not exactly coastal, but oh-so beautiful), South-Coast, Gold Coast. What’s next? Byron, Melbourne, Bondi and more…

We invite you to follow us on the journey as it unfolds. #timneve on instagram

8 Aug 2013, 3:47pm

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Spring 2013 has sprung! – Latest Visual Merchandising Installs



Chevron and safari at Scentsation


If you follow #timneve on Instagram you will have seen we’ve been busy bees of late unveiling new window displays for retailers around our hometown of Newcastle.

Just in time for new season stock for Spring 2013, we couldn’t help but notice the common thread is the use of on-trend yellow – be it a buttery tone to suggest vintage charm, or acid hued to compliment luxury fashion.



Vintage bottles and picket fences for Rosie’s Closet



Vertical garden, macrame hangers and indian headdress at Sanbah