Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast

Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast


Thank you for a relaxing evening in your beautiful whare. Wine, book & scenery.
Does anyone need an exquisite room at the best Bed and Breakfast in town for Saturday night? Call Jenny on 027 308 2495. Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast
What a fabulous place for our wedding party. Can't thank you enough for the wonderful hospitality and all the little things you did to make the day so special.
Looks lovely !
Congratulations what a great place to stay.
So lovely to see this special house being shared.
Hi all,
If anyone wants or needs a very special experience with awesome hosptitality in the heart of Wanganui you cannot go past the Brown's. Jenny and Peter are well travelled, worldy, passionate about good food and groovy music and who, if you stay a few days may well end up long term friends. I have been enjoying this home away from home for literally years through the journey to openning and will reccomend it to anyone! You will not be disappointed.

Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast, a beautiful bed and breakfast in the heritage heart of Whanganui, New Zealand… more than just a place to rest your head.

Browns Boutique BnB, a beautiful bed and breakfast in the heart of Whanganui… more than just a place to rest your head.

Operating as usual

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 24/04/2022

My Anzac Day dedication this year is to my grandfathers and everyone else’s grandfathers, grandmothers, uncles, aunties, brothers and sisters that have found themselves tied up in war.
The book, The Bantam and the Solider is a lovely reminder of hope in amongst the desperation of war.
I made this quilt to wrap up a child somewhere and have the story read to them, in order that ‘lest we forget’. We need to keep talking and less of the fighting.
I have added a small piece of khaki woollen blanket that one of our grandfathers carried with him during WWII, as a reminder that war is not something that only lives on as a memory but is a very real and tangible reality to so many people. ⛑

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 15/04/2022

Well that was a cold start to the day so I’ve had a play in the kitchen and have now added a winter warmer with whisky 🥃😁. If you like porridge, or if you don’t like porridge, you might just like it this way . Pears, pistachio, muscovado sugar, cream and a wee dram of whisky. Thanks to my dear friend Avril who introduced me to this extravagance, the humble ‘parritch’ has never tasted so good. 😆

Mountain bike trails put new spin on Whanganui farm 08/04/2022

Mountain bike trails put new spin on Whanganui farm

I know I’ve mentioned ‘That Place’ a wee while ago but here’s another story on this fun and beautiful mountain bike adventure at The Oskam’s farm. To all you riders out there, this is a fabulous place. 🙂🚵‍♀️ @mtb_that_place

Mountain bike trails put new spin on Whanganui farm Tom Oskam has built mountain bike trails in Australia and Canada and has returned to his family land on the Whanganui River to create tracks through the regenerating forest. The old woolshed is now used for fixing up bikes, the sheep dip's a shower and the former stockyards under the trees are a ple...

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 16/03/2022

I found this book recently at a local 2nd hand bookshop, Book Hunters, and I’m really enjoying reading it. Perfect timing before we welcome back Australian travellers with or without your swags from 13 April this year. 💛💚


Some of you, who have stayed with us, may well have met our son Finn ( who lives down the street, not with us). He’s doing very interesting things these days and wanting to make a positive difference with the limited water resources we have available.
A small write-up featured in the latest Air New Zealand Kia Ora magazine. Flying high, Finn 🙂

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 08/03/2022

In between making breakfasts and beds I do this! Patchwork and hand quilting is my other happy place and there’s no more joy than finally finishing a quilt! 😉😁 I love starting out with a pile of fabric pieces and seeing what comes next. I don’t follow patterns; I just let it unfold into something to snuggle into. In my studio I have quite a number that I’ve been making over the past weeks. 🪡🧵😍

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 03/03/2022

Breakfast in bed with a favourite wooden tray I found at a charity shop many years ago, plus a bit of quilting that I was doing before I served the breakfast bowl to our guest. Curious thing how it colour matches 😉 they do say everything’s connected!


Life is beautiful 🌼🌸

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 23/02/2022

In between guests, I’ve been in my studio with a paint brush this week. Inspired by some of the objects I have dotted around, I have made this piece for a fundraiser for Age Concern and it will be in an exhibition during AOS ( Artists Open Studios) later in March.

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 18/02/2022

I made myself a New Year’s resolution to get out more! 😉 so today I took myself off to The Sarjeant Art Gallery and joy, oh joy, an exhibition based on contemporary textiles! My happy day.


Streets for People: Whanganui's Drews Ave

This street space is a great spot for wandering, enjoying the cafe, the glass experiences, the architecture, the other boutique businesses and the people spaces.

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 02/02/2022

We often receive a lot of comments from guests about the ceilings in our home and their attention to detail. Though not intricate like many earlier villa ceilings, our bnb/home was built in 1910 which is part of the Arts and Crafts movement. Whanganui has a magnificent number of arts and crafts homes lovingly restored and admired. If you’re interested in New Zealand’s architectural heritage, enjoy a weekend of wandering around and you’ll be amazed at what you see.


Whanganui: The City of Style

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 20/01/2022

And following on from the previous post, these are of the commission I finished late last year.
Our lovely guests gave me a paper bag of old treasures and asked me to come up with something for them to enjoy over the years to come. 😍 It was like a lucky dip. 😀
I’m very happy to take more commissions if anyone else would like their memories framed. Please get in touch.
Framed by the lovely Renata's Art & Framing

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 19/01/2022

Many guests ask me what kind of art do I make? Well, it’s a varied practice of collage, paint, photography and quilting.
For those of you who have already stayed with us, you may have noticed the collages of wallpapers that I made from saved pieces during our renovation phase just before we opened the Bnb 5 years ago.
My next post will be of two pieces that I was commissioned to create last year. I love being in my studio here at the Bnb. 😍


Night sounds. 🔊

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 02/01/2022

A New Years evening walk around . Doesn’t get more magical than this .


This is a post from my Instagram page but I also wanted to share these thoughts with my Facebook followers. My small business thanks you for a year of friendliness and support. 🎄

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 29/11/2021

In my series of lap or cot size quilts, this one is deeply inspired by the quilt makers of Gees Bend, Alabama. Some of you who have stayed in The River Room may have looked through the book shelf and spotted the book on Gees Bend Quiltmakers? This community of quilt makers are arguably the most influential on contemporary quilt making around the globe. 🪡🧵This hand stitched quilt is currently available $420. Talk about a labour of love! 😍

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 27/11/2021

Upstairs in the old National Bank/The Treasury building on Victoria Ave, is a tranquil, beautiful, stylish and exciting new place to explore stunning handmade products from artists and crafts people based here in Whanganui and around the globe. I could spend hours in here. I intend to spend more hours in here. 😉 Mothwerk

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 24/11/2021

It’s a beautiful spring day.


Very happy to say that guests have just bought this quilt for their grandson. Happy sewing me. 😁

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 21/11/2021

With the garden in full spring flush, there’s an abundance of inspiring green and peachy orange inspiration for my child size quilt making 🪡🧵🪴

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 19/11/2021

I know it’s another coffee addict’s photo but will you take a look at this work of art!!!!
As an artist, I admire this for so many reasons… craftsmanship, style, passion, care and professionalism. It was a shame to disturb that, but of course I did!
And it’s made by Jack at Article with my favourite oat milk Otis Oat Milk

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 16/11/2021

One of the joys I’ve had over the 5 years (almost to the day) of welcoming guests to our bnb, is hearing guests say how much they enjoy my quilts. Both rooms have a queen size patchwork quilt that I made to nestle in amongst the colours and individual interior design.
Now, I am thoroughly immersed in my studio/gallery creating small person size quilts. Cot size, lap size and king single. And always inspired by our garden. 🪴 When I have managed to make a few more they will be for sale and I’m happy to make on commission also. Please get in-touch 🙂 🪡🧵


There’s a lot of love going on and in for Whanganui 😍🏡 🎼


Our creative little city just keeps on giving cool vibes. 😁

Whanganui has been announced as an international UNESCO City of Design!

This follows a one-year application process to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

The application was a city-wide effort and Whanganui & Partners is grateful to everyone who supported the application. We’re thrilled that the City of Design designation is a platform to showcase our region’s 800 years of design and creativity with the world.

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And the well scraped out bowl is a sign of a happy tummy. Thank you to my lovely guest Beth for enjoying her pansies this morning.

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 02/11/2021

Good morning. Many months ago, I said “be like a pansy”. 🌸🌼🌻 Well, the garden is full of them at the moment and they are so happy. We all need a bit of happy in our mornings at the moment don’t we.

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 29/10/2021

The full flush of spring is here… fresh herbs in abundance from the bee garden and the chooks are busy giving us breakfast eggs.


At one of our bird baths, just now 😍 with background dishwasher sound effects 🙂

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 26/10/2021

In the gallery today. Who’s on the shelf? A beautiful doll from maybe Sri Lanka or India? $35. Also a gorgeous old knitting pattern book $15 and a boy’s cap from Thailand $50. Postage extra within NZ or pick up here. PM me if you’re interested.

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 16/10/2021

I’ve just been outside for a wander amongst the cherry trees. The fragrance was quite heady this evening. 🌸

Photos from Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast's post 12/10/2021

I’ve been spending more days in my studio/gallery which is open for guests to wander through while staying with us. All sorts of pieces to look at with a coffee in hand. This piece is a mixed media of linen, acrylic and embroidery thread. $400. DM me if you’re interested. 👩‍🎨

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