Located in the beautiful Derwent Valley, Tasmania

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

new in store...industrial bench, watch faces, decoy pigeon and more!

We have had so many wonderful pieces come into the store this week, I just had to share them all!  It seems that we have went towards the industrial look this week...

We have a collection of enamelled watch faces, each one c.1900 to c.1920.  I think they look fabulous as a lot, so we are selling them as an instant collection.  They look great displayed in a glass jar or in a shadow box.

Look at this industrial workbench!  I love the painted grey colour, the top is galvanised steel. 

With the drawer I think it would make a unique desk, or perhaps a workbench in a kitchen?  As you can see, we have our work cut out for us cleaning this beast up!

Is this not the cutest little ladder?  It has a maker's label to the underside on the red section.


This pair of cast iron lamps are made from architectural elements.  The bases are actually 19th century lamp posts!

The cast iron has remnants of a rusty red paint.  They are fitted with natural linen shades.  I think they are just so decorative. 

A divine French linen cloth, it is long and narrow, perfect for a long table.  I love the natural colour with the white stripe...

And lastly, but definitely not least, is this English decoy pigeon which dates to the late 19th century.  He has so much character, the worse for wear beak just adds to his charm.  He is resting on the perch in a Victorian parrot cage, keeping an eye on the gardening room.

In all a busy week at the Drill Hall Emporium, but I wouldn't have it any other way!


  1. Oh the pigeon is so cute... And I love that work bench and the linen table clothe too... gorgeous things as ever. x

  2. Great things darling....love from me....xxx..

  3. Hi Tammy,

    It would appear that I am dragging my feet here!! I always love to see your new postings and love to see what has come into the shop. Everytime you have photo's of gorgeous furniture my mind is whirring as to where I can put every piece. It is no different today with the industrial table. I'm wishing I have a bigger house as it would seem this is an illness of mine!!

    I once saw a heap of watch faces in a glass dish and with everything else in the room, it was indeed eye-catching.

    Now before I go, I don't know if you are aware or not but the lady that you did a posting on not so long ago - with the shop at Carlton in Melbourne, she has her home featured in Australian Country Homes magazine. Everything is AUTHENTIC french. Very drool worthy!

    Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

    Take care

  4. Hi Janine,

    It is funny that you wish you had a bigger home, I wish we had a bigger store! Seriously.

    And no, I was not aware that the Cote Provence lady has her home in Australian Country Style, I will have to look as soon as possible, thank you for the tip.

    I wish you a lovely day also.

    Regards, Tammy

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