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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

new in store...vintage French cutlery boxes

Whilst we are busy, busy, busy renovating our new store property I still managed to find a little time for my first love, The Drill Hall Emporium.  These vintage French boxes are quite adorable, I think, and have only just arrived in store. 


The boxes have old cutlery advertising labels on the lids. 

If you are anything like me, you may be thinking that Christmas is in stores way to early.  And it just seems to be getting sooner every year.  A week ago I was in my local supermarket where the counter staff were all wearing red Christmas hats.  And at that time it was 6 weeks to go!  Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas, I also like preparing a little earlier these days.  I have a cupboard where I put bits and pieces away as presents for loved ones over the course of the year, it helps to take the pressure off in the final week before the Christmas.  Anyway, forgive me in advance for this suggestion, but wouldn't these boxes make snazzy little gift boxes for Christmas to present antique cutlery?  Or a pair of French tea towels.  I love the thought that these boxes can be used as a unique gift box and then recycled and used to store all sorts of bits and bobs by the lucky recipient. 

On another note, I thought I would share a blog called Iced Vovo by one of local customers.  I am flattered that Jo asked me if I would answer a few of her interview questions to form a post.  You may know our Drill Hall story but if not, click the image for a link to Jo's Iced Vovo blog!

An emporium of dreams…

Drill Hall Emporium Building
When I first moved to Tasmania eight years ago I was thrilled and delighted to find the Drill Hall Emporium within walking distance of my ‘new’ heritage home. Being an avid lover of beautiful old objects I was like a Continue reading

Until next time,



  1. Hi Tammy,

    Those boxes you featured in this post are lovely. I'd be thrilled to receive something in them. I couldn't agree more, some shops here have had Christmas things since September. I love Christmas too, but if I see things too early, my eyes tend to glaze over!

    I went over to Iced Vovo and read your interview. Loved it. Always assumed that you were a born and bred Tassie girl. So glad you moved here and became one of us!!! (lol).

    I hope the piece of furniture you have your eye on will work out. I'm sure it will look stunning. All good things take time.

    Well an end to another week, I'm sure you've been working hard. Enjoy your weekend.

    Take care

    1. Hi Janine,

      Thank you for stopping in and leaving a comment. Eyes glazing over is the exact way to describe it. I by accident found my willow Christmas wreath whilst seaching for a USB cable (don't ask!) and thought I would put it on the front door. I stopped myself just in time, I will wait another week so that it is at least a 4 week count down!!!

      I have had a day off today, and I wan't sure what to do with myself, I am so used to renovation mode. But the house has needed a bit of love...

      Take care, Tammy xx