We have been reopen for over a week now, thank goodness! I really do not like having closed doors. Is it possible that our store is looking better than ever? That is what we think, anyway.
Most pieces, such as this French pewter bowl with lid, we have handled several times from initial acquisition to final resting spot in the store. But this is not its final resting spot, really, it is looking for a new custodian now. Oh the stories some pieces could tell!
The pewter bowl is part of a display on a fabulous Georgian oak dresser that we found in the Yorkshire area of England. There is just something about pewter and oak, isn't there?
At the front of the store we have pulled together a mixed European look. A French cherrywood buffet de corp forms the backdrop to a Spanish walnut console table and terracotta jars. We have used a Turkish overdyed patchwork rug under the setting to meld the Eastern influence of the Indian tables with the European decoration.
On the console table we have a collection of marble eggs and balls in a French cast iron planter.
One of my favourite pieces that were part of our latest shipment is this Victorian shell collection, housed in an original 19th century collectors tray.
We have given the soft furnishings room a French chinoiserie theme with Eastern lacquered trays upon French marquetry cabinets, a Chinese ancestor painting on the wall and Turkish silk Susani cushions thrown in for good measure.
This is just a very small taste of the new look Drill Hall Emporium, more to come! Or pop in and see for yourself...
Until next time,