Posted by: debrakolkka | January 20, 2010

Oatlands – Tasmania

Growing your own pants in Oatlands

On the way from Hobart to Launceston we stopped at Oatlands, a beautifully preserved historical town.  It was fairly quiet the day were were there, but the locals told us there would be a farmer’s market the next day, which brings in lots of people.  I imagine the village would provide a perfect setting for a market especially at this time of the year with all the summer fruits that Tasmania is famous for available now.

We found in Oatlands one of the lovliest shops I have seen anywhere.  A young couple, Debra and Cameron, travel the world collecting beautiful things to sell in their converted cottage.  Each tiny room was filled with things I wanted to buy.  There were old French wooden platters and carved baguette dishes.  I had to settle for a a wooden bowl from country France because the other things wouldn’t fit in my suitcase.

They also had a bigger space behind the cottage from where they do garden design.

Debra & Cameron's shop in Oatlands

They have a website.  Hopefully I will be able to buy from them in the future.


  1. Their website is excellent, as they photograph everything for sale and you obviously can buy this way if you care to pay for transport of course. I will send your blog to Barbara and Mal as they sent me here also and buy from them. Roz

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