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Plate at Commandant's House - Brooch
Plate at Commandant's House - Brooch
Plate at Commandant's House - Brooch
Plate at Commandant's House - Brooch
Plate at Commandant's House - Brooch
Plate at Commandant's House - Brooch

Myrtle & Me

Plate at Commandant's House - Brooch

$42.00

In A Nutshell

  • Handmade in Tasmania from sustainably sourced bamboo and glass.
  • This unique brooch design was created from our photograph of an antique decorative plate in the Commandant's House, at the Port Arthur Historic Site (Tasmania, Australia)
  • Brooch size: 29mm
  • Comes with a gift bag

Story

It’s easy to forget that amongst all the hardships of life at Port Arthur, everyday life still had its own place. In the Commandant’s Cottage on the hill overlooking the historic site, there is a great collection of items from the families who lived and worked there. One thing which grabbed my attention in particular was the intricate details of a plate used by the Commandant’s family. I thought it was a great example of people looking for the small but important pieces of beauty in an otherwise quite grim and hostile environment.

Plate Collection

We also have other matching pieces in this Plate At Commandant's House design to create a lovely set, or if you prefer a different style.

    Product Care

    • We have carefully sealed the front and back of the image to ensure that it is water resistant. It will be OK if you get caught in the rain, but please avoid submerging it when swimming or bathing.

    Postage

    • Each item is handmade to order. Please allow 1-4 business days for your pieces to be made before they are posted.
    • Please note there may extended transit times due to Covid-19.
    • A tracking number will be sent once your order is posted.
    • We use reclaimed bubble wrap and biodegradable cardboard boxes for packaging.

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    • A short message from you can be written on a Myrtle & Me gift tag. This can be requested by letting us know what you would like to say in the notes section at checkout.
    • A message can also be written in one of our greeting cards. Simply add one to the cart and then add your message in the notes section.
    • Price stickers or receipts are never included in the package. Invoices will be emailed directly to you.

    - Postage Within Australia

    • Flat rate of $8.95 for regular postage an $11.95 for express.
    • FREE regular postage Australia-wide on orders over $60. Upgrade to express for an extra $5.

    - International Postage

    • We post to all countries!
    • Flat rate of $20 for regular postage and $35 for express.
    • FREE standard international postage is free on orders $100 and over. Upgrade to express for $10.

    Giving Back

    • Would you like to help reforest areas around the world by planting a tree with your order? If so, click HERE for more information.
    • Myrtle & Me donates a portion of each sale to environmental causes via One Percent For The Planet.