Shopping, wine tasting and an inspiring rural renovation combine at Beermullah Shearing Shed on Saturday December 14 from 9am to 1pm. Come along to select from exquisite Australian designed home wares, art and fashion just in time for Christmas.
Need some locally-produced wine to complement your Christmas festivities?
Carmel and Nick from Bindoon Estate Wines will be on hand with expert advice, tastings and sales. Following on from hugely successful pop-up retail events in Moora and
Bruce Rock, Tracy Lefroy is thrilled to share her Cranmore Home collection at Beermullah. “I am passionate about Australian design and supporting our regional communities. To give back to the Gingin community, Cranmore Home is donating part proceeds from the event to the Gingin DHS to help fund their ongoing home economics development.”
Beermullah Shearing Shed
Originally built after the war by Max and Eric Harris, the Beermullah shearing shed has recently been restored beyond it’s former glory by it’s current owners, Phil and Sally
Barrett-Lennard. Phil celebrated his 19th birthday in the already dilapidated shed, and recalls with a smile that an exuberant reveller fell through the rotting floorboards during the party.
Now busy with a young family, as well as a cattle farm and an agricultural consulting business to run, Phil indulged his dream of renovating the old shed to become his office, with the added benefit of providing accommodation for guests and family a stones throw from the main farmhouse.
The result is a captivating space which pays tribute to the past by retaining the original hand cut wandoo poles and rusty tin, along with a few quirky relics, and gently introduces
it to the present with beautiful cabinetwork, sturdy recycled jarrah flooring and modern conveniences sympathetically worked into the building.
Phil and his wife Sally drew on the skills of local tradesmen Gary Martinovich, along with Rab, Mel and Daniel Richards to reclaim the building, recladding and insulating the
roof from above using recycled tin from the Greenwell’s Wallering farmhouse. The old shed is now flooded with light and views of the surrounding pasture. Huge sliding
doors fashioned from recycled timber by local carpenter Nick Ackerman, offer an enticing glimpse of the Beermullah lake beyond.
The shed provided the perfect setting for the Northern Valleys News Christmas dinner which embraced the spirit of upcyling; “The process of converting waste materials
or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.” Our Christmas tree is a painted flower stalk from the Agave Americana (common around the Northern Valleys), our angel, rusty chicken wire. Phil and Sally’s hand crafted barbed wire light shade casting the perfect rustic glow over our feast of Northern Valleys flavours, which you can see on the next page.
On the 14th December, the Beermullah shearing shed will host Tracy Lefroy’s Cranmore Home pop up shop. Open for one day only, the shop offers a beautifully curated selection of Australian giftware, and is a perfect opportunity to see this marvellous project, as well as pick up some unique Christmas gifts.