Curated homewares in the town that time forgot
We love a good homewares store and this little hidden gem in the country village of Carcoar is no exception. Meet Belinda Satterthwaite of Tomolly in Carcoar, originally from Broken Hill the humble and hilarious shopkeeper has an eye for design details and has lovingly curated a collection of homewares favouring earthy tones natural textures.
Located on the main strip of Belubula St in Carcoar, Tomolly is home to a range of beautiful pieces from small businesses situated all around the country as well as a creative space dedicated to workshops of all kinds.
Just like the town itself, you could spend hours wandering the gorgeous space and appreciate the array of products available. If you’re a keen learner, ask Belinda about the stories behind the products and you really will be there for hours; hearing the stories behind each piece and their makers.
The name, Tomolly comes from a pairing of Belinda’s children’s names; Tom and Molly. Getting deep into a chat with Belinda and you’ll no doubt hear about her family and you can feel the real connection she has with her loved ones and understand why she wanted to have a little bit of them connected with her space.
Originally opening up her Tomolly store in Millthorpe, the move to Carcoar was inevitable when the couple laid eyes on their dream home; the old Flour Mill in Carcoar. After ten years in Millthorpe, Tomolly found a new home on Belubula St in 2018.
“We came here [Carcoar] for a sticky beak at a house, the Old Flour Mill, which was for sale but at the time we had no plans on buying it. We saw it and both fell in love – I shook the real estate agent’s hand and said thanks for showing us through and then my hubby shook his hand and said I want to make an offer. Then 12 months later we moved in.”
Injecting her unique character and love of life into the village’s strip, the town really starting to come to life with other exciting opportunities opening up shop.
“At the time, nothing was really opened here so when I opened the shop and the creative workshops, the little café next door opened at the same time and then Kelly from Antica came here for a coffee and I convinced her to do something with the space up the road.”
In-store you’ll be able to browse Tomolly’s selection of homewares and fashion. Some of our favourites include the Quandialla Candles (these guys don’t last long), ceramic pieces from Two Throwers and Otti Made, books and journals, jewellery from Paird and so much more.
The space next door to Tomolly’s retail store is reserved for all sorts of creative workshops to take place. From pottery classes and leather-making; nothing is off the table.
“We are so thrilled to repurpose the gorgeous space next door into a place for makers, artists, and beauty lovers to come together. To create together. To laugh together.”
If you can’t quite make it out the five-hour drive to Carcoar, you can at least have a browse on Tomolly’s online store or join her on Instagram and watch her travel all the beautiful villages of country NSW and share in her journeys.