Long before cardboard and plastic existed, trug boxes were used in markets and at docksides of London and Paris. These basic looking boxes needed to be strong and tough enough to withstand rough use and a little bashing at the hands of the delivery boys, who took them from the markets to the restaurants and shops in the local area. It was important for the owner of the box to have it returned (or they had to have new ones made)…the answer was to have their names on the box. Each wholesaler, restaurant, shop and store would keep the boxes for collection when they received their next delivery. Immigrant workers brought the idea to North America and the tradition continued.

Up-cycled wood has been given our special 'vintage' treatment to add a touch of traditional country to your cottage, house or condo. As always with our items, they are made by us, with love and care at our studio just outside Stratford.