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  • Elements i love... is a both a blog & a 'store' in the heart of Surry Hills - home to authentic antiques, quirky home-wares & one off creations that we find on our travels to France & India or create in our 'big brother' workshop-cum-warehouse..... subscribe, follow on Instagram, Facebook or just pop in!
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French stool, montmarte

Bastille Day & …

I thought Bastille Day was as good day as any to tell you about a little trip to Paris happening next weekend!   I have visited Paris in all seasons, and I have to admit I don’t have a favourite time of year because for me, and i know most people would agree – ‘Paris is always … Continue reading

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its all in the detail…

If you have just discovered Elements i love… hello & welcome !    To all of you who have been with us for a longer time (thank you)  & followed our journey from the Warehouse to the Surry Hills store you will be delighted to know that we are in the final stages of putting together a new website … Continue reading

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Love a long weekend…

I love serendipitous moments and since we opened Elements i love… in Surry Hills we have enjoyed plenty. Last weekend Robert & Christina (lovers of our store) were married, and en route from the church to a stunning reception at Watsons Bay Hotel  they had a special little photo shoot in the store – the light … Continue reading

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Sunday on my mind…

 Wouldn’t it be great to make Mother’s Day every day! No cooking, no washing, just hanging out with your family and being spoiled… If you are a mother or significant other and on the lookout  for something that could make May 11th  a really good  day, here are a few hand-picked suggestions.   Bags, always a … Continue reading

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Sometimes it is lovely to travel without a focus on finding antiques & just enjoy the real things along the way… Classic colonial architecture and blue skies made a wander through Battery Point a delightful post brunch necessity…  Peering through the wrought iron fence we hoped that the interior had a good collection of authentic … Continue reading

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antiques for modern living…

there is little doubt we have a bias towards time-worn antique pieces   whether it is a piece of furniture or a stunning architectural element these stand alone pieces create a unique sense of style Highlight an industrial wall or make a corner shine with a  single piece of vintage lighting… We   love the way … Continue reading

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a vintage summer…

Summer is here &  the recent Christmas/New Year holiday seems to be the one & only time when we all actually slow down, switch off and unwind ~ everyone i know and even those who i don’t ( random chats in the store) have lamented how crazy their year was…how did we become like this, … Continue reading

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Wishing you Happy Holidays &…

Schools out, the sun is frying eggs on the pavement and the oven is on! Yes it must be Christmas time in Australia…thank goodness for delightful summer fruits that arrive about now. (serve chilled) A little news just before the years out – behind the scenes we have been working on a small collection of linen … Continue reading

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Xmas cheer, new & old…

It is good we have arrived at December, after a busy few months with our French shipment and Nostalgia it is great to have the store filled with such a mélange of loveliness! We have antique pieces from France and India, as well as decorative elements we found & loved on our travels that will … Continue reading

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Nostalgia – retro art comes to Elements i love…

If you have not seen our sneak peeks and chatter about our upcoming collaboration with avid collector Marie Leahy you must have been out of the country ! We are very excited to have in store after many months of planning and hot on the heels of our French shipment the delightful, and refreshing vintage … Continue reading

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