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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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French Shipment now instore!

from the streets of Paris to the country side of Normandy we travelled and found… Original cane boaters hat from L’Herisse… In the warm and languid south of France we went looking for things that are so very French…and a little fun… We have loved seeing this shipment come together,  after many months of planning, … Continue reading

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A French summer ~ shipment arrives…

it was only a matter of days between arriving home from a hot and dusty buying trip to India that our shipment arrived on our door step from France!  No matter how many times you do this there are always a few surprises both good and bad – this container did not fit all our purchases, … Continue reading

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Antiques take Time….

August is here (& almost gone) … and i feel the weeks between blog posts are getting just a little longer each time!  It is great being on the road buying but also inspiring to come back and see what fabulous projects we have in the pipeline…like these amazing 19th C. wrought iron doors. If … Continue reading

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My French photo album

If you haven’t been following us on our travels, here are some of our favourite pics from our recent buying trip to France!    We discovered some great pieces which should arrive hopefully about mid September, fingers crossed.   Our trip began in Paris…. and then we headed to the south of France….but we didn’t get lost … Continue reading

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