French Shipment Instore

French commode

The final days of putting together a French shipment are here and as usual its a crazy time – lots of last minute to do’s and my blog is one of them! Our new finds will be in store from  Friday 21 st November and will be opening on some Sundays in December for Christmas … Continue reading

French Shipment coming soon…

Champagne bucket, flowers

Bonjour mon amis I cant believe it is almost 3 weeks since our new website went live ~ if you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, take a look and tell us what you think, we would love your feedback ~ www.elements.net.au  –  we will be adding new stock almost daily over the next few weeks … Continue reading

This Way to Elements i love… Online!

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After many months, many photographs and many interruptions ie France, India and New York (Laura) we have a shiny, new e commerce website designed & developed with the very creative Laura Baxter – we hope you like it!  The next few weeks will be spent adding more of our antique stock and fine tuning the … Continue reading

antiques for modern living…

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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

French Shipment now instore!

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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

Antiques take Time….

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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

A French Christmas

Fruitwood table

Its  been pretty busy here of late… the good news is our French collection is coming together and not a minute too late! (We will be closed the 27th & 28th November setting up)  We had a lot of fun buying this trip and we think it shows – there is a great mix of … Continue reading

a few french finds…

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It can be fun buying  antiques, especially in France where there are many eccentric and quirky dealers living the dream all over the country side!  We see lots of  things that we love and many things that we don’t… & then there are other ‘interesting’ finds that bring a smile to my face but i … Continue reading

Antiques in the workshop…

a beautiful detail pic of a pair of French enamel urns..

After a few weeks of buying in France & Belgium – it is very grounding to return to the workshop! Although sometimes i think the name workshop does not do justice to this creative space…perhaps atelier or studio? Whatever the name, it is here that our ideas take shape, it is a hard-working space where … Continue reading

Something old, something new…

Ozone candle

After the whirlwind of opening the new shop and unpacking the antiques from our latest French shipment it was fun to rediscover the ‘new’ products we found on our travels but more importantly, find a place for them! Sometimes it can be hard to visualize how well a more modern piece will sit amongst our store that is very focused on … Continue reading

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