On the road India style…part I

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Everyday here is so busy and so full of life, yet strangely it feels like time slows down…. the colour, the crazy modes of transport, children in impossibly pressed school uniforms walk alongside scruffy street urchins seeking an existence. India, the best and worst of all that there is. A great find, a shiny new … Continue reading

Spring, colour & Indian inspiration…

Love the colours of India...a beautiful contrast to buying in France!

We wanted to shine the light on some of our beautiful pieces from India as we think about heading there in the coming months…   The inspiration for the Spring window was the lovely teak antique swing seat,  perfect for wiling away a few afternoons as the days gradually become warmer…& a small collection of terracotta pots made in … 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

French shipment now instore….

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New French Shipment Instore! As quick as i could i have posted some pics of the French shipment now officially instore!  It is a quirky collection, with a mix of both French & Swedish antiques pieces, and some fun lighting & lamps from the 60’s & 70’s. We found a number of beautiful mirrors but my favourite is … Continue reading

Can’t live without ~colour & texture…

design dilemma - what tile goes where?

I have to admit I don’t mind a wet and rainy afternoon, they are a great excuse for staying home & doing some slow cooking. On days or weekends such as this it is well worth having some pieces you love  that make your house a home & a splash of colour can be good for the soul ~ no … Continue reading

Love Antique Doors…..Part 1

French front door LIlle

We all fall in love with doorways when travelling, whether it is France, Prague, Morocco or even the fabulous iron doors found in Tribeca, New York. When building or renovating it is worth trying to instil some of this feeling, that makes you want to photograph doors! We have always covetted great architectural antiques, french … Continue reading

French + Indian = interiors inspiration

elementsilove - mix of styles

With both our French shipment & Indian shipment instore – there are plenty of inspiring pieces to come in for… Image Credits: Red online UK

June Long weekend…Indian shipment Now Instore

Indian inspiriation..the colour!

So much colour and carving is found in India, sometimes too much !  Our search for original Anglo Indian pieces such as panelled cupboards, entry doors & simple benches that suit the interiors of Australian homes or gardens are high on our list when buying in India. The delightful european/english influence combined with Indian craftsmanship is a great … Continue reading

Easter colour & antiques

149. Superb French Oak Drapers table

Easter is but a hop, skip & a jump away, and we are slowly but surely photographing the last pieces of the French shipment~ to see our progress view the French Shipment page!  We will be closed Good Friday, Saturday & as usual Sunday & Monday plus an extra day – Tuesday April 25th – how lovely to have a … Continue reading

Fun Decorative flea market finds…..

A. Tres Decoratif - French nougat tins

everyone i know thinks wandering around france buying antiques sounds like a lark – if only we had a few months not a few weeks.!! Spending time at flea markets buying smalls is a luxury, but it is such a  fun past time especially in France where there are so many different decorative pieces  & of course, everyone loves to take them home…. … Continue reading

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