a vintage summer…

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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

Wishing you Happy Holidays &…

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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

A French summer ~ shipment arrives…

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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

My French photo album

What is behind those Parisian doors.

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

french antiques road trip…

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it was a crazy few days before we left — thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our first year in Surry Hills! We always have a pretty packed schedule & this trip is no different, everyday we are up and running…I think we should really be a little more French in our approach..a … Continue reading

Autumn arrives…

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As the month of March quickly became April, we were kept busy with both Elements i love.. and our big brother warehouse Architectural & Antique Elements – some days are a little more chaotic than others! I thought i would share a few instagram pics, for those not following us… The warehouse looked gorgeous last … Continue reading

a Paris post…

Love Paris

Just back from a very quick trip to Paris –  i posted a number of pics along the way via instagram but was too busy walking, talking & taking photos to do a post! I spent some very long days at Maison & Objet , always good to see what’s new, and the strong trends … Continue reading

Merry Xmas, Happy Holidays….

merry xmas, happy holidays

Wishing you all a safe & healthy christmas & a happy new year wherever you are!! Hope you have escaped (like us) to your favourite spot on the coast…..

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

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

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