on the road again

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Namaste friends, greetings from India! I foolishly thought that in the time between coming back from France and going to India we would launch our e-commerce site ! Alas it was not to be.  It’s true a lot of the work has been done and we are very, very close but between one thing and … Continue reading

paris je t’aime

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I can’t believe more than a week has passed since I returned from Paris, how quickly our work life consumes us!  For me, France is always a ‘work trip’  however this  was a very different kind of visit as I was part of  ‘Embrace Paris’ for 3 days and nights. I felt like quite the tourist … Continue reading

Bastille Day & …

French stool, montmarte

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

its all in the detail…

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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

Nostalgia – retro art comes to Elements i love…

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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

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

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

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