Bastille Day & …

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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

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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

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

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

Sambhali Trust – Part I

Young Indian women..

One of the great joys of our job is the travel, and in particular to incredible India.  It is here, like so many other traveler’s – that we see the best & worst of humanity, side by side, each and every day & often in very confronting ways.   We have been looking for some time … Continue reading

Indian Shipment in store…

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Finally our Indian shipment is in store…here are a few quick pics for inspiration – its hard not to love India, the crumbling architecture, the chaos and colour, the smells, “the best worst” – its a fun collection ~ If you are in Sydney tomorrow (21st Feb)come in for a wander through – we will … Continue reading

a Paris post…

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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

a few favourite things…

28 Drawer sideboard & mirror

So enjoyed seeing the store with fresh eyes after a few weeks away, such a  nice reminder of how lucky we are to work & play  amongst such a beautiful space…it’s always good to buy pieces that you love, even small things – take time and care to display them and you will surprised at … Continue reading

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