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

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

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

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

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

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

Ode to paris

parisbistro

Fleetingly we arrive in Paris, our schedule is busy but it is difficult not to be delighted just to be here. We are blessed with beautiful weather and the Parisians are so happy that summer has arrived in time for the Paris Plages – where the banks of the Seine are dressed with sand…. We … 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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