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

antiques for modern living…

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there is little doubt we have a bias towards time-worn antique pieces   whether it is a piece of furniture or a stunning architectural element these stand alone pieces create a unique sense of style Highlight an industrial wall or make a corner shine with a  single piece of vintage lighting… We   love the way … 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

Antiques take Time….

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August is here (& almost gone) … and i feel the weeks between blog posts are getting just a little longer each time!  It is great being on the road buying but also inspiring to come back and see what fabulous projects we have in the pipeline…like these amazing 19th C. wrought iron doors. If … Continue reading

Birthday time at Elements…

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Thank you – for being one of our fabulously loyal, dashing and stylish customers! Whether you discovered us in 2003 at the warehouse & followed our journey to Surry Hills or have recently  stumbled upon us as Elements i love… stay tuned, more is yet to come.   To Celebrate We are Having a weekend … Continue reading

a few favourite things…

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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 French Christmas

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Its  been pretty busy here of late… the good news is our French collection is coming together and not a minute too late! (We will be closed the 27th & 28th November setting up)  We had a lot of fun buying this trip and we think it shows – there is a great mix of … 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

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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

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