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Nostalgia – retro art comes to Elements i love…

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

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French Shipment now instore!

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

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A French summer ~ shipment arrives…

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

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Antiques take Time….

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

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My French photo album

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

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french antiques road trip…

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

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Birthday time at Elements…

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

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Autumn arrives…

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

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Sambhali Trust – Part I

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

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Indian Shipment in store…

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

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