This year we have been delighted to find so many more people discovering our rambling warehouse via our smaller store in Surry Hills, Elements i love… and loving it! We have been approached by a number of small specialist companies hiring items for vintage weddings and special events ~ and our big scale pieces have been in demand for commercial fit outs and the like. If you are planning a soiree or an event that has to have that je ne sais quoi – we would love to talk to you about the possibilities or using the space for a creative launch, boutique event.
The ‘ little bit boho, a little bit rock n roll’ range of jewellery and leather goods range by Republic of You. Creator and founder Nicolette has put a personal stamp on each piece by naming them… Remember, Adorn, Bygone Blue – and they all come beautifully boxed with hand cut fabric swing tags – a lovely gift for YOU or something groovy for mothers days! You can find other select pieces at Elements i love… that you might like to give a loved one for any occasion …a new home, an engagement, a girlfriends 21st or those big birthdays the 30th, 40th or 50th – there’s a great range in-store and our hope is to keep it ever changing, beautiful & sneak in a few quirk y objects that make you smile ~How cute are these pots with baby tears and miniature doggies, perfect for…did i mention it was Mothers Day, Sunday May 12th!(if you sign up for the blog & make a comment on FB we will be giving away a lovely pair of Antoinette candles this weekend)
The organisation has many branches as it tries to assist the most needy girls but also the ones who have the strength and aspiration to be part of the change that makes a new generation. The three girls here are attending a local private school, which the Sambhali Trust pays for as well as a small mini bus to take the girls to and from the school – it is not safe for them to walk the streets at their age without a male person as they are not married.
And this happy and mischievous looking group of girls are from the boarding house – the Trust has been integral along with a lot of support from some local families to create and provide a safe environment for these girls to live, be cared for and go to school each day. The boarding house also has a program where self funded volunteers come & live in India and help the girls with homework,their daily lives as well as teaching them a range of other skills.
At Elements we are excited to be offering our support to the Sambhali Trust and look forward to following the girls and the challenges that they face along the way. Thanks to those of you who have already bought a piece from our last shipment & encouraged us with your kind words of support.
If you would like to learn more, talk to us in store or visit Sambhali Trust for more info.
It feels like ages ago since the New Year arrived and we opened the doors for 2013.
************************************Always love this time of year as the afternoon light in the warehouse makes photographing a joy - original 19thC rosewood display cabinet + delightful apothecary collection.. Our sister store Elements i love… has been blessed with a beautiful installation of vintage pressed metal panels – Available to buy as a series or individually, there is also a pretty pair of blue panels on display at the warehouse…great patina, colour and texture! AND we finally found time to hang the fabulous Brooklyn Tins wallpaper – come in and see how good (& real) it looks it is super easy to hang, this pattern is Tin-02 – there are 7 more to choose from… If you love what you see, tell us, head over to our Facebook page, say hi, make a comment, or call into the store or warehouse (check the hours first!) See you soon…
Thank you to everyone who has visited, found something they love, discovered our new sister store & played a part in a busy 2012! We will be closing the warehouse doors Friday December 21st at 5pm sharp….and our sister store Elements i love… in Surry Hills a day later, 22nd December at 5pm. (check the blog/facebook for opening dates) We wish everyone a safe, happy healthy holiday season & a great New Year!
In a complete contrast to buying in France we headed towards the hot and colorful sub-continent of India, we never know what we might find, or sometimes how we will get there! We have posted tid bits on Facebook and as always it is fun to write something on the road for our sister store’s blog – sign up for our fortnightly post~ www.elementsilove.comOther ways to find out whats going on? Our stock pages on the website are updated every other week, and we share a brief version of the blog here on our news page. In addition, every 2-3 months we send out a Newsletter highlighting something gorgeous we have found or some tempting pics of an upcoming shipment. So there are lots of ways to keep in touch – make your choice you, follow the blog, like us on face book, drop in on the news page or sign up for a quarterly news letter….Who said computers are going to make our life easier?? India so full of colour & life…