Sunday, May 29, 2011

just because

Do you always have to have a reason to blog?......I dont think so.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

photo shoot

Thought today I would share the Harper & Sandilands flooring photo shoot shot at our warehouse last week.

Our warehouse is often used for photo shoots and location hire and it is always great to see the end product.  It is always interesting to see how our furniture and small pieces are incorporated into the shoots.

We particularly loved the shot of the floorboards up the wall!

The product is just beautiful and speaks for itself and with the clever Deborah McLean working her styling magic on the day  it came as no surprise as to how fabulous these shots would turn out.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

for hire

Trove Trading Co (an extension of our store, Montreux) not only acts as our warehouse and location hire business, but also offers a hire service specialising in both large and small pieces. We are contstantly working with stylists requiring vintage pieces for photo shoots and have a great selection on offer.

These are photos of some of the items that have recently been out on hire and are now back in stock. Most of these pieces were used by food stylists.

Trove Trading Co. is open to the public on Thursdays 10am - 4pm and Saturdays 10am - 2pm where you can purchase items before they get to our store and view our larger pieces.

 I look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

for all to see

One week I'm excited about our beautiful autumn weather, the next week we are hit by a cold winter snap that took us all by surprise. Thank you to all our loyal customers who support us come rain, hail or shine.I am forever grateful! One such customer who was brave enough to venture out has put a hold on this pair of french armchairs.  (pair de fauteuils - crapaud de style NIII)

I said I would email her some photos and thought those who take the time to read my blog would also like to have a look as they are probably one of the nicest pair of fauteuils we have had in a long time. Obviously they have had their original fabric removed but they are in excellent condition ready for a new chapter in life!




Saturday, May 7, 2011

at home in autumn

I never feel like I spend enough time at home 'smelling the roses'.

 As our store is open seven days a week and our warehouse/location/prop hire business is getting busier and busier by the moment. I leave home early, arrive home late, and work weekends. I know I am not alone in this !!

A few days ago I came home during the day and was taken aback by how beautiful the autumn colour was at home, in particular our grapevine on our back pergola. I think I snapped these photos at the most perfect time because today (a few days later), many of these leaves have fallen, but I would have to say this is when my garden looks its most beautiful. (Remind me in the spring when I'm boasting about all the new buds on everything that I said this!)

I did sit for a bit in our garden after I took the photos. It was such a beautiful day. I definitely need to spend more time at home just sitting and enjoying!!