Wednesday, December 1, 2010

a little worldly influence.

If you are one of the few staying home for the holidays
 perhaps still craving a little exotic...
we have items scattered throughout the store with a little worldly flair!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Garneau slippers

As soon as I'm up to the time I go back to bed.. I'm wearing these!
If, it's all about comfort for you or yours ~
these Canadian made genuine sheepskin slippers 
are the perfect gift! In store now!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

sickeningly sweet

vintage tea cups...
velvet throw cushions in confectionery colours

 Quite possibly the sweetest little ornaments I've ever seen ~ if you've been in in the last few days it's likely I've shown you them ;)
 We're dying to put together little bags of delights for you and yours...
need help with wrapping? we've got you covered! see you soon!

woodland cabin or castle...

Our front window displays suitable decor for both... When arranging the store last week it was hard to pick  just which section I'd like to do.
in the end I was assigned this and boy was it fun!
{not shown but probably the neatest things up there are battery powered willow lit branches}
34 little buds bursting with white light ~ neat on a fireside mantle or entryway console!
natural and white linen aprons, table runners, & napkins by Linen Way are another thing i'd like to make sure you don't miss out on either.
lov lov lovely! K ;)

classic throws an ethical company that states
they are a proud members of the UN's Global Compact - world's largest corporate responsibility network -
standing for undiminished and unparalleled social responsibility.
besides all that they make gorgeous throws!

We have just 6 of these alpaca and sheep wool throws and one with my name on it :) when it comes to picking my favourite things I am very vocal and with these I cannot tell you loud enough
just how lovely they are!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

it's here!


so, we know it's only the middle of november, but, CHRISTMAS!  we worked like little elves for two days, changing the store around completely, adding glitz and glitter to every nook and cranny (and went home covered in it).  and if we do say so ourselves, it looks beautiful - and it seems you think so, too!  we had a very busy day yesterday at our annual christmas open house.  honestly, if you weren't there yesterday, you should probably come down soon, because things were flying off the shelves.  a few of our favourites that are sure not to last very long: handmade marshmallows and s'mores from butter bakery in vancouver, paddywax library candles, votivo's christmas candles, packaged in beautiful silver hollywood regency-esque boxes, colourful tutus for little babies, and everything from our rustic front window.

see you soon!

front window

votivo candles

marshmallows from butter bakery

Friday, October 29, 2010

we have lights

 lights up - moody and chic!

Beautiful new kitchen linens...

indian cotton placemats, napkins, runners, oven mitts, tea towels, and aprons by simrin.  three colours and patterns to choose from - too cute!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

lovely things

once again a stroke of genius - within the last week there have been a few such occasions.  after yet another rearrangement of the store we are showcasing our most lovely bedding on a wall with lots of room - more due to arrive tomorrow.  these shelves will be even more loaded with delights.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

wonderful new products

so many beautiful new things in our store for the fall and winter season......from france, lothantique products including gorgeous soaps, bubble bath and room sprays.  all beautifully packaged as well as beautifully scented.  a very special treat!

fabulous wool throws and wraps from stansborough out of new zealand.  these totally eco friendly products are created from natural grey wool from a rare purebred sheep with fine soft lustrous silky blue/grey wool.  produced on historic 1890's looms or knitted/felted with the greatest care, treat yourself to a look/feel of these beautiful pieces.

KAS bedding from australia - beautifully bright and fun patterns, complete with accent pillows and throws.  a fun, affordable addition to our bedding line.

funky new lighting from nuevo including a dramatic large dome light, visible in our window. 

next month: CHRISTMAS arrives at olive & elle - we can't wait!  plans are underway...

Monday, October 11, 2010

new and now in store

our store display image above  
lower image from Canadian House and Home Magazine Oct 2010 issue...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

rainbow hues

we are too often told it's hard to find bedding in this town- olive & elle to the rescue!  bella notte alone has 21 fabulous colours to chose from. new for fall is crimson - a deep rich hue to warm you up this winter.

thanks Martha
folding a fitted sheet your worst nightmare? just follow Martha's guide.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

just a stones throw away

habidecor makes an interesting and varied assortment of bathroom rugs that are made to last - we have some in store and a catalogue full for special order

Sunday, September 26, 2010

ladies and gentlemen, presenting...  adele fine bedding in charcoal and pistachio freshly made up for fall.  we paired the two with charcoal silk velvet quilted euros and dawson linen shams in pistachio.  above the bed we positioned some of our new black metal retro-esque candle holders with a few other fine things - lovely.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

adding the drama...

...with a little black and white: fab graphic light fixtures and metal accents, hemstitched linens from france.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

dawson robes

we've restocked robes and sleepwear - uh huh they are lovely!  gorgeous colour selection of linen robes from bella notte as well as giza egyptian cotton night shirts from st. geneve.  soon to follow, soft and cozy organic flannel robes from dormisette out of germany....

they're here....

whisper linen scarves - just the perfect fall accessory.  our favourite is 'pebble,' third from the right... but they are all gorgeous.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

midnight moods...

cocktail napkins created by ontario artist avril loreti.  we carry her designer chair series & wine rings...  a few more designs are in store - but we'll save those for another time.


bedspreads are back! simplifying your life - reducing the need for dust ruffles...  bella notte has a few gorgeous styles to chose from including whisper linen shown here in flax, under we have their quilted velvet coverlet in champagne.  pretty amazing!

also, our builder has done it... he's created the perfect mantle shelf
I love it but then it was my little nudge.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

iron clad

though this is hardly an adequate photo, check out the newest creation from our resident table master.  reclaimed fir planks are perched securely atop repurposed pipes that form a pair of triangles at their crux. it's a really a beautiful statement of craftsmanship.  and, though it will comfortably seat eight, it's great for small spaces as the base of the table takes up very little visual space.  we're totally enamoured of it.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

smoke on the water: votivo candles

cooler evenings at the lake + roasted marshmallow's + sticky fingers + warm blankets
= long weekend memories

Saturday, August 21, 2010

pandosy block party

we were handing out cinnamon sugar popcorn & cold drinks today.
thanks to all of our special shoppers for visiting (sorry if you missed it).
hope we thrilled you with our little treats.

xo olive & elle

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

coastal themes abound

all over the blogosphere in decor magazines and in our homes...
little bits of the sea & shore seem to take us away to favourite holidays.

we have an increased selection of soap pumps, waste bins and towels; apothecary jars to hold your sand and shell collections (or cotton ball and bath salt collections if that seems more appropriate); resin coral (we're not pilfering any reefs!) and metal coral tea lights to fill empty bathroom niches; a great selection of waffle cotton robes from short to long and light to heavy; aromatherapy dead sea salts from the burren perfumery and beautiful french soaps by pre de provence.