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    The End of an Era

    Posted on March 4, 2019 by in Uncategorised

    “All good things must come to an end.” At the end of April 2019, Fleur de Lys will close its doors and be no more! For almost 9 years, we have lived in an amazing environment, surrounded by objects that we were able to choose and to bring together, in order to create the unique […]

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    Le Tour de France – an Australian Passion!

    Posted on July 6, 2018 by in Uncategorised

      Le Tour de France – an annual sporting event on the other side of the world which has almost become an Australian passion! An opportunity to discover the beauty of the French countryside, the charm of the French people, the variety and savours of French cuisine and wine! The 2018 Tour de France “Grand […]

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    The Celebration of Easter

    Posted on March 24, 2018 by in Uncategorised

    This year on 1st April, Christians will celebrate Easter, the day on which the resurrection of Jesus is said to have taken place. The date of celebration changes from year to year. In A.D. 325 the Emperor Constantine, in order to resolve several disputes among Christian leaders, decided that Easter would be celebrated on the […]

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    “Hygge” at Fleur de Lys

    Posted on July 22, 2017 by in Uncategorised

    The Danish concept of “hygge” is taking Europe by storm. Difficult to pronounce – something like “hew-gir” (like gir in girl), or “hooga”, it is also difficult to define. In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with special people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends […]

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    Lithophanes by Bernadeau

    Posted on May 6, 2017 by in Uncategorised

    A lithophane (In French: lithophanie) is an etched or moulded artwork in thin very translucent porcelain that can be seen clearly when back-lit with a light source. A lithophane presents a three-dimensional image which will change characteristics depending on the light source behind it. Flat lithophanes have been used as window panels; the scenes changing […]

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    Our first Pop-up – Delicate Indian Spices – Saturday 18 March

    Posted on March 10, 2017 by in Uncategorised

    On Saturday 18 March, between 10.30 am and 1.00 pm, we are going to bring some animation, and hopefully a bit of excitement, to East Gosford. Our good friend, Dolly Nanda, who is also our grand-daughter, Lola’s, god-mother, will be showcasing her blends of traditional Indian spices – Bindhi* Blends. Dolly is of Indian heritage […]

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    Celebrating a New Year!

    Posted on January 18, 2017 by in Uncategorised

    As we mark the beginning of 2017, we, at Fleur de Lys, take this opportunity of expressing our very best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year to you and your families. The New Year means many different things to many people; it is celebrated in many different ways, depending on culture and tradition, […]

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    We do live in a beautiful world!

    Posted on November 12, 2016 by in Uncategorised

    It has been a while since our last blog! Sorry about that, but since we last wrote we have been travelling, mainly to France. Our sojourn in Europe started with a full week in the stunning beautiful French Alps; at this time of the year, towards the end of Summer, the weather is still perfect […]

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    “À table!” …..

    Posted on June 20, 2016 by in Uncategorised

      The aromas and smells coming from the kitchen have been wafting through the house for hours, as the culinary delights, so lovingly and meticulously prepared, all come to a crescendo … …and then, all of a sudden …“À table!” ….. It means the same as: “Dinner’s ready!” – but somehow it sounds better, a […]

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    The Amazing Wire Baskets of the Zulu People

    Posted on May 28, 2016 by in Uncategorised

    Every year in September we travel to Paris to attend what must undoubtedly be one of the most beautiful Trade Shows  – the famous Salon Maison et Objet. In a world which seems today to be more and more haunted by war, terror and misery, the visit to this Salon is inspirational. You feel a […]

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