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Our Natural String and Cotton Tie Backs will add the perfect earthy tones to your room.
Hand Made Natural String Top
Natural Cotton Tassel
Natural Cotton Ties
This listing is for one pair of tie backs only.
One Size: H 18cm x W 5cm (shell sizes can vary as these are all natural shell)Length is adjustable from 16cm to 50cm
My love affair with Bali started when I was 18 years old going on my first overseas holiday with two girlfriends. Who would have thought back then when purchasing jewellery on the beach in Kuta that some 27 years later I would be importing from Indonesia and have my very own business.
I reconnected with Bali in 2006 and fell in love with the Balinese people, culture and their talented artists and craftsmen. I decided to turn my passion into a business and surround myself with the spirit of Bali back home in Australia.
We started small working from home. A short time later I found myself importing 20 ft containers, which proceeded to 40 ft containers. After unloading a 40 ft container into our family home, every spare inch of space was consumed. This was a hectic time as my family and i had to live amongst the new shipment. There were paintings up the hall and mirrors on every wall. My dining room was converted to a packaging room, and another two rooms had became stock rooms. The carport was converted into a storage shed and another aluminium shed was erected in the backyard to take the extra load. Every section of grass or concrete had pots, Balinese statues and water features. It was obvious that it was time to look for a warehouse.
In April 2010 I left my secure job in the city working for a lawyer to focus on Bali Abundance full time.
In February 2011 I leased a 280 square warehouse in Tullamarine which seemed huge given I had squeezed all my stock into our home.
I have been fortunate enough to have the support of friends and family who have now become my employees and help manage the business while I take trips to Bali to source new furniture and Decor. In August 2012 we expanded again and leased a larger warehouse at 13 Hercules Street, Tullamarine which is our current location.
I absolutely love travelling to Indonesia and going to the smaller villages sourcing items and supporting the local communities. I specialize in finding unique and antique pieces, mostly 'one offs' made from recycled materials for a sustainable future.
I want you to have a piece of furniture from Indonesia made with love in your own home to feel the connections I feel.
The Balinese people are often doing blessings for the prosperity of my business, in turn i will continue to travel to Bali and source unique items from them.
On each visit to Bali I always try to give something back by supporting local charity organisations like Surfaid www.surfaidinternational.org, Hope Childrens Orphanage www.hopeorphanagebali.org, Bali Dogs www.balidogrefuge.com and will continue to do this in the future as I am so grateful to have been able to create my Bali dream.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story, we are very grateful.
Blessings from Annette