la Brocanteuse

Aug 30, 2010

Pauline's white house




 Welcome....as we await Summer here in South Africa...with one day to go to the official Spring day on September 1st, I would like to share this with you..

In our neighboring village ~Somerset West ~
 a short 15min drive towards the ocean,
my friend Pauline has a beautiful home. From the minute you arrive at the huge French iron gate at the entrance, you enter her serene white world. It is amazing how calming white is...to be "inside" white.. I wonder from one room to the next, and never want to leave....




Just outside the kitchen door...the perfect spot for a  cup of morning tea
and planning the garden "to do" list.






When in growth season, the vine finds it's way right into the orangerie and Pauline admits to this old iron bed as being one of her favorit places to relax..





The dining room table is always ready...
to share with friends and food platters straight from the kitchen
"A la Pauline"


Pauline's faithful gardener Piet, seen through the window


Vignettes in grey and white, leather and stone
glass, scrubbed wood
  old precious books, stone cherubs and vintage lace...






more old books, more old wood..could there be any better marriage.




I adore the combination of old leather with al the white linen and lace..



every corner in her house is inviting, serene and calm...



more calmness...








sharing more kitchen images:...choose a bread board..



carefully selected white enamel and scrubbed wooden bowls












old linen and lace needs a special place to care for..



Laundry


old and happy finds...lace , linen, mono-grammes..





Picture perfect






behind these old rusty trellis: bathroom bliss








...and as we leave this lightness of whiteness for now,  
impossible to capture in this image -
 Most beautiful views over the "Hottentots Holland" mountains,
 and you might just see a seagull visiting inland...





Few words - the images speak for themselves... this is a beautiful home styled by Pauline and enjoyed by herself , her darling husband and daughter....their ever welcome  dogs and lucky friends....

Have a lovely week

Colette x


Thank you Pauline!






it would be very hard to choose one favorite object in this house...
but if Pauline said: Colette, one item for you...
it would be this






original old leather cushion from forefathers ox wagon...






All images by La Brocanteuse


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33 comments:

Shel said...

Ah,indeed a beautiful home... I could picture myself living there!
Have a good week.
Shel

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello Shell! nice to hear from you. x

desde my ventana said...

A beautiful an full of charming house.I loooove the kitchen,
Hugs
Cecilia

Linda Carswell said...

Thank you Colette, these photos are fabulous!! It feels as though this house should be in France, so inspirational, please thank Pauline for allowing us to peak inside her beautifu home.

Linda

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello
Cecilia, I agree..the kitchen is fab!
Linda, nice to have you back..will tell Pauline!

Maison Douce said...

Oh, my goodness, that house should be in a magazine!!! Simply beautiful!!! Love the cabinet with the old eiderdowns...
Isabel

vintagesusie & wings said...

Pure & complete loveliness friend & your photography is poetry!!!
Smiles,
Susie

AntiqueChase said...

Those pictures are stunning! Best post I have seen today... really amazing..everything! going back to drool some more!

a Broad said...

How wonderful ! Every photo is wonderful... I loved everything :)

"All things French" said...

A beautiful home that speaks of comfort and family. I love the shabby chic touches!!
~Dianne~

La Belette Rouge said...

Your friend has gorgeous taste and a gorgeous home. Nothing blah about this white house.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Simply Beautiful! ~Cheers Kim

ANETTESHUS.COM said...

Wow!!! A beautiful home! I love it!!

xx
ANETTE:)

ma petite brocante said...

A very beautiful home, I like everything without exception. Magnificent report photos with beautiful texts and photos.
Merci beaucoup pour cette belle promenade.
Graziella

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Beautiful photographs, Colette. An exquisite home that is so inviting. The kitchen is magnificent. Thank you so much and please thank Pauline for letting us take a peak into her lovely abode.

La Dolfina said...

Hi Colette,
Funny I thought I left a comment on your friend's amazing abode! Well I'm back for another look and you are right... it is so serene and peaceful. I can just picture the two of you lazing around enjoying each others company. Both your homes are truly magazine worthy. Blogland is blessed to have entree into them. Thanks so much for sharing both of your exquisite homes!!!
Much love,
Terri

sharon said...

What a beautiful home your friend Pauline has. Please thank her for letting us in.

Sharon
My French Coumtry Home

Blissitydoodah said...

I am so not educated on South Africa and surprised to find the french influence. Happy too!!! What an incredible place! I love the glass cabinet with a lace curtain topped in marble. Wow!

chateaudelille said...

What a lovely home!So white, so french. Im going back to study the details and be inspired even more!

LuluD said...

Colette, So nice to meet you. Your blog is wonderful. I'm looking forward to following you, too. There are so many beautiful things that I love in Pauline's house. Have a wonderful weekend!

Belle de Ville said...

What a fantastic house. I love the muted color palate and all of the details.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Pauline's home is absolutely gorgeous! Definitely magazine worthy. The views...spectacular.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

So much of this home reminds me of my friend Paula's home. I too have a hard time wanting to leave.
Gorgeous!!!
xx
Carole

Morning T said...

Colette thank you for sharing this glimpse of loveliness with us...it is my idea of heaven!!!
Hugs~
T

Burlap Luxe said...

Colette, I found you visiting over at Kim's white whispers to you's site and so glad I did.
I love your friends house it is so me. I too have my own home in her likeness.
As for you I love your passion and home style is soulful.
I am adding you to my blog roll so I keep up with your beauty.
come visit me we can get to know each other!
xx
Dore

Anne Marie said...

this has got to be the best home I have ever seen - and I would love to do a post about it...

could I?

Ticking and Toile said...

What an absolutely gorgeous home. Wow!!! Can you email me? I have a Q for you! :)

xo,
Shellagh

Fay said...

Hi Colette how lovely to see Paulines home ,It looks so happy and full of the ancient and modern- all the things which i enjoy My place is also full of French antiquies and i constantly wonder about the stories they could tell !
that was a treat i really enjoy seeing all you old French finds Fay xxx

Maison Douce said...

Oh, my, what a gorgeous home...!!! I could get lost in these pictures forever!!
Isabel

@leblanc said...

You should see La Brocanteuse' home.. It is absolutely beautiful! All that beautiful French lace, linen.. DD & Yentl surely do appreciate all that beauty!!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I found photos of this kitchen on Pinterest the other day and I posted them on my blog as a kitchen I loved. Sharon of Roses and Rust left a comment letting me know that they were from your blog. So I edited the post to let people know because my readers loved it so much. Today I did a post about it again and sent my readers your way. Love your blog...I'll be reading from now on.

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Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

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Recycled Rita said...

You are so right! Her house is a dream house! Soooo beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us!
karen....