la Brocanteuse

Oct 9, 2010

Behind the scenes...

Just some random images of  what  I am  working on to take to 
My French Brocante
Somerset West
Western Cape
Opening night by special invitation 
26 October 2010
and  following
27 October - 31 October 2010

I have been very absent from Blogland, but there is good reason...

Washing, Ironing, Restoring, Sewing, Upholstering, Gilding, Pricing,
and sleepless nights

to add to the little mountain of
 linen and lace

allso...had some fun with 
grape/ aubergine cotton velvet
French La Poste sacs
from a previous trip to France

have a lovely week!

Kamersvol Geskenke


Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh my! You have really touched a nerve with me, a good one. J'adore antique French linens and have a real sickness in my obsession. So, you can imagine how I am drooling at your photos!

Thanks for following and so glad that I found your blog as a result! Of course I am following.

Bon weekend,

la Brocanteuse said...

Welcome Genie! the feeling is mutual...your blog is my new best! xo Colette

Trouvais said...

Bonjour Colette! How exciting! And love the detail of your postal sac. You are going to have a fabulous time at your brocante! Thank you for the linen fix! XO Trish

la Brocanteuse said...

Bonjour Trish!~ always nice to hear from you.thank you and bisous ~ Colette

Greet said...

Some wonderful things!!Love the French linens!

la Brocanteuse said...

hello Greet, yes..I will find it so very hard to part with the lovely French linens...but when I do..that means another trip to France soon to find more! xo Col

Acquired Objects said...

Wow that's a lot of linens, love them. That sette is to die for, love it in the natural state, beautiful!

desde my ventana said...

So beautiful Colette!!!!there's wonderful thing...I love the chandelier and the gorgeous sette,
Have a very happy new week,

la Brocanteuse said...

hi Cecilia,
when I saw the settee like that after removing the original fabric, I jumped with joy- xo Col

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Colette- Everything is exquisite. You are going to have a very successful event. Wishing you all the very best. XO

mydesignchic said...

The linens are beautiful but the french settee...absolutely exquisite!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

All so VERY LOVELY. Wish I could go to your sale!

A-M said...

Oh Colette, everything is so beautiful. You are living a dream my friend.. all your hard work will pay off. How is your sweet girl? A-M xx


Dear Colette, what a beautifull things, the furniture photos are very, very nice...
thanks for all.

keep going with this wonderfull blog.

anxo mosquera

La Dolfina said...

This should be so much fun for everyone. You certainly are brave to let go of so much beauty, but I admire you and am trying to do the same thing myself. I'll be thinking of you on the big weekend and can't wait to see the photos I hope you'll have time to take for us, so we can live vicariously through you.