la Brocanteuse

May 7, 2012

Weekly vignette at the vintage fair



 MP for...French Monogram Pleasures...
or More Passions to be shared...or whatever you can make up.
When will I ever learn to take photographs before an event starts?.. as soon as the doors open, the vignettes starts changing as goods are sold.


I had the pleasure of opening some trunks to share my French monogrammed linen and some French Brocante finds at the Simondium Vintage Fair last weekend. It was a  lovely relaxed fair with dealers and visitors from as far away as the Eastern Cape and northern Mpumulanga. We met readers and bloggers which is always a real enjoyable bonus for me, and the regulars to my events that I so appreciate, how can I ever thank you enough?



Four days of vintage fun in a beautiful Cape  Winelands setting~ Simondium Lodge














for madam..



et Monsieur


No Brocante event of mine is complete without  the ever popular lamp shades and  cushions with feather inners sewn from original vintage French La Poste  mail sacs...






to my dear friend Christel who stands by my side with enough coffee and kindness, giggles and calculator to see me through, Merci !








A bientot
Colette x


23 comments:

Splenderosa said...

Collette, I love your linens (& everything else too). How do I purchase? Sending love, precious one...

Jacqui said...

How very beautiful everything is!! What a wonderful day you must have had in the beautiful Cape!! Lovely post, thanks for sharing

sharon at my french country home said...

Once in Nice I saw a statue of a veiled head just like the one you show. Yours is stunning, is it old? I am fascinated by the sculptors ability to make stonework look so fine and dainty.
Your stand looks amazing Colette, I bet the clients were thrilled
xx

Karen@PasGrande-Chose said...

Gorgeous shots and linens to die for! Hard to believe it's not France. And your friend Pauline's house is a dream - proving yet again that South African homes are amongst the most beautiful, individual and imaginative in the world!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What gorgeous linens....I always gravitate toward all the monogrammed linens...and always wonder what the original names the monogram stood for..
Looks like you had a beautiful display of items and i am sure there were many happy buyers!...I know I would be!...Love taking a peek at Pauline's!!...
Thank you for presenting us with such magnificent items at your fair....

Fleaing France & French Shopping Tours said...

Beautiful stand Colette. You should be very proud of your accomplishments. As someone who has done this, there is an immense appreciation for those that create such lovely atmospheres. Bravo to you and what lucky clients you have.

Acquired Objects said...

Looks like you make buying from you Col a pleasure with everything looking so pretty. I just purchased several French mail bags yesterday at a textile show and they're wonderful .

XX
Debra~

Joasia said...

Still trying to find something to dislike in your wonderful blog. No luck again.
Thanks for the inspiration
Joasia x

Nella said...

Dear Colette, what a beautiful booth you have assembled, it takes special care and effort to accomplish this when setting up a show...lovely treasures, especially the veiled bust, it is exquisite and the Poste down pillows, and I could go on....I did trade shows for many years, they are rigorous, but the rewards so worthwhile ! How I wish I could attend! N.xo

Decoratopia said...

Beautiful items and arrangements, beautiful photography! I get so much pleasure and inspiration from your blog - I've read it from start to finish.

Burlap Luxe said...

Dear sweetest Colette, it doesn't get any more amazing then this :)
Love the vignettes of wonderment, the paper crowns...I also have made some, yet not quite as intriguing as yours, and what about your French linen pillows with stains of age trimed in dark?? they are so speaking to me!
Why O, why?? do I not live so many miles closer, I could shop your beauty filling my home with one of each, adding to what would make my heart swoon in love with my new treasures adding a bit of a touch of you here and there in my home.

Have a beautiful event.
Blessings
xoxo
Dore

noreen said...

Hi Colette
what a beautiful collection of vintage & monogram frenchie goodies, set in the pictureque Simondium. So sad to see that this fair took place last week, and I missed this? How can i be kept informed of forthcoming fairs? Bisous!

La Brocanteuse said...

Hello Noreen,
I am so sorry you did not know about the Vintage fair, would have love to have met you. I sent out a newsletter to all on my adress list.If you would be so kind as to forward your mail info to colette@lecapfoods.com, I will be happy to add you to my newsletter list where I keep you informed of upcoming events.x

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Colette, The linens are beautiful and I adore the poste pillows. I can only imagine how much work and love you put into these shows.
xo, Sherry

adesigndiary said...

Colette...I am SO desperate to come to one of your events....your linens are absolutely exquisite and your displays are wonderful! You have such an incredible eye for detail and it shows in everything you do!
Thanks for sharing the images with us.....
Love
Jules

Julie@chiclittleshop said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.
I love, love, love your linen collection.
I wish I could buy some, do you have an online store? Please let me know.

Julie x

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wow! You know how I have an obsession with the French linens, but I am blown away by your amazing display, creatively presented by you. I think that if we could instantly transport ourselves that you would have sold it all to blog friends!

I never tire of your photos and gorgeous linens!

Bises
Genie

desde my ventana said...

Love your linen Colette, you have a fabulous collection
Hugs

Cecilia

PURA VIDA said...

I just found your blog and am a new follower. I think it's right down my alley to enjoy!

La commode d Amélie said...

Hello!
Really beautiful your antique fabrics and beautiful than this must be proud!
I wish you a good weekend.

Deborah

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

A whole lot of gorgeous right here, Collete. You have the prettiest vignettes...Hope all is well with you. XO, Mona

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Colette, I can just imagine the fun in finding these treasures, displaying them and then spending time meeting and greeting those coming to see - I would just love to visit! Exquisite linens! I hope you have a blessed day,
Kathy

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful pieces from the fair. Love the linens and just about everything you gave us images of. Thanks.