la Brocanteuse

Aug 27, 2012

Homemakers in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN  HOMEMAKERS EXPO attract 38 000 visitors yearly. 
 I was invited to share my French Brocante finds.

 Veiled lady statue, 
(available to local orders soon)
one of various images on circle shade 
designed by me to fit lamp base, 
at the back- lamp shades covered with vintage French fabric found at a French  Brocante in France.

 French Brocante  linen finds

Images printed on antique French linen, designed onto half shades was hugely popular.

Once again, as always,
it was  lovely to meet  fellow Francophiles loving the French way...

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 Colors on my mind as I prepare for upcoming events...
pale plums, aubergine, dusty pinks and greys...


The Veiled Lady statue 
will be available at the upcoming
in Cape Town and Pretoria.
taking orders now , 
Please mail me if you are interested.

Shipment of French Brocante finds 
from recent trip to France,   
here,   here,   here and here
due to arrive 15 September 2012
I will keep you posted on this exciting event. 

Aug 4, 2012

White ~ Blanc ~ Wit

 Vintage French linen

 A white visual stimulation

Human culture has many references to white, 
often related to purity and cleanness,

 White is a color
 the perception of which is evoked by light 
that stimulates all three types
 of color sensitive cone cells in the human eye 
in nearly equal amounts and with high brightness compared to the surroundings.

~ Colette ~

The high contrast between white and black 
is often used to represent opposite extremes.