la Brocanteuse

Aug 4, 2014

L'Atelier Colette has opened her doors..

It has been months since I last posted, and for good reason.
One think you can plan your day, week , month , year..more or less,...
 but life sometimes forces one to pause. We may not like LIFE to interfere...but in the end, far end,  it is always for the better and with reason.

I am happy to share that L'Atelier Colette has opened doors, and has had two very successful " OPEN DAY" events!

The first event  was over two days early in JUNE, introducing French linens et tresor  to everyone who so patiently waited for me to open the trunks, empty armoires and  gather up to  unpack and unveil.

I was so excited to be able to share at last.....
Antique French monogrammed linens...

grainbag runners

Original French torchon

French Brocante dolls...

Brocante tresor: cutlery

French monogrammed serviettes
Chemises:Original French linen working clothes

I got spoiled  with flowers, custom baked biscuits , chocs and the best wishes... thank you!

The past week saw L'Atelier Colette 's second OPEN DAY EVENT.
As space is limited and to accommodate even more fellow lovers of French linen, this time held  over three days. 

  Feverish excited and  surprised by everyone who travelled the distance, found the time to stay awhile, and loved what were shared...this time, adding to my must have item (Original French hand monogrammed linen)
~French dentelle et ruban ~

special lengths collected over time at Brocantes, others from a favourite little lace shop in Paris, and then some. Original and vintage in style.

Vintage Parisien Pink velvet ruban 
on original wooden bobbins..

L'Atelier Colette is not a conventional shop ~

 it is a space where everything I collect on travels to France is kept together, ready to be shared at regular  OPEN DAY EVENTS , and for out of town visitors..or if you just could not make it to the Open Day Event, - there is a welcome  "by appointment" ~arrangement 

If you would like to be invited to these OPEN DAY EVENTS , please forward your email to or click on the link top right of this page-which will take you to L'Atelier Colette Face book page where you will be kept up to date on a daily basis about what is happening in my petit Atelier!

a reminder: contact me if you are interested~ the last few copies of Nina Hartmann book: Among vintage & friends,still available.Will post country wide.

Don't  regret  not getting your's while still available!

et Bientôt!


Marsha Splenderosa said...

This is absolutely wonderful!
We need this shop in Houston right this minute. Seriously!!
I know how hard you have worked curating your collections, and how difficult it is to actually design and open a shop, but it is well worth all the time and effort. This should make you so so happy. xx's my friend and big CONGRATULATIONS!

La Brocanteuse said...

Thank you dear Marsha, I appreciate your words and wishes -so much!! XOXO Col

noreen said...

Hi Colette, I am so glad your long anticipated open days were well received. I hope to visit the next open day.

Rhonda said...

Stunning shop!!! Adore it all.

The Blue Farmhouse said...

I love he chandeliers in the first picture...everything looks beautiful and certainly worth the wait! I'm returning for another peek.:)


La Brocanteuse said...

Noreen, looking forward to share my petit atelier with you!

Rhonda, thank you, much appreciated!

Rita, my faraway friend, you are so very kind...

hugs to each of you, and thank you!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh, Colette,
I have often wanted to write you to see how you were doing in recovery and in the progress of your shoppe!
I so wish you lived here and you opened up your shop up the street from me? I would so be there several times a week if not dropping in on you daily :)
I could shop for days in your store.
Congrats on the beautiful Broncante shop of salvaged beauty.
The French have a saying for French Brocante.
" not quite valued, but not quite worthless"
Yours is so valued of worth!

It's just so divine, it makes me cry soulfully with a sigh!!


Julie@chiclittleshop said...

Bonjour Colette.
Congrats! I WISH i were at your gorgeous boutique to celebrate the open day. I am back in my French House for another 2 months , hopefully I will get a lot of renovation work done.

wish you all the best.

Julie xx

Burlap Luxe said...

I am back for another visit Colette, it's just all so inspiring to see your impeccable taste and style of all things romanced with French linens.
Every detail is breathtaking, and there are not enough words to express how euro chic your open days must have felt to all who entered.
Love your little shop biscuits with your shop name on them, and I am sure tasty as well.

Congratulations Colette,
Please share more, and often :)



La Brocanteuse said...

Hello Doré, thank you for your very kind words! Have been absent from Blogland far to long! - I will pop over to your blog soon! ColX

La Brocanteuse said...

Julie! So great to have you visit here again! You are such a lucky girl to have your dream come true in France- yes, hard work but sure you enjoy it and so well deserved! Col Xx ps- will follow your journey of course!

adesigndiary said...

My dear friend!
I always knew this would happen even all those years ago when we worked together and spent every spare minute talking about design and decor and fine taste! deserve all the success in the world-you have the most incredibly talented eye for beauty and "tresor" and every time I look at a photo or a post I am in awe of your talent and taste! Love and wishes for busy. busy open days!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Colette,
I am so missing all that you have been up to here.
Wishing you well, and still dreaming of walking through those doors of your shop to take in all its Brocante beauty.

Post soon, would love to see more of your beauty here.



Méa Strauß said...

Why do I live so far away from this dream.... It is so beautiful!

céline said...

Quel beau linge et plein de trésors ...
Un régal pour les yeux !
Bonne soirée