la Brocanteuse

Jul 25, 2010

it figures...

Mid winter in South Africa,
 so it is a good time for "spring cleaning" - for me that is.
I'd rather spend Printemps outside..planning the garden.
 I much prefer to tidy Armoirs in winter.
The thing is though, that I start  very eagerly, unpacking, make to do lists, and "give away "piles..
add labels to boxed items.
then I discover some books, magazines 
or a box with old photographs pre digital.
and this is where I take a break, have a seat, have a cup of tea and go back in time....

old treasures are moved to  new vignettes
I can almost see them smile and pleased with their new view 

signed: R.W

 Dd (darling daughterwas barely 5 years old when she pointed at 
the  DE POSI figurine below
and demanded that it should come home with us. 
I like to think that  it was the start of a love for old and precious.

A woman's work is never done.
Some of it will be treated as a priority.

Have a lovely fulfilling week!

Colette x

Now....back to the armoir


Linda Carswell said...

Dear Colette,
Thank you so much for such a beautiful comment to my was so lovely to recieve!
Miniatures are a wonderful way to escape the real world and my blog brings me into contact with wonderful people such as yourself.
My love of miniatures and that of France is combined into one with the Petite Maison. I thank you for your visit and hope to see you back many many times.
Linda x

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Hello Colette-
The figurines are exquisite! They are to be treasured, always. I can certainly understand why your daughter demanded on bringing the last one home. She is starting young!
I do the same thing, I will be putting things in order and find photos or magazines or something and then I must sit with a cup of tea and take a break.
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful treasures today. I so enjoy your blog.

Shel said...

Such exquisite treasures you have, Colette.
Thanks for sharing.X

Anonymous said...

dis die lekkerste lekker...wannneeer mens een ding beplan en eindig met iets heel anders...tydskrifte lees instede van sorteer, albums deurblaai instede van regpak! Pragtige beeldjies en ja die laast ebeeldjie is regtig besonders. Lekker kas regpak!

desde my ventana said...

Beautiful Colette,I love theangel in the firts picture,
Have a lovely new week,

manon 21 said...

j'aime beaucoup la statue avec le mouton.

Merci de ta visite.


Mélanie A. said...

I would love to help you , surrounded by so many beautiful treasures

Tricia said...

Beautiful treasures indeed and that armoire~ wow!
T said...

Hi Colette:)
Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello. I too have become a follower of your blog this morning:) (It will say 'Nicole' is following you, that is my daughter, but I am following you. Our blogs are together and I haven't been able to pick my own name to follow people) Anyway, your pictures are beautiful. You must live in a gorgeous area looking back in your older posts. I will be happy to learn more about you in the future:)
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

re:Inspire said...

Thank you for being so kind to comment on my blog! It is nice to meet you! You have so many beautiful things...especially that armoir! I also love everything in it!!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Hi there. I just found your blog. The cabinet full of white urns is absolutely gorgeous! And that armoire filled with linen - so pertty.
The Painted Hive

Shel said...

Just stopped by my favourite blog again!
Enjoy your weekend.