la Brocanteuse

Feb 9, 2011


 I have to share this image first, it contains two of my favorite elements that I love..
old white vase and tattered books

Stellenbosch's most historic avenue is oak-lined Dorp Street. Almost the entire street is a national monument, flanked by lovely restored homes from every period of the town's history. 
Dorp means 'town' in Afrikaans. Stroll along historic Dorp Street and take in the towering oak trees, traditional and modern cape architecture, restaurants, art and antique shops
This is where  you will find Linda's shop
Locals have had the privilege to know  NEST for many years as a delightful shop where no one ever leaves empty handed. This ever inspiring shop has just opened it's doors in new premises where they now trade 7 days of the week.The new address is in a beautiful old building above MELISSA'S, next to the well known Oom Samie se winkel.(old fashioned trading store)
I am happy to share with you the photographs that I took this morning..

We all know NEST is definitely the place to find the perfect cushion, sewn from old vintage fabrics and filled with  down inners.

gorgeous handbags and overnight bags made from vintage Sanderson linen  

 I adore these old prints against the old green shutters.

 plenty old vintage plates and ceramics to choose from..

Linda displays everything in a wonderful creative way.
I love how she has papered the back of these shelves with old black and white copies of botanical prints..

and this wall with old maps..

and the pillar behind this old hand painted 
 Chinese tea box with pretty little birds..

Looking at this image of the old black and white bread tin..I am thinking of going back to get it for our kitchen..BROOD = BREAD = PAIN except the French don't keep their bread in a tin at all!

anything with printed words on it always catches my eyes..

basket weave textures

a miniature enamel bath complete with little spout..
I imagine using it in a beach house  bathroom filled with soaps..

 blue for breakfast

happy glass ware ..

 serious old  school bookcases, a favorite with the local students..

 those old books again..

gift cards made from old script and vintage pics

 88 Dorp Street 
South Africa
tel:+27 82 935 2544

Thank you Linda for bringing us such inspiring delicious old fashioned valuables  to treasure. 

I leave you with some images of Dorp Street


sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Would loved to have come with you, I'd have bought the Quick cooker bowl!
Loved her array of pastel colour bowls.

Tricia said...

Looks like a lovely store indeed! I'm with Sharon, that quick cooker bowl would've been on the top of my list.

Sharon @ Roses and Rust said...

What a treasure trove. I will definitely stop by these next time I'm in Stellenbosch.
x Sharon

la fourchette said...

What a fabulous tour! I could easily lose myself - not to mention lots of time - in Nest. The images of the street are lovely.

Acquired Objects said...

You live in such a beautiful place and how wonderful that a favorite shop now has extended hours. Looks like a fabulous picking ground, thank you for sharing with us.

XX Debra,

Mona thompson said...

A wonderful collection of very fabulous finds! thanks for sharing. Mona

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a fabulous store! I also could not leave there empty handed. I love the monogrammed pillows and the pottery with lettering. Thanks for sharing.

lvroftiques said...

Oh that looks like my kind of store! So many interesting things. I'm always drawn to objects with writing or numbers also. And that little tub is adorable!You really do live in such a charming place. Vanna

henriquewilding said...

I have not been shopping in Stellenbosch for a while. Your images made me miss going there, and the whole feel of the town. No place like it. Keep up the excellent work. Nothing speaks louder than passion XX

bikim said...

so many gorgeous photos and pleasures on one blog only!

Rosemary and thyme said...

This is really a gorgious blog!
I am so impressesd of your lovely pictures!
I am following you. Thats for sure!

Have a lovely weekend
Hugs Tove said...

Morning T mentioned you on her blog showing your beautiful L'Orangrie! Wow, I am blown away by the beauty of your homeland & your home. I have spent the entire afternoon (even at work)reading, back, back, back until I got to your last post. I would love to shop with you! I will be following you from now on from Texas!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Spectacular! What a great place.
Mary Ann

S xx said...

What a wonderful shop and what gorgeous photos.

Your blog is delightful. I've jsut started my own blog and would love it to be as beautiful as this some day.

Thanks for the inspiration.
Sacha x

Fay said...

Hi Im back from LOndon and just been catching upon all your posts fablous yes the buttons are fascinating Love fay xx