la Brocanteuse

Jun 9, 2011

Linge et blanc

Unpacking , sorting the linen,lace, chanvre, hemp  and  trouvaille 
from our recent visit to France and Belgium

 moving stock around 
to make place for fabulous new finds

I love the patched pieces..
speaks of days when replacing was not an option, easier to mend than to  hand weave new ones..

Opening the boxes, re-discovering  and  re-live the day, the event, the place , the dealers, the trip...the thril of the hunt

Linge  et blanc

Unpack, sort,wash, iron, measure,snapshots documenting each piece..
working against the clock to have all ready to share.
in my French Armoir with brocante finds and linge
et blanc be continued

Col x

Being watched by the family..
curious about all the white linen
(just had to share the boys!-please note they are ever so comfortable on their own French daybed, French chanvre cloth to protect from muddy feet, and velvet toile cushions. I had no say at all, they claimed it)


Dianne said...

What fun you must have had unpacking and sorting your wonderful purchases - the laces and linen are divine!
The boys are just gorgeous - they look like they're overseeing the whole event.
Have a wonderful week-end .xx

Mariette said...

Dearest Colette,

You came home with quite some treasures and of course fond memories. On the other hand, missing the boys...

Lots of love,


Bohemian said...

Oh my I'm having a Swoonfest of epic proportions beholding all your French and Belgian Treasures! I think I want EVERYTHING in that first photo! *winks* You certainly hit the Motherlode of fab linens, chanvre, hemp and trouvaille! Thanks for giving us a peek preview... and your fur babies are just precious!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

This is indeed a treasure trove of linen. I am so jealous!!!!! what is it about linen, that we love so much?

Fay said...

ooooooooooohhh yes the linen drives me crazy too lucky you to find all that the embroidery is divine and all the stripes tooooo it just covers very aspect of life doesnt it so basic but so elegant mmm fay x enjoy weekend

Anonymous said...

Beautifil...of course you touch all women's hearts with your linen...who doesn't love beautiful linen?

toves sammensurium said...

*lol* - yes,I know EXCACTLY what you mean....let´s just say it´s a miracle that the people of my family ever get a seat in any of the nice sofas...!!!!
They claim a certain style,these gorgeous but oh so spoiled afghans :))))
Yours are beautiful...I always wanted a black masked one...haven´t had one yet funny enough!!!They always take my breath away.But so did all the beautiful linens you have got your hands is all I can say!!!!!!!
One treasure after the other...and hopefully a wonderful trip as well:))))
have a nice weekend :))))

desde my ventana said...

Fabulous linen Colette! I would be happy surrounded with these marvels.
Have a happy weekend so far,


Acquired Objects said...

Colette it looks like you found the mother load of linen! Looks like fabulous finds and I love your boys they're a handsome pair! Have a lovely weekend!

Just Verte said...

Oh, my...I love all of it. And the doggies aren't bad either! lol

Thanks for sharing all the 'spoils' with us, Collette.
Hope your weekend is going well.


WhiteWhispers2u said...

I so wish I could come shopping~Cheers Kim

Burlap Luxe said...

Everything you do inspires me deeply! Colx you know how enamored I am with everything you do, along with the postings of your travels to your friends homes.

I pop in to see if there is something I need as inspiration that I will take with me when I leave your place :)

I really have to comment even more often to let you know you are a site to love!


cocoa and coconut said...

Merci for your visit on my blog. You have such a variety of linen! It's good to get it sorted. Plus, your dogs are just gorgeous.

Will visit you again soon,

Karen@PasGrand-Chose said...

What an incredible haul! I've so enjoyed following your trip to France and seeing this beautiful linen (though your 'boys' may just be the best of all!).

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

Magnificent linen and magnificent dogs! I can't decide which i like more. Have a lovely week! x Sharon

Karena said...

Your collection is growing by leaps and bounds, although many will surely be snapped up as soon as they are ready for sale! Love the initialed & embroidered pieces.

Art by Karena

I have an amazing Giveaway from the Artisans at Novica!

susan jenkins said...

Your blog is just beautiful! I have so enjoyed looking and loving everthing!
A feast for the eyes, thank you so much!

time worn interiors said...

Just found your blog! Lovely things! I long for linen sheet, but I need a King. Guess I could sew two together! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Dear Colette,
never see linen wonderful like what I see in your pictures!
Amazing, I'm so jealous :)
If you open a shop, be sure I'll be your best buyer!
Bisou, Babi

Sarah Greenman said...

What bounty! So beautiful! Thank you for sharing all these gorgeous treasures and linens with us!

Vicki said...

The monogrammed linen makes me incredibly curious as to the original owners. What was their life like I wonder. You must absolutely adore everything, I'm so pleased it is all in hands that will care lovingly for it.

Anonymous said...

I too am having issues of serious proportions decideing... the dogs, or the linen!!! So happy to stumble upon your beautiful blog of a fellow South African from just around the corner! New to blogland...


red ticking said...

my heart is completely R A C I N G!!! love love love...xx

Atelier de Campagne said...

Oh belle Colette,

What beautiful fabrics and textiles you found!This is a wonderful path we chose no? Seeking beauty fro th past to share with others.
Being in "the old world" conjures up so many ideas and images of those who were the first owners of the items we so zealously procure. It's as though some of their life energy has remained.

Hugs to you!


henrique said...

An absolute linen dream......and doggie heaven.

The House That A-M Built said...

Oh Colette, so, soooo beautiful. You must be in heaven! A-M xx

Unknown said...

and I thought, I had a big collection of linen!
I have a thing about monograms too...
Thank you for sharing all your treasures
Debbie x