la Brocanteuse

Jun 29, 2011

More whiteness

How do you pronounce the color white in french?

- effectively, blahnc, where the little n means a nasalization of the preceding short a.

 Content as can be,
surrounded with old French linen ...
et blanc ~

~White ~
French Bisque and porcelain 

 monogrammed  linens and hand made lace,
the history of and era

without intention
my eyes seems to follow the same hue through out

I reach out, touch, smell and savour

 the scent of freshly laundered linen,
folded and stored for needed use

I tag them
with monogram description,
size, quantity and entry no, 
some with a scribbled private note: where found

the texture and color of linen, 
is engraved in my "mood board"


  added monogrammes ~ JOY

 DD and Yentl dreaming away..

they respect  my obsession with old French linen
et blanc

"Realize deeply that the present moment
is all you ever have."
—Eckhart Tolle

ps: remember my give away


Blue Creek Home said...

How lovely all of your delicious whiteness is. The photo of DD and Yentl is the sweetest.
I only have a couple of French linen things and I love them so much. I think I would just sit and stare at them if I had beautiful stacks like yours.

Splenderosa said...

Oh my goodness, those precious doggies. My 2 are right next to me at all times, yes, even in my bed. I love the way you organize and tie up the linens, it makes me realize how special they are. I'm like Rhonda, I would just stare at them. I have collected linens all over the world for 25 years, and I still think I need more. Where do you sell yours?

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Could this post be ANY lovelier? No. I don't think so. So many of my favorite subjects.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow some wonderful things in this post! The linens are simply devine! I adore the fact that you use them all. Also those busts are amazing!

Have a great weekend...


angebleu said...

What gorgeous things - I shall follow you with pleasure.

"Create Beauty" said...

Our Afghan Hounds own the beds and pillows don't they?!? I just wish my bed linens were as lovely!

The Afghan in my blog post today, (and last week) ... this morning she twice climbed into my lap while I was blogging and emailing. Afraid of something and had to be close to me. She gets nervous about something once in a while and thinks she is a little lap dog and climbs up into my lap. Of course I let her because it amuses me so that she wants to sit with me in my little chair.... but if you've never tried, believe me, it's hard to type over an Afghan Hound : )

Your blog is lovely...
~ Violet

Acquired Objects said...

I love white and DD with your pups is so cute. I've missed a lot this week, busy time of year, so I didn't know you were having a giveaway, I'll go see. Have a lovely weekend!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What beautiful vintage linens! I especially love the monogrammed ones.

Unknown said...

Hi Colette the linens make me sooooooooo jealous enjpy the feel

henrique said...

Cannot wait for Kamers! To see everything, could spend hours looking!! XX

designchic said...

Wow...I'm obsessed now too!! Your linens are fabulous ~

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Just looking at this beautiful post makes me feel so peaceful and content. I love white and your linens are always exquisite. I adore how you display them in groups and beautifully tied with ribbon. Stunning! The photo of your daughter and puppy is absolutely precious,
I have been so busy and hadn't heard of your giveaway. I will go visit now.
Thank you for all your beautiful posts.

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Hi Colette
I just enjoyed a quiet half hour going back over your posts and smiling at your beautiful finds. You obviously have all the right connections when you travel, your finds are outstanding.
Love your first shots in this post of the linen clothing, I can feel the smooth lien right in the picture! How< lucky we are to work with such beautiful textures every day.

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

I keep coming back to drool over these beautiful linens. I also love those tea cups (are they by Mud?) and the picture of DD and doggie snuggled up is just gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend. x Sharon

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a gorgeous post! I, too love white in every hue. Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Tricia said...

Ah, such gorgeous pieces and hues of 'blanc'. Your sleeping angels are just precious in their linen filled bed. ;)

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Ivy and Elephants said...

Look at them napping away...just precious. I am in love with your limoges bust.


Shane Pollard said...

Hello Colette

I love the whites too!

The chemise in your first image is my pick - exquisite!!!

Have a happy week!


Divine Theatre said...

I'm really mad at blogger! Somehow you fell off my blogroll!
I love your style!