la Brocanteuse

Oct 31, 2011

Kamers 2011

KAMERS 2011 has come and gone. A lot of late nights, long hours and planning went into preparing for this event.

although I planned to take photographs before the opening night rush started, it did not happen. Half way through the show,day three,  vignettes ever changing and depleted are some memories.

added gift tags, ribbons and t light lanterns -Noel spirit

 I met so many lovely people, fellow bloggers and francophiles hungry for  all things made all the hard work seem like no effort at all.

I thank you all for stopping by, loving what I love and sharing the passion for a french touch.
I am working through the visitors book and will acknowledge your request to be updated with new arrivals.

 Christell, Adela and Elena,
for helping on the stand, without you it would have been impossible to do.

Oct 19, 2011

French couronne

  Is it only me that wish for just one more day to get all in order for an event.Of course two days would be great!
 It  is the last minute details, packaging, collecting, pricing..getting it ready to be to one's liking for presentation, takes more time than available at present.

To compliment my vintage linen sourced in the French countryside      ~click
here..and  here .....

these French chanvre Couronne 
handmade by Corinne all the way from France..

I had these little boxes specially made for them, wrapped  them in tissue paper printed with Couronne,a little personal note,
and will part with them with difficulty..

de moi a vous!

25 ~ 29 Oct 2011

Oct 10, 2011

Shootfactory images

I received an update with images of properties  available for film and media use  from  SHOOTFACTORY - London
just had to share these with you  ...

even though it reflects my name on the images, please note that it is NOT my images but all from SHOOTFACTORY- London

Oct 8, 2011

What did you do today?

 Celebrating a special friend's birthday on a perfect summer's day, in a perfect Cape setting with delectable food at a long table under a old oak tree...

 favorite colors -old white, grey and Cape fynbos together in a row of urns..

the setting: Vergenoegd Winery a sixth generation estate.
I researched the history to share with you and realised there is far more than just a few facts ,
this requires a dedicated post I will enjoy sharing with you in a future post.

Vergenoegd”, the Dutch word meaning “satisfaction has been achieved"

 We literally spent almost the whole day here, until  long after the cool maritime breezes came rolling in from the was magical-satisfaction

Vergenoegd Wine Estate is situated just off the N2, along the R310 to Stellenbosch. It is only a stone's throw from Stellenbosch and Somerset West and a short 25 minutes from Cape Town.

the original architecture , anno 1773
the restaurant: Pomegranate 
the emphasis is on simple food prepared with inspiration

the prizewinning wines,

The hard working  Runner ducks that are lucky enough to be of worth in the vineyards...

 this snail gang  need a longer mention than just these exiting moments when they came out to parade for us...

Happy Birthday Christell
it was a memorable day, and a honour to have  shared in your celebration!