la Brocanteuse

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!



Karena said...

Glorious, gorgeous images of a very special day!!

I would love your thoughts on my Autumn decor so far, oh and I have a new giveaway!


Art by Karena

susan jenkins said...

Absolutely beautiful photos,I so enjoyed the beautiful architecture and the setting! Love the wreath using succulents. Thank you for sharing!!


Jacqui said...

I so enjoy your blog, your pictures are lovely. What clever decorations you have made with the fynbos!!