la Brocanteuse

Mar 29, 2012

On Rue Orleans: stone and green

This garden belongs to Pauline's white house

The "good feeling" starts when one arrive outside Pauline's house.
The stone walls, the iron gates, the green hedges..

I adore the sandstone can't help but touch them on your way to the entrance, just beautiful.

 all around the garden there are corners and areas where it seems someone has just left...

View over the "Hottentots Holland berge" 
The ocean is just to the right of the image, 
( not visible here)

Colors on a outside veranda on your way
 is a hint of the palette  inside..

looking through the kitchen window
 towards the back garden...
the stone walls again... 
down below and right up to the pool area

another picture perfect found
love it 

how is it possible that stone and green can be so fulfilling..
or is it just me?

from inside out...

this home invites you both in and out

so if you like, I will share inside Pauline's white house in a next post.



Acquired Objects said...

If the inside of Pauline's home looks anything like the outside....I hope you do share because I really, really want to see please! Her garden is wonderful!


Burlap Luxe said...

Oh my Colette,
I would not be able to visist and then have to leave, she would have to drag me out of there kicking and screaming :)

I love the stone walls, The minerals from the stones that have stained the lime stone is breathtaking, its the little things like that, that get to me soulfully wanting to recreate that look for myself. Her iron gates and patio table and chairs charm me as well. Pool side get togethers wow! and the columns that have naturally aged with a charmed patina does not get any better then this does it?

The beached drift woods on the outdoor sofa chairs is killing me kindly and softly :)

I am sending this to my non blogging friend who is also in love with her house/Kitchen :)

I am excited to see more, I could so see my new posted dresser/Chest at her home and of course at yours...Did you notice I stalked some linens on top of my chest I posted, it was inspired by you and all your vignettes you create with your vintage linen's :)

Love all your beautiful photo's they amaze me!

Lots of Love.

Nella Miller said...

Colette, this is exceptionally beautiful, the stone stairs, iron chairs and lovely ivy clad walls...does it get any better than this...yes it looks like someone has just left in those relaxing nooks!!! Looking forward to the interior of this lovely place. N.xo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This is such a beautiful garden, Colette. Please share the inside of Pauline's house. xo, Sherry

fiona anderson said...

Pauline's garden is amazing - I love all the furniture and bird cages. Looking forward to seeing the inside !

Anonymous said...

I am a new follower of your blog. Really beautiful these photos. Congratulations and good weekend!

French said...

Looks beautiful! But what I really can't believe is that view across the valley!

Jeanne Henriques said...

Love all the shots are so right, it is a 'good feeling' all the way around. Best wishes for a lovely weekend... Jeanne xx

Jeanne Henriques said...

Love all the shots are so right, it is a 'good feeling' all the way around. Best wishes for a lovely weekend... Jeanne xx

Chris said...

Hi Colette, how beautiful. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Janette said...

Fabulous! What a beautiful spot and you are right about stone and greenery but it is such a natural combination. I can just imagine wandering around that gorgeous garden and then finding a shady spot to enjoy a strong coffee and sit and stare - bliss. Janette xxx

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Colette, I have had a wonderful time viewing all the magnificent pictures of the outdoors of Pauline's home. I so love the greenery on the walls and the views...oh my, I could sit out there all day..

Thank you for presenting her home to us...I so enjoyed it and look forward the the inside!!!

Ivy Clad said...

Wow! How beautiful! I'm here from the blog, Roses and Rust and am happy to be a new follower. I'm particularly smitten by all the lovely ivy! ;)


Parsimonious D├ęcor Darling said...

What a beautiful garden! I stumbled upon your photo via Roses ans Rust. Gorgeous!