la Brocanteuse

May 25, 2012

La Motte ~ Franschoek

It was a girl's day out.
We drove from Stellenbosch to Franschoek, and stopped in at La Motte wine estate before lunch

One is  aware of the tribute to  South African artist Pierneef  
upon arival at this Franschoek wine estate.
You can actually visualise his  canvas with Plane trees...and truly appreciate the La Motte museum , easily accessible and so part of it all

is also the name of the much acclaimed 
family friendly restaurant

 Modern styled informal chairs 
in fresh apple green hues

 black on white graphics-
 pendant lights  
and printed  canvas on chairs

image: Karen Malan - Pas Grande-Chose

Seating inside is more formal, complimented with original art  by Pierneef. Unusual but perfect here, chandeliers crafted with a mix of hand painted porcelain

La Motte Farm shop next to the restaurant is impossible to pass by with out entering,and more impossible not to take something home, even if it is just a fresh hot loaf of in house bread

Our lovely Proteas, so in abundance right now..

or fresh baked tarts and cupcakes, choc bon bons,and the truly sweet and tempting morsels prepared on the premises

gifts from and for  the  wine cellar

I found the perfect Father's day gift, numbered wine bottle bags to put DH right into style at the wine club meeting

Stone ground bread flour sold in printed cotton bags,  to bake your own bread as soon as you get home, for you will  want to share the experience

J'adore these very South African inspired aprons

for him and for her

one last stop on your way out
to greet the wine bearer's moment

La Motte Vineyards,
and what  more can I say ...
we are so privileged to live in this beautiful country
South Africa

image: Karen Malan - Pas Grande-Chose

the menu and info on events
 at this very special place, 
owned by Hanneli Rupert who with her brother Johann Rupert is in partnership with 
the Rothschild family of France.
Producing wines on the Fredericksburg farm under the 
Rupert and Rothschild label

Pierneef :image source- unknown

Pierneef :image source- unknown

Karen Malan of Pas Grande-Chose blogspot 
share beautiful images of South Africa  
and places she visit 
 on her blog here

May 7, 2012

Weekly vignette at the vintage fair

 MP for...French Monogram Pleasures...
or More Passions to be shared...or whatever you can make up.
When will I ever learn to take photographs before an event starts?.. as soon as the doors open, the vignettes starts changing as goods are sold.

I had the pleasure of opening some trunks to share my French monogrammed linen and some French Brocante finds at the Simondium Vintage Fair last weekend. It was a  lovely relaxed fair with dealers and visitors from as far away as the Eastern Cape and northern Mpumulanga. We met readers and bloggers which is always a real enjoyable bonus for me, and the regulars to my events that I so appreciate, how can I ever thank you enough?

Four days of vintage fun in a beautiful Cape  Winelands setting~ Simondium Lodge

for madam..

et Monsieur

No Brocante event of mine is complete without  the ever popular lamp shades and  cushions with feather inners sewn from original vintage French La Poste  mail sacs...

to my dear friend Christel who stands by my side with enough coffee and kindness, giggles and calculator to see me through, Merci !

A bientot
Colette x