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
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 !
Collette, I love your linens (& everything else too). How do I purchase? Sending love, precious one...
How very beautiful everything is!! What a wonderful day you must have had in the beautiful Cape!! Lovely post, thanks for sharing
Once in Nice I saw a statue of a veiled head just like the one you show. Yours is stunning, is it old? I am fascinated by the sculptors ability to make stonework look so fine and dainty.
Your stand looks amazing Colette, I bet the clients were thrilled
Gorgeous shots and linens to die for! Hard to believe it's not France. And your friend Pauline's house is a dream - proving yet again that South African homes are amongst the most beautiful, individual and imaginative in the world!
What gorgeous linens....I always gravitate toward all the monogrammed linens...and always wonder what the original names the monogram stood for..
Looks like you had a beautiful display of items and i am sure there were many happy buyers!...I know I would be!...Love taking a peek at Pauline's!!...
Thank you for presenting us with such magnificent items at your fair....
Beautiful stand Colette. You should be very proud of your accomplishments. As someone who has done this, there is an immense appreciation for those that create such lovely atmospheres. Bravo to you and what lucky clients you have.
Looks like you make buying from you Col a pleasure with everything looking so pretty. I just purchased several French mail bags yesterday at a textile show and they're wonderful .
Still trying to find something to dislike in your wonderful blog. No luck again.
Thanks for the inspiration
Dear Colette, what a beautiful booth you have assembled, it takes special care and effort to accomplish this when setting up a show...lovely treasures, especially the veiled bust, it is exquisite and the Poste down pillows, and I could go on....I did trade shows for many years, they are rigorous, but the rewards so worthwhile ! How I wish I could attend! N.xo
Beautiful items and arrangements, beautiful photography! I get so much pleasure and inspiration from your blog - I've read it from start to finish.
Dear sweetest Colette, it doesn't get any more amazing then this :)
Love the vignettes of wonderment, the paper crowns...I also have made some, yet not quite as intriguing as yours, and what about your French linen pillows with stains of age trimed in dark?? they are so speaking to me!
Why O, why?? do I not live so many miles closer, I could shop your beauty filling my home with one of each, adding to what would make my heart swoon in love with my new treasures adding a bit of a touch of you here and there in my home.
Have a beautiful event.
what a beautiful collection of vintage & monogram frenchie goodies, set in the pictureque Simondium. So sad to see that this fair took place last week, and I missed this? How can i be kept informed of forthcoming fairs? Bisous!
I am so sorry you did not know about the Vintage fair, would have love to have met you. I sent out a newsletter to all on my adress list.If you would be so kind as to forward your mail info to firstname.lastname@example.org, I will be happy to add you to my newsletter list where I keep you informed of upcoming events.x
Colette, The linens are beautiful and I adore the poste pillows. I can only imagine how much work and love you put into these shows.
Colette...I am SO desperate to come to one of your events....your linens are absolutely exquisite and your displays are wonderful! You have such an incredible eye for detail and it shows in everything you do!
Thanks for sharing the images with us.....
Thank you for visiting my blog.
I love, love, love your linen collection.
I wish I could buy some, do you have an online store? Please let me know.
Wow! You know how I have an obsession with the French linens, but I am blown away by your amazing display, creatively presented by you. I think that if we could instantly transport ourselves that you would have sold it all to blog friends!
I never tire of your photos and gorgeous linens!
Love your linen Colette, you have a fabulous collection
I just found your blog and am a new follower. I think it's right down my alley to enjoy!
Really beautiful your antique fabrics and beautiful than this must be proud!
I wish you a good weekend.
A whole lot of gorgeous right here, Collete. You have the prettiest vignettes...Hope all is well with you. XO, Mona
Hello Colette, I can just imagine the fun in finding these treasures, displaying them and then spending time meeting and greeting those coming to see - I would just love to visit! Exquisite linens! I hope you have a blessed day,
Beautiful pieces from the fair. Love the linens and just about everything you gave us images of. Thanks.
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