la Brocanteuse

Jun 16, 2012

France on my mind..


 For the love of French trouvaile,
 monograms and brocante

 with France and petit mont blanc on my mind....
with  new old to be discovered

We are saying goodbye, leaving within a few hours
Dd and I had a last bon voyage tea date with friends

 delivered st Joseph's to a caring friend

 The hardest of all  is saying goodbye to these puppy eyes...I almost made last minute changes  today to cut our trip short, and Dd  wondered about Alice in Wonderland potion to shrink our best friend

 Yentl will miss his bed, but we trust he is in good hands until we return

I plan to post  as we journey along and visit the French country side 
We will be back just in time for
 Franschoek Bastille festival 
 where I am invited  to share some French linge 
at the Brocante, 14/15 July.

"The Franschhoek Wine Valley, South Africa’s leading wine and food destination, will once again be hosting the annual Bastille Festival over the weekend of the 14th and 15th July, where locals and visitors will be celebrating the Valley’s centuries-old French Huguenot heritage.
 In keeping with its French heritage the Franschhoek Wine Valley has officially been accredited to be part of an exciting collaboration between France and South Africa, the SA-French Seasons 2012-13.  This multifaceted bilateral agreement was concluded last year between the heads of state of these two countries, and will commence this winter as the first French Season in South Africa kicks off.  The French Season in South Africa will commence formally in July and continue into November. This initiative reinforces the strong, deep bonds that unite the two countries in the fields of arts and culture, gastronomy, and sport amongst others. It aims to discover new facets of this relationship, while forging long term ties.


The collaboration has allowed the Bastille Festival event organisers the perfect opportunity to take this social calendar highlight to a new level. Visitors to the festival will have the chance to meet 10 winemakers from the Rhône-Alpes Region in France, who will be showcasing some of their finest wines. These French wines will be available for tasting at two wine tastings organized specifically for members of the public, as well as in a specially demarcated VIP marquee, adjacent to the main marquee during the festival."

so long


Burlap Luxe said...

Colette have a wonderful holiday in France, so wish we could meet but I am here in the states you there and no chance with a chance meeting this time :(

I am doing a soulful GiveAway Vintage by Nina Book
Please do stop over on your way out to enter...make sure you enter at least 3 times to ensure a better chance win.

Lots of love.

Au revoir pour l'instant, nous allons rattraper quand vous revenez de vos vacances.


The Blue Farmhouse said...

Hi Colette,
Have a safe journey and I'll be anxiously awaiting future post!


The Blue Farmhouse said...

Hi Colette,
Wishing you a safe journey and I'll be excited to see what your next post!


Sharon Lee Johnson said...

Bon voyage to you and DD! I look forward to seeing some pictures of your travels and special finds. Xx Sharon

vicki archer said...

Enjoy your trip Colette... You will have a fabulous time... and I hope you find lots of gorgeous linens and laces... safe travels... xv

Splenderosa said...

Darling, have so much fun and take good care to shoot lots of pics for us. I know I know I know about love of dogs. It is so hard to leave them at home, isn't it? I've only just now read your Queen Elizabeth post about the journals of Queen Victoria, such a pleasure to know this. Thank you for taking time to share it. Have a fabulous holiday !!
Wish I could be on the beach in Cannes to see all the fireworks on Bastille Day. xx's

Acquired Objects said...

Yentl is so sweet looking, it's always the puppy eyes that stop us. I hope you and your family have a wonderful time in France and I can't wait to see your pictures. Love your picture above!


Vita Huset said...

I was in France last weekend, to buy stuff for our shop. Lovely country . Have i wonderful holiday and enjoy.
Greetings from holland

noreen said...

Have a lovely trip, hope you find lots of lovely treasures to bring back home. Enjoy your time with Didi!
Safe travels

French-Kissed said...

Wishing you safe travels and happy treasure hunting on your French adventure.


French said...

Have a wonderful vacation, take lots of photos!! I am delayed with the parents but hope to be in France soon this summer...