la Brocanteuse

Aug 27, 2012

Homemakers in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN  HOMEMAKERS EXPO attract 38 000 visitors yearly. 
 I was invited to share my French Brocante finds.

 Veiled lady statue, 
(available to local orders soon)
one of various images on circle shade 
designed by me to fit lamp base, 
at the back- lamp shades covered with vintage French fabric found at a French  Brocante in France.

 French Brocante  linen finds

Images printed on antique French linen, designed onto half shades was hugely popular.

Once again, as always,
it was  lovely to meet  fellow Francophiles loving the French way...

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 Colors on my mind as I prepare for upcoming events...
pale plums, aubergine, dusty pinks and greys...


The Veiled Lady statue 
will be available at the upcoming
in Cape Town and Pretoria.
taking orders now , 
Please mail me if you are interested.

Shipment of French Brocante finds 
from recent trip to France,   
here,   here,   here and here
due to arrive 15 September 2012
I will keep you posted on this exciting event. 


M-Anne said...

Que de belles choses sur ce blog!
Merci beaucoup de votre passage sur le mien, j'adore avoir des visiteuses lointaines :-)

michele said...

the veiled lady is fabulous!


Pura Vida said...

I love everything Colette, but is the veiled lady not amazing?

Acquired Objects said...

Your veiled lady is fabulous! Then again everything you sell looks wonderful. I'll take a stack of grain sacks please....;)

I hope you're doing well.


sharon santoni at my french country home said...

If I live closer, I'd definitely be putting in an order for your veiled lady - so wonderful!
glad the show went well

Sabina Pamphili said...

I live in Canada, with German roots, British and Italian nationality, and an amour for Paris and France in general, and everything old, with history, with personality, and good taste. Your site is an inspiration. I just love it. Thank you.

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

Your stand looks fabulous, but then you always do things with such great style. Hope you are keeping well. xx Sharon

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Beautiful Colette, and I love all those linens! said...

looks like you had a wonderful stand at the show. Hope you had lots of sales too! Love the lampshades.

céline said...

Bonjour Colette !
Voilà de biens jolies choses et surtout de très belles dentelles et de beaux lins ramenés de France ... C'est toujours un plaisir de visiter ton blog :) Belle journée !

Unknown said...

Hi Collete! Wil net se jou kleure en artikels vir vanjaar se shows lyk fantasties! Ek's mal oor die lamp skerms en dan ook die pratige Veiled Lady . Jy moet 'n groot baksel maak, want dit gaan soos soetkoek verkoop! Sien uit na jou exhibit - sal kom inloer! Xx Bernhardine

Woodside Park said...

Greetings Colette ~
Wonderful to find you! Many thanks for your visit. I see we both love France and the brocante. Your veiled lady is divine! Would be beautiful inside my home or outside in the garden.
Cheers from DC,

Nella Miller said...

Dear Colette, everything looks so lovely! I would be there in an instant if I could! The veiled lady statue is something else, indeed. Is it stone or composite? I shall be emailing you about her. N.xo