la Brocanteuse

Apr 29, 2013

French at Vintage

A Highlight on the market calendar here in South Africa,  is definitely  the annual Simondium Vintage market held every year at 
 Simondium Country Lodge-
centered between Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschoek. 

Conceptualised  and brought to reality  by Wilna Rabe and her daughter Hanneke Klue, this event is a  sought after market to be part of, especially  if you are a vintage, or  antique dealer of goods that compliment  the style.

The side entrance to the main hall at
 Simondium Country Lodge - 

a popular country venue in the Winelands 
 for  all celebrations
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The setting is relaxed, beautiful, true Vintage in all it's  presentation. I feel  honoured to have been able to exhibit here for the past three years.

The old repurposed counter is so heavy and large, I leave it here, ready and waiting..the scrubbed shutters are moved wherever I need them..

For  this event, I had a original 1954 three seater 
re-upholstered in a modern way with burlap. It complimented the look and feel I wanted for this room.

succulents on the window sill in vintage vases

 Aloes in laboratory beakers
 with French pewter pieces
and framed antique French documents

I enjoy setting up in this  gorgeous space to fill as I like 
with my French Brocante finds and  
 French linens sourced  in France

 The  response once again was awesome, 
and I would like to thank all who stopped by. 

 I met so many lovely followers of both my blog  and la Brocanteuse Face Book page, that I am newly inspired by all of you! I am grateful for those that took a special trip from as far as Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban and also meeting the "faces" behind mails, comments and likes on my pages. I feel humbled by your appreciation, to every one,  THANK YOU!

These were my offerings  I shared
 with fellow Francophiles in my space 
at Simondium Lodge.

et Bientôt


Dd -soon she will be tall enough...

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Thank you

XL pomegranates available at Simondium Lodge
 -in season now- 


summersoul said...

so beautiful. thank you for allowing me to be there vicariously.

The Blue Farmhouse said...

I love how you bundled the linens...everything looked absolutely beautiful....I'm a fan for sure!

Hugs Colette:)

Emilie's daughter said...

Oh my! Really, really beautiful! No wonder people loved it! Christa

Burlap Luxe said...

Cole, so cute Dd is in all white at the counter helping her Mum!
I cannot breathe, and everything you have in your shop space is leaving me crazily breathless.
The linens are amaInly bundled up ready to admire and take home. I so love your French pillows and would snag one up in a heart beat if I were there to do so, I would also have to buy linens for my bed and what ever else I could cover with them.
Your decor reminds me of your friend Paula's home. Does Paula shop your event and add to her homes decor? I know I sure would.
Why o, why o, why do I not live closer so I could have taken in your grace and beauty up close and oh so personally.
I will be back to share your post with a friend who is coming to visit tomorrow and we can drool together.

Have a beautiful week, letting every minute of it inspire the best.

Lots of love.


French said...

I'd love to come shop with you! Dd is getting so tall!

noreen said...

so beautifully curated! You have such passion for frenchy vintage linen and it shows in your talented display

helle said...

Absolutely adorable decoration of the room, you have the most amazing taste and great things to buy!!


Diane said...

These photos brought back some amazing memories. I dearly love France, but I do miss Afrique du Sud! I am off on holiday on Monday but will be following your blog on my return. Have a good week Diane

Virginia said...

The images are so yummy I feel like I"ve had dessert! I love that little metal youth bed and well........tout!
What a beautiful place.

Anonymous said...

Ok ... I have to take the first flight to your home!
I want the amazing iron bed ...
They ship here in Italy?
Bisous, Babi

Splenderosa said...

I am so impressed with what you have done, Collette. The shop is lovely and every single thing in it would sell out in 1 minute here in Texas.
We have a plethora of Americana but almost nothing which represents Europe as you do. I love the monogrammed linen pieces, I don't even care what monogram they have.
Dd is adorable. Sending love...

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Love the linens, but I am crazy over the windows in your Brocante.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Colette, Everything is so beautiful!! I especially love the gorgeous counter and of course your linens.

Anonymous said...

My dear
I change the blog so my new address is
Have a great week end.
Bisou, Babi