la Brocanteuse

Jan 14, 2014

in Print: Lééf, and almost ready!

THANK YOU  Lééf magazine for sharing my love for French finds in a 4 page interview
"my lewe in 'n plakboek"
Now available in shops in South Africa and also to online subscribers
as from today 14 January 2014

here are some snippets of the article…..

I will share the full pages later 

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Stacks of French linen everywhere..

linge, chanvre, drap, torchons 
serviettes,original bobbins with lace, monograms,
French Brocante finds….
all ready to be shared.


there is a space in the making,
l'atelier Colette should have been ready by now, and I would have loved to have been able to reveal it to you at the same time as around now that the Lééf interview and article is published
but, building, how ever small, never  hardly ever goes according to planned!


Up to now, I shared my French finds at open days, Vintage markets and here at home…but the time has come to stack all together in one place…l'atelier Colette, my work place,  is expanding and although just a petit studio next to my office..  all will be together…just like the little room I found at the back of a Brocante in the Dordogne, years ago. Stacked with linens, it sparked a dream…to one day share that excitement : to be able to open the doors to a room stacked high with my passion,old French linens and textiles…
 you will be entering my dream.



SO looking forward to opening  these doors for you!
(we are now working on the finishing touches before moving in..)
I will keep you informed here on La Brocanteuse blog as well as on FB page ~ see link to register at top of the page.

thank you to every one supporting me and sharing in my love for all things French, but most of all,waiting patiently for l'atelier Colette  to  offer those fabulous precious of all..sourced and found in the French country side..original French linens and the stories that come with them…
et bientôt

 PS ~the article  on Nina Hartman's book as promised will be published in next post. ( due to technical restrictions  while away  on vacation, it  had to stand over- my apologies.