Open House Party – Colette of  La Brocanteuse

by Sherry
Welcome to the Open House party.
You will find the link to join the party at the bottom of this post.
Don’t go there yet because I have an amazing home to share with
you today.  We will be traveling to the Stellenbosch winelands in the
very South of Africa to the home of Colette of  La Brocanteuse.
The first time I saw Colette’s home my jaw almost hit the ground!  Gorgeous is
an understatement…take a look and I think you will agree.




Here is a sneak peek at Colette’s beach house too.
How beautiful are these homes?  I hope you will visit  La Brocanteuse and tell Colette
you saw her home featured here.
Thank you Colette for sharing your fabulous homes at the Open House party.
Steve and I are off to DC tomorrow for a little getaway.   I’ll be back in touch
in a few days.

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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage February 29, 2012 - 11:02 pm

Absolutely beautiful Sherry!! I will heading over to see more for sure! Thanks for hosting!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions February 29, 2012 - 11:06 pm

OMG ~ what a beautiful home! It is just stunning and I will definitely be visiting her blog. Thanks for hosting, Sherry!

Cindy February 29, 2012 - 11:07 pm

WOW! Fantastically Breathtaking Home! What a great feature! Thanks for hosting!
XO Cindy

La Brocanteuse February 29, 2012 - 11:08 pm

Thank you very much Sherry, I feel so honored to be featured here on your beautiful and inspiring blog. Thank you for visiting me right from the beginning when I started blogging, you have become a dear friend and so special that we can "visit" in blogland…maybe one day for real. enjoy Dc and travel safe.
Hugs&XX Colette ~ South Africa

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR February 29, 2012 - 11:09 pm

Sherry, what a beautiful home!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Thanks for hosting!

Poppy February 29, 2012 - 11:09 pm

Simply put: Absolutely gorgeous!I'm hopping over to South Africa now. Enjoy your DC trip and have fun! Thanks for hosting and for the pinterest follow. Hugs~Poppy

Tee February 29, 2012 - 11:12 pm

Yep, you were right. My jaw most certainly did hit the ground. So gorgeous.

The French Hutch February 29, 2012 - 11:19 pm

Absolutely gorgeous home! Lovely furnishings. Thanks for the tour Sherry. I can't wait to visit Colette and see more of her homes. Thanks for introducing her.
Thanks for hosting.

The French Hutch

Andrea at Opulent Cottage February 29, 2012 - 11:23 pm

Such a gracious, elegant home! Those checkered floors, and those OVENS, my goodness. Thank you for hosting, and giving us such wonderful eye candy 🙂
xo, Andrea

Chari at Happy To Design February 29, 2012 - 11:32 pm

Hi Sherry…

Ohhh my goodness…Colette's home is GORGEOUS!!! DREAMY!!! Thank you for sharing it with us. I'll be heading over for more of Colette's home.

Hope my note is finding you doing well, sweet friend!

Love ya,

Judy Bigg February 29, 2012 - 11:32 pm

This is absolutely gorgeous. I am going over to her blog. Thanks for sharing this fabulous home.

Debbiedoo's February 29, 2012 - 11:35 pm

Oh My what a gorgeous home. Thanks for sharing Sherry. Thanks for hosting too.

NanaDiana February 29, 2012 - 11:40 pm

OMGOSH Sherry! That home is phenomenal! Can you believe it? One of the things that really struck me is the picture of the candelabra with the faux lights in them. I wonder where she found those? I am off to visit! xo Diana

[email protected] February 29, 2012 - 11:50 pm

Beautiful! I have had the great priviledge of visiting South Africa…but didn't get to the winelands. Others of my family say it's stunning! Her home is breathtaking!

Robin February 29, 2012 - 11:53 pm

I LOVE a house tour and to get two in one post has me giddy. Thanks for the post and the party–I'm doing a house tour each Tuesday for a while on my blog. I'm #35 on the party.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting March 1, 2012 - 12:03 am

Sherry her home is STUNNING, I'm heading over to see more!! Thanks for hosting!

Sue March 1, 2012 - 12:05 am

Colette has a beautiful home, that's for sure! So glad you host this great party, Sherry. 🙂 Sue

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living March 1, 2012 - 12:08 am

Sherry, that house (both of them) is amazing! I love everything about it. I've always loved those classic checkerboard floors and the wood flooring in the beach house is just beautiful. I'll definitely pop over there. Thanks for hosting!

[email protected] The Vintage Nest March 1, 2012 - 12:09 am

Her home is truly beautiful and she has a beach house too….no fair! 🙂 Have a great time in DC Sherry and see you next week. xo

Blue Creek Home March 1, 2012 - 12:10 am

Gorgeous Home – too many beautiful things to even try to pick a favorite. Even though that built in with the open shelves full of plates next to it was pretty wonderful!

[email protected] March 1, 2012 - 12:10 am

Gotta go visit. Absolutely loving this home. Thanks for hosting.

bj March 1, 2012 - 12:13 am

OMYGOSH, Sherry, this house….it's to die for. I'd give a lot of thought to selling Mr. Sweet for a kitchen like that. :)))

~Tablescapes By Diane~ March 1, 2012 - 12:15 am

Hi lovely lady.
Your photos are all Gorgeous..
Sherry.Thanks so much for hosting your linky party so sweet of you.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful week.
XXOO Diane

Kelly March 1, 2012 - 12:43 am

What a beautiful home! I love all those wonderful belgium accents. Thanks for sharing. I will have to check out her blog.

Debra @ Common Ground March 1, 2012 - 12:52 am

what an incredible home! that kitchen is just fabulous! just linked up, thanks for hosting, Sherry!

AshTreeCottage March 1, 2012 - 1:00 am

Hi Sherry! Thank you for the wonderful tour of Colette's beautiful home.

Susan and Bentley

Little Bit March 1, 2012 - 1:01 am

Oh. My. Word! Gorgeous!!! thank you for showing us, and for hosting a great link party. Little Bit from

Dixie Delights March 1, 2012 - 1:06 am

I absolutely love her home! I'm going over to check it out!!

Blondie's Journal March 1, 2012 - 1:14 am

Stunning, Sherry! I like how she has brought the outdoors in! And the stoves in the kitchen would be a dream come true! So many pretty details and a beach house to boot! I have to check out her blog!


Calypso In The Country March 1, 2012 - 1:21 am

What an elegant home! Thanks for hosting today. Have fun in DC!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) March 1, 2012 - 1:27 am

Oh my, can I just move in. Stunning. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting. Hugs, marty

At The Picket Fence March 1, 2012 - 1:27 am

That is truly one of the most gorgeous homes I have ever seen! So glad you shared it with us Sherry and thank you so much for hosting us! 🙂

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star March 1, 2012 - 1:54 am

Thanks for hosting one hot party!

Confessions of a Plate Addict March 1, 2012 - 2:04 am

Wowsers! You know I am drooling over this one, Sherry! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

xinex March 1, 2012 - 2:06 am

Thank you for taking us to see this amazingly beautiful home. Gorgeous!…Christine

Ann from On Sutton Place March 1, 2012 - 2:11 am

Your feature home is overwhelmingly beautiful. I can't imagine actually living in such a pretty place. Heaven on earth. Thanks for hosting…I appreciate your time and effort!

At The Picket Fence March 1, 2012 - 2:46 am

Oh my goodness! Such a gorgeous home! Thank you for hosting the party, hope you have a fabulous time in D.C.!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style March 1, 2012 - 3:42 am

Wow what a gorgeous home and she has another one, too? Love it and my jaw hit the floor, too.

DELIGHTFUL CURIOSITY March 1, 2012 - 3:44 am


Designs By Pinky March 1, 2012 - 4:03 am

Jaw dropping is right! That dining room and kitchen are TDF! She has beautiful pieces and outs it all together beautifully too. Thanks for shaing this, Sherry. And thanks for hosting. Have fun in DC! XO, Pinky

Mary Ellen March 1, 2012 - 5:25 am

What a beautiful home!!! She certainly knows how to decorate her home!

Thanks for the party Sherry- my girls have their party hats on all ready for the party-

The Tablescaper March 1, 2012 - 4:36 am

I'll just take the dish rack. It's fabulous!

– The Tablescaper

[email protected] the Screen Door March 1, 2012 - 5:28 am

Well, if I can get MY jaw off the floor I'm going to pop over and see more. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing home and for your lovely party!

Sharon (Roses and Rust) March 1, 2012 - 5:41 am

As a fellow South African, I am so proud of Colette – she is exceptionally talented and the nicest person on top of it all- truly an inspiration! x Sharon

Sarah March 1, 2012 - 7:58 am

OMG, this is an amazing home! Colette has beautiful classic style. I'm off to visit her blog. I want to see more. Thanks for introducing Colette to us and for hosting. Have a great trip. ~ Sarah

Veronica March 1, 2012 - 8:04 am

Hi Sherry. Colette's house is exquisite as the lady herself whne I met her last year at one of our local Christmas markets! By the way I did a post on her brocante. I include the link if you feel like feating your eyes!! This is a great post. I have been a bit quiet but will resume my regular visits and link ups to your lovely blog! Here is the link Sherry

PS: Amazing Col!! XXX

Dreamgoddess March 1, 2012 - 12:47 pm

Wow, what a stunning home! I can't wait to visit her blog. Thanks for hosting this party!

Rebekah Greiman March 1, 2012 - 1:11 pm

Hello-thanks for another link party! Today, I linked up my Cheap, Organic Face Wash recipe. It ends up costing less than $.01 per use and is super easy to make! I hope you enjoy! Have a great rest of the week!

Kathy A Delightsome Life March 1, 2012 - 2:16 pm

Oh my! Amazingly gorgeous! I am off to visit! Thank you for hosting and for sharing this wonderful home,

[email protected] Designs March 1, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Sherry…you are so correct…her homes are downright jaw dropping…thanks for hosting..Definitely hopping over to pay her a visit!! Unbelievable…

JackieInMI67 March 1, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Omigosh…I wouldn't even know how to live in a house like that…ha! Thanks for posting the photos, and for hosting! 🙂

Curtains in My Tree March 1, 2012 - 3:28 pm

that plate rack is to die for , I just love all those plates stacked together. funny I never think of anything in Africia pretty, i need to get a clue LOL

I will visit her blog for sure

fiona anderson March 1, 2012 - 4:34 pm

Thanks for hosting, and sharing such stunning photos with us, so so gorgeous. Off to check out the blog !

Anne March 1, 2012 - 4:54 pm

What a gorgeous home.Thanks for hosting.

Sherry March 1, 2012 - 6:39 pm

What an amazing home Sherry! Thank you for featuring it! Thank you also for hosting!

Mélanie A. March 1, 2012 - 9:40 pm

I've always loved Colette's blog . I'm so happy to be abble to see her home . I love her sense of details .
Just one world : GORGEOUS

[email protected] March 1, 2012 - 10:36 pm

I pin something when I view the rooms you feature in your posts…Great taste!!!
And today, I Adore this French country cottage, inside and out…sigh…

The Pennington Point March 2, 2012 - 1:56 am

Oh you KNOW how I love this party! It dates back centuries to when I was a little girl and I would pass houses and wonder all about what they looked like on the inside. Then here you are, every week, satisfying that deep need to be nosy. This house is amazing. I'm so glad you showed it to us! Lisa~

FABBY'S LIVING March 2, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Gorgeous Sherry, just fabulous! Thanks for hosting and having me. I couldn't link up my post's thumbnail to the party, so here is my header, I don't know why that happened! Have a lovely weekend.

Mimi March 2, 2012 - 6:20 pm

I like that table terrarium thing. Nice idea for my flower shop.

Something Nice and Pretty March 2, 2012 - 7:10 pm

Thanks for hosting, I know I'm a day late but decided to join the party anyway:) Love the home you featured.

Kim @ La Belle Époque March 4, 2012 - 7:14 pm

OMG! I agree with that jaw hitting the ground statement. What awesome homes she has.

The Polka Dot Closet March 5, 2012 - 1:54 am

Omg! I am late to the party and I am embarrassed to link up my house after that gorgeous one!! But, link it up I did! Thank you for hosting!


Amy @MaisonDecor March 5, 2012 - 4:18 am

I had to pin one of these images Sherry. So pretty! I really enjoyed this lovely home.

My Cozy Casita March 5, 2012 - 6:40 pm

Hi Sherry, I don't know if you're aweare, but your home was featured in Romantic Homes !Congratulations!

Carla Aston March 5, 2012 - 11:39 pm

Beautiful home and a beautiful blog. My first time here and I popped in a link. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

sweetpea March 6, 2012 - 1:09 am

sherry, thanks for your comment and i understand your blog is featured as well. congrats to you! this house is too die for!



Tutti Chic March 7, 2012 - 1:47 am

OMG I am drooling all over the computer-what a stunning home!!! I'll be visiting for sure…:) chris

Denise March 7, 2012 - 4:41 pm

The blessed Colette!Oh My goodness! What beauty in her home.Denise


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