Thursday, 12 January 2012

Something French

Why is it that France is so different.
I've tried to capture the images of France in my mind.

Studied the history like Bastille Day. Even though Bastille Day is celebrated to commemorate the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789
These tired waiters depict the end of such a celebration.
At De Oude Huize we sometimes also feel like the waiters in this picture.
Being a small family establishment we some times  feel the fatigué

Watch the slim and trim french women - I am not slim and trim

Thanks to The Colorplaid for this contribution!
There is the language and the colours
Le souper
Then there is Marie Antionette
Graphic Fairy's version 

Living in South Africa is totally different we have developed our own little piece of  France right here. 
Not French but South Africa with a touch of Provance  

Peeled paint nothing perfect.
A wonderful feel - I have been there
Linked to The French Cupboard

Candles and lanterns for natural light 

Books and something to dink during the winter months 

Carpets to enhance the ambiance

Wrought iron everywhere 

In the city you have a patio here we have a stoep!

Something out of nothing.
We could not safe this old chair.
After some chalk paint a new life against a wall started. 

These two wonderful ladies is waiting in the wings.
Will post the process. 

Till next time 
Lots of love 


  1. Bonita entrada, yo tampoco estoy delgada ni en forma; pero... me gusta la vida, mi familia,mis amigos, mi casa... Por cierto De Oude es fantástica. Besos Carmen

    1. Dear Carmen
      Thanks for your nice comment. Glad to hear from other bloggers that they are not thin, Lots of kisses.

  2. Hola. Sandra, mi casa es una vieja panadería; en el blog hay una nueva entrada que estoy segura te gustara, aunque, la verdad es que las fotos no son muy buenas. Un besito desde Madrid. Carmen

    1. Dear Carmen
      Have had a look at your house. What a wonderful inspiration. I love the passage/patio are. It is very welcoming. The cross stitch sampler is very special. Lots of love from South Africa!!

  3. Vamos Sandra!!!! las que te seguimos necesitamos una nueva y bonita entrada. Un abrazo. Carmen

    1. Dear Carmen Best wishes with the planning of your new entrance. Love Sandra

  4. Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to write on my blog something like that. Can I implement a portion of your post to my site?
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    1. Dear Gregory
      Thanks for your comment. Please send me your blog address. Could not find a blog only the once that is selling.

  5. Brilliant idea for the chair! Love it! Maybe someday I can come and stay at your lovely Inn.

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    2. Dear Robin
      Thanks for your comment and glad that you enjoyed it. Hope to meet you one day.
      Lots of love from South Africa. I love you soldering items. Hope you do not mind but I will put my hand on something to mark my hot and cold taps in the bathroom.