Sunday, 12 February 2012

Our Bed and Breakfast De Oude Huize Yard and our fascination with suitcases and anything hollow

Collecting is so much a part of our being.  


Today we would like to share some of it with you.  So anyone that is going on this ride . . .  remember if you need more that one suitcase then you are a tourist and not a traveller.  

A wonderful selection of a suitcase, binoculars and collar box
The suitcase shows a wedding dress and ostrich feathers.
The binoculars will help to view the Platberg mountain and the birds in the garden
Picture taken in Generations and Traditions suite. 

It's great to just disappear grab a suitcase, switch the answering machine on and just go somewhere else. 

What more do you need.  Your gholfing gear and something to go horseriding!
Photo taken in Wisdom and Folly suite. 

In the words of St Augustine 
"The world is a book and those who do not travel . . .  read only one page"  

Horseriding gear and tennis rackets.  This will keep the calories down
Photo taken in Great Escape Family suite

"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again:  we had longer ways to go.  But no matter, the road is life"  said Jack Kerouac.  

A school case, a World War II bag and a medicine case.
Everything together.
Photo taken at De Oude Huize Yar

An old Moorish proverb 
"He who does not travel does not know the value of men . . ."  

A picnic basket, some olives, Rum in a bottle, a box of cigars will make your day
Photo taken at De Oude Huize Yard

A old militery box ideal for keeping the cutlery.
Photo taken at De Oude Huize Yard
A journey is like marriage.  
The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.  
Wise words of John Steinbeck  

A hat box filled with hats and bags. Ready for anything thrown at you.
Photo taken at De Oude Huize Yard

               A wise traveller never despises his own country

A gholfbag and gholfclubs ready for a round of gholf.
Photo taken at De Oude Huize Yard
 


Do not follow where the path may lead.  
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.  
Words of Ralph Waldo Emerson.   

A hat box, a grooming set, a box camera, a fan and a map or Europe to show the way.
Photo taken at De Oude Huize Yard 

 A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles 

Apainting by Thelmi Bekker, a photograph of Gerald-Cecil (our son)
and the love of his life Lesinda,  a handbag with tapestry finish and a
wonderful leather bag.
Photo taken at De Oude Huize Yard


Do not forget Hennie will load you and your suitcases in his Chevy and take you on a drive through our town 




Thanks for visiting 
See you soon 
Sandra 

13 comments:

  1. Hi Sandra,
    What a lovely collection you have! I love containers, too. I couldn't help noticing the two figures in one of your photos - are they mannequins? They are beautiful!
    -Revi

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    1. Dear Revi
      Thanks for your kind comment. The two figures are called Santos Dolls also known as cage dolls. They are normally dressed in costumes. I prefer the cage look. Lots of love.
      Sandra

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  2. Very lovely travel images, really charming! And what an interesting collection! Love the two figures!

    Thank you very much, Sandra, for your visit and kind comment on my blog.

    Greetings from the Périgord,
    karin

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    1. Dear Karin Thanks for your comment. Which I could join your party what an excellent guest list.
      Regards
      Sandra

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  3. Hi Sandra you have such nice images provide in your blog i really like it this type of collection. thanks for share this post.

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    1. Dear Santa Barbara
      What a wonderful story about your Bed and Breakfast.
      Love the history of it.
      Lots of love
      Sandra

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  4. Querida Sandra, ¡Que bonito post!. Yo tengo una maleta igual a la de la primera foto, de cuero duro y muy muy usada y con una bonita historia; Cuando ya tenia 10 o 12 años, me enviaron a un internado para estudiar y... me enviaban con esa maleta, yo la odiaba porque era vieja y pasada de moda, me desesperaba y mi madre siempre decia " ya quisieran todas las niñas tener una maleta que ha ido y venido a Argentina", y es que era el equipaje que llevo el bisabuelo cuando se fue a ese pais para hacer fortuna... Ahora duerme en mi cuarto de costura y guarda viejas puntillas. La adoro. Besos desde Madrid. Carmen

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    1. Carmen what a wonderful part of your history is locked in the old suitcase. Wonderful that you still has it with you. This case is so part of you and it is wonderful that you still use "her" to keep your lace in. Lots of love and hugs from South Africa.

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  5. You have a lovely B & B, Sandra. I enjoyed seeing the wonderful items you've used to decorate your rooms.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you each week. Be sure to stop by tonight, and see yourself featured.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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    1. Dear Liz thanks for your wonderful blog. Thanks for the feature!!!
      Lots of love

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  6. So charming!! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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    1. Thank you Courtney your blog is wonderful.

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