Family isn’t always blood. It’s the
people in your life who
WANT you in theirs;
the ones who ACCEPT
you for who you are.
The ones who would DO ANYTHING
to see you SMILE and who LOVE
you no matter what
It is with great excitement and anticipation that we await the opening of the doors tomorrow of Strand Trading Post – G O F R E N C H
Dave and Patrys just unpacked their stacked containers filled with the most beautiful antique French furniture and smalls!! Silver, crockery, chandeliers, linen, old paintings – o my word it is stunning!!!
A little peep into the shop
It was a hectic few days – unpacking, decorating and and and …
Do you spot Dave at the back (Sorry he is not for sale!!)
Well done you guys for bringing a little of Europe into our homes!!
Patrys and Dave’s pretty pretty home
I was invited into Patrys and Dave’s beautiful home – what a blessing!!!. Thank you so much – 2 very special people that make you feel very special!!! Around every corner in their beautiful house there are so many interesting finds – I’ve could of spend the whole day browsing (yes their house is like their beautiful shop – Strand Trading Post – Go French!!! – Yeahhhh
Dave and Patrys go to Europe twice a year to source antique furniture and linen for their shop – Belgium, Holland and France
I was blown over by this book-case – enormous and stacked with the most beautiful old books and finds
The old artists used this beautiful dolls as images for their work
This little angel reminded me of Markgoed: Feast of the Angels – I felt at H O M E!
Another still corner in the lounge – a beautiful vintage painting of Jesus Christ
Beautiful antique Armoire in the lounge
Old ribbon and twine
Always movement in the K I T C H E N – did you notice the busy hands outside the window?
Old Willow enamel mugs
Old French knives with a life time’s stories and secrets
The H E A R T of the house – pretty kitchen
Early morning sunshine
The lady of the house – P A T R Y S
Vintage paintings – the one with the old man and woman is a reproduction of a famous old master and can sometimes be seen in paintings as a painting on the wall
A Vintage painting of two french women enjoying tea – look at the beautiful chandelier