I believe old furniture with a history is far more interesting then something brand spanking new. As I mentioned in last week’s post, Brocante Society is one of those rare antique burrows where everything has a history behind it and somehow feels like it has been-hand picked just for you and your home. Barbara, the owner’s ‘About’ page reads, “things authentic, things inspired, things that resonate, things with a visual montage.” Love it!
The store has a real French feel as you walk in, peppered with layer upon layer of vintage French linen piled everywhere. The antiques are all hand-picked by Barbara from the many auctions she attends all over the country.
Over the past few months, Seth and I have been on the search for a chair for the baby’s room – the big issue being that the room is quite small. The main feature is an antique bed in the middle of the room, with antique crib and (yes, you guessed it) antique chest of drawers. We had one spare corner to play with for a chair, but all the ‘feeding chairs’ I have seen are massive, oversized and just wouldn’t be practical in our case. That is until we found THE chair at Brocante Society! You can see it in the pics below – at the entrance (with the vintage French linen pillow case laying on-top). Isn’t it divine?
Brocante Society is in Chelsea Village – one of my favourite areas in Cape Town. Brocante has just given me another excuse to visit the village any day of the week!