Showing posts with label Harrismith Accommodation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Harrismith Accommodation. Show all posts

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Easter Sunday

A peaceful #Sundaymorning on #easterweekend and #clouds rolling over Platberg mountain. #thisisHarrismith 15°C  6mm rain.
#Quoteofday #quotestagram #quotestoliveby
Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in nature.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Sunrise colors

#Sunrise and nature is using its magic wand to give our  #mondaymorning a dap of color #Harrismith  #deoudehuizeyard🏡    #Countryside #guestsloveus

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Afghan with diamonds and bobbles.

After spending some time looking for a pattern to knit a stunning afghan this was the number one choice.  
This pattern was copied from Freepattern.  You can download it here 

If you do have problems please send us a comment with e-mail address and we will forward it 

The texture and lace effect was a must.  Must say it took longer to finish than expected.  

The texture and leace effect was a must.
Must say it took longer to finish than expected 

I have used Elle Pullskein wool and adjusted the pattern accordlingly

Finished - hand made with a lot of love 


Thank you for visiting till next time 
Sandra

Sunday, 31 May 2015

The last day of Autumn

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  
Albert Camus 


Lots of love from South Africa 
Sandra 


Friday, 15 August 2014

When there is time


When there is time I like to tell a story and my medium is quilts.   Over the year my stories just grew.  I have posted this original in 2011 but would like to give you a glimpse of what happened in the mean time.  
After the passing of our eldest son five years ago I made the first one.  A sort of memory ... or perhaps it started as something to keep my going. Now every one tells a story of our family.  It is a part of us. 
Worn jean, red heart made from a little chair that was re-upholstered. 
I do not go on any road trip without stopping somewhere to purchase a piece of cloth.



To create one is a "battle" . . . I cut perfect and not so perfect pieces in the 30cm blocks and then when there is 72 blocks the process can begin.  
www.deoudehuize.co.za
Little keys add a bit of history 

Some charm from Graphic Fairy 
The kittens was a piece of  cloth used for pillows when the boys were still toddlers. 


The story quilts are every where in our home and else where.  

Thanks for visiting 
We will be sharing our post with these wonderful bloggers.  
Please make sure that you also pay them a visit. 
Lots of love 
Sandra 


Saturday, 21 September 2013

Thornton Bibliothèque suite

We have had a wild time to renovate our attic.  
Read our previous posts here 
and here 
The final countdown . . . . . . 

“Second hand books are wild books,
homeless books;
they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather,
and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.” 

Virginia Woolf


“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!
How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!
When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an
excellent library.” 
Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice



If you have a garden and a library,
you have everything you need.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed,
I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before i'd let go of the books I possess
H P Lovecraft 


Thank you for visiting till next time 
Sandra

Thanks for sharing our story  


Saturday, 9 March 2013

Our "French" courtyard

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.” 
William W. Purkey



Our courtyard is a very special place 
A lot of gatherings happenings take place here 




Be curious; be adventurous; live life full-out.
Accept the challenge, and reach for the brass ring.
 
Jonathan Lockwood Huie  

Don't Limit Your Challenges... Challenge Your Limits

Embrace your uniqueness.
Time is much too short to be
living someone else's life.
 Kobi Yamada

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
 M. Scott Peck

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect
the uniqueness of others.
 Robert H. Schuller

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
Elbert Hubbard 


I will greet his day with love in my heart.  And how will I do this?
Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones;
yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way;
yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart;
yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due;
yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
Og Mandino

Your thoughts create your reality.
Your mind is more powerful than you know.
Neale Donald Walsch

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
 John Lennon



Thanks for the wonderful parties we will attend

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Little things that make a difference


At De Oude Huize Yard, we offer accommodation with a difference. 
Our furniture is historica, each piece with its own story to tell.
Our rooms are unique and each tells its own story.  

It's the little details that are vital.  
Little things make big things happen.
-John Wooden

Taps with a difference

Special 

Bird cage and flowers 

Entrance hall with antique golf set, hat and cloves 

Santos Dolls and Roses 

Pillow, keys and a little lock 

Soap set given to my Gran on a special occasion in 1936

Part of a costume from the musical Carmen 

Old military boots during my hubbies air force days 

Just to say we're ok

My handmade quilt on a guest room bed 

Queen Ann for heating in a guest room 

Little scape books and old handles

Shoes made for walking - the good old days 
The front door is always open to everyone. 

We will be have a wonderful time at the following wonderful parties.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Summer at De Oude Huize


The traveler sees what he sees,

the tourist sees what he has come to see.

- Gilbert K. Chesterton

To read more about our establishment read here.
Anyone who stops learning is old,
whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
- Henry Ford


Healthy choices thread through every aspect of life.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

I love the rain - it washes memories
off the sidewalk of life.
- the movie Play It Again, Sam

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect
the uniqueness of others.
- Robert H. Schuller 

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life is unlimited - it expands with the generosity,
compassion, inventiveness, and service that you contribute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb




Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

We will be having fun at