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Monday, January 10, 2011


My laptop is on a desk in the corner of the breakfast area in our kitchen. Last week, the shelves on the wall next to my desk looked like this.
This week, they look like this. I am surrounded by costumed people – I have French folks on Quimper from France and reproduction Quimper along with an American Blue Ridge plate (that looks like Quimper, which I ordered from Linda at A La Carte), and folks from Germany, Switzerland, and Pennsylvania residing together on my shelves. As you can see, I’m all about everybody getting along with one another!
top shlf
midl shlf
bottom shlf
I just had to show you a close up of my only two Quimper egg cups. The black and white marble egg in one cup was from Viet Nam when my husband served in the Army, so I’ve brought yet another country into the mix!
egg cups
You’ve probably seen the adjacent wall on previous blog posts. I haven’t changed my arrangement of Quimper on this wall.
A mini hutch resides next to my laptop. Can you see the tiny Quimper plates in this hutch? There’s a tiny Oriental sugar bowl and American spatter ware mixed with the French Quimper (not to mention a rooster salt cellar, which I think may cover all nationalities.)
doll hutch
I guess you can tell that I like costumed folks from a lot of different countries. When I blog, I am surrounded by all of these people from different countries, co-existing happily in my corner of the world. (If there is a war in my blogging corner, there will be a lot of broken pieces of china everywhere, and my crying will be heard all over the world!)
I am linking to Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life and Before and After at Savvy Southern Style. (Sorry Kim. I just can’t link to Boring to Better. I’m not sure anything I do ever gets any better, and I’m sure that with all of my clutter, nothing I do is ever boring!)
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I’m so glad you came to visit. laurie


vignette design said...

You are the Quimper queen! I have always wanted to collect Quimper, I think it is so sweet! I like how you expect everyone to get along, the reproduction next to the folks from Germany, Switzerland and Pennysylvania!

Sweet European Dreams said...

I love your writing! As always, your decor is so fun, creative and inviting. Have a great week! -diane

lvroftiques said...

Laurie you have the most wonderful collections! Ooohhh all that quimper! I needs me some girlfriend! Between you and Debbie I'm getting a message from GOD....Yeppers I'm darn sure that's it...So I'd better take it seriously and find myself a piece or two! It's a regular United Nations there in your blogging corner!
I really want to join your Valentines party...I hope some inspiration will drop on me real fast! *winks* Vanna

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Ahh Laurie,
Now you got me wanting some Quimper!
You really have a great collection and just the perfect place to display it!
And perfect timing for this lovely post! All of us should get along like we do in our corner of bloggy world!
Big Hugs,

ernie said...

wow ! lovely pics .

squawmama said...

Very nice Laurie!!! Loved all of your displays...

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh wow Laurie, everything is just gorgeous. I love all of your Quimper and you have it all displayed so beautifully. I am sure Debbie is drooling. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sue McPeak said...

I've only recently known about Quimper, and have enjoyed looking for it in Antique and Thrift Shops! Your collection is wonderful and displays great in your cabinets and on the wall. I'm sure it is very inspirational as you work/blog. Great photos!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

No...your posts are never boring. I don't know how you keep it all clean. Cuz get the award on "stuff".

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You do have an international collection - so many pretty pieces.
I like you advertisement.
Stay warm!

Olive said...

I ♥ Quimper. Your collection is impressive. I have wanted a piece of it for years and recently found a cup and saucer at an estate sale for twelve dollars. That will probably be my first and last piece but I am happy with it! You are never ever boring sweetie!

xinex said...

What a fantastic collection of plates, Laurie. I love them, love the folk art designs too and the quimpers. Very colorful and just gorgeous!...Christine

Donnie said...

Everything is so pretty. Just gorgeous.

Kathleen said...

I hope one of them doesn't make fun of another's costume, or all dishes will break loose!
You have a beautiful collection there!

Anonymous said...

I don't know much about Quimper, but the shelves of Quimper you have displayed are beautiful, inviting, lovely. They look terrific. So much so, that I must go back and look again.

Anonymous said...

Your Quimper collection is fabulous, Laurie! You have it beautifully displayed.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Laurie, what a wonderful collection of Quimper. I love how you have it displayed. Thanks for linking and you can call the party whatever you want.

Maggie said...

I never realised that you have such a large and wonderful collection of Q!
You've got more than me, nearly!!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Now that is what I call a collection!!! Love it!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your Quimper collection is amazing. I am glad the Southern Potteries 'looks like Quimper' plate found a home with you!! hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! Oh, I love seeing your beautiful Quimper things! You have so many lovely one. Your cabinet looks great! Really it looks great at any season!
Hope you're staying warm.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi laurie, I also love Quimper even though I only have a few pieces so far. Your collection i fabulous! If the costumed guys start fighting you are welcome to send some to my house.

Stella said...

So warm and cheerful it makes one happy just looking at it. Thanks for sharing are your lovely pieces.

Sarah said...

Laurie, it is such fun to see all your "international" folks residing peacefully together. Loved seeing the pieces of Q that you have added to your collection. Your shelves look fantastic! ~ sarah

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Love, love that wall of Quimper.... Well, actually.... ALL of your Quimper.... But that wall arrangement really speaks to me. It says "Spencer.... We're happy little plates!"....

Have a great day Chickie!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm lovin' all of your loot, Laurie! It's wonderful. :-)



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