Showing posts with label QUIMPER TABLESCAPE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label QUIMPER TABLESCAPE. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Since I had decorated my mantel with French faience, I decided my sweetheart and I  would dine on more French Quimper in front of the fireplace.  Sometimes, I just like to pretend I’m in the French countryside.  Maybe my sweetheart will get the hint that I’d like to go to France.

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His and hers place settings.

place stg fem

glass plate

I used a clear glass dinner plate on top of a metal serving tray.


salt fem

Salt cellars at each place setting.

salt male

drsng pitchr

I used a little Quimper pitcher, on top of an unusual French faience plate, to serve salad dressing.

drsng plate


I probably should have put more flowers in this vase, but these two blooms on one stem just looked so pretty, I didn’t want to distract from the flower. 


Although I cut this flower from our garden, I have no idea what it is.  Maybe someone else can identify it for me.

vase plate 2



dessert tray

The dessert tray is ready for our hot fudge cakes.

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The two salad plates are reproduction Quimper (made in Portugal – Jay Willfred).  The blue and white flatware was a purchase from Kohl’s a number of years ago.  The salad fork is our wedding pattern (Towle Old Master).  Other pieces are French Quimper, collected from estate sales, on line, and even in a really junky junk store one time.  The tablecloth is a Williams Sonoma that I purchased at a garage sale.

Merci beaucoup for visiting my blog.  (Still pretending!) laurie

Linking this post to Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Festive Friday Fiesta at The Home Girl.

Monday, April 23, 2012

In the French Countryside

This weekend, we celebrated our daughter’s and our son’s birthdays with a dinner.  Although the food, at their request, was all American, I served it on a table set in Country French style. 


I used clear glass plates over aluminum Quimper trays for the place settings.



We ate from another family’s bowls.  Of course, that’s what we usually do at my house, because I purchased almost all of our china at estate sales and flea markets.  Usually, the other family’s names do not decorate the china though.  I just love the French names on the bowls. 


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CNTRPECIn the center of the table, tiny French people surround peonies from our yard.




Candles glow from inside Quimper cups.

candle cups

Napkin ring vases hold faux flowers.





While I’m showing you some of my Quimper, I’d also like to share a wonderful tile that I received from a dear friend.  Knowing how much I love Quimper, she brought it back from her trip to France.  It fit perfectly in the space on the wall next to my shelves where I display some of my Quimper pieces.  I hung it under my Quimper door push tiles. 


I am so fortunate to have such a generous friend to think of bringing me a gift from her trip to France.  If I’m ever able to return to France, I’m not sure I’ll be thoughtful enough to shop for anyone else while I’m there!  I’ll always treasure this special reminder of the thoughtfulness of my sweet friend.

Thank you for stopping by to visit me.  I hope you’ll come back soon.  Laurie