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This platter painted with the Anjonc
painted with exquisite details.
It's no wonder this beautiful
piece caught Emily's eye.
For many years these plates hung on the walls of a local restaurant that Emily and her husband and young son frequented. Emily would sit and admire the pieces of Quimper on each visit. One day while Emily & Jim were in the midst of the construction of a new home, Emily marched herself into the restaurant to visit with the manager. She asked if he would consider selling these pieces to her.
To Emily's amazement, he agreed to let her have one of them. After relating the story to her sister, sometime later her sister arrived at her door step with the other two. She had convinced the manager to sell the others.
The previous plate and the one above are both plates that hung in the same restaurant with the chargers. They are both Revolutionary themed plates produced by the HenRiot Quimper factory.
Emily enjoys moving her collection around as she changes things about her home. The three plates above feature a decor riche border. They are also HenRiot production.
Two plates in the Mistral pattern
sit on the kitchen counter.
Another souvenir from France is this large platter produced by Moustiers. It was found at the antique market in Nice, France. Emily and Jim happened upon the market near closing time. The dealer, not wanting to return home with this large 14 inch long platter, began to bargain with Emily. He made an offer, she countered, and he accepted. Emily says it was the bargain of her French Faience Life. She hand carried the heavy piece home on the plane, safely stowing it on the floor next to her seat. Emily thinks it is one of the prettiest pieces in her collection.
The French Hutch isn't the only piece to
As a child, Emily loved to tag along with her mother while she shopped local flea markets and antique shops. It was during those trips that Emily first noticed the bright yellow dishes of Quimper.
And all these wonderful
special serving pieces.
The Soleil pattern has been produced since the 1920s. After the World Wars much of it found its way into the hearts and homes of Americans. That's certainly true for Emily. She now has a complete service for eight.
Emily has set a lovely table for a spring brunch featuring her special Soleil Quimper. Click here to view the complete post on this cheerful tablescape and welcome Emily @ The French Hutch as she shares @ Tablescape Thursday for the first time.
Emily began her blog in January 2011 with the intent of sharing her love of travel, France, and creating a beautiful nest for her family. I hope you'll visit Emily @ The French Hutch and follow along as she continues to share her travel experiences and love of family and home.