Monday, May 10, 2010

Q is for Quice tea, Quimper, Quiche, Quilt, Quarry, and Quackers


is for



Quince tea



served in vintage Quimper,



with a delicious quiche



while snuggled under a favorite quilt



reading Q is for Quarry,

one of Sue Grafton's alphabet murder mysteries.



Oh, and the quackers . . .

they are outside enjoying the beautiful day.



Thanks for joining me today in my quest for a quiet retreat.


If you love quilts you'll want to check out all the quilts that will be shared at Amy's Creative Side.com during the Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival, May 21-28, 2010. If you want to join in the fun and enter a quilt, click here.

Then click here to head on over to Mrs. Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday class to read the other Q Lessons.

I'm also linking this to the following weekly memes below. Click on each link to see a list of other participating. You won't be disappointed!










Lady Katherine's -Tea Time Tuesdays


Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

93 comments:

  1. I love all your q's. The quest for a quiet retreat is my favorite.

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  2. Very, Very "Q-ute! Original, too! You have such a creative mind, Sarah. Do you lie away at nights thinking of all the upcoming letters? LOL

    ♥ that pretty pink quilt & your Quimper is TDFor.

    You Quacked me up with this post!!!

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  3. i love visitng your blog, you do everything so well! still quacking up at rett~

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  4. You have done a marvelous job on this week's Alphabe post! I really struggled with Q! I love your Quimper pottery.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  5. Looks like just my kind of midday break. Perfect! I have Gien china in my post and spent some lovely time reading about Faience and Quimper ware this afternoon. I love it!

    Love, Katy Noelle

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  6. Hi, Sarah! You know that I am wildly in love with your Quimper AND your quilt! How cute are both of those! VERY! And the quakers are fun while the quiche looks delicious! Loved seeing this. I didn't have food with my post... unless you can eat starfish??? At our house, it might just be an option. ;-)

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  7. Such a wonderful collection of Qs...and I love your photographs...well done! Peace and blessings

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  8. I wondered if someone was going to choose Quimper. What a fun post, great choices for Q. Kathy

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  9. Maje that Quackers, not Quakers! LOL! Just wanted to make that perfectly clear. Although, I like the Quakers, too! :-)

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  10. Sarah, I am sure, the "P" is your absolutely favorite. Your QUALIFICATION for QUALITY is QUITE amazing. Your antique QUIMPER tea set is so QUAINT and outstanding, there is no QUESTION. All is fabulously. And I love the QUACKERS, too. So cute.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  11. You did a great job with your Q words putting them all together. I never heard of quince tea or quimper so I've learned a couple of new words.

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  12. I have never heard of quince tea, but I love your Quimper ware and Sue Grafton is one of my favorite authors!

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  13. Sara, you delighted me by finding so many "Q" things! What fun.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. To answer your question- Those are spice jars. Each one has a different label on them, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg and ginger.
    They each have the most darling little lids. I usually have them on my dressing table upstairs. But I wanted to have something to put flowers in, so.... down they came and became part of the tablescape.
    So nice to stop by and visit!
    Yvonne

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  14. What a great job you did with the letter Q.....don't think I'd been that lucky to find so many great things. Loved all your photos. Have a great VTT!

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  15. oh i love that pink quilt, it is just gorgeous .... capital G Gorgeous!!!

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  16. All your Q's are wonderful! The Quimper is amazing, so is that pink quilt!!

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  17. Hi Sarah,

    I just love your tea set...so unusual and your rocker with the quilt is just a gorgeous spot to have a cup of tea...I hope you are enjoying your week. I want to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me such sweet comments..always a bright spot of my day to read your lovely comments!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful tea set!

    Miss Bloomers

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  18. Hi Sarah!

    Such a pretty teaset! Love it. You know, you have me looking for Quimper pieces everywhere I go. LOL

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  19. Love your Q post and how you pulled them all together. Also loved your Quimper...just so beautiful! Never had quince tea before...is it good? Joni

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  20. Morning Sarah,
    Lovely Q post, what a great choice of Q words, the photographs are wonderful.
    bisous,
    ~Maggie~

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  21. You did a quality job there quite brilliant thank you

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  22. WOW what a lovely Q collection you have!

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  23. Everything looks great, but oh how I'd love that quiche right about now. And thanks for the heads up about the quilt party, can't wait to check it out!

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  24. Sarah,

    Another wonderful post. The quilt is exquisite and I love the Quimper.

    Carol

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  25. What a beautiful Q post. I love your quimper china. beautiful

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  26. An excellent job Sarah! Love the Grafton book on the quilt! Two of my favorite things!!!

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  27. A perfect Q-post! Love it! You chose so may Q-thngs that I love: quackers and quilts! I must also look into the alphabet murders!!
    Happy Qs,

    Anna
    http://annasadornments.blogspot.com/2010/05/q-as-in-quilts-quartz-abc-wednesday.html

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  28. You must have Quite the Collection of Quimper~ it's all beautiful! I enjoy visiting and seeing all your attention to detail :-)

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  29. Every photo is wonderful. As a Quilt person - I esp. admire your snowflake quilt. that is an unusual pattern.

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  30. What a lovely post. You take such beautiful photos. Great words and such appealing, delightful images.

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  31. Clever, clever girl! What a wonderful, creative, innovative and quite charming "Q" post!

    Our Quest for "Q" words was certainly fulfilled on our little stop here through our journey through Alphabe-Thursday!

    Thank you!

    A+

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  32. Beautiful snowflake quilt! I've never seen one in pink and white before (only blue and white)...its lovely and bright!

    Great post!

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  33. ha, ha love your Q post! Great display. Happy VTT!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  34. I love your collection (quollection?) of Q's this morning!
    That quilt is beautiful - perfect place to curl up for an afternoon.

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  35. You quacked me up with the quackers! I especially love the quilt.

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  36. awesome post...

    Mine is here
    Happy Sensational Thursday!
    hugs
    shakira

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  37. Oh, these are great 'Qs'! Love the Quimper ware. I've never seen a tea service before! Oh, it's grand.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  38. I didn't realize that design was called quimper. I love it. Great Q!

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  39. The quimper is gorgeous. Love it. and that pink quilt is just too yummy. Happy VTT

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  40. What a fun and a pretty post too!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  41. Such a wonderful,fun and pretty post today. The Quimper is way past gorgeous..nothing compares to it.
    Happy VTT..

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  42. Once again you've tempted me with a lovely tea time and meal. I really enjoy visiting you.

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  43. Excellent set of Qs and lovely photos! :) I bet Jenny will give you an A+!

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  44. Lovely post as usual! Your posts make me feel those warm snugglies:) I bet your home is so warm and inviting:) The tea set is beautiful and your quilt/book look like a wonderful afternoon to me! I love the thoughfulness you put into your posts! Great job and I look forward to next week:)

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  45. I've always dreamed of having some Quimper, so very lovely. Your set is so charming!

    Happy VTT,
    Sally

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  46. Great post!! I love all your showcased *Q's*!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  47. Such a fun post, Sarah. I loved that book Q is for Quarry. I follow along with all of Sue Grafton's books, too. :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  48. Hi Sarah,

    That tea and quiche sounds wonderful! And, the quilt and book look inviting. Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great weekend!

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  49. Quince tea, quiche, a quilt and a good book. Heavenly!

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  50. a quiet place to enjoy all your q's sounds like heaven...as the week nears its end, i am ready for a cuppa and a good book

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  51. Who knew so many fun things started with the letter Q?! I've never seen Quimper in person, only in magazines and on line, but I've always liked it. And that quiche looks pretty yummy!
    Happy VTT!
    Carol

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  52. You are the Queen of the alphabet Quest~ I am quite sure your quiche is delicious! Your Quimper is exQuisite!
    You met your Quota of Q's !
    Great job..

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  53. Thanks sooo much for joining us! Its such a fun thing to get new participators!

    Your blog is lovely...

    Thanks again!

    Claudia

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  54. What a Quaint post.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  55. That sounds like a perfectly nice, peaceful day. The kind I never have!

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  56. Quest for a quiet retreat...ahhh to dream of such a thing. Love your q's!

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  57. Beautiful tea service, Sarah.

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  58. Such a beautiful quilt and tea set. I'm excited for the quilt festival too. Thanks Sarah for this darling Q post!

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  59. You always have the best pictures...happy q day!

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  60. How quaint! Q must be one of your favorite letters!

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  61. Very clever Sarah, with the Q's, the quiche looks delicious and of course Quimper delights me, always.

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  62. ahhh such knowledgeable post! so much fun! thanks for sharing and have a good weekend!

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  63. Wonderful Q post! The vintage Quimper is gorgeous..

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  64. Fun Qs! I love the Sue Grafton alphabet books. I read her latest and now I'm sitting on the edge of my seat again waiting for the next. I think after she does Z she needs to restart the alphabet once again!

    Is Quimper a style of pottery? It's really lovely.

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  65. Sarah, Your teaset is gorgeous! Enjoyed all your Q's - that's not an easy letter to find things for but you did well. Here's to peace and quiet and relaxation for you!

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  66. May I have a piece of that quiche? It looks so yummy.

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  67. What a wonderful teaset.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries
    http://bookenddiaries.blogspot.com

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  68. I see we have some of the same favorites.:-)

    Wonderful post.

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  69. Very cute post. I love your quimper tea pot and cups.

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  70. Oh Sarah, when I saw the icon on the linkups, I fell in love with that Quimper tea set. I couldn't wait to get over here and see it in a larger photo. It is absolutely fabulous! Such a beautiful and unique shape! I'm having a little Quimper envy. Your little duckies are cute, and what a pretty blanket. Thank you for linking this wonderful post to Favorite Things. laurie

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  71. Your Quimper teaset is absolutely gorgoues, Sarah!...Christine

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  72. Oh what a lovely post Sarah, your Quimper collection is amazing and the quilt is so pretty. I love the 'Q' theme...I am hoping for some quiet time with my family while I quickly do a little gardening and then maybe have a little quality time to myself for a little while :)
    xoxo

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  73. You just have the prettiest posts Sarah! I love the tea set and that really pretty quilt!
    Cindy

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  74. Now that is one cute tea set and one fantastically pink quilt!!

    HPS!!

    Debbie

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  75. That was QUITE a QUTE post Sarah. I love QUIMPER too! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I will enter you for my giveaway! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  76. Bravo, Sarah!
    Q is not an easy letter! :-)

    Thanks so much for your visit and for your thoughts on my little cubby post, I always love hearing what you're thinking.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Anne

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  77. Love your Q post :o) Your quilt is gorgeous, as well as your Quimper tea set...and your table setting :o)

    Thank you so much for stopping by. It was fun to find your comment.

    Blessings & Aloha! we are still in KY...but I am using our son in law's computer...to try to catch up on some blog reading :o)

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  78. This is a lovely post !

    Love from the Netherlands ♥Rini♥
    Please come over to my blog to see the give-aways there ;o)

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  79. And Q is for 'thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment, and so glad you like the Word Art, it was a lot of fun to do'

    Hugs from the UK...

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  80. How adorable! I love all your Q's. I think your quest for a quiet retreat is my fave!

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  81. Oh my....lots of meme's going on over here. :) If you would bring your lovely quimper set along with that beautiful quiche then we will have tea and treats on my porch. :) Happy Pink Saturday.

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  82. First of all, I am totally in love with your beautiful Quimper. Then, that quiche is AWESOME...the quilt is beautiful and I bet the book is a good read.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    xo bj

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  83. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for visiting and following me. You did an amazing job on your post. Its very inviting...Thanks for sharing. I'm now following you!

    Anne-Marie

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  84. Well, of course your Q is Quimper, Sarah! You have such a wonderful collection...love the tea set! And I love your other Q pics, too! The quilt is gorgeous and the quiche looks yummy! Your liitle quackers are too funny! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  85. Great Q's and beautiful photographs to go along. I love quilts and I will surely check out those links.

    Karen

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  86. Bonjour Sarah!
    I am enchanted we have met! Thank you for having joined my little daydreamer planet. I am always so thrilled when I meet kindred spirits.

    I love your Q post!
    Q like...hmmm...Qui, Que ,Quoi? Quartz, Quenotte, Quenelle (yum!).

    Oh, I like this game!

    And I alos love the little pigs very much.So cuuuuuute!

    Keep on dreaming Sarah!

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  87. Hi Sarah,
    What a fun post! Lovely quilt! Your tea set is wonderful and unique. Quiche? I absolutely love quiche! Cute quackers too. Thanks for sharing and for joining me for Tea Time. Wishing you a delightful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  88. So beautifully charming..gorgeous series..I am dazzled! Super lovely!! Have a sparkling day!
    Kiki~

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  89. Ha! Love the q's! Please stop by my blog if you have a moment and enter my give-a-way!

    Hugs,
    Jacalyn

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