Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Faience and Flowers ~ Favorite Things

"Where flowers bloom, so does hope."
Lady Bird Johnson

Sharing some of my favorites

~ French Faience and Flowers ~

Yellow Daffodils in HenRiot Quimper Jug
Flanked by Yellow Faience Roosters

I've found that many collectors of Quimper are

avid gardeners and also share a passion for flowers.

HenRiot Quimper Vase with Sunflowers, Gerbers, and Purple Asters

These individuals are also a group ready to

share their knowledge be it about faience

or gardening or some other topic.

HR Quimper Soupiére with Yellow and Orange Tulips

I cherish the amazing 

circle of friends within the QCI.

Unusual HB Quimper Strawberry with Rose and Alstroemeria

It is always a treat to see correspondence

in my inbox from a Quimper friend.

AP Wall Pocket with Petit Breton & Onciium Orchids

It's a double scoop of joy when that email

includes an attachment with a photo of faience,

AP Wall Pocket with Petit Bretonne Filled with
Oncidiums, Often Called "Dancing Ladies"

Especially when the faience is


with flowers from one's garden.

HenRiot Quimper Vase Le Coq Vase Filled with Red Poppies

Double the pleasure!

Tulipière Marked with Single Red P

With spring in the air, I wanted to

share some of these colorful bouquets with you.

HB Quimper Camaïeu Blue Pitchet with a Bouquet from le Jardin

Won't you stay awhile 

and "smell the flowers?"

Three Lobed HB Quimper Vase Filled with Alstroemeria and Asters

One needs no 

special design skills.

Unmarked AP Secouette with Golden Thryallis

Fresh flowers 

snipped from the garden . . .

Alstroemeria Bouquet

And popped 

into a favorite vase . . .

HB Quimper Vase with Decor Riche Border and Fresh Sunflowers

Is all that is needed . . .

HB Quimper Jardiniere with a Mix of Hydrangeas and Other Spring Blooms

To create a lovely bouquet . . .

HR Quimper Fleur de Lys with Alstroemeria Blooms and PB Plate

To be used on a tabletop . . .

Group of Wall Pockets with Blue Plumbago, Yellow Bells, and Black-eyed Susans
Double Pocket HenRiot Quimper, Pair of Singles HR Quimper

Or in pockets on a wall.

HenRiot Quimper Vase with Decor Riche Border and Filled with a Bouquet of Roses

Roses fresh from the garden . . .

PB Cachepot with Fern and Savigny Bébé

Or perhaps a graceful fern . . .

Casual Arrangement in HB Only Horseshoe Shaped Vase

Fresh cut flowers or . . .

Pink Cyclamen in HB Quimper Cachepot

Potted plants will 

enhance a piece of French faience.

FF Desvres Fleur de Lys Vase with
Spring Mix of Tulips, Daffodils, Iris, & Orchids

French faience 

offers a variety of forms . . .

Springtime Bouquet in HB Only Jardiniere

Which can be filled 

with colorful blooms . . .

Jardiniere with Fern and Henriette Porson Figural

Or plants.

Unmarked Quimper Sugar Bowl with Colorful Zinnias and Fresh Basil

The original purpose 

of the container . . .

HB Quimper Jardiniere Filled with a Variety of Camellias

Is not important.

Petit PB Vase with Yellow Gerbers

It is the mix of French faience 

and flowers that provides the joy!

Not all of the faience shown here is in my personal collection. Special thanks to my friends Barbara, Doris, Eileen, Maggie, Susan, Twila, and Victoria for the virtual spring bouquets.

HB Quimper Becassine Figural Cendrier and Porte-Cigarettes
with Baskets of Fresh Blooms

“All the flowers of all the 

tomorrows are in the seeds of today." 


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