Thursday, October 15, 2020


 A Pumpkin Patch Table Setting 

I was so excited to find these beautiful pumpkin colored roses at my supermarket. I keep a simple table setting in my kitchen breakfast room for added seasonal color. I knew these roses would look pretty with the black and white round placemats I already had on the table. And, boy was I right!

I added a few velvet pumpkins 

Along with the set of Juliska Forrest Walk Leaf party plates 


that were gifted to me by my sister a few years ago

I hope I'll find more of this beautiful color on my next trip to shop

Black and White linens are from 
Crown Linen Designs

Pumpkin collection wherever I find them

I hope you are enjoying the same glorious fall we are having here. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will leave a comment, it's the only way I know you were here.

Sunday, September 27, 2020



Every new season for me includes pulling and rotating some of my collections. I wanted to use this beautiful harvest garland as a centerpiece on the dining room table. 

This colorful dried garland is perfect for using during the autumn season. The garland was gifted to me by my sweet sister. The botanicals included in the garland are blue lavender, Mexican sage, achillea, golden yarrow and orange safflowers. Herbs include marjoram, thyme sage, bayleaves and pepper berries.  The scent is heavenly, I wish you could smell the herbs!
I decided to add a few fresh flowers and plants to the centerpiece, a vase of flowers with similar colors and small terra-cotta potted flowering plants.

Baby boos and a few faux flowers round out the centerpiece with a few other Quimper pieces.

My favorite Quimper faience border is used on these decorative plates,
Ajonc and Bruyere (also know as gorse and heather). 
These flowering plants are native to the British Isles and Western Europe. Some  plates have one figure, a bretonne (woman) or a man (breton) and some have a couple. Ive enjoyed collecting these plates over the years.

My favorite piece, this platter with a musician, I found displayed on a hutch at the Quimper boutique in Paris. I am sad to say this shop is no longer there.  

Hand painted, these pieces are truly "works of art"

A Quimper vase and kerosene oil lamp

Canadian Maple Leaves 
A souvenir from the QCI meeting I attended in Seattle and British Columbia 

The wreath has the some of the same colors as the garland. It's not dried but faux flowers and herbs. It looks remarkably like the real ones. I've had it for years, found at the Pierre Deux shop at Miami Circle in Atlanta. Sadly, those shops went out of business in 2011

Thank you if you are still here, a lot of photos! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my treasured Quimper plates in this table setting. I think the colors found in the plates are lovely alongside the colors in the garland. I hope you will leave a comment, it's the only way I know you stopped by.



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