Friday, November 16, 2012


Revisiting Fall Vignettes and  A Quimper Tablescape

This fall Jim and I have been busy, and time has passed so quickly I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week. Thank goodness it's not my year to prepare the feast! 
Last month we traveled to visit family and another week we attended the annual meeting of  Quimper Club International in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. During our trip to Louisiana we toured plantations and visited members' homes to view Quimper collections. More on this trip later. 

It is through my interest in faience, and especially Quimper, that I decided to start a blog. Shortly after, I met Sarah at "Hyacinths for the Soul".  She is a collector of Quimper, and I contacted her through her blog. She invited me to join QCI and through our blogs we've become great friends. The day we left for our trip to Baton Rouge I received a lovely gift from Sarah. She certainly knows her way around my kitchen and she thought these lovely towels would look great here. Thank You Sarah, they are beautiful and add sunshine to the room. They will show up in my Christmas photos on The French Hutch. 

I think the colors in the Quimper plates are just the perfect touch for a Thanksgiving tablescape. 

 Quimper Wall Plates, Williams Sonoma Dinner Plates
bowls from TJ Maxx 


  1. Your Quimper plates are so cheerful, and the colors are perfect for Thanksgiving. I really like your dried arrangements and potpourri,too. That's always one of the things I have for Fall, too. Hugs and I hope y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. Dear Emily, your Quimper is beautiful. I would use it for any holiday. I have two small pieces and love them. Happy Thanksgiving, Olive

  3. Very pretty and cheerful, Emily! Your dried arrangement is lovely and so pretty for this time of year. Happy Pinks and Happy Thanksgiving!


  4. Quimper? That's new to me and it's soo pretty. Always something pretty to see here. xo Nancy

  5. HI Emily... thanks so much for your well wishes on my blog and for joining along with me... I too will join your blog. You are quite the talent... I am just uploading my Saturday post for Pink Saturday in about 5 minutes. Hope you will check back.... Thanks and God bless!!

  6. what a cool hobby!!
    I love Quimper but don't have any.
    Love your blog music and all your table things!

  7. Hi Emily...I loved all your photos this week! Beautiful as always.
    Happy Pink Saturday & have a lovely Thanksgiving..xo Tami

  8. The Quimper is so bright and cheerful. I see why you like it and collect it.

  9. Lovely fall tablescape. What a color, cheerful blog. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Joyce M

  10. Emily, it's always a treat to see one of your tables set with Quimper. This one is perfect for fall. Glad you like the towels. ;-)
    Enjoy the holidays with your family.........Sarah

  11. Emily, everything looks so pretty, as always! How sweet of Sarah to send you those lovely towels! Can't wait to see your Christmas decor. I know it will be fabulous! Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Love the gorgeous fall colors and the Quimper works so well. Makes for a beautiful tablescape. Hope you have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

  13. Hi Emily, what a beautiful collection of Quimper. It's so nice to have a passion about something. Aren't those towels pretty that Sarah sent? That was so sweet of her.

  14. Very elegant and lovely presented as always.

    iHeart PINK
    Have a lovely Saturday. Come and see me when you can.

  15. I like your choice of music on visiting your blog.

    Popped in from Pink Saturday.

  16. Hi Emily. I love your Quimoer collections and your tablescape is beautiful. LOve all the fall colors.HaPPY Thanksgiving.

  17. Hi Emily, I am so glad I stopped by today. Your table setting is lovely with the Quimper plates and the pretty red bowls.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Blessings, Jeanne

  18. Beautiful Emily! Your Quimper makes for a stunning table and Sarah is a sweetheart! Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. What a beautiful table,Emily. I love your beautiful.
    I love the gift from Sarah and I know how pretty they look in your kitchen.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  20. Beautiful! I love the bright colors.

  21. Oh, the beauty of your autumn colors -- I've always had a spot in my heart for quimper. And the Wm/Sonoma plates are splendid, too! Happy Thanksgiving, Emily!

  22. I agree... Quimper and Thanksgiving were made for each other. And in your gifted hands they make a most beautiful table!

  23. Love, love, love those bright colors, Emily. I had never heard of Quimper, but I quickly looked it up and I love what you've shared too. The red bowls are favorite color.
    Wishing you a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving, my friend.

  24. Emily I love Quimper; a friend started collecting it as a young bride about 30 years ago! Your combination for the table is lovely!

    Giveaway from Scalamandré!

  25. More gorgeous photos. Of course, you had me at "Quimper". Love the plates with the churches on them. I've never seen those. Your table is beautiful! laurie




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