Friday, January 10, 2020

Cozy Quimper Winter Supper

Quimper and Christmas

While we were putting away Christmas decorations and before the main tree came down I decided to set a table in the study for a cozy dinner for two. I had Eggplant Parmesan (see recipe here) in the oven and I was planning to bake beer bread.

I always wanted to do a Christmas tablescape using my Quimper. The dark pink and green in the French faience looks beautiful with the reds and greens on the Christmas tree. I wanted a cozy feel for a cold evening. I'm using one of the  beautiful quilts my mother-in-law quilted and gifted to my husband and me. The design is Dresden Plate. It has a lot of yellow and the boarder is yellow so the Quimper Soleil pattern looks beautiful with it. Not a lot of text here just pretty Quimper for your pleasure.

    Quimper Dinner 

 Small tray holds salt and pepper and small pitcher. A round butter dish

Salt and pepper figurines

 Candlestick figurines

Dinner and salad plate

Linen napkins with a stitched French scene
Laguiole flatware

French scene tea towels gifted to me from my sister

Breton (Man) and Bretonne (Woman)
Candlestick holders


Fresh Greenery Centerpiece sits atop a large Quimper platter

Stems are Anthropologie

 Thanks for stopping by, I always love and appreciate your visits. I hope you will leave a comment, it's the only way I know you were here. And, please come back for a special post and learn how you can sign up for a fabulous giveaway. See you on the fifteenth.

*It was a difficult decision choosing a pattern in the Quimper shop in Paris (unfortunately the shop is no longer there.) So many beautiful patterns and colors but I knew I wanted the Soleil all along. I chose a few starter serving pieces and place settings and through the years added to my collection. 


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  1. Oh, my, Emily, I want to dine in the light of your Christmas tree. It is magnificent!!! I'd love the space for a huge tree, and a husband that would be willing to put it up and decorate it! Kudos to Jim!!! Of course the Quimper thrills me! Two peas in a pod, you and me! I marvel that we found each other and share so many of the same passions. The quilt is truly special. I know you appreciate all the time and effort of this beautiful textile. I'm so happy to see it!
    Dinner looks delicious, and I love the artistic shots of the tree. Well done!

  2. That's beautiful, Emily! Your Soleil service is gorgeous. As you may remember, I purged mine in 2018 and fellow blogger Pam Richardson was the recipient of my Soleil service. I love how you cozied it up in a winter setting. I think it's so often looked at as a summery pattern.

  3. So gorgeous! Your tree is exquisite and your quilt and Quimper is over the top beautiful. Just delightful and such a treat. I am so glad you had a cozy meal there and photographed it. Your food looks wonderful!
    Your candlesticks and serving pieces are so lovely.
    Happy New Year. I am very behind and trying to catch up.

  4. Emily...this is such a cozy setting for dinner. Your table is lovely and your dishes are perfect for the holidays! AND THAT TREE - it is perfectly loaded with ornaments and lights (how I would enjoy sitting there for dinner!!) . The quilt is perfect as a table cover, too! Happy New Year, can't wait til the 15th!

  5. What a cozy setting you’ve created in front of your twinkling tree lights, Emily. You’ve showcased your beautiful collection of Quimper on top of your treasured Dresden plate quilt. How lucky you are to have that quilt that your MIL made! It’s all so perfect, Emily. ❤️

  6. Coucou Emily, quel régal ce billet !
    Ta petite table en duo devant ce magnifique sapin est magnifique ! Et en Bretonne que je suis, j'adore ton service de table de Quimper, quel bonheur.
    Ce jaune apporte une jolie touche de couleur, c'est superbe.
    Très bon week-end, bisous de Bretagne.

  7. I'm glad you didn't ask us to pick a favorite photo because I would have been stumped! Every detail is exquisite. I love that quilt pattern to pieces and it makes a gorgeous table cover. And of course I love the Quimper. I think I would have chosen that pattern too. With the tree it looks like a scene from Southern Lady or any fabulous magazine. Bravo, Emily,

  8. What a fantastic idea. I enjoyed seeing all your treasures and the table looks amazing.

  9. Oh Emily how gorgeous this is!! What a beautiful setting, so cozy, warm and romantic! Your Quimper does look wonderful with your Christmas tree, and you have so many pretty makes my heart sing to see you using it and loving it! This should be in a magazine! Your meal sounds wonderful too, I've got to make that soon, I love eggplant Parm :) Stay safe today, I am nervous...

  10. I love your pretty table, and I've always loved seeing quilts as tablecloths. I think they are all so homey and pretty! Your Quimper collection is always fun to see.

    I'm looking forward to the fifteenth! :D

    Happy New Year!

    RIcki Jill

    PS I finished taking the rest of our Christmas decor down today (during the storm)...

  11. Wow Emily, I am so glad you set this pretty tablescape with your prized Quimper. How very fabulous everything looks. It looks so beautiful and a great place to sit down and enjoy that wonderful Eggplant Parmesan. The tree is gorgeous. The quilt is so pretty and creative. you did pull out all the stops for this showpiece. Thank you for sharing at Love Your Creativity.

  12. Beautiful table setting and Christmas tree!




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