Monday, January 28, 2013

Teatime With Quimper

When I went to Florida last November to look at the house that was for sale next to my daughter's house, my daughter and I also visited a consignment shop there. As we were leaving the store, I spotted an 11 piece Quimper ware by the store's window, which included this coffee or teapot, cups and saucers, 4 ashtrays (which I plan to use for a dipping dish), sugar and creamer and bowls.
I asked the sales person if she could give me a discount and she gave me a 10% off. I got them all for about $111. I thought that was a good buy so I bought them and hand carried them on my flight back home.

I already have a shorter Quimper teapot but I like this tall one.
I used blue bird napkin rings.

 It's almost mardi gras time so I served a king cake.

I cut up some Carolina jessamines that are blooming outside and thought they'd be perfect in my little vases.

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I think you got a great deal! Your table looks so pretty Christine!


I love, love your Quimper pottery dear Christine! I'd love to be in your table with a piece of cake, yummyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! Come on over for a piece of cake, it's Alejandro's 66th. birthday today!!

Sarah said...

Christine, you got an incredible deal! What is the mark on these pieces? Amazing that you got all of those pieces for less than what most tea pots costs. Way to go!!!!!

SmilingSally said...

How good for you, Christine!

Isn't the taller one a coffee pot and the shorter one a tea pot?

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

What a pretty set! Great find for you!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

What a pretty set! Great find for you!

Deanna said...

Sweet Blessings to to you!

Marigene said...

What a pretty set and such a great price...think someone told me the tall pot is for coffee and the short one for tea, or maybe I dreamed it! I have one piece of Quimper, not an old one, either. Apparently it isn't very popular around here as that is the only piece I have seen.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Nice quimper collection and I love your little bird napkin rings! They are so sweet!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love your pretty set Christine, just gorgeous!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Just beautiful! I love the Quimper. Sarah from,

has a nice collection as well. I can't believe I loved less than hour away for four years and never collected this!!! It's so pretty.

Antiques And Teacups said...

They are always so colorful & cheerful. Great buy! Such a pretty setting!
Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Deb said...

I love Quimper. I have one little lug bowl that I treasure. I would have been over the moon to be able to buy these pieces. They are wonderful. Enjoy!

Beth said...

Your Quimper is beautiful, Christine! What a nice tea today.
Blessings, Beth

Terri said...

Hello Christine,
Beautiful find! Wow! I think my mom had a set like this many years ago. I don't know what happened to it.
Quimper...I didn't know the name and now I do. Thanks so much!

bj said...

Wow, Christine.....what a great buy on this beautify pottery.

Snap said...

I love Quimper and I think you got a great deal. Lovely teascape and flowers. Happy Tea Day!

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, my goodness! Yes, I think you got a great buy. I love Quimper but could never afford it! I love it all.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Traci said...

You always have the best luck at thrift shops!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Christine, your Quimper is just fabulous! How lovely to find all those pieces. I like the candle sticks too. It's wonderful that you have the two different teapots; very nice! Thank you for sharing your pretty table with us today and enjoy your week.


Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I really was not that familiar with Quimper until I started blogging. I love the colors. Very cheery.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Christine: Your Quimper is beautiful. I had never seen it before. I love how the pieces are all hand painted. Just stunning. Thanks for sharing have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Gina said...

What a fantastic collection! They are such pretty pieces. I'm glad you were able to carry them home on the plane without any problems.

sandy said...

Beautiful Quimper pottery! You really got a great deal!

Veronica Roth said...

Well done Christine. It all looks so beautiful together.

Johanna said...

Hi Christine,
what a beautiful find. I wasn't familiar with Quimper before I startet blogging. I saw the first pieves ever on Sarah's blog. Now I trained my eyes and recognize it more and more. Your pieces are great and make a wonderful table. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tea time and for the sweet comment on my blog.
Best greetings, Johanna

The HOME GIRL said...

What a beautiful table! I love this china and I love the colors! Thanks for sharing this! =D

kitty said...

What a deal, Christine, and the Quimper makes such a pretty tea service.

Bernideen said...

These dishes are really wonderful. I see Quimper on blogs but don't have any. I do hope you linked this to Friends Sharing Tea!

Marlis said...

What a great deal on the Quimper. What a pretty table, especially with those lovely dishes. xo marlis

Lulu said...

What a great find and with all the wonderful colors in Quimper, I know you will find lots to do with it.

Alycia Nichols said...

You are HILARIOUS!!! I love the way you get dishes back to your house by hook or by crook! Only a truly dedicated tablescaper/dish lover would lug heavy dishes through an airport!!! Real determination of the best kind!!!!! You got a great deal, and the dishes look terrific! Good idea with the ashtrays. I have some Dresden ashtrays that I use for everything BUT ashes!!! :-) Have a great weekend, Christine!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Wow, Christine, what a great buy!!! Such beautiful pieces, too. I think dish shopping is a good idea even when you are supposed to be looking at houses! :) Linda

Tricia said...

Wow, what a great find! I can see why you couldn't leave without that beautiful set! I'll bet that was a bit heavy to carry home on the plane! Enjoy that king cake!

Pat said...

You have the most amazing collections, Christine. The Quimper is beautiful!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Christine, what an adorable luncheon set. I have never heard the name Quimmper but I have seen similar patternes if not the same one. So cute. You always set a table so well..and I think it takes an eye for beauty to do tables like yours!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

So happy for you, Christine - these dishes are gorgeous and at such an amazing price! Love it! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Dolores said...

Great deal!!! Your table looks usual!!

Lady Linda said...

What a deal. You can make anything look wonderful. This is a bit different for you and just as lovely.

Sue said...

What a great bargain for all of that gorgeous Quimper. Christine. You have such good luck finding your pretties! :-)

Kathleen said...

They are beautiful, Christine!
Thank you so much for linking to Let's Dish!


Your Quimper china collection is so lovely, Chris! I came back again to see what's new and how you are, pal? What's new with you? What are you up to? Lots of hugs,

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

What a pretty setting, Christine! You've really got a knack for making a beautiful table!

Have a great week,

Rettabug said...

This has to be the bargain of the year, Christine! All the lovely Frenchyness (is that a word?) is making me faint. I knew Sarah would be jealous when she saw these pieces. Just beautiful!

Do you know we never see King Cake up here in Ohio? I've never tasted it. Very few celebrate Mardi Gras at all. Bummer.

Warm Hugs,

Laurie Ritchey said...

You know I love this, Christine. What a deal! You've set it all out beautifully, and the blue bird napkin rings are perfect with it. You are such a lucky shopper! laurie

Jann Olson said...

So beautiful! Happy that it all made it home safely. The napkin rings go so well! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, I was reading back through some of your older posts to try to catch up with your life, and I just wanted to offer that the peach linen is a roll cover. You put it down in a silver basket, and then you fold the corners in to keep your rolls hot. I have one that was my mother's, but that is what it is. You got some great buys.



Alycia Nichols said...

I wish I could sweep up the nerve to request a discount on stuff. I'm so timid when it comes to that for some reason. You'll have to teach me!

The dishes look great! Isn't it funny how we automatically have to figure out something different to do with the ashtrays from vintage sets these days?

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