Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Blending of Quimper Camaieu and MacKenzie Childs Dishes

I found this set of French Quimper Camaieu dinnerware set on Ebay last year and I thought they were unusual in color because most Quimpers I see are yellow and blue. And I like the fact that they were a complete setting for 8, complete with handled pretty soup bowls. So, I told DH to buy them for me as my Christmas present. I never got to use them until now.

 I love the combination of green, pink and yellow. I think they are perfect spring and summer colors.
 We do not have all our belongings moved yet but I loaded these in the SUV to make sure they get safely to their destination.

 The green chargers are Mackenzie Childs and they are made out of very heavy tin.

 Funny but I never used this silver plated flatware before. They just sat in our Natchez garage until now. And I like them. I think the floral pattern is very demure and pretty.

 I alternated these champagne flutes with the clear flower etched crystals. These are actually faint yellow with a faint pink  and gold border.
 The white vase with roses was left by the sellers after we bought this house. They were a pair and were sitting on the bedroom side tables that they also left.
 Now comes some MacKenzie Childs pieces, floral egg S & P shakers.
 I bought this pair of candle holders from an antique shop in downtown Natchez. I am not sure who the maker is but they have a mark of M381 underneath.

 On the buffet is another MacKenzie Childs piece, a double decker teapot. I think it blends well with the color scheme I have going here. The cups and saucers are Quimpers belonging to the same set. I just added white flowered creamer and sugar servers since I have not opened all my tea sets yet and I could not find any with pink and green. The tall girl with a jar figure is a Lladro we bought from Grand Cayman. I also found a place for my flatware clotche on the other side of the buffet table.

 I love the shape of this teapot.

And there it is, my tablescape showing a fusion of Quimper and MacKenzie Childs. Thank you so much for your visits. I always enjoy reading your comments too.
 I also want to thank Parsimonious Décor Darling at for nominating me for the Liebster Award. So nice to know many interesting facts about her.
To comply with the nomination, I have to tell you 11 things about me and answer 11 of her questions.
That said, here are 11 facts about me.
1.  I am a Filipina but has been in US since 1972
2.  We recently just moved from Natchez, MS to FL but since we have not sold our house in MS yet, we basically still live in both.
3.  I love decorating and tablescaping.
4. I have a bachelors degree in Medical Technology which makes me a Laboratory Scientist.
5.  I love being with my family here in FL but I miss my friends in MS.
6.  I love to travel and we do travel a lot.
7.  I love gardening too.
8.  Though I love traveling, I am also a homebody so I don't mind being at home either.
9.  My DH laughs at me when it comes to ball game sports because I know nothing about them and I refuse to learn cause I am very disinterested.
10.  I am terrified of snakes.
11.  I am referred to as an energizer bunny a lot because I like to do a lot of projects and I work fast but I can also be lazy cause I like to watch Lifetime movies for a relaxation.

Now to answer the questions asked:

Questions to those I've nominated: 1.  Song or Dance? both

2.  Winter or Summer? summer

3.  Ralph Lauren or Oscar de la Renta? neither

4.  Anglophile or Francophile?latter

5.  Royal Staffordshire or Spode? I am a dishaholic so I like both

6.  Mr. Big, Aiden, or Aleksandr? Don't really listen to any of them

7.  Mensa or The Prometheus Society (or neither....too controversial)? neither

8.  French Country or English Country (décor and gardens)? French country décor but English Country gardens

9.  Dogs, Cats, or Horses? dogs

10. Aging naturally or preserving youth with plastic surgery? naturally

11. Reading the book or watching the film? watching the film

I hope I am not reprimanded for not not nominating 11 people. Most of the ones I have in mind are already nominated, the other bloggers I know have blogs that are award-free.
Thank you to all the hostesses of this parties I am linking with.
Christine's Table it Monday
Cindy's Amaze me Monday
Mary's Masterpieces Monday
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Kathy's A Return To Loveliness
Sandi's Teatime Tues
Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Martha and Terri's Teacup Tues
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home
Paula's What's It Wed
Centerpiece Wed
Sarah's Homemaking party
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Share your Style Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Bernideen's Tea Time
Tablescape Thursday
Home Sweet Home

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Memorial Day Table, 2015

We are in Florida but not completely moved in yet. After 2 trailers and a 26 ft truck full of furniture and belongings, about half is still left in Natchez so we have to go back and make another move. We have no prospect buyer yet so we are in no hurry. Besides, my granddaughter's year long treatment ends this week and they want to spend a few days there to enjoy the pool so we are scheduled to go back next month. I still have lots of boxes occupying 1/3 of the garage to open so I apologize if I have not been visiting. I will catch up when this is all over.
Anyway, I had to dig up for these Polish Pottery stars dishes so I can create a patriotic table. Maybe around half of my dinnerware sets are still in Mississippi but I gathered enough to create this table.
See our corner china cabinet that used to be in our Natchez dining room home? I am glad I found a good place for it. And to think that we almost sold it because John thought we wouldn't have a place for it here. He was amazed after it was placed how good it looks.


 I just looked around the house for something red and found this red and yellow rose or I think it might be a peony.
 I found my blue set of flatware but I thought I would use my Rogers & Sons silver plated flatware set instead. I hardly ever use them and here they were, their wooden case was staring right at me in the garage.
 I bought this set of ceramic napkin rings during one of my trips here in FL in a consignment shop. They are  labeled "FP" in the back, not sure what it means. Please let me know if you do. My other napkin rings are scattered in different bins because we used them as space fillers.

 My daughter Rochelle gave me this set of blue S & P shakers as part of my mother's day gift last year. She bought them in the hospital store because I saw and admired them during one of Rea's chemo admissions last year. Rea, BTW is doing very well. She is having her last admission for immunotherapy and then she is done with all hospital stays. I thank each and everyone of you who prayed and especially those who are still praying for her.


 What luck! This Betsy Ross flag plate was packed with one bin of Polish pottery dishes so I had to use it as part of my centerpiece.
 I still do not have my Polish pottery dinner and salad plates here so I used my Pfaltzgraff white "Confetti" dinner plates. I have had some red and white dessert plates with a swirl pattern that I bought here in FL about 2 years ago and I added those too before adding the Polish pottery soup cups and bowls. The wooden plate chargers were bought on sale at Pier 1 on line and were delivered directly here almost right after we bought this retirement home. The plates all share a similar swirly pattern.

 I was looking for my blue goblets in the garage but could not locate them so I just used these crystals that have always been stored here that I bought from a nearby Homegoods. Yes! HG is a 4 min. drive from here and it makes me happy, lol.
 The cruet set looks almost black but they are in between cobalt and midnight blue. I really like the pewter chicken finials.

 I couldn't quite decide what is etched on this pitcher but I like it. Do they look like witches cooking up a potion? LOL! Probably not too patriotic but the color works. Besides, I needed something to stick my flag pole in.

And there it is, my very first patriotic table in our retirement home. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by and special thanks to the hostesses of these parties I am joining. Happy Memorial Day everyone and to those who are traveling, be safe!

Paula's What's It Wed
Centerpiece Wed
Sarah's Homemaking party
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Tablescape Thursday
Share your Style Thursday
Home Sweet Home
Kate's Flaunt it Friday
Home Matters
Cindy's Amaze me Monday
Mary's Masterpieces Monday
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home


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