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 http://fromparsimonioustoperfection.blogspot.com/ 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
 
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