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

24 comments: said...

This china is adorable, never knew Quimper came in pastels, I love it! It's great paired with your McK-Chds teapot! Congrats on your nomination~

Sarah said...

Christine, your fusion of Quimper with McK-C sets a beautiful table. Great job! It's fun to see a set of Quimper that is floral and in a nontraditional color pattern. Beautiful!

Marigene said...

What a pretty Quimper pattern...perfect for springtime and it pairs nicely with MC!

Crystal Grandeur said...

Christine...Love your elegantly done beautiful table. The dishes are very pretty. Lovely collection. Every thing looks awesome. Have a great week. Love Sujatha:)

Joyce@WhenPigsFly said...

It makes me so happy that you continue to do tablescapes. They are what attracted me to blogging years ago. It's not as easy to find beautiful tablescapes now. This one is gorgeous....very beautiful, and I'm so happy that I can still click on a picture and "arrow" through them with the "light box"....instead of having to click on each one to enjoy it in a larger size. Bless you for keeping that feature!

Tablescapes are such FUN!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

That's a beautiful table you've set. Love the new dishes. Their coloring seems quite perfect for Florida! I didn't know Quimper made a pattern like that. Looks like your dining room is ready for family get togethers!

The French Hutch said...

Christine, What a beautiful set of Quimper you found! I love how you mixed it with MacKenzie-Childs, one of my favorite combinations. Lovely candleholders and tablescape. So happy you are getting settled in your new home. Hope all the family, your granddaughter is doing well.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Christine, I love your pastel Quimper, and it looks wonderful with the MacKenzie-childs pieces. The stacked teapot is cute and I like your silverware too. You do have a gift for setting a lovely table. Thanks for joining me for tea.


Antiques And Teacups said...

Two of my favorites! I love the Quimper, and it all blends together beautifully. What a fun teapot shape. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Margie said...

I love learning about different potteries from other bloggers. The Quimper Camaieu dishes are beautiful and I adore the MacKenzie Childs teapot's whimsical design.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Christine!
I love your pretty Quimper dish collection and also how you paired it with your M-C dishes. The table runner and your centerpiece look perfect with all of it. The teapot might be my favorite thing...oh is it adorable! And the's so pretty and youmfi ally get to use it. I hope you're enjoying your new home in FL.
Thank you for your concern for my son and his upcoming procedure.

Blogoratti said...

Looks really nice and lovely indeed!

sweet violets said...

Love this pretty set of dishes!!! The soup bowls with handles are too adorable!! Love how you mixed the MC pieces with them.....nice job!!

Hope you are doing well in your new home.....its never easy to leave one home for another....

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I love it all Christine but that teapot caught my eye! WOW! Never seen one like this but it is beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Unknown said...

Beautiful, I love it all! Hope you are adjusting in Florida. Wishing you the best!
Blessings My Friend,

Diane said...

Christine, as always, you have set an interesting and beautiful table. I love the Quimper. It is a wonderful color and the the pairing with the MC pieces was so smart. You adorable teapot made me smile!

Jeannie Marie said...

I have a weakness for that double decker teapot!! It's almost like some of my stacked whimsy pieces.


Oh the dishes you got from hubby this past C'mas are soo gorgeous Christine! Love all your Quimper and this table is really so beautiful and so you. The puti candle holders are stunning!
Thanks for dropping by to visit me. I got great news, we are going to be grandparents of a little girl from DD Alexandra. She will arrive on Nov. 13 or 16. Maxima will be born in Miami, Flo.
Hugs and kisses to the princesses.

Unknown said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Good job on the pictures -we love DETAIL! I haven't seen these before and I love how you've used them.

bj said...

Hi, Christine...I was just wondering the other day if you had sold your other home. I see here that you still have it.
Your new dishes are just awesome...really pretty. When we moved last yr., I sold nearly all of my dishes...I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Not many noW...just my white ones and my blue and white transferware. I've never set formal tables like you...never had all those fine dishes. I love most MC and your teapot is just amazing. Living here in the Summer House, we are enjoying all the cute paper plates. :)
Have fun living in Fl.

LV said...

You did a great job on your table setting.

LuRay love said...

Your beautiful flatware looks like Orleans by Century International to me. I think it maybe sterling. Check it out.

The Charm of Home said...

That Quimper pattern is gorgeous!! I haven't seen this pattern before. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

Bernideen said...

I agree with everyone! The Quimper and the McKenzie pieces go so well together. You have a real flair for decorating and that table is wonderful. So glad you shared.

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