Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vintage French Table

 There seem to be almost endless patterns of vintage Limoges china, especially in pink themes. This is all to the advantage because the various designs mix so well. The porcelain is difficult to find undamaged, however. I'll forgive a few "flea bites", as finding large numbers of flawless place settings for an economy price makes for a challenge.

The beauty is well worth the trouble. I continue the French theme here with fleur de lis napkin rings.

 One of my recent delightful finds at a fleamarket price was this flawless lidded serving dish.

I'm always happy to come across antique French linens like this fringed woven cloth covering my table.
 What is more delicate than a Limoges cup and saucer?
 Simple suppers are transformed when served from fine china with a history, no matter WHO'S history it happens to be!
 My recent favorite though is the vintage set of French bistro pressed glass jems! I am always needing replacements for mine because they are in constant use and I am frequently suffering losses. The nice thing about fleamarket prices is that nothing is too dear for daily use.

 The stitched in owners mark in linens always fascinates me.


I am using one of my odd Limoges pieces as a coaster for the wine.


      Thanks for stopping by! Ciao! for now!
 And Bon Appetit!

Jacqueline

I'm linking to Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,
and My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The House In The Roses for Show Of  Your Cottage Monday

34 comments:

Tete said...

So pretty. You have the most wonderful collections of fun pieces!

Entertaining Women said...

I'm a Haviland/Limoges fan, too. It always amazes me the variety of gorgeous table settings that can be achieved with these marvelous vintage dishes. Your tureen is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Susy @ The Feathered Nest said...

Oh boy! I get to be the first to say "ooh la la".

Simply. Beautiful.

Burlap Luxe said...

Love the sweet Limoges china, and the settings are inviting. Thank you for sharing your table setting so now! where is my brunch invite :)

Thank you dear-ie for your beautiful comment on the buffet that will end up in my shop before to long as soon as I get this new piece done, In the mean time I though I would maybe inspire a daring paint job to other buffets out there and using them in unexpected places of charm.

see you soon!
xoxo
Dore

Johanna said...

Hi Jacqueline,
this Limoges set is really charming. Love the delicate flowers and the shimmering porcelain. What a lucky find to get this wonderful serving dish. You made a wonderful table with all the nice things - it has some french atmosphere, glamour and relax.
Greetings, Johanna

Susy said...

blo your sweet and romantic, beautiful.
Will visit us often.
Want to go to me for tea?
A hug SUSY

Deanne said...

What a pretty dinner set. I really like your fleur de lys napkin rings too.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

I love every piece you have.

Every little things were pick in a most smarty way.

Keep chasing vintage as I am doing mine too.

Happy TS Day,
/chie

Mary said...

Gorgeous tureen! I have some pieces of my Aunt's Limoges that all have some sort of chip or crack from the vestiges of time, but love it anyway :-)

Carolyn said...

You do set such pretty tables!!! I love your covered dish I just bought a new one too-it is Bridal Rose.

Carolyn

Sherry said...

I really love Limoges. This is something I am trying to collect more of. Yours is beautiful. Love the lidded dish. Very pretty.
Sherry

A Toile Tale said...

The Haviland pattern in the coffee cup and saucer is the very dearest china I own. My grandmother (Rose Ellie) gave it to me (Linda) and the name of it is Rosalinda!
Linda

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh so lovely! I would love to have dinner at that table! Magnifique mon amie! :)

Karen said...

I always enjoy your posts. Photographed beautifully. Interesting, too, about the stitched owner's mark on the linen.

Had to laugh at the history comment. I am always telling those who ask about pieces on my table or in my home, "It's a family heirloom... just not MY family."

Mimi said...

So beautiful...the china is so delicate looking. The French bistro glasses are real gems, but the linens are just exquisite. Thanks for sharing your lovelies.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Dear Jacqui, what can I say as I am totally speechless with your dishes.. you always have the most beautiful collections and how I envy you! teehee.. Limoges and Haviland are my fave too!

xo
fitty

Sweetladyelaine said...

Beautiful, Beautiful! I love the pattern,so delicate and inviting. Thank you for sharing!

Debbie said...

This is so beautiful to me. I'm a huge Haviland fan, and there is nothing in the world lovelier than a pink porcelain table.

Just loved it.

Shelia said...

Oh, your table looks gorgeous! I love those elegant and dainty dishes! You do have the most wonderful things!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marlis said...

Your table is wonderful. I love how all the elements blend well together. Your table covering is absolutely wonderful. thanks for sharing!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

How beautiful again. Love those dishes and especially love that fringed linen!

Tess said...

These dishes are exquisite!! The pattern is so delicate and pretty. The whole table looks beautiful. Your covered dish is quite a find and so gorgeous!

Terry said...

LOve it, love it! Very sweet and romantic.

Bella said...

Hi Jacqueline... Oooh Limoge the name just makes your heart beat faster doesn't it? Lovely Lovley pieces!!
Bella

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Those are the prettiest dishes and with the napkin rings they make the best French country setting. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

High Street Cottage said...

The china is stunning, love your blog too!

Mabel said...

What a beautiful, elegant and timeless table. The china is just gorgeous. I have a very similiar pattern of Limoges.

✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

C'est absolument ravissant!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hello Jacqueline~ ~ ~I saw your pretty pink flowered china and had to rush right over to see the table! Beautiful!!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Natasha said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures of your French-inspired tablescape. Thanks also for the lovely idea of using the saucer as a wine plate-I love it!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Lindy said...

What a beautiful collection. I'm glad I found you. I'm following.
Lindy

Ann said...

I love pink Limoge pieces too! And you are so right, use it and enjoy it! Who cares if there is minor flaws the beauty of it out weighs that!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love your china so Beautiful. I go to a place called Hidden Treasures for most of my china ~~~This is a Upscale Consignment shop. You would love this place like I do !!!! You have a nice day.I put a Vintage Tablecapes Together one week ago on my BLOG.

FrenchCountry said...

Love the romantic touch. C'est magnifique!

Claudia from FrenchCountry

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