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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Limoges~The Softer Side Of Summer







Is there any china more delicate than Limoges? The patterns seem endless. I can see where one might make a collection of this French porcelain alone. I have been on the lookout for Limoges tea cups and saucers, and was lucky enough to find one while thrifting on my recent travels.






A sweet little sugar bowl and berry dishes were nearby too. I'm looking forward to a mix and match tea fest with some of my other vintage pieces. These would make a darling gift set as well.






The details are just enchanting. Each berry bowl has a differently rendered flower of the pattern at the center. And I'm loving the peachy pink and mint green together.



More sweet details. . . . Perfect for a midsummer tea.





































Delicate and dainty chamomile matches the mood.




I think this china will always remind me of a few sunlit days amid the summer meadows of Washington State. I only wish I had thought to press a few flowers!






Wishing you the softer side of a day in summer!

Jacqueline




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31 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh that is gorgeous Limoges! so delicate and lovely!

You found some real treaures, Jacqueline - that is absolutely beautiful china!!!

I didn't know that's what Chamomile looks like! Like itty bitty daisies, well I'll be!!

Bella said...

Hi J,
Sweet and soft, perfection!
Lovely lovely Limoges... I too am always on the lookout, just one pretty piece can make a whole day of hunting a success :-) Love that sweet birdie singing in the background.... sweet summer song. I was trying to figure out your posies, chamomile, I didn't know, sweet!
Hugs,
Bella

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a pretty post. I love Limoges china it is so delicate and charming. I have a complete set for 12 in the Artois Rose pattern that I purchased slowly over the years when stores used to have china lay-a-way plans. I am so glad that I did it them...now it would be far too costly.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Limoges and light.
You played it so beautifully, Jacqueline.
~Lynne
w/L.

Lavender Cottage said...

I only have one Limoges piece and that is a pretty teacup in a soft pink. The delicate color and shape make it a favorite, I can see why you like to collect it.
Thanks for sharing your new found pieces.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a beautiful pattern. I can hardly ever pass up a limoge tea cup when I see one.

Pamela Gordon said...

Such beautiful china and photos. I've never seen that pattern of Limoges but I suppose there are several patterns made by that company. I have two cups and saucers that have the pink flowers on them. They are so delicate aren't they.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Lovely cool images on a hot day! Years ago my neighbor sold her mother's limoges pieces at her estate sale. I wish I would have bought them! Yours are so pretty and delicate.

Happy 4th!

Anne said...

Jacqueline,
Beautiful photos.I LOVE Haviland china.I could never part with it.Such a lovely pattern.I will have to share soon.You have a soft pretty pattern.So lovely with your flowers too.Happy 4th of July.
((((Hugs))))))
Anne

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Jacqueline...
So peaceful & serene.....that is just how your post made me feel.
Happy July 4th to you!
Kari

Jen said...

Lovely! I have a Limoges chocolate set that I love. It sits in the cabinet and I feel bad that I never use it.

Deb said...

That tea-cup is too cute for words.

Gretchen said...

Limoges is just such a dainty and feminine china to have. There's nothing I love more than tea in a Limoges cup. As I antique around PA on vacation, I've been seeing beautiful linens and I always think of you.

Susy said...

Ha. I imagined you arranging everyone in their places just so ~ and then having them look at the camera, and say "Brie"! Oui?

SizzleandZoom said...

This is simply beautiful. Love Limoges. Thanks for the photo of the stamp. I love your details.

Linda said...

I was lucky enough to get a few pieces of Limoges from my Mom...whom I believe got them from her Grandmother...2 vegetable tureens with lids,to be used at the table for serving.... small cream and sugar with only 2 cups and 1 saucer to match..They have a very delicate pattern....I have them on the top shelf of my china cabinet...perhaps I should haul them out, and have a look!!! Perhaps take a trip down memory lane, as Mom always used them at Christmas and Easter...:o)

Enjoy your day!
Cheers!
Linda :o)

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Softer hues are so refreshing to the soul!You have the most delicate pattern in my favorite soft petal pink and sage green hues. A mid~summer tea sounds delightful!
Fondly,
Pat

June said...

I can't tell you how much I love your new china Jacqueline! It's just beautiful and definitely will bring you so much pleasure. Yes, the colors are so pretty together.
hugs...

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Such pretty china Jacqueline! You display it so well!

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

The sugar bowl is such a lovely shape.

piccolaceleste said...

mamma mia che cose belle!!!!!! complimenti baci lu...

Carolyn said...

Love your new china-so pretty!

Carolyn

chateau chic said...

Jacqueline, Your limoge china is so delicate and lovely! Love it paired with the ironstone pitcher full of dainty flowers.
Mary Alice

Danielle said...

Sweet and lovely~

Danielle xo

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Beautiful post. I love Limoges and I have a few pieces that I found here and there. The chamomile is so pretty. Did you grow it?
~Clara

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Your new Limoges china is just exquisite! I love the soft pink. I have one cup and a dessert plate but they don't match and are a different pattern than yours. Still lovely though. Thanks for your visit and I hope you have a sweet weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Debra @ Common Ground said...

so so pretty, J. You always put together the most lovely vignettes of dishes and linens. and oh, those daisies!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Your Limoges is wonderful and I have not seen this pattern before. Sweet! I have a few pieces too. I bought a box of dishes at auction a week ago and there were 2 Limoges dishes in the box. A chip or two on them but it makes me love them more.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Sherry said...

How gorgeous! You got the lighting perfect in that! Great pics! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline: Your photos, I don't even like to call them that, are master pieces. You capture everything in the best light and, of course, your subjects are outstanding too. Beautiful Limoges. All so gorgeous..Happy Thursday..Judy

Haworth said...

How lucky to find those pieces, Jacqueline. They're just so pretty and feminine and perfect for a cup of tea on a sultry summer's day.

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