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Monday, August 29, 2011

Heirloom Limoges




Mr. Cottage says that this pewter pitcher used to appear on the fourth of July to make mint juleps with the Bridgemans. Today it's perfect for the hydrangeas.


The Limoges is heirloom as well, and old enough not to have a mark. It's remarkable when a few lovely pieces survive to be handed down to yet another generation.



Stories get lost through the years. But the importance of family objects never dies. They become part of what ties us together. Our celebrations and traditions.



Perhaps that sense of family tradition is part of what makes antiques so appealing. Even if the family isn't ours. We want to be a part of that "something special." The other part is simply wanting to be surrounded by that "something wonderful". . . .



















































I hope you have a week just filled with wonderful!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline


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31 comments:

  1. Hi Jacqueline,
    What a pretty post! I love all your china and linens also vintage table cloths are beautiful. I really love the red floral one.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  2. Lovely post! Your Limoges pieces are beautiful and that hydrangea color is so pretty! Take care, Laura

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  3. All so beautiful and delicate! Wishes for a wonderful week to you too.

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  4. So beautiful and so pretty...i love your Limoges and hydrangea together,
    xxx

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  5. A visually beautiful post! I would take the hydrangeas over the mint julep anyday.
    Blessings~

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  6. Beautiful china. Gorgeous photos. Blessings, Pamela

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous post! Love your china and linens; so very lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. ahhh limoges....oui...oui...she's tres belle! love those hydrangeas too! ")

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  9. Such sweet, dainty dishes! Beautiful photos and flowers. Enjoyed your pretty tablecloths, too. Bess

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  10. Beautiful flowers, in swedish they are called hortensia. I have a give away, take a look.

    Regards from Sweden

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  11. What a beautiful post... Oh my goodness, the plates and the hydrangeas are breathtaking!

    Cindy

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  12. Hydrangeas are our favorite! We love them in the pewter. Beautiful
    Angela and Renee

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  13. Your pieces are absolutely beautiful, Jacqueline!! I love the pattern and color!

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. Everything is just gorgeous; pretty china and I love the handles of your silver. The pink hydrangeas look nice in the pewter jug.
    Judith

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  15. Thanks for sharing such lovely china and linens ... HHL

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  16. Oh how beautiful. Your china, linens and silver are all stunning. Beautiful patterns. I love the hydrangeas also. Gorgeous pictures and beautiful tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  17. What a beautiful post! Your hydrangeas are beautiful and look so pretty in your limoges! Oh, the limoges is gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  18. Oh my!! Everything is just so beautiful! The gorgeous china (I'm coveting that covered dish!), the elegant silver, the lovely linens, and, of course, nature's beauty, the hydrangeas---love 'em!!! What a feast for the eyes! Thanks for some beautiful moments!
    Kay

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  19. Stunning china and gorgeous linens! The flower look beautiful. Lovely shots. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  20. Your table top is stunning!
    Love the pink hydrangeas.... yummy!
    xx
    A

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  21. That is the most lovely Limoges pattern, Jacqueline! Love the linens, silver and gorgeous hydrangea, too!

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  22. Hydrangea grace my table this week as well. Nice post, pretty dishes~

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  23. Those are some of the prettiest pink flowers....Hydrangea....very nice with your plates and white napkins...I need to pick up some from my local flowers shop for my Tool Tray and blue Mason Jar I just picked up and displaying over at Mel's Designs from the Cabin blogspot....thanks for sharing your idea...Mel

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  24. Sooooooooo gorgeous! The picture that took my breath away was the close up of the ends of your beautiful spoons! OOOH! Thank you for inspiring some beauty in my rainy dark morning as I am getiing my son off for school!!! Love your blog! Just discovered it!

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  25. Hope you don't mind I grabbed a picture from your blog to show on my blog! Take a peek!

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  26. What a painterly post! Your china and hydrangeas compliment each other perfectly. Thanks so much!
    Ruth

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  27. Hi J,
    I looked at this last night and forgot to comment... I think I was dumb struck, haha!! PURPLE Limoges... It is amazing and heart stoppingly beautiful...
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  28. So beautiful and delicate your Limonges hairloom china, I love when things are passed from ne generation to another, as a good part of my stash is hairlooms! Your linens are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and have nice TT at Susan's, see you later. Hugs. FABBY

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  29. Jacquline,
    Gorgeous tablescape! Your photography is elegant! I could stay a while longer, but now you've inspired me to go enjoy some of my vintage dishes!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  30. Gorgeous china! And I'll bet that the story of the ironstone pitcher that went from juleps with the Bridgemans to hydrangeas for the blog will become the story that is passed down with it. :-)

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