Friday, May 8, 2020

French Faience in the Holiday Cupboard

A few weeks ago I decided to try something a little different here in the Holiday Cupboard, by bringing out my French Pottery aka my "wedding china". When I was choosing my china pattern for my Bridal Registry back in the 70's, I fell in love with this beautiful handpainted romantic look.

I had a post a week or so ago where I shared a few pieces as I was putting things together here in the cupboard. As beautiful as they are with these lovely handpainted roses and vines, these dishes are not particularly "appetizing" when serving a meal. Unfortunately they are prettier when displayed, than when actually using them. 

I was already displaying my Ivy pattern sugar and creamer, a few English Cottage pieces, and touches of green scattered throughout the shelves. My vintage Easter postcards were replaced with other Spring-y themed cards.

Besides the delicate little blooms, one of my favorite elements of this pottery are the faux bois handles and pouring spouts on the creamer, cups, Tea and Coffee pots.

A few of you have asked about the pattern name of the pottery, and I hate to admit this but the brochure that I received is stashed in a box somewhere... probably in a rented storage unit. We've moved so many times, I don't know where or how to get my hands on it. I did check on "Replacements", and spending a little time I found it; "Nemours" by Longchamp.

March was my Birthday month, but let's just say it was not one of my best celebrations. I'm not much of a party-er but it was pretty low-key and blah even for me. My mom did send over my favorite GF vanilla/coconut cake, so I drowned my boredom and pitifullness in white fluffy icing. I'd like a do-over in a few months.

When I took these photos I was still using the quilt and pillows that I had out during Easter,
but I changed the quilt out yesterday for a pink and green later-Spring look. 

I have a tentative date for my rescheduled cervical spine surgery...finally.
I'll let you know more when I have more info.
Have a great rest of the week!

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  1. How beautiful your bridal registry dishes are. They look great in your holiday cabinet. Love the vintage postcards too.

  2. Enchanting. Why until now have I never considered using my wicker love seat inside? I don't have a sunroom but I do have a guest room and lots of pillows and quilts. I'm going drag it upstairs from the basement today!

    1. Hi Linda, I've had a couple of old wicker pieces that sat on a porch but didn't last long outside. This was new when I bought it about 18 years ago, it just lightens up the space. Plus it's a fun place to change up frequently.

  3. SUch a pretty pattern, Debra. Glad to read you're on your way to getting your surgery scheduled.

  4. I love floral patterns, but what caught my eye was the small platter leaning against a white one on the top shelf. My mother bought that pattern, 'Garden Bouquet' by Johnson Bros., in 1953. Our neighbour had the same one, Later she bought Friarwood' by Masons with a similar floral design. In 1980 I bought 'Sheraton' by Johnson Bros. Very close to the 'Garden Bouquet'. I recently bought a gravy boat with oval plate in 'Garden Bouquet' at a church sale. Love your blog.

    1. thankyou Jean, I love all the Johnson Bros. patterns, and so many of the similar patterns of transferware work well together. I just have bits and pieces of sets, but it's so much fun using them all interchangeably.

  5. This China set is so feminine and charming!

  6. So pretty, Debra! I love your wedding dishes! You were smart to get something lovely. Mine were white with avocado green circles...I see them in the thrift store all the time. They have just opened up elective surgery here again, wondered if maybe you would be able to get yours done soon.

  7. Such a pretty display!! And a cute room, too! Good luck on your surgery!


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