Tuesday, 24 February 2009

St Lo Brocante

Roger & I drove to St Lo on Sunday to the monthly Brocante and I couldn't get over how many of the stall holders were English, selling china, silverplate & bric a brac.

I'm always on the look out for Quimper although we don't usually find much here in Normandy we usually have to drive down to Brittany before we start to uncover Q treasures.

All that we saw were a small Henriot pitcher with a petit breton decor and a large chip on the base, a petit breton double salt in the form of a pair of sabots, circa 1940's, a tea cup and saucer with scalloped edges in the ivoire corbeille design and a 1960's floral cake stand in bits.
However, the morning wasn't a complete waste of time as our friends from the Epicerie Anglaise were there and Roger bought cheddar cheese and dark chocolate digestives biscuits which put a smile on his face.

We'll miss next month's Brocante because we'll be in Hilton Head, South Carolina checking out locations for the QCI Savannah 2010 meeting with Nina & Tom Slonaker, look out for a report about our trip on my blog in April.

bonne chine.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Musée de la Belle Epoque, Desvres, Normandy, France.

Musée de la Belle Epoque
A new private faïence museum has opened in Desvres, France, in the former workshop of Gabriel Fourmaintraux.
It is located at 114 rue Jean Jaures, 62240 Desvres, France. Tel. Consult the website for hours: http://www.musee-faience-desvres.com/
Log on to the members only section of the QCI web site to find out more...........

Our current slideshow features interesting Devres items.

Monday, 16 February 2009

We've come a long way.............................

Did you know that the Quimper Club is celebrating it's 10th Birthday this year?

The Premiere issue of the newsletter came out in the summer of 1999 and in the letter from the Editors, Katie Wiggins and Lucy Williams had this to say:

"Welcome to the USA Quimper Club! We would like to thank all of you for your help in establishing the first national club dedicated to the enjoyment of Quimper faience".

The front cover also features details of the first meeting which was to be held at the Santa Monica Antique Market on September 25th.

Highlights of the meeting were to include presentations by Adela Meadows and Millicent Mali and appraisals by Sandra Bondhus AND book signings by all five of the American Quimper book authors.

So, were you there at that first meeting?

Tell us about your experiences there & share with us what it was like to be in at the beginning of this wonderful Club of ours.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Your QCI Blog guide (part deux)

Just a brief description of some of the other things you'll find on our blog.

Beneath the QCI Logo a profile of the host blogger, a few words about the Club and a link to the QCI web site.
Next, the Blog Archive. Here you can easily retrieve an old posting that you may have missed or wish to re read. Don't forget the latest post is always at the top of the page you are looking at.
A slideshow of Quimper items comes next, this could feature the host bloggers own private collection or may be created by the web committee. We'll change it every few weeks.

Beneath the slideshow you will find a link to Authors & Dealers web sites, send us your details if you would like to be included in this list.

Followers: This is how you stay up dated on QCI blog news, follow the instructions provided in this section.

Have your own blog? Then email the address to quimperpix@gmail.com and we'll start to follow you.
At the foot of the page is our Shelfari Book shelf, which at the moment is displaying some of the books written by Quimper authors & experts and a couple of favourites of mine.
The contents of the shelf may change each month to reflect the tastes of the host blogger.
Hover the mouse over a book on the shelf and a brief editorial review will appear.

C'est bon?


Your QCI blog guide

So you're looking at the blog and hopefully thinking
"Wow this is great"
but you might also need a few things explained, so here is the first lesson.

On the left you will see the post written by our host blogger.
The most current post will be at the top of the page, scroll down to read earlier posts.
Beneath the text you will see "comments", click on this word, you will be taken to a page where you can "Post a Comment", type your comment in the box.

In the "Comment as" box choose the google option.

Then click "Preview" if you want to check how your comment will look once it is posted, when you're ready to post click "Post Comment".

On this next page you will be asked to sign into your Google account, if you have gmail sign in as usual, follow the instructions given and voila your comment will be published.

For those members who do not have a gmail account we have created a google account and password for you to use.
These can be found in the Members Only section of the QCI website, then follow the instructions as above.

Got that? Superb!


Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Welcome one and all

Welcome all Quimper collectors and enthusiasts to the launch of the Club's very own blog!
Cerelle Bolon 2nd VP and Web Committee members Maggie Bryant, Judy Datesman, Trisha Johnson and Diane Robinson invite you to log on and chat with our guest blogger, check out the Shelfari bookshelf and view the slideshow.
Want to have your say, then why not volunteer to host the blog for a month?
Contact us at quimperpix@gmail.com to learn the simple basic steps on how to become a blogger.
Just want to comment on the days topic? contact us @ quimperpix@gmail.com for the members only login information.
This information will also appear in the Members Only section of the QCI website.