Monday, 21 September 2009

A Quimper love affair........or when Yann met Louisik.

The history, traditions and romance of Brittany are just a few of the many reasons that collectors of French faience are drawn to Quimper pottery.

Today we are sharing this pretty mosaic of Porquier Beau plates featuring young Breton couples who are about to get engaged, are engaged, or just married with Mary @ Little Red House and her Mosaic Monday affair.

Romantic scenes of young love, betrothals and weddings have adorned Quimper faience for decades and are very collectible.

Judy D (QCI member and ex Madame Prez) has recently launched her new blog jdbeads.
Click here to read about one of her beautiful creations, an épingle de pardon and the Breton tradition of romance that it embodies.

Regular visitors to this blog will know that the hosts of the QCI Annual meeting in Dallas next month are organising a Charity Auction to benefit Operation Smile and Judy has very generously offered an épingle de pardon to be included in the auction.

Judy is also the voice of newlyweds Yann & Louisik on the QCI’s Facebook page.
Click here to follow them as they travel around France on their honeymoon.

They were recently in Normandy and made an ungracious comment about “everything being covered with cream”. Now, what’s wrong with that?

Last I heard they were heading south to Basque country, they are really getting around.

à bien tôt


  1. BEAUTIFUL, These blogs are just so marvelous and I enjoy every one and each new subject!
    The photos alone are enough to make me drool.

  2. Maggie, this is a delight both in words and photos. Thank you for sharing these pieces of Quimper for all of us to enjoy. Such sweet, romantic scenes. One of the favorite pieces in my collection is a petite jardiniere produced in Malicorne. It features a young man gazing into the eyes of his sweetheart as he holds her hand and perhaps proposes marriage. At least that's what I like to think this scene is about. So many beautiful pieces of faience for the world to enjoy! Thanks again for sharing these.~ Sarah

  3. A beautiful collection and mosaic!

  4. Oh I just get lost in time looking at your beautiful Quimper images ... lovely!

  5. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  6. As the Bretons are noted for being the biggest butter consumers in France, so the Normans hold the prize for cream ... not a criticism (someone in my house drinks cream right out of the refrigerator!), simply an observation!! If all that cream were not available, how could we have all those wonderful cheeses??