Wednesday, 30 December 2009

A Quimper Tablescape Maggie B

In October when members of the QCI gathered in Dallas, TX for the 10th Annual meeting one of the many highlights arranged was a visit to Beverly S's home to see her magnificent collection.

The meeting hosts had asked that the dining table be decorated as if for a festive meal and Beverly followed the instructions to the letter using Porquier Beau plates, compotes and serving dishes from the Botanical series and a magnificent centrepiece featuring large seahorses.

Centrepiece closeup.

Blackberries, raspberries and flying insects decorate this two handled serving platter above.

Each dinner guest has their own Porquier Beau Menu.

Close up of a menu featuring a Bretonne in regional costume.

Not all the PB plates are decorated with fruits and pretty flowers, colourful insects are a popular motif also.

A feast for the eyes as well as the palate, I'm sure you'll agree.

Berries adorn this plate.

Yet another floral decor.

New Year's Eve falls on a Thursday this year so it is only fitting that we share this wonderful display of Quimper with Susan and all the other talented tablescapers over @ Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

As 2009 draws to a close I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guest bloggers who have blogged about their collections and shared so many wonderful stories and experiences with us since the blog began in February.

A closer look at those black berries and raspberries.

Thanks too to all our visitors and especially those who have left a comment and joined the blogging community.We hope you will continue to support us as we go forward into 2010.

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Many thanks to Club members Cerelle, Laverne, and Sarah @Hyacinths For The Soul for sharing their wonderful photographs of the event with us all.

Another view of the magnificent seahorse centrepiece.

A stunning tablescape indeed.

Happy New Year from the QCI Blog team.


  1. Just so gorgeous, the china is fabulous and so is the centerpiece~

  2. Maggie, I'm so happy you shared this table. It was stunning and such a treat to see the PB Botanicals set for their intended purpose. Each plate is a work of art and a menu at each spot....Wow!
    Happy TT and Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

  3. Oh so pretty, Maggie! Happy New Year!...Christine

  4. Une table de rêve !!!
    Belle année à tous.


  5. Those menu holders are just the sweetest touch, Maggie! I'm SOOOO glad you captured these wonderful photos of these beautiful tables. I'm having fun learning all about Quimper from you & Sarah, at HFTSoul. I have to go look up new words with each of your postings. LOL
    Beverly's tablescape is just awesome & her flatware is TDF, too. Please tell her "thank you" for letting us peek into her beautiful home?

    Happy New Year to you & yours!

  6. Maggie, such a treat to see this outstanding collection displayed as it was intended. Beverly has such a beautiful home and collection, thanks for spotlighting it once again.

  7. Love the different plates and their uniqueness! So colourful and interesting! The menu holders are perfect too!
    Happy 2010!


  8. This is all very lovely --thanks for sharing. Happy New Year's.

  9. Hi Maggie...

    Ohhh my...I really don't even know where to begin! What a fabulous tablescape!!! I just love the PB Botanical Quimperware...I've never seen this pretty pattern before! Ohhh...and I just love anything with blackberries and raspberries!!! I am just the beginning, I thought that the little Breton's were all that Quimper consisted of...I have learned so much from following you and this lovely blog!!! Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous tablescape with us!!! Ohh yes...and the seahorse centerpiece...FABULOUS!!!

    Blessings and Happy New Years to you and all who contribute to this lovely blog!!!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  10. I love the table, the centerpiece, the china, gosh just everything. Lovely, stunning, beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year.

  11. Someone has been at work, a new mosaic. Lovely!
    Love those jardinieres,etc.

  12. Exquisite! Beautiful, especially the thistle plate. Thank you for sharing these works of art.

  13. Yes, Maggie, I found this festive table setting absolutle mind boggling! Imagine eating from the those divine PB plates..and the centerpiece is as fabulous as they come! I loved it too, and I loved your blog about it.

  14. For those Q members who saw the table in person, you know how extraordinary it was!!! It was a feast for the eyes and heart! Though the home owner will dismiss it, she is an artisan! Beverly has a great eye for design and her entire home shows the fruits of this talent.

    Merci beaucoup to the Beverly and her husband for allowing us into their dreamy abode!

  15. Merci to all of the bloggers of 2009! Merci beaucoup to the Blog Master for creating and organizing the site! It is outstanding!!!