Saturday, 10 April 2010

First Trip to Quimper

In the Fall of 1999, shortly after the first meeting my family (mother, father, and one brother) decided it would be fun to take a trip to Quimper. Judy Datesman was a great hostess and the trip was very memorable.

I remember my awe when entering the HB Henriot factory and having a tour. I didn't want to leave, I could not leave. As I mentioned before I have a really hard time buying things especially when there is an abundance. My mother insisted that I had to buy some Quimper. I would regret it later if I came all this way and didn't buy anything.

Most people would rejoice in this kind of decision. For me it was kind of painful. So many choices - which direction should I go. I would have these pieces me entire life (except for the one that broke in the story below)! Big decisions.

So what did I decide to buy.

Fish platter and complimentary plates.
Nativity ( I have since added more pieces)
6 Dinner Plates (Pictured in the post below)

Do I have any regrets, no except I wish I had purchased more!

Happy Collecting! - Katie


  1. Katie, I'm glad you listened to your mother! I think we all look back and times and think we should have bought more when we saw it or the price was great or . . . Actually, it's best not to look back but enjoy the moment with the beautiful Quimper you have in your home. I love seeing your pieces. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Katie, don't forget you'll have the opportunity to buy more at the factory next year when the QCI Annual meeting is held in Quimper!

  3. glad to learn you will be in Nasheville....closer to the q meeting in Savannah. PLen to see you there this year.