Thursday, 17 June 2010
QCI Arizona Chapter, Lunch @ Chez Nous, Scottsdale by Cerelle & Nina
Charter QCI member and 2nd VP Cerelle, and Sojourn in Savannah 2010 co-host Nina, are happy to blog about the great time they had.
Firstly, by way of introduction, Cerelle had this to say:
I am one of the original Quimper Club members, having joined when Lucy and Katie sent out their first invitations via Lucy's eBay ad. Bill and I were so excited and drove over to Santa Monica for that first meeting. We were absolutely dazed by all of the beautiful faïence! The sales at our annual meetings do that to me every time!
As I was, for some time, the only collector of Quimper that I could find in the Phoenix area, I decided I would just have to "create" some. Nina was enticed into joining me on the trip to Quimper for the 2001 meeting. I gave her a membership so she would feel part of the group and started her out with a little Quimper gift. The rest is history! Here she is, helping co host this exciting meeting coming this fall in Savannah!
Hope was another friend of both of ours, so I gifted her with a small piece of Quimper and we persuaded her to join as well. She and I travelled to Dallas for the meeting and she loved it all, and purchased another piece of faïence at the sale. Happily there are now THREE members in Phoenix, well, quite properly 2 and a half, as Nina is in the area only part of the time.
It’s been said that when two or more QCI members get together they will usually find a creperie or bistro for a bite to eat.
Recently Cerelle, Hope and I met in Scottsdale, AZ at the Chez Vous Creperie and Gelato.
We hope that you have enjoyed reading about the activities of the Arizona members and some of Cerelle's collection, come back again next week for a preview of some of the Quimper that will be on show during the private homes tour in October.