Saturday, 9 April 2011

Quimper Shadow Shots

A trio of Normandy decor plates.
As I walked through the kitchen early one morning this week I noticed how the sun was creating this dogtooth check pattern like shadow, through the chain link fly screen, and across the three Normandy decor plates hanging on the wall next to the kitchen door.
A close up of the petite Normande.
I bought the man and woman plates as a pair from my friend Sarah during the members only sale held during the Philadelphia QCI meeting in 2008.
Check out Sarah's blog Hyacinths for the Soul (there's a link on the sidebar) to see her post about a new QCI member, Emily, which features Emilys collection and her French Hutch filled with soleil decor Quimper.
The top plate has the name of the Normandy port of "Le Havre" on the front, where it was probably sold as a holiday souvenir, and was purchased from Judy D at Brittany Byways, you'll find a link to her blog on the sidebar too.
Joining Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday #151 with this post.
Click here to see amazing shadow captures from around the globe.


  1. what a great notice, these are lovely patterns and shadows. you have a happy place. happy SSS.

  2. What terrific captures!! These are really beautiful shadows, patterns and colors! I love them! Isn't it fun to just happen to notice something like this? Hope you have a great weekend!


  3. This is very, very, awesome! Very unusual shadow shots. Great job, and Happy SSS.

    Kathy M.

  4. Pretty shadows!

    Will you visit my entry, pretty please?

  5. Interesting window covers make fascinating shadows!


    Welcome the shadows surrounding your life,
    Treat them as lover or husband or wife;
    Welcome them in as you would one who’s dear;
    Hug them, embrace them without any fear;
    Honor, respect them, and give them their due,
    For shadow and light are both parts of you.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Deep Shadows Beckon

  6. Maggie, what great shadows the links make! Very interesting! Fun to see this sweet couple again. ;-) I'm thrilled they have a good home. ~ Sarah

  7. Those decor plates are adorable! And you captured some very sweet shadows! Thanks so much for joining in Shadow Shot Sunday :)

  8. what a pretty decoration you got there.

    Visit my Husband and son's Shadow. Thanks

  9. Love these plates, and your shadows.

  10. Great photo, Maggie! I like the new look of your blog!