Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Frenchy Quimper Pottery?? Not sure.

"Good evening. Sierra here.
If you have stopped by to get your 'cat fix' please do yourself a favor and move on as the 'ol gal' has a new passion (gag!) and just has to go on and on about it. I swear if she calls me "Pierre" I'll scratch her. So please just humour her."

One of my favorite blogs to visit regularly is called  CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT. We share an interest in dishes and Deb from has many beautiful ones on her blog. She also has 4 feline friends she refers to as her 'staff' and her home is beautifully decorated. Deb's blog was the very first blog I ever looked at. I can't remember how or why I came across it but I did and I'm happy I did because it launched me into this fun world of blogging.  It's also the reason that I am behind in many things on my 'to do' list but no complaints here. I am having fun with this and picking up many wonderful ideas for the home. Speaking of which, I was at one of my favorite antique/thrift shops today when I spotted this bowl. Is this a piece of Quimper, I wondered? I turned it over to find the stamp with France and the artists' name on it. SOLD!! I loved it even if it did have the name Pierre painted on it. I asked the owner if this was a piece of Quimper and he said he thought it was but it is one of the more recent ones and not an antique. Well, I knew it was not an antique by the condition of it (no cracks) but I was so happy to hear him say those words. He told me his wife collects the antique pieces and has a beautiful collection. OK, I'm green with envy. but I have a blogging friend who has a Fabulous collection,  so there. I paid the $15.00 and hoped he was right.
I came home to check Deb's blog and see if this resembled her pieces. "Ummmmm.....nope." Don't recognize this little man at all.
" So, Deb, am I a silly dish collector that needs to read up on things or did I actually purchase a Quimper dish?"
Please drop by Deb's  GORGEOUS blog and check out her post on these dishes. They are so beautiful and fun and colourful and cheery and just plain 'addictive'. Here's the post...

So here sits my new dish. The retired-guy asked why I bought a dish with Pierre painted on it? He says "We don't even know anyone by that name, do we?"  I could have really played into this one but told him about my love for Quimper and not to worry, I would name our next male cat, Pierre.  His reply..."yah, great."

hugs, Deb


  1. Hi Deb! You are so sweet to say such nice things! :-) And I love your new "Pierre" lug bowl! Pornic is actually a town in France not too far from Quimper and in Brittany (Bretagne)...the same provence. They are the main producers of the lug bowls with names on them like yours. It's not technically Quimper, since it has to come from Quimper, but it is certainly Breton. I love it! Regards to your kitties from mine!...hugs...Debbie

  2. Yes, she has a beautiful blog, doesn't she? One of the first I read too. Well, it's beautiful, but I don't know what it is. Sorry!

  3. LOL ~ oh I love it that you are going to name your next cat after your dish! Very funny! Wishing you a wonderful day Deb!
    xo Catherine

  4. M says this is a great blog post. She loves your new header at the very top of the page too.

  5. Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!