Sunday, 20 September 2009

A Quimper Musicians Mosaic Monday

You may not know this but I am also what is laughingly known as "blogmistress" over at the Quimper Club International blog.
For Charis' Sunday Favourites I reprised a post that had appeared on the QCI blog back in June.
Written by leading Q expert Adela Meadows it was a fascinating insight into the ever popular Quimper decor of biniou & bombarde players and the history and traditions behind them.
Click here to find out more.................
I got so caught up in the whole musician theme that I created this collage of pictures from my personal archive of Quimper pieces that I have enjoyed, to share with you all today for Mary's Mosaic Monday @ Little Red House.
It's pretty full, so you may want to click on the pic to enlarge in order to enjoy these wonderful handmade and handpainted treasures of Breton heritage.
After you have finished drooling over these beautiful treasures head on over to Mary's where you will see some truly wonderful Mosaics created by a bunch of people a lot more talented than I.

à bien tôt


  1. HI Maggie. Beautiful collage of beautiful pictures. I love that quimper and I have looked around but I can'tfind and buy it here in Holland.As far as I know from google.
    Have a nice Monday

  2. Maggie, lovely as always, you have had some beautiful pieces through the years, still do of course. But a few might just reside here in South Carolina. :-)

    Have a great evening in beautiful Normandy!

    A bientiot,

  3. Hello Maggie

    I had never heard of Quimper until I become a regular reader of your blog. I have been looking it up on Ebay and I can see it is quite expensive to buy. Is it from the place Quimper?

    I love all your collection, Jackie.

  4. Be sure to come by tonight around 9pm (Eastern time) for the announcement so you don't miss out. I promise-it good-really really good.
    Its So Very Cheri

  5. Maggie, this is great! I want to learn how to make mosaics. This is a perfect post to go along with Adela's piece. Love it! ~ Sarah

  6. Another reason to love your blog. I fell in love with Quimper pieces years and years ago. I've never bought a single piece, believing that there are some things to love from afar - I don't need to have absolutely everything I love! least that's what I tell myself....

  7. Maggie,

    You know how I love dishes and now I am quite interested in Quimper. When I get back to Florida and I am going to see about getting some accessory pieces! Another great mosaic!


  8. A beautiful mosaic. I am not familiar with quimper so now you have me leaving you to go "google" quimper and find out its history!
    Have a great week.

  9. What a beautiful collection you have and a very nice mosaic! I like that - blog mistress"!

  10. Never heard of Quimper before...lovely!

  11. I clicked on the mosaic to enlarge it and was so delighted. The plates and vases are great. I like that they are all the same theme. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Maggie, I was reading through some of your blog this morning and found this wonderful old post, a mosaic of Quimper! Love all your piping shepherd pieces! One of my friends collects it too and has several pieces in her kitchen. I always ooh and ah over it when I go to visit her since I don't have any of my own.


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