kitchen miscellaneous miniatures Porcelain
Petit souvenir de vacances...September 08, 2011
...la faïence de Quimper. I spent some time in Brittany this summer, on the beautiful coast of southern Finistère. On a visit to the n...
...la faïence de Quimper.
I spent some time in Brittany this summer, on the beautiful coast of southern Finistère. On a visit to the nearby city of Quimper, I came across a collection of 10 miniature porcelain plates, all in the famous Quimper pottery style. Of course I had to buy them, such a nice souvenir of my vacation!
The photo's below show the old city of Quimper, the Cathedral of St. Corentin and some of the typical 15th and 16th century half-timbered houses. I think some of these houses would be a perfect inspiration for a miniature version, don't you?
The day we went to visit Quimper it was very busy on the roads into the city, and finding a parking space was not easy ( and that's putting it mildly!). What we didn't know, but apparently everyone else did, that it was the day of the annual city fair. Hundreds of stalls were lining the old city streets. It made it more difficult to get a good look at the houses, but it was fun anyway.