Petit souvenir de vacances...

...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. 

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21 comments

  1. Prachtige bordjes Josje. Ze passen perfect in je huis. Ook waar je geweest bent, lijkt me schitterend, met die prachtige huizen.

    groet Heleni

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  2. La Bretagne est un endroit merveilleux mais je n'ai jamais vu et je vous envie cette petite collection d'assiette!!!!!
    Amitié de france!
    Isabelle

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  3. Hele mooie bordjes, Josje!
    Passen perfect in je keuken en een leuk aandenken aan je vakantie ook nog.

    Groetjes Sylvia

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  4. How wonderful to have found miniature Quimper plates while in France. They are really lovely!!! I bet you were thrilled when you saw those. Are all 10 of them a different pattern? I want to see them all. ;-))

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  5. I agree with Catherine,want to see also all the beautiful plates. Such a wonderful scene,I'm totally in love with tat !Jeannette x

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  6. Haha, I knew someone would ask me that! Yes, all of the plates are different, but these three are very like the traditional Quimper patterns. Some of the other plates are more modern. If I have time, I'll take a photo of the other ones tonight.

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  7. beautiful dishes, a good buy for souvenirs:))
    welcome back!
    Caterina

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  8. Thank you! I am sure everyone will want to see the other ones. They are so pretty. Were they fired or are they made of something else? No matter, they sure are lovely and a great find!

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  9. Congratulation of Quimper plates. Happy you!
    Minihugs Kati

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  10. I understand very well why you had to buy these plates. They are beautiful and you were very lucky to find miniature ones.
    Geneviève

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  11. The plates are really beautiful! And a lovely scene.
    Mona

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  12. Oh, Josje! Those plates are just PERFECT! I have some real Quimper plates... my former Mother in Law brought them home from France.... Is there any way for us Foreigners to buy those mini ones too? They are just DIVINE! What a treat to find them on your Holiday!

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  13. ¡Qué platos más bonitos! Me encantan esas cositas de cerámica, son preciosos.
    Un beso.

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  14. De bordjes zijn echt prachtig! En ze passen inderdaad heel goed bij je keuken. Ik ben ook eens in Bretagne geweest en ik kan me voorstellen dat je daar een fantastische vakantie hebt gehad, het is daar zo mooi! Zo'n mini souvenier is natuurlijk geweldig! De meeste souveniers zijn toch altijd wat minder 'romantisch' als je ze eenmaal terug in nederland uitpakt en zonder de romantische omgeving ziet, maar deze bordjes zijn echt perfect! Ik ben ook erg benieuwd naar de andere ;)

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  15. Totally charming! I just love the vibrant colors. Very pretty.

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  16. Ornaments, or souvenirs if you like, like these just make a house a home. I totally love it if you can dress your doll's house (in this case your robust kitchen) with object's that each have their origin (in this case summer holiday in France 2011). Just like the vinyl records from GB. You have a great eye as collector.

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  17. Precioso paseo y buenas adquisiciones
    Un saludo

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