My First Piece Of Quimper
My Little CA Treasure from DH
Remember the song- It Started With A Kiss- Well mine started with a dish from a flea market in Paris over 20 years ago.
What was it about these little folk art people walking sideways off plates and dishes. I fell in love with them and started collecting QUIMPER a faience made in the small town of its name in Brittany where it is still made today and all entirely hand painted at the HB- Henriot factory
In the early years of collecting DH and I would spend weekends going to Antique Fairs, Flea Markets and anywhere we might find a little piece of treasure that I was hooked on. I have some lovely memories of he and I spotting pieces and buying it together. Also a lovely memory when he came home one day and asked if I had been good today- OF COURSE was the cry.He then put a lovely little piece of CA faience in my hand that he had found when he was on his lunch hour in the town where he worked.
In the early days of my collecting we had some wonderful finds at bargain prices but since the world of E-Bay that has long gone.
I am very envious this week as THE QUIMPER CLUB INTERNATIONAL are having the yearly Sojourn in Savannah . I wish I was there meeting up with like minds that I have meet at past meetings I have attended.
Next year might be my year to go to the meeting again as it is going to be in France where I will be totally immersed in the world of Quimper and meet with all the friends I have made through the club over the years and all because
" IT STARTED WITH A DISH"