Saturday, March 5, 2011

April In Paris - An Update on "Those French Plates"

I'm joining Sunday Favorites at Happy To Design
French Inspiration Thursday at The French Cupboard
Originally posted March 2010.
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Put on your party dresses and find your place card at my fantasy table!
(You might want to grab a cup of coffee or a cocktail.....this is a long post!)
Mother Nature cooperated with a nice Spring Rain to set the tone
for an "April In Paris" dinner party.




Dinner is served.
My bell was shown a few weeks ago in a post titled


Party favors for the ladies, the gentlemen will find vintage
cuff links as their favors.




Below is one of the two new salad plates I was able to track down thanks to an ID by a reader of The Little Round Table. The other six have been in my family for six decades. You can read about them in the original post
"Those French Plates" and again in a follow up to that post  
"I should have taken French, not German and Spanish..."
The French antique dealer that I dealt with via eBay was just a dream to work with, as we each struggled to communicate in an unfamiliar language. The plates arrived beautifully packed and in under two weeks time! He also included this lovely newly published book on collecting these pieces.


One of the two new plates is called "Le tonnelier" ("The Cooper") shown below.
Images of the original six plates can be seen on the post "Those French Plates"



And the second of the two new plates I have just added to the collection.
Do you see the garden "cloches" ??? It is called "Le galant jardinier" ("The Gentleman Gardener")


The salad plates are vintage faience by Utzschneider & Cie in Sarreguemines,
France, with artwork by Antoine-Albert Richard in a series called "Enfants Richard ." The tin glaze used in faience (aka majolica in Italy) is actually a lead glaze that has been rendered white and opaque by the addition of tin oxide. In the production process, an unglazed article is fired in a kiln and is then dipped in the tin glaze, which is allowed to dry. Designs are then painted on the glaze.



Love these vintage inspired napkins and @ $24 per dozen they are a bargain!




Meissen covered bowl, which was featured in a post last week
"Happy Anniversary Meissen" for Meissen's 300th Anniversary.



Homer Laughlin China Company jam pot.


The copper pieces are all vintage from my collection,
which was featured a few weeks ago on "Warm Wonderful Copper"


Porcelain large platter, probably French, but it could be German.


Milk pitcher by Homer Laughlin China Company.




French decorated fruit bowl is unmarked.



Vera Wang "Infinity" crystal.




The time passed much too quickly, the party is over and we bid Adieu to Paris until next time. Throw your own French inspired dinner party and think of Paris in the Spring!
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This is an updated post on "Those French Plates"
which I first showcased back in early November 2009 for:
Vintage Thingies Thursday for another party over at Coloradolady

64 comments:

  1. Candy, everything is absolutely beautiful!

    I am so happy for you that you got more of "Those French Plates!"

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  2. Wow, what a stunning table! It is wonderful a blogger could help in obtaining the extra plates for your collection. The plate rims are gorgeous. I also love the jam pot...love the lid. That was a great deal for those lovely napkins, too.

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  3. Those french plates with the scenes are so charming! It was fun to see them
    Kathy

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  4. Those French plates are very pretty and unusual.

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  5. It is all breathtakingly gorgeous, everything!

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  6. Such a lovely scene, I can hear the quiet murmur of voices and the sounds of a meal being taken, in days of old.

    Where did you find those wonderful napkins? They are beautiful, with just the right amount of crochet.

    Barb

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  7. Oh My! This is lovely -- so much to see! Just beautiful! Love those pretty dishes.

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  8. Your dishes are amazing. Its like looking at a fairy tale in china..

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  9. I have never seen that particular pattern in "those French plates" before. I think I am in love.

    Your whole tablescape is just gorgeous.

    Scribbler at http://scribbler-unfocused.typepad.com/my-blog/2010/03/what-leftovers-again.html

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  10. what a beautiful table and lovely dishes....I loved them....Happy VTT

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  11. Very romantic looking! I really like the French plates, also the vintage-look napkins. Great job, Candy!

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  12. It felt like I traveled to Paris for a few moments! Your attention to detail amazes -- love the invitation.

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  13. I have a huge crush on your "french dishes". It is like amour at first sight! So fabulous!!!!!! I love this dressy, oppulent table! Ooooh La La!
    Yvonne

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  14. What a Great Table. A fine dinner party would be had at a table so festive & lovely! Bella

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  15. Candy the table is gorgeous and I understand your love of the plates...they are priceless.

    Barbara

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  16. What a beautiful table! I have never seen dishes like these, but they are absolutely stunning. So much detail. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

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  17. There are so many gorgeous things to comment on! Love your new plates, and that jam pot w/ the puppy head is awesome!

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  18. Loved everything..the plates are beautiful..and the napkins are just gorgeous. Happy VTT

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  19. Oh my gosh those plates are truly beautiful. Everything look 1st class. Wonderful post.
    Ann

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  20. Lovely tablescape, makes you feel like your in gay Paris. Jackie

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  21. Beautiful table but I don't think my blue jeans and T-shirt would look right!

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  22. oh dear.. what a lovely table setting.. love all the chinaware.. and the tureen is my fave!

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  23. Oh My, your table is lovely beyond words, and the music really sets the mood. Thanks so much for such a wonderful post...Paris in The Spring! Peace, Stephanie

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  24. Your beautifully set table was stunning. I loved everything about it but the French plates made my dishaholic heart skip a beat. I will have to check those out closer. Thank you for sharing such an elegant table.

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  25. Hi Candy,
    Simply charming....everything. What a pleasure I have experiance visiting Paris in the Springtime. Thanks for the peek!!!
    :)

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  26. The music is the best!

    So lovely!

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  27. Thank you all for the wonderful response to this tablescape.

    I sometimes feel like I have a split personality, can't do without the colorful tables I do for everyday dining with my colorful Fiesta ..... but if I had my druthers and a full-time staff, I'd be dining a la Parisian style for each and every meal! This was pretty much the way tables looked the whole time I was growing up in Europe as a kid, except for the visits home to Kansas and my grandmothers' tables set with Fiesta. Must be a real case of "imprinting" that took place, because I really can't do without both styles.

    A special thank you to buckeyesue (the first comment on this post!), as it was her ID that led me to the two plates that I added to the collection. It has been a real special time for me, with all the memories associated with these dishes.

    For those of you who asked about the "faux" vintage napkins came from The Battenburg Lace Store, Inc. www.battenburglace.com

    Ridgely - I printed the sheet music for "April In Paris" off the internet resized it, added the invite text and framed it with a ready made border from Adobe's Photo Elements 5 ..... easy peasy and that way you get just what you want for the cost of a few sheets of copy paper. The placecards were done the same way.

    Charlotte your jeans and t-shirt would be more than welcome at this table. just add your rhinestone party favor to your ensemble and you will be all set! (jeans, a t-shit and rhinestones....how can you go wrong! It would be my choice too!)

    I thank those of you who liked the music.....I know most people just despise music on websites/blogs ...... but since I do this and I do it mostly for my own amusement, I decided to be totally amused this time with the music! LOL

    Candy

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  28. Oh what a beautiful table! And it's truly encouraging to know that we can still find some wonderful treasures from wonderful sellers on eBay, they get such a bad rap these days, but there are indeed fabulous things to be found there! It's terrific that you are now able to have a party for 8 with your gorgeous plates!

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  29. Oh so lovely! Have a great evening!

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  30. OMG, this is so beautiful. I love all of it. You have more plates than anyone I know! Love how you put it all together.

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  31. Those french plates are just stunning. It's a beautiful table. It must have been a great dinner!

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  32. The setting, the mood, the music. Everything just divine!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  33. Yesterday I discovered your blog. When I saw your Sarreguemines plates I loved them from the first moment. But the plates with the whole tablescape look like an oil-painting of a opulent ancient feast. Absolutely gorgeous.

    Many greetings from Germany,
    Johanna

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  34. What an elegant table you set! The dog jam pot is darling.

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  35. I don't know what to say. That is just an amazing table. Such beautiful china. How wonderful for you to be able to add to your collection.

    - The Tablescaper

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  36. Your china is absolutely amazing. I have never seen china like this , what a treat! Kathysue

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  37. Good morning everyone!

    Thank you all for visiting and loving my table! It is so much fun to be transported to another time and place, dining should be an adventure, not just a meal!

    A special welcome and thanks for your lovely comment to Johanna who found The Little Round table all the way from Germany.

    I'll be featuring another set of vintage plates, unmarked but they are French or German with a little cutwork and lavender flowers for one of my Easter tablescapes, so please stop by again and visit.

    Thank you all!

    Candy

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  38. Everything is beautiful...I am in love with your plates!

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  39. Thanks Sherry! I am in love with them too!

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Candy

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  40. Thos plates are so unique and so beautiful!....Christine

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  41. Thanks Christine, so glad you chose to visit this older post here on The Little Round Table.

    Candy

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  42. Oh ... this is so beautiful. Love the plates ... missed this post the first time around and I'm so glad to see it now! ... love the invitations! Thanks for sharing.

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  43. What an absolutely stunning table. Love the handles on some of the pieces. And I loved your sheet music invitations - but then I'm a sheet music lover (although I don't read it I have my own collection of pieces but actually play piano by ear). I did a Christmas card with music as a background. Oh and I liked your music!
    The whole post - Beautiful . . .Beautiful . . . Beautiful . . .

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  44. Now that is a seriously elegant table. I don't think you should let me eat there because I would be sure to knock something over.

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  45. Hi Candy...

    My friend, this really is one of my most favorite tablescapes that you have done! But then...I just love anything french! Your french plates are absolutely fabulous...love, love, LOVE THEM!!! I'm so happy that you were able to locate two more to add to your collection! Ohh...and I also just love your beautiful collection of copper pieces...again...simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome table with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week...this was such a treat for me!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  46. Love the table setting.. the music and the ambiance... exquisite... now I have a question... How many plate sets do you have and how do you fit all of them in your closets? I have trouble fitting my one china set sometimes... You are wonderful with all those place settings.. Now tell me.. after you're done setting them up do you actually eat a meal on them? I'd love to know.. :)

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  47. Thanks ladies, I'm glad you enjoyed re-visiting this table from last year. :-)

    Leslie - when I designed this house, I made sure I had places to store all my dishes ..... but it is still a challenge to keep it all organized. And yes, we do eat meals on most of these tables. When there are only the two of us at The Little Round Table, then I simply remove two of the place settings prior to serving the meal. A pretty table makes anything taste better!

    Candy

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  48. Wow. I just read all 3 posts on these plates. These are just stunning and I'm so thrilled for you that you picked up two more! Google translate is my VERY best tool in my business. It has saved me a ton of time & it's FREE! -diane

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  49. Simply {actually elegantly!} STUNNING!! ... what pretty French inspiration here the French dinnerware is to die for ... thanks for bringing your wonderful party to Voila!

    xo
    Jill

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  50. Thanks Jill and Diane, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the story of my French plates. I never get tired of revisiting them here and in my china closet!

    Candy

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  51. Wow! Your tablescape is beautiful! I'm coming over for dinner!
    Kelly

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  52. Ah tres jolie! I adore the cherub tureen.

    I have a new French post up on Metis Linens.
    http://metislinen.blogspot.com

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  53. Thank you ladies, these plates always make me smile. :-)

    Candy

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  54. Candy, you have amazing talent. I am in awe! Jann in Ontario, Canada

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  55. Thanks Jann, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll stop by often.

    Candy

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