Limoges China ~ Delicate Heirlooms

Happy Sunday to you all.  Today I am sharing a few photos showcasing a couple of favorite Limoges porcelain pieces from my collection.  And is there any china more delicate and beautiful than Limoges?   It is simply exquisite.


Limoges potters started work in the 1770's creating fine hard-paste porcelain from white clays found the region 200 miles south of Paris. It was considered a premium product, in part due to their strong yet delicate nature.  But for me, it is all about the delicate and incredibly romantic floral patterns.


Tea cups, plates and pretty platters are what catch my eye and I seem to add to my collection with each new treasure hunt.. And anything with purple flowers always seems to make it home with me. Such as the pieces photographed above.  The details are just enchanting.





I can just imagine the tables these beauties graced.  The dainty gatherings in which they took part of.







Today, these heirloom pieces let us share a part of the past and enjoy their lasting beauty. Starting a collection is easy.  Limoges can still be found at thrift stores, flea markets, antiques shops and even Ebay.  But be warned, once you get started collecting Limoges, it will be very difficult to stop.

Wishing you the loveliest Sunday...

Janet

Comments

  1. Janet your Limoges is gorgeous. I only have a few pieces. Every piece I have ever seen is lovely. A beautiful week to you. xo

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  2. Janet I adore Limoges too, and yours is beautiful. I found a divine duck egg blue and gold Limoges bowl at a thrift store for just $3 last year. It's one of the prettiest I've seen. You style everything so beautifully. Love, Mimi xxx

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  3. Beautiful Limoges porcelain, I also have some pieces of Limoges and love it. You made a wonderful arrangement of porcelain, flowers and pearls!

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  4. Oh...dear Janet...you styled these pretty tea cups so beautifully... It is always such a delight stopping by your wonderful blog as oh! It is such a treat for the eyes... I adore these Limoges tea cups...I have never seen any before. They are simply exquisite and my, that design is perfect!
    I must keep my eyes open for some beauties of my own...smiles...
    Have beautiful week, dear Janet...much love to you!
    Kelly-Anne

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  5. What a delicate texture and ornaments. I wish I could own such collection...

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  6. I have a few Limoges pieces but haven't done anything with them for a while. Your post reminded me of how pretty these patterns are and that I should probably bring them out and use them again. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. So beautiful and delicate. Love Limoges. I have three precious tea cups that I use when I have friends over. Your table is lovely.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  8. Beautiful Limoges, Janet. Love the purple! Happy Tea Day!

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  9. Janet, your Limoges teacups are gorgeous and you have them displayed so beautifully too. I don't have many Limoges teacups but I do have a couple and a little plate that my aunt gifted me with. I don't often see the lavender, usually pink. Lovely setting and thank you for sharing with us.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. Hi Janet: Your Limoges is stunning. I am a collector of Limoges as well. Every piece is so beautiful. You don't know when to stop. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Martha

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  11. Your Limoges are just gorgeous, Lavender has become a favorite of mine!

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  12. Your Limoges teawares are beautiful! I would love to have a Limoge teacup to call my own one day...

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  13. Sweet Janet, your blog abounds in loveliness and charm :) Your Limoges tea cups are breathtaking! Thank you for sharing such beauty with Roses of Inspiration. Happy hugs to you!

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  14. The Limoges collection is elegant and beautiful. Your cups and saucers with the lavender flower pattern is so charming. Tea time will be special each time you set the porcelain Limoges. Please, come take a peek at my Lemon Zest post this week! Have a great week!

    Pam

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  15. Hi Janet,
    I love your pretty Limoges tea cups and how pretty they look with the pearls.
    I hope you stop by again soon and share our blog party.
    Take care and have a nice week.
    Julie xo

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  16. Hi Janet,
    Thanks so much for sharing the lovely teacup and pearls at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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  17. Your Limoges china pieces are so lovely! How pretty they look with the purple flowers and pearls. Such pretty images! I enjoyed my scroll!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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  18. Beautiful pictures to highlight your lovely pieces!!

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  19. How pretty! I love all the details!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  20. I feel breathless watching your photographs, my darling Janet !
    I love Limoges and I wonder how ancient these heirlooms of yours are ...
    Anyway, the shades of their decorations and details are unique in my opinion.

    Thank you for sharing such precious pieces of art, my amiable friend,
    have a most beautiful continuation of the week, sweetie,
    with all my love

    Dany

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  21. O my, such beauty indeed.. so lovely are your photos.. I love it.. Happy weekend with love Janice

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  22. Pretty ! Piekna porcelana, piekne zdjecia. Ten blog jest moim ulubionym, inspiracją. Całusy :)

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  23. Beautiful china!! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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  24. Your Limoges is exquisite Janet. You are definitely the Queen of tablescapes!
    Thanks for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring you at tomorrow's party,
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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