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...