I am hopelessly in love with this man! Yes, I know he is wearing bloomers and tights along with a funny hat and clunky shoes…but I don’t care! I love him anyway!
I must confess that I am addicted to faïence pottery from Quimper, France…starring my favorite little Breton man!
Baby Kitty thinks I’m crazy…so what else is new?…to fill my house with images of my favorite little guy! Not only is he on my Quimper dishes, but he’s on the walls! Do you see him in the picture behind our illustrious co-host? And I can’t forget the cookie tins, playing cards, cookbooks, tea towels and various and sundry other forms in which you will see the little Breton man depicted at my house!
But since he is hand painted by different artists, he doesn’t always look the same. And honestly, sometimes he looks better than others! However, one thing has been the same for a long time…I have dreamed of finding this man at a Goodwill store! Yes, that’s right! I freely admit it! I have been cruising the aisles at GW in the hope of finding this little man and taking him home with me! lol Then it happened…
…while Goodwill hunting with my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest, I saw this little man peering at me from the shelf! Be still my heart! Can it be? I clutched him to my heart, too afraid to look underneath to discover the truth! Finally, Linda took it from my grasp to find out. Was it really Quimper pottery? At Goodwill?
Ummmm…no. Oh, well! For a few wonderful seconds there, I was giddy with excitement! However, he was only $1.91 so…
…he hopped in my cart anyway! Now I just have to decide what to do with him. Doesn’t he look right at home among all of the real stuff in this completely Quimper vignette on my breakfast room hutch? See him sitting there beside the candle holder I found recently?
Or here he is as a mail sorter on my kitchen table…sitting next to the rooster salt and pepper shakers from my friend Babs at Upstairs Downstairs. Aren’t they cute? I love this idea...and it's an easy transformation! Admittedly, he is not the handsomest little fellow…
…but even some of the authentic Breton men are not so good-looking either! Do you recognize him now? Can you tell him from the real ones? He’s little man number two!
But isn’t he handsome now…filled with toast and looking like he belongs in my Quimper breakfastscape! (Yes, I just made up that word!)
He may not be real, but he sure is cute, huh? Ahhh…nothing like an oh-so-frenchy breakfast of bread, butter and jam with café au lait...served French style in a lug bowl! Won’t you join me?
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Quimper ware! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Kara at Elements Interiors for Whassup Wednesday
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday
Jill at French Cupboard for Voilà! French Inspiratin on Thursdays
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Linda at A la Carte for Junkin' Finds on Fridays
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Fridays
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!