Shopping for Tablescape Thursday...

In an effort to decorate this table in my virtual Paris apartment...
I think we should hop a train...

The Musée nationale de Céramique-Sèvres...a museum located at the Place de la Manufacture, Sèvres, a suburb of Paris, France. It is open daily except Tuesday; an admission fee is charged.
The museum was established early in the 19th century by Alexandre Brongniart, director of the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, with a goal of collecting and studying fine ceramics of all origins. It issued its first catalog in 1845, and became independent of the factory in 1927.
Today the museum contains excellent collections of earthenware, faience, porcelain, and pottery from around the world, dating from earliest times to the present. It contains roughly 50,000 objects, of which about 5,000 were manufactured by Sèvres. Famous artists who work for the factory... Auguste Rodin, Hector Guimard, Serge Poliakoff, Louise Bourgeois, Pierre Burnaglio
François-Xavier Lalanne. (information via Wikipedia)

Photo collage above via Victoria Heart Magazine September 2002

Not only can you view incredible pieces... you can purchase items as well... here are a few creations... to learn and see more go HERE...



All this shopping and musee visiting has made me thirsty and hungry... I don't think I have the strenght to go back and set the table for dinner... I say we grab a bite here... I promise I will have you all over soon.

I hope you enjoyed the musee. Tomorrow... it's time to take a look at the Fashionable working women in Paris... Mr Linky will be up by 10:00 pm EST... see you then!

33 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love your paintings - so French and happy!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh dear Fifi, you do find some of the MOSSST FABulous places to shop...and you are always soooo generous to share them with us! I can't wait to have dinner with you to see what you brought home from the musee!
Happy Easter!
;-D

G. Bloom said...

Hi Fifi,
I would love to add you to my blog! I love the museum tour! The pieces you showcased are amazing~!
Gina

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What fun! I loved the tour, Fifi!

~CC Catherine said...

Fifi, Merci sweet friend for the wonderful Paris musee tour! I just ordered myself a French Songbook and a Paris Coffeetable book from Bella Antiques blog., I can't wait till they arrive so I can do some more virtual traveling to my favorite destination! ;) ~Happy Easter! ~CC Catherine

Maya said...

Some very fine pieces..., it's so fun to tour Paris like that!

Renee Finberg said...

your paris posts are depressing me !

i wanna be there too !
[said in whiny, whiny voice]

have fun my love,

xx

vicki archer said...

Hello Fifi,
Please do stop by this weekend - I will be here waiting for you! Happy, happy Easter, xv.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Have been enjoying our virtual trip to Paris. Since I am sick with that nasty bug going around, this has been the perfect antidote! :)

Janie's World said...

Next shopping trip, you have to for sure take me!!! I will save my money and give up HomeGoods to experience the trip of a lifetime!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

You always make me want to go out and spend money!!!!

Mrs. G said...

Love Sevres porcelain. That tureen at the bottom of the first photo is so beautiful.
Now that second picture would make a great china closet wouldn't it?
Your last comment reminds me of myself. Yes I would love to grab a bite with you. Who has the strength to cook after all that hunting and gathering.
Hugs,
Sue

Char said...

oh very fancy - I'm more of a pottery style girl for some reason

Char said...

:)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hey Fifi...put me down for the
29th...email me.

Chandy said...

You sound like you need a rest after all that dish hunting for your table. I bet it was gorgeous after you put it all together! ;-)

Renae said...

Musee's ALWAYS make me hungry! Thanks for showing us those beautiful china pieces. Is it bubbly time yet?

A Lady's Life said...

Love your blog !!!
Thanks for visiting me :)

Draffin Bears said...

Thank you Fifi, for taking us with you to the Museum.

I love all the beautiful China.

Happy Easter.

Hugs
Carolyn

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I did enjoy the musee! You always have a fun blog and I love your pictures! Thanks for visiting me today!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Thanks for visiting, so good to hear from you. If you ever show those colorful rooms of yours, please don't let me miss them. I would love to see your home.

diamondsinchampagne said...

Those tea sets are simply fabulous!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A fun post, very creative! Your paintings are beautiful!

Katherine

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Loved the tour and the pieces are fabulous !

Mama said...

Oh yes Fifi, my heart is skipping a beat, what a superb place, Happy Easter, Kathy.

claudie said...

You are the fashion Queen Fifi.
I must tell you I received a note card from Kim @ Daisy Cottage yesterday...and there was little Maggie. I love it.
Happy Easter Fifi and Happy FF.
Love Claudie
xoxo

Pink Heels said...

This is the fourth blog today that I have encountered that is filled with all things French. I need to buy a plane ticket and leave Dodge for some Parisian fun!

once in a blue moon... said...

its always nice to take in a day in paris~

KayEllen said...

Beautiful Fifi!!
Happy Easter:)

Have a blessed weekend,

kayellen

thepreppyprincess said...

Thank you for the Museum tour Miss Fifi, it is more than fabulous! The photos show how diverse the work is, which surprised me a little, I hadn't realized that!

Hope you weekend is warm and wonderful!
tp

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I didn't know of this museum but certainly looks like the type of place I could kill a few hours in! Beautiful.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What beautiful photos. I enjoyed seeing them. laurie

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love Paris!

And your post, oh so fancy :-)

xo

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