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FRENCH LAVENDER & CHOCOLATE


French lavender.

I love the sweet, intoxicating smell of french lavender.
With it's soft sage and faded dusty purple colors
it is so pretty as well and is a favorite in my garden.


I love shades of purple mixed with green and white-.
These dainty lavender colored blossoms
dance across the delicate porcelain of this french piece.


Delightful embossing and touches of brushed gold accent it perfectly.
So beautiful and elegant on the outside...
and with sweet surprises waiting underneath the cover.


This Limoges tureen was a recent thrift store find.
I wandered into the S.A. and found it was half- price day-
don't you just love that?!
I was happy to find that this large vintage tureen was just $14.00 too!


It reminded me of a special something I have sitting inside
the hutch in my bedroom.
Though I think they are different ages,
the tureen nearly perfectly matches the
antique Limoges Chocolate pot set I found at a yard sale
several years ago.


The chocolate pot, cups & saucers are early 1900's era Limoges


I had no idea what a chocolate pot was when I found it,
but I loved how dainty and sweet it was.


It's delicate, paper thin saucers
& tiny cups for chocolate
all decorated with gorgeous bunches of
lavender flowers & leaves.


I adore the ribbon handle on the pot.


With the tureen added in for serving soup or as a centerpiece for seasonal blooms~
the set is perfect for a spring gathering with friends.


Just a quick post today
Happy White Wednesday!


FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY
LINK WILL BE UP THURSDAY EVENING
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!


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French obsession party and give away. Every 1st day of the month.


43 comments

  1. I love Limoge and yours is beautiful. What a great find!

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  2. It's a really priceless find , so elegant ...!

    Enjoy it !

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  3. So pretty, what a great find. Lavender is feeling like such a wonderful color right now, makes me think of little green buds peeking out, and spring...

    Cindy

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  4. What a find for $14. I'm a purple girl. Love lavender, violets, hydrangeas...etc. This limoge adds just the right touch to your other pieces! Very sweet...

    Hope your week is good! :) Michelle

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  5. Love it...I can smell the lavender now. Very pretty display and I so love the handle of that chocolate pot. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings and Hugs,
    Karen
    P.s. Stop by and say hello! :)

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  6. Such a super beautiful post...your photos are enchanting and charming..they steal my heart!
    Have a sparkling evening!
    Victoria~

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  7. The chocolate pot is just gorgeous Courtney! The detail is so so pretty! What wonderful finds and I love the smell of lavender.

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  8. I love your chocolate pot! What a great find it was. ::Jill

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  9. Just beautiful my Dear friend..I have an R.S.Prussia pot I should drag it out ha ha!! love the tureen and love it when I find a bargain..Hope you have a GREAT day my friend will see you at the party tomorrow nite..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  10. Love your pieces. The chocolate pot has amazing and creative handle doesn't it?! Wow! I've never seen anything like that, love it. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful and unique find.

    xoxo,,
    Ellen

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  11. Courtney, you lucky girl. What a beautiful tureen and at a steal. Love the pattern of your coffee service, too.

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  12. Your Limoges pieces are beautiful! I love Lavender also. When I was little we had a ceramic ball filled with Lavender in our bathroom and I used to sit and sniff it LOL. Now I have dried Lavender hanging in my apt., Lavender candles and several sachets. I can't get enough of it! Your photo's are gorgeous:)

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  13. Courtney, Your vignette and Limoges is so pretty. I love the small delicate flowers on your pieces.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  14. What a beautiful set Courtney! I have never seen a ribbon handle like that and it is just lovely. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous vignette with us! :-)
    Vanessa

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  15. Pretty pics Courtney. I love your beautiful vignettes.

    Jo

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  16. So ver pretty. I love that there are flowers inside to! What a lovely surprise!

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  17. those are two beautiful pieces...what a find at the salvation army (the tureen)!!
    thank you for stopping by my blog recently :)

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  18. Courtney, what a steal of a deal! That tureen is gorgeous. I think it's amazing that the handle on your chocolate pot has remained intact for all these years. How special! I love all things lavender, too.

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  19. Love your tureen and chocolate pot, love the colors, lavenders are so much harder to come by than pinks! Xoxo Marilou

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  20. Boy, you scored the jackpot with that thrift store find! Absolutely beautiful!

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  21. Score.. your blog is gorgeous.. thank you for the invite

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  22. Love your sweet tureen...a very good deal! And your chocolate pot and cups are just lovely! I, too, love the delicate little flowers and lavender....I need to grow some myself!

    XO,
    Jane

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  23. What beautiful photos. The Limoges is so pretty with the lavender flowers. Your blog is lovely. Thanks for sharing and for bringing a little warmth to this cold evening.
    ~ Lynn at www.cottageandcreek.com

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  24. What a great find Courtney. I love the chocolate pot too...such a pretty handle :)

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  25. Courtney, that is awesome that you found it! Love the pattern and delicacy, so beautiful!

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  26. What a lovely gathering on your table -- the chocolate pot and amazing tureen both so charming.

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  27. how lovely, your pictures are inspiring- not common to find purple flowered porcelain.
    love it...

    Karen

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  28. i love everything in the photos up there! my favorite would be the teapot, it has a very unique shape but i do love everything, the color, the pattern and the way you represent them in the photos, soo beautiful, thanks for dropping by my blog :)

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  29. Oh Courtney what a beautiful find. And the price is amazing. Those sell for over 100 in collectable shops. What is it's Hallmark? It looks like Haviland. And the chocolate set too is just amazing. Great colors as well, so soft, and pretty. tami

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  30. I have ALWAYS wanted a chocolate pot! Lovely items and setting.

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  31. Your Limoges chocolate pot and set are gorgeous. I could use a cup of hot chocolate about now. ~ sarah

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  32. Not sure what the weather is like this week in California, but we had a major blizzard in Milwaukee. A snow day is a perfect hot chocolate day! Why not drink it in style?

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  33. I LUV lavender, too, Courtney! In fact, I've even purchased those Air Wick scented oil plug-ins in lavender and have them all over my house. :) You know, I think I have the exact same tureen in my pie safe! I nabbed it at a local antique store for very cheap, too! Adore your beautiful collection!

    xoxo laurie

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  34. Those pieces are beautiful. Do you ever wonder why someone would put something so beautiful in a thrift shop or garage sale? I have purchased things that I didn't need because I felt bad that someone had forsaken it. Dumb, I know. I just can't imagine anyone wanting to get rid of that awesome chocolate pot, cups or saucers. The handle on the pot is unbelievably beautiful. Hugs, Ginger

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  35. ... with the title FRENCH LAVENDER & CHOCOLATE how could I not peek in to take a look? You have such a beautiful blog.

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  36. what a beautiful find; enjoyed looking!

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  37. Beautiful collection...the chocolate pot is a true treasure.

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  38. Hey! Just poppin' back by to say thanks for linking up to the party this week! :-)
    Vanessa

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  39. What a beautiful display, Courtney. Looks like we did both get lucky with thrift store finds lately. I love your Limoges pieces, especially the uniqueness of the chocolate pot.
    Mmmmm...chocolate...
    Take care,
    Susan

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  40. Although I'm not familiar with the blank, I'm wondering if the chocolate pot is Haviland? It's really gorgeous! The covered vegetables are wonderful, too. I'm a huge fan of Haviland. It's always hard to wrap my head around the knowledge that there are more than 35,000 different Haviland designs. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

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  41. Thank you so much for linking up ! LOVE this !

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