Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Charles Faudree's New Book + Quimper


If you are a long time reader of my blog then you know how much I love Charles Faudree and as one of his biggest fans you can imagine my excitement when I was able to meet him in person.  You can read about my lunch with Charles Here.  At the luncheon he mentioned a new book he was working on about creating vignettes and displaying cherished items. 

Today while pre-ordering  Brooke and Steve Giannetti's  "Patina Style" on Amazon  I saw Faudree's new book "Delight" was also available for pre-order.  Both books are discounted on Amazon and if you order them at the same time you get free shipping!  No, I am not affiliated with Amazon nor do I get one red cent for this free advertising.  I just want to give my readers the heads up on what looks like two amazing books.



I also wanted to show you a new Quimper piece I purchased at a local auction. This is a very large serving bowl measuring twelve inches across.  I am not an expert in Quimper but I know of several bloggers that are big collectors and very knowledgeable. I would be interested in knowing what the bowl would have been used for and the age.  Any ideas?




I think Charles Faudree would approve of my purchase!

The party will be up this evening at about 6:30. I hope to see you there.



We are headed to Florida for a few days for our granddaughter's birthday party and to enjoy the beach.  I'll be in touch when we return.

Hugs,
Sherry




16 comments:

Miss Kitty said...

Sherry, thanks so much so letting us know about these new books...they look amazing! I have admired Charles Faudree's style for years and would love for him to "teach me" how to accessorize a room (which looks like his new book does). I am newly loving chippy finishes and the other book you recommended gives lots of examples of patinas. I wonder if it teaches how to achieve them? Have fun in Florida!

Rebecca said...

I'm a huge Charles Faudree fan, also. Yes, I think he WOULD approve of your new bowl!

Gina said...

Hi Sherry, Thank you for the heads up on the new Faudree book. He IS my favorite designer.

Your Quimper bowl looks fairly new. The word "France" was added after World War 1, but only on pieces that were destined for export. Your bowl was designed to hang on a wall, hence the 2 holes in back.

Emily said...

Sherry, How exciting for you to get to meet Charles Faudree and hear him speak at the luncheon. I can't wait to see the book and read about creating vignettes and displaying cherished items. Thanks for the heads up on the special offer for free shipping on both books. I've been excited to see the new Quimper Bowl. Its lovely Sherry, I see why your so excited over it. I'm no expert on Quimper, just a collector but I think its probably 19th or early 20th century. The mark also includes Quimper France which means it was made to export from France. Quimper made to sell in France was only marked with the HR stamp. I think is was used for family meals and served up wonderful home cooked rustic dishes. I'll be waiting to see how you display your beautiful new piece of Quimper.
Have a great time in Florida, and if you get to Red Bar have a glass of wine for me.........

~Emily
The French Hutch

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, you know I love Charles Faudree, too and can't wait to have this book in my hands. I also want the Patina Style book. Have a good trip.

Pamela said...

Those books look amazing! Have a safe trip!

Boho Farm and Home said...

I can totally see why you love Faudree--He is definitely "no minimalist". :) I love his warm, collected over time style and have for years. Thanks for letting know about his and Brooke's book.

Have a great trip!
Caroline

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I did the exact same thing about a month ago! Amazon said they should ship in Sept....can't wait!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Thanks Sherry!! I love all of Charles's books and I added a link to this post on Cedar Hil Ranch's FB page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cedar-Hill-Ranch/194162480629331
And I finally got the toweling you posted about, and it is darling. I can't wait to take pictures.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Both books look fabulous. I am sure I would love them both. Thanks for passing on the info, I have to check it out. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Sherry, the mark HR Quimper was used 1895-1922. The addition of France means that it was after WWI and meant for export. I assume the large bowl would have been a serving bowl or perhaps used in the kitchen. I've sometimes heard large bowls referred to as potato bowls.
Nice piece! Do you have other pieces of Quimper?
~ Sarah

lvroftiques said...

Sherry Charles Faudree is also my favorite designer! Thank you for sharing...I'm all over it like stink on po......Ahem...I mean I'm all over it! *winks* Love your new (to you) quimper bowl. I enjoyed reading the comments from the experts Emily and Sarah. Vanna

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sherry, I am a huge fan of CF too! Thanks for letting me know that he has a new book coming out! I'll be back for the party tonight!
Yvonne

Olive Cooper said...

Sherry, the Quimper bowl is a splendid find. I have one piece of it and always keep my eye out for more at estate sales. Have fun at the beach. ♥O

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

They are both on my pre-order list Sherry!! Can't wait!! :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

OOOOOH! A new Charles Faudree book! You know I think he's the man! Thanks for the heads up, Sherry! I will go check it out! And of course, I love the Quimper! It looks like Emily and Sarah have given you the details about it...lovely! And I saw that you are headed to the beach...the Red Bar? Have the stuffed eggplant at night and the smoked tuna dip at lunch...it's worth two trips! Yummy! Have fun!...hugs...Debbie