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Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Here in S W France, lunch is always refered to as 'la soupe'. No surprise, therefore, that these beautiful old soup tureens turn up on a regular basis at boot sales and antique fairs.
This is my most recent buy. It's smaller than my other one (perfect for the Magnon's meagre gruel), plain white, and only very slightly chipped.
The top probably doesn't belong to the bottom, but who cares. They look OK together.
I paid €10 for it, and I've seen much the same things, in similar condition, for three times that; so I'm happy. We've already used it several times, but with summer approaching no doubt it'll soon be going into hibernation.
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
3 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 44 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!