Blue and White Dining

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Blue and White Dining

Searching for inspiration to set my table with the blue and white porcelain dishes I bought lately, I came across the beautiful table settings of the Brussels based antiques & art dealer Michel Lambrecht.

No further search needed!!! His table settings with blue and white porcelain are just splendid! A treat for the eyes!

I had to share the pictures with you today!

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Image source Michel Lambrecht Art & Deco

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Image source Michel Lambrecht Art & Deco

I love the combination of the blue and white gingham upholstered chairs with the blue and white table porcelain.

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Image source Michel Lambrecht Art & Deco

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Image source Michel Lambrecht Art & Deco

The next pictures show one of Michel’s table settings with blue and white Tournai porcelain ‘décor à la mouche’ dishes.

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Image source Michel Lambrecht Art & Deco

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Image source Michel Lambrecht Art & Deco

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Image source Michel Lambrecht Art & Deco

I absolutely love Belgian porcelain, in particularly ‘porcelaine de Tournai’. Tournai is a Belgian city, located 85 kilometres from Brussels, in the province of Hainaut. If you love porcelain, you should visit The Museum of History and Decorative Arts, located in an 18th-century building,  that focuses on the famous Tournai porcelain industry, which reached its height in the 18th and 19th centuries. Porcelain from Tournai is unique because of the aesthetic quality of its adornments (blue, pink or green birds and flowers; silver or gold line along the rim…) and colours (purple, green or cobalt blue camaïeu). The absolute masterpiece of the museum is the service called « aux oiseaux de Buffon » commissioned by the Duke of Orléans.

Tournai porcelain shows a lot of décors, as le décor à la mouche, le décor à l’épi, etc.

Blue and white porcelaine de Tournai, décor à la mouche (Tournai fly décor). Do you notice the fly on this plate?

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Blue and White Tournai porcelain dishes

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Blue and white porcelaine de Tournai, décor à l’épi  (Tournai ear garland décor).

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Blue and White Tournai porcelain dinner set

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It’s not my intention to elaborate on Tournai porcelain today. I will do maybe in a later post.

I want you to give away that at Brafa Art Fair, I visited Laurence Lenne, an expert in Tournai porcelain and owner of the gallery Art et Patrimoine. At her Brafa 2016 booth she showed exceptional Tournai porcelain. If you love porcelain, you absolutely should visit the Art et Patrimoine website.

On Instagram I stumbled upon the table setting of one of my favorite interior designers, Robert Couturier.

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Image source Robert Couturier Instagram page

And what is not to love here, in the blue and white dining room at the Sussex Farmhouse of Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen, owners of London based interior design company Nicolas Haslam Ltd. Do I see Tournai porcelain tableware here? It wouldn’t be surprising given the Belgian origin of Philip Vergeylen.

Sussex farmhouse

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I don’t know who designed this room. Here again the combination of blue and white gingham fabrics and blue and white china.

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Who doesn’t love this dining room by Bunny Williams ?!

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Image source Simply Love Design blog

I do hope you enjoyed this ‘blue and white’ post of today.

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Let’s take a break for a cup of coffee served in a blue and white porcelain cup !

Greet

By |2018-07-11T10:54:24+00:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , |9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. noreen Friday, February 5, 2016 at 10:07 AM - Reply

    Thank you Greet, for your interesting post about this charming porcelain, I love learning about the background story of things and not just look at pretty pictures. Indeed the older porcelain has such depth that cannot be reproduced by modern methods. I look forward to seeing a picture of your table. Kind regards

  2. Béa de C Friday, February 5, 2016 at 10:33 AM - Reply

    Toutes ces tables sont magnifiques!!!!!
    Lieve groetjes, Greet…

  3. Billie henninger Friday, February 5, 2016 at 12:34 PM - Reply

    Why do I not like blue furnishings or walls but love blue dinnerware? Must be because it is just so pretty and welcoming and sometimes elegant as you have shown, Greet. Thanks and happy dining.

  4. franki Friday, February 5, 2016 at 1:19 PM - Reply

    Works for me!!! franki

  5. elisalavallee Friday, February 5, 2016 at 1:50 PM - Reply

    My Mother owned Tournai porcelain and sold the whole of it. A heartbreaker. Did not realise how stylish and beautiful it is.
    Royal Copenhagen (old and new) is also lovely with its famous cobalt blue design.

  6. Lillian Friday, February 5, 2016 at 3:43 PM - Reply

    I just love this post, the pics and tableware too divine.
    Would love some Belguim porcelain. Thanks again, best Lillian

  7. Cameo Friday, February 5, 2016 at 5:43 PM - Reply

    Just beautiful and elegant! Been reading your blog for several years and never commented. My new years resolution is to start vocally expressing gratitude toward others in regard to their talents and beauty……. and you are certainly the two!

    • Greet Lefèvre Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 9:45 AM - Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words! Much appreciated! Warm regards, Greet

  8. John Kelsey Friday, February 5, 2016 at 8:49 PM - Reply

    There is so much romance in the table setting pictures and I do not associate romance with blue and white. Eye opening!!! The Sussex Farmhouse was most intriguing, with the wall panels on the left in delightful contrast to the blue/white climbing vines on the wall. I found my self wondering if the panels were salvaged wallpaper.

    Have a great weekend, Greet!

    Cheers,
    John

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