Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Claude Monet’s China Cup


The real reason I went back to Giverny last week was not just tulips.

I remembered they had stunning blue and yellow china cups from Monet’s dining room in their boutique.

I was thinking of buying a single cup and saucer to paint.
The eggcups looked enticing too. Don’t you agree? 
Thanks to Marge M. ❤️ I found out this is Haviland Limoges! Very good taste M.Monet👍
They used to sell Monet’s straw hat for a song 🎵 
But that has disappeared. When you’re traveling and fall in love with something, the rule is: GET IT. Otherwise you’ll torment yourself your entire life. I’d meant to get one.
They do still have Frederic Dessard’s adorable miniature models. You can buy the entire dining room in a box and bring it home. Or visit his shop down the street.
A little tour around Monet’s dining room from my last visit. 
I thought I might paint this yellow chair. 
Or this bunch of yellow flowers. 
The view out the kitchen window is pure poetry. 
And the window light on this brass pitcher. Definitely an artist’s home. FYI I looked at the online boutique and there is no blue and yellow china to purchase. Dommage. They probably don’t want to ship overseas or deal with breakage. You will just have to go to Giverny, buy on-site and bring it home yourself.
Or…you could visit my etsy shop and buy a single watercolor Monet cup for a song 🎵 Thank you for reading Parisbreakfast. Please pass on to someone you think might enjoy it. If you like this post you can support it by buying my letters and watercolors from Paris. I promise it won’t break. ☕️ ☕️☕️☕️☕️


suze said...

Is the bouquet in a yellow vase with yellow and blue saucer from Giverny? It is lovely. Wonderful post...merci.

suze said...

Ah...just spotted it on the dining room table...too much to see!

Bonnie L said...

Beautiful cup and saucer…but the prices…yikes! Did M Monet personally sip his cuppa from them?? I love the blue & yellow color scheme. Gorgeous photos, and watercolors!, from Giverny, Carol.

Marilyn said...

I'm amazed you can take pictures inside the house! When I was there some years ago (around 2000) they forbid it!!!!

Parisbreakfasts said...

That was long before iphones
There are few place where you cannot take pictures now Marilyn

Dorra said...

Terrific post. Love any and all Giverny.
M Dessard’s miniatures are stunning.
Loved reading your older post about him. Great find,

Perry said...

Thanks for all the French happiness you spread!!!!
Love it!!!!

Ga From Dekalb said...

I love that blue & yellow!!! That gift shop looked enormous.
I agree, when on a trip & you see something you like BUY IT. I have many regrets.

Marge M said...

The china is Haviland Limoges and according to their website the cup and saucer are $175 !!! It is beautiful.....

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thank you Marge M for the china info!
Haviland Limoges
So it is a bargain at Giverny!? Wow
I better scoop it up next visit 😊
Amazing info!!👏👏

Parisbreakfasts said...

GA I know only too well this rule yet I fail to follow it
And I once was a buyer for a 7th Ave fashion house! They would send me to London for a weekend to buy new jeans styles! Some things are too good to be true.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Bonnie, of course he sipped from it
Monet had excellent taste.
Haviland china started in 1846
Claude Monet was born in 1840

Parisbreakfasts said...

PS Marge M, I found a picture of the Haviland Limoges mark and added it to the post. I wouldn’t have dared pick it up in the shop, turned it over and taken a picture.
I have the best readers! ❤️

La Table De Nana said...

The hat would be haunting moi aussi.I can see myself gardening wearing it...his name:)♥Now I want I regret not visiting but our trip as you know was cut never know what can happen while away..People are stranded in Cancun..I'd rather be stranded in Provence..


Our kitchen is a shade of yellow cabinets and all..I've never ever tired of it.

Jeanie said...

I adore that china, that room, that kitchen. I didn't see the miniature set when I was there in 2009. I need to return. You are so right about buying when you see it. I'm still kicking myself over a small cream pitcher I saw at Portabello Road four years ago.

Yellow is such a divinely happy color!

Caroline said...

Love the Monet China paintings. I bought a little cream pitcher one year. It was the only affordable piece in the collection.