Last weekend I celebrated my birthday by skipping down to Alameda for an evening of dancing with my favorite people.
When I returned on Sunday, my parents and I celebrated again, with pie, flowers, and a gift or two.
One of these gifts was CHEESE, and not just ANY cheese, but Le Delice de Bourgogne, the most brilliant creamy wonderful gooey tasty stinky cheese EVAR. Along with it were some beautiful pears and some sourdough bread, which made a delightful breakfast the next morning, along with a pot of tea. I felt so civilized 🙂
Aside from the cheese, my non-edible gift was an antique Limoges teacup and saucer, date unknown as of yet, that has been in my family some very long time. Limoges porcelain goodies were produced in several factories in France from the late 18th century up through the 1930s. My guess is that my lil’ teacup and saucer dates somewhere around the 1920s, given the sobre decoration and subtle design of the ware itself.
I suspect that “Block” is one of the factories that held a Limoges license
and produced pieces with the “Limgoes” mark.
It’s so lovely and delicate I’m afraid to use it, but what fun would that be? This is the perfect heirloom beginning to the mismatched tea service every modern 18th c. lady (read: addict) should have!