Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Round and About - Aixe-sur-Vienne Part 2

Following on from my Aixe-sur-Vienne Part 1 post, here are a few more interesting photos from the porcelain shop.














I think that has covered the most creative aspects  and the wide range of choice in this large  shop, but I have more photos of the town itself, which will be coming in later posts; watch this space!

72 comments:

  1. I'd be overwhelmed here, too many good things to fawn over and leave with.

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  2. Rosaria I have to agree, it was much easier to simply take photographs than to think about buying!! Diane

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  3. I love going into porcelain shops, and could spend a lot of time there. Love the bright pink bowls, and the Japanese girl plates. Those pendants are pretty too. That is a good way too look at everything...just check the photos later. :D

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  4. Love them all. Wonderful super-dooper selection! Favourites though are in the second photo. This porcelain has such clear lines.

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  5. Lyndsey you are right, walk around take photos and then look through them later. There is just too much to take in on one visit. Diane

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  6. Olga it is so hard to choose from them when you are there, I agree the 'yellow' photo has very clear cut lines. Diane

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  7. Diane I would think I had died and gone to heaven in a place like that. All my money would be given to them and probably the future money too. Just kidding but that is some beautiful stuff.

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  8. I love pottery, china, cookware - anything that takes me back to "playing house" as a little girl. I would have been in heaven in that shop !!

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  9. Oh how lovely Diane, I'd spend hours in there with you. It will come as no surprise that I like the cat (and dogs) plates :)

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  10. The store is like an ocean and endless. Beautiful pictures and love all the collections.

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  11. Oh Diane, I am loving those Japanese drawing plates. Sooooooo cute! I wonder how much do I need to bring with me when I visit that place in future! hahaha.... Do you think 500Euro is enough for my spending money? I don't think so! hahaha..... And then the other problem is I'm going to have trouble getting them into my luagage as well. :o) Thanks so much sharing with us these beautiful places. Hope you're enjoying your day.
    Love, Kristy

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  12. Becca the only way to look around that place I have decided is to keep your hands safely in your pocket. There is just too much lovely 'stuff' to choose from. Diane

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  13. Jean it is a fantastic shop but just to much to pick and choose from!! Diane

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  14. Dolly I also loved the animal plates, but they are more for decoration than use. I thankfully have no space left for decoration so the plates stayed in the shop! Diane

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  15. Sailor you are so right, the collection really is endless. Diane

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  16. Kristy packing them in your luggage may not be a problem if you have a good suitcase, but the problem is you also need a good wallet!!!! Diane

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  17. Beautiful!
    I would certainly nose around for a while and not come out empty handed in such a shop! LOL!
    Have a great day!!
    XXXXXXX

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  18. Noushka I agree, not easy to come out empty handed :-)) Bonne journée. Diane xx

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  19. You must have had so.. much fun! I think the English do fine china very well.

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  20. Oh my goodness I thought the last post was showing us so much, but even more. I would be thoroughly overwhelmed by the choices I think.

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  21. Lovely store. I would have a hey day in there - definitely pounce on some of those glass tea cups and lovely plates.

    The Wanderfull Traveler

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  22. Dianne although I have quite a bit of what was 'Rhodesian' pottery, I have to admit to most of my china being English!! Diane

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  23. Linda I agree that there is really just to much to take in. I am sure I would never be able to make up my mind if I was looking for a whole dinner service. It is not to bad if you are looking for just a single item, well I don't think so...... Diane

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  24. Murissa Maurice, Thank you so much for visiting me,there are definitely some people who should stay away from this shop unless they have limitless amounts of money :-) Diane

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  25. Hello:
    What an amazing china shop and one in which we probably could, and most likely should, spend a considerable number of hours. A perfect place, we imagine, for finding a gift or, indeed, something to take home.

    Living in two countries ourselves, we have been most interested to read your profile and then to enjoy looking at and reading not only this post, but several of your previous ones. You do appear to pack a great deal into life - always a good thing - and to have much fun along the way.

    We are so pleased to have found you through the comment which you left on Dolly's recent post.

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  26. It might be overwhelming but I just zoomed in on that Tagine pot. I need one.

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  27. That's the kind of store I could spend hours in.

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  28. Oh Diane, I really wanted to go back to the shop and you read my mind! I am enjoying this shopping spree with you! Cheers!!!

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  29. The hands look a bit scary!

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  30. Hi Jane and Lance, thanks so much for the visit, great to 'meet' you. You are right I pack a lot into my life. I drive my husband nuts sometimes as I never sit down and he just wants to sit and relax :-) Diane

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  31. Nadege, wish I could post it over to you but I bet it would get broken!!! Diane

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  32. Pam what woman (or man) could not spend hours in that shop?? Diane

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  33. michelangelo with your artistic expertise I am certain that you would love this shop..... :-)) Diane

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  34. Ola there is nothing scary about those hands, they are fantastic for flowers as they do not all fall out of the back of the vase.- The fingers hold them up perfectly. Diane

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  35. I say again that I couldn't go into that shop, because I would want some of everything!

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  36. I love your photos, they are so sharp and clear. You must have a very high end camera to get shots like this.

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  37. I love to look at china in shops like this, even though I don’t need any china. I even go to flea markets and look – it is much fun really.

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  38. Oh my... so beautiful! But I think my favorite are the plates with the images of the cats and dogs... I just love them!
    Blessings!
    ann

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  39. Judy I have a very cheap supermarket camera that was on special, Nigel and I have one each. I just wish it did macro!! Diane

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  40. Vagabonde I also do not need china, I have plenty, but there are some nice gifts in that shop as well. Diane

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  41. Ann I also love the animal plates but they are really ornamental and I have no space for them. At least it means my hand stays in my pocket!! Take care. Diane

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  42. Oh my gosh! It would be easy to spend hours wandering around in this shop! Everything is so pretty. I love the colors of the first set and the hands are so dainty. Thanks for the tour, it would be great to shop with you as you have good taste and know the right shops!

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  43. What a great shop to spend a while browsing in!

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  44. What a wonderful store - good thing I can only look! beautiful items.
    Mary

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  45. I am such a sucker for dishes, Diane. A great visit to see wonderful things... were there St. Bernard plates???

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  46. I love the plates with the paintings of birds... very nicely done! :)

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  47. I think I like the ceramic jewellery best, but what a shop!

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  48. Pam there is such a huge choice and so many colours that I find it difficult to make up my mind in the shop. I do though like the white square plates in part 1 post. Diane

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  49. Vera it is a great shop but the problem is you also need plenty of €'s!!!! Diane

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  50. Mary from Mum's kitchen, I think that you have an advantage that you can only look :-)))) Diane

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  51. lostpastremembered I don't remember any St Bernard plates. My Mum used to breed them, so I think I would have noticed but I will look next time I am that way. Diane

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  52. Kenny, sorry the bird plate is a bit hidden but yes it was beautiful. Diane

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  53. I love the variety of porcelain plates available. The bottom photo of necklaces/pendants is especially pretty too!

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  54. Je ne serai certainement pas ressortie les mains vides.
    A très bientôt.

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  55. What a fun shop Diane.

    J'adore those polo ponies note cards and salad plates. So Degas. I wouldn't have been able to leave without them, and I'm not even a horse person. LOL

    Merci beaucoup for not having that word verification thing. Leaving comments is so much more enjoyable without it.
    Sam

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  56. Hola, que tienda más bonita.....tiene multitud de piezas de porcelana a cual más hermosa ¡Me encanta!

    http://besana1.blogspot.com/

    Un saludo.
    Isabel.

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  57. The little Geiko are so cute!

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  58. Hi Diane, I do love your posts so much. Always great photos and information. Hopefully I'll be able to stop by more frequently to your blog from now on. :-)

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  59. Nadji. Merci pour votre visite et commentaire. A bientôt. Diane

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  60. Sam I am a horse lover and I found it quite hard to leave without the plates!! I just do not need any more china! Diane

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  61. Isobel saludos. Gracias por su visita y comentario. Diane

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  62. I agree JM but everything in the shop is pretty special. Diane

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  63. Bela Porcelana...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  64. Hi Froggy, thanks for visiting and your comment. I know you have been very busy. Take care and keep up the good work. Diane x

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  65. Chana, Saudações, obrigado pelo comentário. Diane

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  66. Wonderful collection of porcelains!!!
    Best regards

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  67. What beautiful porcelain..Something about dishes..they are a happy addition to the home..Guess I always think..Good friends/Good food..You have to admit, that sure is a different thought..haha.

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  68. Carolyn, I agree in general good friends and good food but that does not always work........ Diane

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  69. these are from the same porcelain shop earlier? wow, it must be really huge!! i also think one got to be careful walking around the shop to avoid hitting or breaking the items especially we ladies like to carry our handbags around and i also remember that there are also items on thefloor, so we just got to look up and down , left and right!! haha!

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  70. Lena when I walk around here it is with great care and I keep my bag tight up against my body. Can you just imagine sending a shelf flying :-(( Diane

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