Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pamela Tidwell and Vieuxtemps Porcelain

Last week, my friend Kappy hosted a lunch in honor of her dear friend Pamela Tidwell, a very talented porcelain artist based in Greenville, GA. Pamela's porcelain collection, Vieuxtemps Porcelain, is reminiscent of antique Chelsea and Meissen. I first became enchanted with her porcelain peapods, stalks of asparagus, heads of lettuce, and other fruits and vegetables after having seen them at the Atlanta shop B.D. Jeffries. But what I didn't realize until last week is that Pamela recently branched out into porcelain potted flowers which, I must say, are truly magnificent.

For our lunch, the table was set with an array of Pamela's porcelain flowers, all nestled within charming porcelain pots, plus a few heads of lettuce. It was the most lovely setting for a ladies lunch! Imagine dining amongst colorful and delicate Hydrangea, Roses, and Grape Hyacinth. The only thing missing was the floral fragrance, but the beauty of the pieces more than made up for it. Needless to say, I'm now absolutely smitten with her porcelain flowers and vegetables.

Pamela's porcelain pieces can be viewed on her
website as well as at retail shops including B.D. Jeffries and Boxwood Gardens in Atlanta and Vieuxtemps in Charleston. But what's really exciting is that her collection is now available on Taigan. If you collect porcelain or if you are passionate about flowers, I urge you to take a look at Vieuxtemps Porcelain. You won't be sorry.


English Roses

Lily of the Valley

Grape Hyacinth

Foxglove and Morning Glory

White Hydrangea


White Geranium

White Hydrangea and Yellow Auricula

Heads of Lettuce

All photos by Jennifer Boles for The Peak of Chic


  1. I went to her site and particularly like the auriculas. I find this kind of work fascinating and very worrying at the same time - how does one keep pristine something so fragile? Beautiful, though.

  2. Blue, while they are delicate, they're sturdier than one might suspect. When I dust my porcelain pieces, I use a small brush that resembles a shaving cream brush.

  3. At first I thought I was looking at real potted plants.. I love them.. and with this dreary weather in the northeast I would love one or more of these on my dining room table...lovely post!

  4. Jennifer Dengel9:50 AM

    Jennifer, what a lovely post. I greatly admire her artistry. She has an amazing gift!

  5. There is a great tradition in creating this kind of natural porcelain beauty! I was raised in Dresden, where the Meissen porcelain tradition stems from. I grew up with beautiful china figurines at my grandmother's house.
    These here are exquisite!

  6. How very charming dahhling..

  7. Oh How utterly divine, these look. Her website is grand also. Great Post. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  8. These are all just so wonderful! I want one of each!!