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.
Lily of the Valley
Foxglove and Morning Glory
White Hydrangea and Yellow Auricula
Heads of Lettuce
All photos by Jennifer Boles for The Peak of Chic