Thursday, 13 July 2017

Napoleonic Demitasse

A Little Gift

Whenever possible I try and get into and support the local charity shops.

Being a mixed media artist this isn't too difficult for me.
I always try and have one eye looking for a little treat or gift to bring home for Heather.

This week I stumbled upon this little gem in Barnado's

It is a little Limoge Demitasse made by Fontinille & Marraud.

Known as a half cup or a chocolate cup this one is decorated in the style of Napoleon and dates from about 1930.

It has a lovely Napoleonic Eagle crest and bumble bees and is in white, cobalt blue and gold .

A nice little addition to Heathers collection.

The rainbow mug is just to give you an ides how tiny this thing is.

Thanks for looking.


  1. First of all I would like to say superb blog!

    I had a quick question which I'd like to ask if you don't mind.

    I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts
    before writing. I've had difficulty clearing my mind in getting my ideas out.

    I truly do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to
    15 minutes are usually wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas
    or hints? Many thanks!

    1. Firstly thank you for your nice positive Comment. With regards centring and clearing my thoughts, personally that's the last thing I want to do. I suppose I try and work around a catchy title, something that is going to catch peoples attention. I suppose being creative helps in that. My posts don't usually take more than 20 seconds. If the post takes any longer it tends to be a ramble and less interesting. So I suppose my advice is don't over complicate things, break it down into small sentences/pieces of information its less daunting to the reader that way. Hope this helps.