Monday, July 18, 2005
GienAnother previously written post while I'm out of town.....
There are many pretty and beautiful things in France. In my opinion, the Gien company makes the most beautiful earthenware. The company was started by an Englishman, Thomas Hall, in 1821. Mr. Hall wanted to bring the English skill of making earthenware to France.
Today Gien is one of the top producers of fine earthenware in France. The colors in the Gien earthenware are bright and beautiful. The styles are often inspired from France and Europe from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Plates that were ordered with a family crest or family inital. They cover one wall of the Gien store in the 8th -- the bigger of the two Paris stores.
Many friends have travelled to Gien, France, where the factory store is located. Gien is located about 150 km south of Paris. If you want to buy Gien, have the time to take the trip outside of Paris, and don't mind second hand goods... it is the place to get a good price on the lovely earthenware.
Joli Paris. Wouldn't these make the most wonderful going away presents? I couldn't agree more! Now if I can just get that VAT tax back...
-- said Auntie M in Paris
... and bring lots of money! It is expensive, but how worth it!
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