Our Flag and What it Means

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Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.   credit
During theAmerican Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congressvoted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Vir…

D'Arceau Limoges: Colette

D'Arceau Limoges "Colette"  The Sportswoman of 1890
Plate #3 in the series of 12 "Women of the Century", a tribute by the artist FR. Ganeau
 Made of fine-art porcelain to the ascendance of western woman in the hundred years of Paris fashion.


The description on the back of the plate reads 
"Women of the Century-1890.  
Proud and light in her sporty, fitted look; 
"Colette at the conquest of her independence."
Made of porcelain from Limoges, France.
First Edition made by hand.  
It is marked with the oficial emblem awarded to the only work of its kind to be honored for International Women's Year, and is also affirmed of sponsorship by the
Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.  Created in 1976
The plate is made to the "Grellet Standard" of 1773 from pure "hard purple" Kaolin, the finest in the world. 6 primary colors and 11 specialty colors.

10 more collector plates in this series to share.

Macaron courtesy of Chef Francois Payard

My Recipe
Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache


  1. Dolly, What a beautiful, beautiful plate! I love it- xo Diana


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