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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

For the Mere Price of......$9

Another Thursday is upon us...that means Tablescape Thursday with our gracious hostess, Susan, of Between Naps on the Porch. Please stop by so you can drool over the other guests tablescapes, too.



I wanted a really simple tablesetting to show off the soup tureen I found last Friday in a little shop a few towns north of us. I walked into the shop and the first thing I noticed was this bright yellow soup tureen...I was the only one in there at the time so I knew I wouldn't be fighting anyone off! I wandered around a little bit before going over to the hutch where it was displayed. I picked it up, checking to see if there were any chips or cracks...there is a small chip out of the ladle, none on the tureen itself. When I turned it over I noticed it had Peg '78 inscribed on the bottom...wow, my guess is this was someone's ceramic class project. For being over 30 years old it was in excellent shape. I negotiated the $11.75 price down to $9. This tureen goes perfect with my Orange Rooster dishes, too!


It would have been fun to do a red/yellow table, but I have done red the past two weeks, so it had to be blue/yellow/white.



I started with a plain yellow placemat, added a blue charger then added a dinner plate, salad plate (both the same pattern) and soup bowl.



















Soup tureen-second hand shop
Placemats-WalMart
Napkins-gift from Cuisine Kathleen
Flatware-Towle stainless
Blue chargers-Home Goods
Dinner/salad plate/coffee/tea cup-Arcopal (France)'Provincial'-Thrift shop in Fort Scott, KS
Soup bowl-Noritake 'Larkspur'-ARC thrift shop
Salt/pepper-TJMaxx
Stemware-Goodwill
Sugar/creamer-Goodwill
Candleholders-milkglass flower pots turned upside down-Goodwill
Rooster-TJMaxx

Thank you for visiting, hope you enjoyed my simple little table. Feel free to leave a comment, I love them!

36 comments:

Kathleen said...

I love the yellow tureen! And those blue plates are fabulous! Love your little birdies too!
That Cuisine Kathleen ..what a gal! LOL..
You can just say they are from WmSonoma next time..
I am so glad you can use them!
Lovely table, Marigene!

xinex said...

The napkins you got from Kathleen are so pretty. I love the yellow tureen. What a deal! I also love your plates and the color combo....Christine

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

That yellow tureen is beautiful! It looks great with the blues you have used. Great job! Also...great price!! Hugs!

Maria said...

I love how you brought all the main colors together... The yellow and blue are a great combination... What a happy tablescape!
Maria

Maya said...

The soup tureen is gorgeous, spectacular really in that yellow!
Maya @ Completely Coastal

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

That tureen is so cute and what a good purchase, how wonderful, I also love the rooster napkins and the wonderful blue charger plates, sooo pretty

Chari said...

Hi Mimi...

Ohh my...I just adore a beautiful yellow and blue tablescape! It reminds me of Provence!!! What a pretty soup tureen...I think it's the first time I've seen a sunny yellow one...it's gorgeous and the perfect addition to your table! I also love those gorgeous blue charger plates...would love to have some like it! A beautifully set table, my friend!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Mimi,
I never tire of beautiful blue plates and roosters! What a beautiful table, I love the drop leaf too, I have always wanted one. The yellow tureen was a steal! Hugs to you, cindy

Barbara said...

Mimi, your yellow and blue are beautiful. The little soup tureen is darling and you arranged eerything great.

Barbara

Carol at Serendipity said...

Very, very pretty. Good buy on the soup tureen!
Thanks for sharing!

Carol

Liz said...

How cool! You really got a sweet deal there. I think your yellow tureen is fabulous!! I always love yellow and blue!! Pretty table!

~Liz

susan said...

I love those blue chargers! I like your soup tureen, because it is different. I have never seen a solid yellow one! Good job!

Suzanne said...

What a cute soup tureen. It is definitely the center of attention on your table! Love those rooster napkins too! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!
- Suzanne
justanotherhangup.blogspot.com

Anita said...

I love the yellow and blue together with just touches of white. Love the color on the chargers, yummy.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Beautiful...love the blue and yellow!!

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

I love blue, yellow and roosters. Very cheery and very country French. I want it - oh, Thou Shalt Not Covet - lol.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That was quite a buy on the tureen. I'm watching for one now. I think dark blue and yellow are so relaxing. The colors remind me of a big porch with wicker furniture and fluffy cushions.

Sue

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

You have so many beautiful pieces! I was shocked when you said how much you paid for the tureen. What a deal! Great tablescape!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That yellow tureen is very cool and unusual. I love how you paired it with blue and white. Nice job! You must've had a good time arranging this.

linda said...

What a beautifully set table! You got such a great deal on the tureen and just think, it's one of a kind!

I was on the lookout recently for soup tureens myself. I found 2 that I love and display them on top of my china cabinet. They make such a statement don't you think!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your table is wonderful and thank you for telling us brands and places. That always helps...except those adorable rooster napkins! :)
The soup tureen is lovely and the color is perfect on your table.

Shelia said...

Hi Mimi! What a wonderful yellow tureen you found. It looks wonderful center stage with your blue and white! Love those pretty blue chargers! Everything is so inviting and cozy!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

sonnydaydreams said...

Blue and yellow and all that beauty,, what an amazing table you've set. So glad I got to see it. I am having serious soup tureen envy here .. LOVE IT ~!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Blue and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations, so I am loving this tablescape! I want some blue chargers like that! What a pretty color, and your china is so pretty. What a lucky find that tureen was! (I don't think you listed where you got those pretty chargers). laurie

gaelikaa said...

What a beautifully set table you have! What a pleasure to visit you!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a great find! Your new soup tureen is beautiful and what a great price. I think yellow and blue look wonderful together too. Yes, that Kathleen, what a gal :)

Linda said...

Two of my favorite colors, Blue and Yellow! Lovely table!

ivoryspring said...

What a cozy tablesetting - what time is dinner?!
Yes, I did make the quilt. I am in the process of quilting it as we speak! :)

Suzy said...

Beautiful tureen Marigene! I love those blue chargers too!!!

Martha said...

Lovely table and what a find on the tureen. I love tureens! The only place is where does one put many tureens? Alas, storage is a problem!

And I see you got your dishes from my town on the prairie. The next time you visit, I'd love to have you stop by Linderhof for tea!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such a cheery table! I am in love with those blue plates. They all look fantastic together!
Cheers, Andrea

Cote de Texas said...

Love your new tureen and I really like the yellow and blue combination - sooo pretty!!!

thanks for the comment on my blog!
Joni

Traci said...

I love your new soup tureen. I am still trying to figure out this whole blog world and instead of adding myself as a follower to your blog I added myself to my own blog. I love chicken things and can't wait to see your orange rooster dishes.

Natasha said...

Yellow and Blue are so perfect together aren't they. I love what you have done here. Can't wait to see what you do next week.
Best wishes, Natasha.

Amy Genn said...

Those blue chargers are beautiful!!!

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love these colors ! You seriously scored on the $9 awesome tureen.