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Monday, February 13, 2012

Whimsical Tureen!

This week's inspiration came from another soup tureen found at the thrift store. It was $4.99 at Savers a few months ago. I have been itching to show you this whimsical piece, but didn't have the color tablecloth I wanted. Have you ever tried to find napkins and tablecloths in gray? I found the tablecloth, finally, but not really the shade and of course, no napkins, yet...
It's a clam shell tureen! Probably someone's ceramic project, but I couldn't resist buying it.

Front
Back
Little shell knob

The interior is pink!


I used white dishes, some have a grayish wash on the borders.


The dinner plate, which is actually a salad plate is from TJMaxx, it just has a B in a shield on the bottom.


The salad plate is from Pier One.

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The rice bowl is American Atelier Athena, but I use them for soup or chili.


Smokey gray glassware.



I have used a white damask napkin. You have seen the flatware several times.



Thank you for visiting today. I hope you will return again.

I may be missing for a few weeks. My husband is going to be having pituitary adenoma surgery within the next couple weeks...we are waiting on another pre-op test to be done and then the date will be scheduled.


I will be joining these parties:


Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper

45 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a whimsical and unusual tureen...love it and your tablescape, Marigene! I will be praying for you and your hubby!...hugs...Debbie

Pat said...

Fun tureen! I like the grey you paired it with. Very nice, and the textures of your white dishes are pretty.

Anonymous said...

Weird! Is it supposed to be for oyster stew?...it looks like an oyster shell........you sure do come up with some unique tables....
love you,
jude

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Pretty table, Marigene! I love the dish with the grayish trim, very pretty. Wishing your husband well, sending good thoughts and prayers!

Ilene said...

Beautiful table, as always.

Hope your DH has a easy time of it with the surgery and a speedy recovery. Hugs, Ilene

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun find Marigene! I love the grey and white together. Cute table! I'm sending you prayers for your husbands safe surgery! hugs, linda

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Pink & white...just right for this week's post! Lovely dishes in this tablescape!Happy Valentine's Day, dear friend! Prayers coming for you and your hubby! Keep us posted!
Fondly,
Pat

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene!

How unusual! I love that it is pink inside... it would be so pretty with steaming homemade clam chowder inside. Pink napkins would also look lovely...

I hope all goes well with your husband's surgery ((( )))


Happy Valentines Day and thanks for sharing at my Bunny Hop Party!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Anonymous said...

Another fabulous tablescape. Every week is a delight. luv, bbb

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

That tureen just knew you would give it a great home, and I love the color of the gray tablecloth. Prayers for you and your hubby.

Anonymous said...

Love the gray and white, so contemporary! Now I'm gonna' Google "pituitary adenoma"! I hope you spelled it right....Lynne

The Tablescaper said...

Love the tureen and how you accompanied it with such textured white plates. Great table.

Good luck to you and your husband. Do keep us posted. I'll say a prayer.

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

Rather simple, yet elegant......you know how to do it up right!
LY,
Delma

Sweetladyelaine said...

What a cute soup tureen! I like different...you set a very pretty table. Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
Speedy recovery to your hubby. I will pray all goes well. You will be missed.
Blessings My Friend,

Entertaining Women said...

The charcoal tablecloth sets you up beautifully for a sophisticated design. The textures are wonderful, and I adore the tureen. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Red Couch Recipes said...

What an unusual piece! Love it. I also love the textures of the white dinner plates. Thinking of you and your husband! Joni

Kathleen said...

Wow! That is great! Perfect for clam chowder.
Love those bowls too!
I was just thinking of ordering gray napkins so i could do a black and gray table.
Of course dh will be in my prayers!

Annie said...

I think you need to rustle up a big pot of clam chowder! What a pretty and unusual tureen! Love the soft gray and white table.

Sending very best wishes to your husband - keep in touch!

Pam said...

That is such a cute tureen. For clam chowder I assume. Hope all goes well with the surgery and he is feeling better quickly.

Denise said...

I will say a prayer concerning the surgery.
That soup tureen is a wonderful find.

Love the white dishes as well. They have beautiful rims.

Jacqueline said...

First - hope all goes well with his surgery! I will be thinking of you!

Next your tureen is just incredible! What a great shape. I thought the interior was a strawberry soup until you said it was that color. Isn't that the funnest thing? I love the layers of texture in your plates! Can you believe we used to just have plain old white plates - there are so many fun ones now!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I can't say I've ever seen a tureen quite like that one! I really like gray these days...if I were painting the inside of my house I might get rid of the taupe for gray. It looks wonderful with the white dishes.

I hope things go well for you husband. I'll keep him in my prayers.

xinex said...

Love the tureen, so unique, Marigene. You put together a really nice tablescape with the beautiful plates....Christine

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh wow, it looks like an oyster shell, what a great tureen! Your table is gorgeous with such lovely dishes in white. Hope you had a nice Valentine's!
FABBY

Sarah said...

What a fun find! Love seeing your white dishes. I have chargers much like your salad plates. Hope all goes well for your husband. I'll be thinking about you. ~ sarah

Nancy's Notes said...

What a lovely tablescape! That is s delightful tureen! Hope all is well with your husband.

Susan Hawthorne said...

That dinner plate is beautiful and reminds me of the white glazed black pottery from France that is so popular now and very pricey. Yours is just as lovely. Great combination on your pretty table.

Scribbler said...

I am always glad to see you! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts, and I certainly home everything goes well with the surgery.

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm rooting for your husband, Marigene!!! I hope he's able to be back up and dancing in no time! (If he didn't dance before the surgery, it should come as a very pleasant surprise post-op!) :-) Meanwhile, enjoy your fun new "toy"...that is really a cool tureen! Clam chowder or boullibaisse would look great in it! Have a good weekend, Marigene, and you two hang in there!

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Sending wishes and prayers for your husband's speedy recovery.
Very cute tureen. The pink interior will add a nice contrast to the white chowder. Love love love the embossed dinnerware pieces.

Jo's This and That said...

What a neat tureen! I love all of your tables capes.Thanks for sharing Joann

Salmagundi said...

That's really an unusual tureen - love it with gray. Good luck to your husband with his medical procedure. Sally

Nan said...

Very interesting tureen! Pretty dishes too!

Ames said...

Stopping by fromTthe Thrifty Groove. This would be a nice tureen for clam chowder. Offering up a prayer for your husband.~Ames

Elaine said...

Marigene, that is one cute tureen! I have a rather unusual one, too, and you have inspired me to share it in a tablescape. LOVE the soft gray and white together! You and your husband will be in my thoughts!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I like the tureen, Marigene. It is very unusual. You set a very pretty table with many textures which is always a good look. I hope everything goes well for your husband. I will pray for both of you and send best wishes your way.---------
Shannon

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The tureen is wonderful! Beautiful table!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Marigene,

You did a great job on this table!! What a cute and whimsical soup tureen. :)

I really love your white dishes (all three patterns) and the flatware is lovely.

Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Denise

Diann said...

That tureen is just so fun! I think I would have had to pick it up as well. Your table looks great. My prayers and good thoughts go out to you and your husband! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful week!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Marigene, The shell tureen is adorable and I love your plates. I will be keeping you and your husband in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for joining my party this week. Hugs, Sherry

Jann said...

Love that tureen-what did you fill it with?

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene, Thank you for the good wishes for my hubby's upcoming operation and my prayers and thoughts to you for yours, too. I haven't looked for gray napkins but I suppose it would be difficult! I do think your table is so pretty and the tureen is wonderful! Linda

Rettabug said...

*Knee-mails* being sent for a complete & easy recovery for your husband, Marigene. The do things so minimally invasive now with a fully endoscopic approach that he should be home quickly.

Your tureen is cute & would be PERFECT for serving shrimp etouffee or seafood alfredo, too. I have a wickedly good recipe for that...I should do a post next time I make it!

Warm Hugs,
Rett

Jane said...

I hope all is going well with your husband! Sending prayers your way.
I think your table turned out beautiful. I really like the whites against the gray tablecloth.
Jane

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Good luck to your husband...hope all goes well with his surgery. Love your table! I like all the detail and different textures.
Hugs, Cindy