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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Copeland Spode Valencia

I am so excited to be part of Cuisine Kathleen's first weekly meme, Let's Dish, every Wednesday at 7 P.M.! Knowing Kathleen like I do, it is going to be a fun,interactive meme...some come along and join in the fun! Thank you, Kathleen for doing this on Wednesday evening! Make sure you stop by Kathleen's blog for a fun time!

I apologize for the pictures, a flash had to be used on most photos as it has been dark and rainy here for the past 3 days...3 more days to go until we will see the sun! Any photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.


The inspiration for tonight's table was the creme soup bowls/underplates I found on eBay, recently...Copeland Spode Valencia. There are no chips and very little crazing, almost like they have never been used. I was sucked into bidding on them because of the colors, my favorite blue/green combination against the creamy white. I was the only bidder, getting them for $4.95 each! Replacement, Ltd. is asking $89.95 for the flat cream soup bowl only! I feel like I got the deal of the year! They have a band around the middle of the bowl that is described as a Chelsea Wicker pattern, a band of the grapes is under that.






A blue tablecloth was layered with a lace cloth. Napkins are white with blue/green cotton with what looks like a blueberry pattern. They kind of mimic the pattern on the soup bowls, which are blue and green grapes.




The setting itself consists of Vera Bradley charger plates, a Wedgwood Hedge Rose dinner plate, Bordallo Pinheiro Frog Service salad plate and finally the star of the show, Spode Valencia.





The flatware is Oneida Afterglow, circa 1956. I used the International Silver Frontenac, circa 1903, cream soup spoons, too.




The green glassware is Libbey Duratuff Gibralter pattern in juniper.



The rim shot.





Thank you for taking the time to visit today, hope that you will come back again.

Blue tablecloth-Savers
Lace tablecloth-Goodwill
Cotton napkins-Sacks On Santa Fe
Blue napkin rings-have had forever
Vera Bradley charger plates-TJMaxx and eBay
Wedgwood Hedge Rose dinner plates-Goodwill
Bordallo Pinheiro-Frog Service salad plates-eBay
Copeland Spode Valencia cream soup bowls/underplates-eBay
Oneida Afterglow sterling flatware-Family
International Silver Frontenac sterling flatware-eBay
Libbey Duratuff Gibralter-Goodwill or Savers, can't remember
White/pale green vase-Three Sisters Antique Store (no longer in business)
Flowers-WalMart from the sale bucket
Candleholders-Goodwill 75¢ each
Candles-WalMart on sale


Iwill be joining:

Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
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

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the way you put these together! Just amazes me! I am a fan of just about anything blue also! ;)
Great job!

Anonymous said...

Incredible tablescape. I just love the scalloped pieces. Snow almost gone! luv, bbb

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those bowls are gorgeous! I know you were excited to get them and at such a great price. This is a lovely table. I too love the blue and green and you have done it especially well this week! Yay for Kathleen's new party! I'll be there Wed! Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Very nice!....I love the blues and white....I'll try to get there in time to eat!!
Love you,
Jude

Sweetladyelaine said...

Very, very pretty! I love your table in blue,green and white. The soup bowl is beautiful! Love the fact you got the flowers on sale too! I forget to check Walmart for flowers. Blessings My Friend,

Anonymous said...

Love it....especially the blue....and a great shade of blue it is! You've done another fantastic job of setting your table....I'll be there with Jude!
LY,
Delma

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty! I love the blue and white. Kathleen's parties are always fun :)

Tim Gronek said...

I love this color scheme as well. It is so bright and cheerful. I could be on a deck in Maine having a lovely brunch sitting outside with this table. Reminds me of the ocean. Your choices are impeccable, and what a deal on eBay. You did good!

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Congratulations on your bargain purchase! Those are beautiful bowls/saucers and the colors go so well with your existing pieces. Truly a great find. Lovely table.

Entertaining Women said...

My eye first attached itself to the Vera Bradley charger...what a great piece! Then it drifted to the Valencia Cream Soup and under plate...wow! just WOW! I love the scalloped fluted side, and the pattern is gorgeous. This is a beautiful tablescape... You've outdone yourself. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Tricia said...

Wow, all those lovely patterns work so well together! And what a fabulous find those Spode Valencia bowls were! I'd never seen that pattern before. Gorgeous!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table. Those dishes are wonderful!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene, Your table is so pretty and that rim shot is just gorgeous! Blue and white with a touch of green--I love it. I know Replacements is so expensive, but when you sell to them you only get a tiny fraction of the price they sell the pieces for! I was going to sell them some china but the price they quoted me was less than one tenth of the price they were asking for the pieces, and I would have had to pay shipping. So, I kept the dishes--I guess it was meant to be. Have a nice evening. Linda

Marlis said...

What a score!!! Your blue chargers and the bordallo are excellent choices to accompany the beautiful spode. I love the pretty lace tablecloth too. Great table with wso much interest. xo marlis

Sonia said...

Gorgeous layers of dishes. Your spode Valencia is just so pretty. The napkins look like they were made for your pattern on the dishes! Great table...love everything!
Miss Bloomers

Alycia Nichols said...

$4.95 each on the cream soup bowls??!?!?! Seriously?!???!? Uh, yeah....you DID get the bargain of the century!!! Wow!!! Congratulations! They're beautiful! The whole table is!!! Sorry you're still getting this wet stuff, too. I keep thinking I'm going to have to learn to swim pretty soon if this keeps up! I keep hearing that sump pump go off and just hope & pray it doesn't fail on us again. It has done it twice before! Ramon finally got a new one, but I'm gun shy now. Have a great week, Marigene! Gorgeous!

Kathe said...

What a beautiful pattern. The blue and green are lovely together. The blue is growing on me like pink for you? ;)

Meredith said...

I love this pattern. Just beautiful!!! What a great find!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Don't you hate it when the weather doesn't cooperate and you have spent time on a post!!!! But don't worry, you table looks so beautiful. What a eye for a bargain... no, more than a bargain... a steal!!!! Amazing. You really did those beautiful soup bowls/under dishes justice. Lovely blue and white table!
Yvonne

Kathleen said...

Wow, those Bowls are Amazing! And the chargers, just beautiful. This is a great table. You don't need CTS, you do much better!
Thanks for bringing this lovely table to my first Let's Dish!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene!

I have never seen that Spode pattern before, and it is just lovely. They were sure a fantastic buy! They go so nicely with those napkins too.

Thanks for your understanding comment you left about my DH. I think you were spot on...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful post at my party.

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Karen said...

That's a beautiful Spode pattern.
Wonderful layering from the tablecloth to the dishes.

Style Sisters said...

Beautiful! gorgeous dishes!!! Blue and white is always so nice!

Thank you for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday.
Karin

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So pretty--love the blues and the lace tablecloth!

The Tablescaper said...

Love this! Love the colors. Gorgeous shade of blue. I've got those chargers too!

- The Tablescaper

Diann said...

This is so pretty Marigene! I love these colors and the patterns is beautiful! Thank You (in advance0 for sharing with us at TTF this week. Have a great day!

Diane said...

Beautiful Spode, but I am so jealous of those gorgeous chargers! Great job of putting everything together. I have always thought Frontenac was gorgeous, but I have not started collecting that pattern - I have a silver problem, already!!!

kitty said...

What what a deal you got on ebay!! I'll bet you were jumping up and down on that great buy! You put your tablescape together so beautifully.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

There you are with those beautiful Vera Bradley chargers again! We were both thinking blue this week.

Dianne said...

Love the blue and green together and the bargain you found! Good shopping. I also really love the charger plates. Especially pretty against the lace tablecloth. Thanks for your kind comments on my table.

Dianne

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh, love that gorgeous blue and white. Great tablescape!

Kathleen said...

Had to come back to read what you said! So when you get tired of those cream soup bowls, you know who would love them. Just sayin' lol

Susan Hawthorne said...

Love the green glasses with the blue and white. Very pretty table.

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

I love the rich blue coloring in your new spode pieces! You really did score on those! I really like how the napkins pop in there with a like coloring! I really like your mix of dishes you chose! Great job!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful blue and green tablescape! And what a deal, or should I say what a steal!!

Katherine

A Few Pennies said...

Beautiful blues and the layers are striking together on your tablescape--so pretty to the eye!

Debbie said...

I think those are some of the loveliest dishes I've seen in a while. I am not a blue personally generally, but for some reason I really love blue dishes and linens.

Your linens, of course, are just perfect with them.

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful tablescape, you must be a lucky person to come across such great finds to share in your post. Love the blue, I just bought some blue dishes yesterday for my birthday at TJ Maxx. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jacqueline said...

I am just swooning over those bowls with the handles and the fun flowers on the inside are just so beautiful. What a treasure. The scalloped textured plates are a find too. Have a wonderful weekend.

C. A. Stinson said...

Love the colors, the whole look is very well pulled together and WOW are you a bargain finder or what?!

Mary said...

What a find~ I have a serious case of dish envy over your Valencia bowls! Your layers are wonderful set off beautifully by your VB chargers!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Wow this Tablescape is Gorgeous with the layers of dishes. Your spode Valencia is just so pretty. The napkins look like they were made for your pattern on the dishes! You did a Great job putting this table together...love everything!
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape. I hope you and your family are having a wonderful weekend.
XXOO Diane

Pat said...

I am late to the party, but wanted to say I just adore those cream soup bowls! You sure did good! Your whole table is perfect, you have some very prettty dishes, and the tablecloth is beautiful.

Sarah said...

Beautiful layers of both color and texture. The scalloped edges, the ring of detailed design on the cups. Love your blues!