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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tureens



I have had a few ask about my tureens...I am guessing it is the white ones that show up each week in my tablescape shots!




When I first started blogging almost 3 years ago I kept seeing white tureens on some of the blogs I was reading. Wanting one badly, I would check the thrift stores weekly without success. All of a sudden I found one, then another and another...you get the picture, I am sure. Each was different so I had to buy every one I found. I have quit buying as I have no place to put any more. 

I saw a beautiful Red Cliff that Debbie of Confessions of a Plate Addict blogged about so of course I wanted one of those, too! I found one on eBay that didn't have the underplate for only $25, actually $24.99...which is far less than any of the others for sale...some up around the $300 price. I bought it hoping I would come across the underplate some day. This tureen is by far my favorite.




Most of the tureens were in the $2.98-$3.98 price range with the exception of the one I bought, which was either $5.98 or $6.98 at Salvation Army in Topeka. After that first one, it seemed like every time I walked into a thrift store there was a white tureen wanting to follow me home!

This is the one that really started my collection and the most expensive of the thrift shop tureens! 




I believe this is the first white tureen I bought...from Goodwill and the plainest. Most of the tureens are by California Pottery. A couple have no markings at all.




The rest of the tureens...









I have several other colored tureens, but will save them for another time.



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31 comments:

Infuse With Liz said...

This makes me remember a large white tureen my mom had with fruit shapes all over it. I don't think it was ever used for anything but it made a statement! You have a great collection!

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Thank you for sharing your Tureens! I have admired them throughout many of your post!!!Hard to believe most were thrifty finds!!! I adore all the detailing and uniqueness. Have a great week, dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have a lovely collection of Tureens! I think my favorite is the white one...haha, the one with the grape pattern on it! Hugs, Linda

Kathe said...

I have been on the hunt for a complete, inexpensive of course, tureen set too Marigene. I love your collection!! And you display them so beautifully too.

Alycia Nichols said...

I am one of those people suffering from a severe case of Tureen Envy!!! I love them! You have a really great collection! I can never seem to find any around here, or when I do the lid is broken or something crazy like that. Hooray that you're able to find a bunch because they really look terrific on display like that!

Marlis said...

These are just lovely. I loved love them. All. good thing I have no room or I'd have to have some too. Each one is so unique. xo marlis

Blondie's Journal said...

You have quite a collection of tureens and they are all beautiful!! I never seemed to have any luck finding them in thrift stores so I ended up buying one from Williams Sonoma. I have yet to use it, but I love looking at it! :)

XO,
Jane

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love tureens and your collection is gorgeous! I specially love the white ones and the one with the pedestal is lovely. I have a pretty white one too from mother. Happy Let's Dish.
FABBY

Sarah said...

Oh, wonderful! I was one who commented on the white tureens. They make a a beautiful statement in your hutch. Funny that you've found these out thrifting. I never set out to find white ones, but several have followed me home. We have far more tureens here that we ever need, but I find them a wonderful and useful form.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

These are SO BEAUTIFUL and you are making me "WANT ONE"(oh yes, I understand that bringing ONE home will make others follow)...I have been looking at them FOR YEARS...Your red cliff one was a terrific bargain. I would think the plate will COME YOUR WAY TOO...I'll keep my eyes open for one. It really doesn't even matter. I LOVE it with the plate you have it on. "GORGEOUS"!
Have a wonderful week,
Hugs,
Donna

Mary said...

Wonderful collection of tureens and at bargain prices too! I can so identify with running out of storage :)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I enjoyed seeing all your pretty tureens! I don't own even one :o) They look beautiful the way you have them displayed.

Pat said...

Hi Marigene!
You sure have collected a nice group of tureens. Love all the shapes. Hey! The Sparks, Kansas flea market is Sept 1 and 2. Look it up online. You should go!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty collection, Marigene. I really love the whites. I'm looking forward to seeing the colorful ones, too! I don't have any and I am so tempted, but storage is an issue these days.

Anonymous said...

I used to have a tureen but one of the things lost in our last move. I like yours.

I didn't see the 14th and 8th so looked at them this time and they are both just so good. bbb

Red Couch Recipes said...

You do have a large collection of white tureens. I have one of them in my very small (2) collection of tureens. It was a wedding present nearly 25 years ago. Serving soup in tureens makes soup taste better. Joni

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a cool collection. I have ONE that I found at the Goodwill, but did not have the soup ladle. Most that I see are w/o the ladles. Yours as so beautifully displayed.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

xinex said...

You have a wonderful collection of white tureens, Marigene, love them. I love tureens too but I collect all colors. And you are right about storage, they are bulky so I have them on top of cabinets and some in my dish room in the garage....Christine

Diann said...

Well, you already know that I love all my white ironstone tureens. But, once you found your first one, that was it girl! You found some truly gorgeous ones! thank you for sharing at TTF and I hope your week has been going well!

Olive Cooper said...

I admired your collection of tureens the last time I saw a tablescape of yours. I am so glad you shared them with us today. I have only one as they take up a lot of space. Visiting from Let's Dish, Olive

Barbara F. said...

Hi Marigene, I wound up having to get a new computer, and can you believe still have a problem with a certain blog?? Oh well, it is better but I am struggling with no mouse, hate it.
Love your table, so warm and inviting, I feel hungry! Haven't had a tureen in my house since the 80's I think! Popping over from Let's Dish. xo

Meredith said...

What a beautiful collection!! I love your transfer ware behind them too.

Anonymous said...

My Mom has that first tureen, the one with the grapes. In fact she has several pieces with that same design.

Very nice.

Magic

Kathleen said...

You have a beautiful collection! I have 2 that have the underplate. They do take up a lot of room!

Look fwd to see your colored ones.
Thanks for lining to Let's Dish, and I hope your weather has improved!

Elaine said...

It just makes sense that if one tureen is pretty, than several tureens are beautiful!!! I almost bought a white tureen in honor of you, but I don't have room for even one! Thanks for sharing!

A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love your tureen collection! I have the same plates that you have displayed! I love them and am so looking forwared to pulling them out this fall!

Gina said...

Marigene, you have a beautiful collection of tureens. Thanks for sharing them. You just may have inspired me to start my own collection.

lulumusing said...

I'll not be able to look at a tureen without thinking of you! If I spot a bargain, it's yours!

Shelia said...

What a wonderful collection of tureens! They just look so homey and very pretty sitting in your sweet hutch.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great tureen collection. I have one white one....right now it's full of silk flowers.....but soon it will be soup time. Do you ever use yours? I have to admit that I have not....I've always wondered how long the soup would stay hot in one..... or perhaps it's just a good and pretty way to get it to the table.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Your tablescape is just simply Beautiful, as always, Marigene! Love ALL Your TUREENS, china, stemware, napkins, And what a lovely theme Midnight Rooster the colors just pop on your dishes,too. And since I've been on a Blog Break, I've been peeking at all the tablescapes settings and they are all so beautiful, too! You are so talented and are such an inspiration! I hope you and your family are having a wonderful weekend. I will be posting a new tablescape on this Sunday.
Cheers! xxoo Diane