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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tablescape Thurs. - Let's Have Soup



Today I am joining the gracious Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thurs.



I am also joining Michael @ Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday. Be sure to check out both of these lovely ladies to see there creations and a list of all the other participants.

It has been cold and rainy, so I thought a big bowl of steaming hot Cream of Broccoli Soup sounded wonderful for dinner.


I love this Fitz and Floyd tureen and use it every chance I get.


The detail on the whole tureen is just fabulous, but I think the lid is just stunning. Love, love, love it.


Since this is a soup dinner, I've used a checked tablecloth and matching napkins and kept the accessories very casual. The tureen is the star of the show.


Eash placesetting is placed on a rattan placemat that I've had for years.


I've been wanting this pretty ivory handled flatware from Horchow and it finally went on sale for half price, so I just had to have it.


I've had these simple green stems for ages, I don't remember where I got them.


We love tea or coffee for dinner, and I'm using the famous Big Lots cups and saucers.


The soup bowls are the matching Big Lots dishes. I love these. They are a big generous size.


The green cabbage saucer adds some green to the placesetting. It says Portugal S on the back.


I've used a yellow salad plate with pretty fruit and flowers on the pattern. It is Nikko Woodbury.


I love the fruit and trellis design on these pretty white plates. The pattern is International Tableworks Arbor.


As the sun went down I lit the candles in the little white lace tealights. I found these at the grocery store. I think they are so pretty.


The soup was wonderful and I even had some leftovers for lunch.


This is one of my most favorite cream soup recipes. It says Cauliflower, but it does give the broccoli substitute at the bottom of the recipe. We garnished ours with extra cheese, green onion and bacon bits. So good.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I really look forward to your visits. Be sure to check out my sidebar and join in the fun for Table Top Tuesdays. Remember this is not just for tables, but for all out cabinets, counters, bathrooms, bookcases, hutches, shelves and any place that you display your treasures. I look forward to seeing you all there.

75 comments:

  1. The tureen IS the star of the show. Very pretty! I also love the cabage plates so unusual and the flatware is so beautiful.

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  2. My jaw is still dropped at the sight of the tureen. I think it is one of the most gorgeous tureens that I have ever seen. Thanks for letting us gaze upon its beauty!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  3. Love the green and white here, Marty! The checked tablecloth is perfect. That tureen is magnificent and should absolutely be the star of this show! I love Fitz & Floyd. It has been rainy here now for the past few days with more to come ~ soup sounds good right about now!

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  4. Another bright tablescape Marty, I love it. I prefer the informality of a light lunch of soup than a big table setting for dinner. I love the Horchow cutlery.

    Best wishes, Jackie in UK

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  5. The entire table is wonderful but that soup tureen is incredible. Soup sounds really good also

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  6. The entire table is wonderful but that soup tureen is incredible. Soup sounds really good also

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  7. Soup sounds perfect today Marty! Cold and dreary here in the South!!~ Your Fitz and Floyd piece is awesome, I would use that often for soup, stews, and even veggies!~ Looks beautiful!

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  8. Marty, you table is so beautiful. The tureen is just gorgeous and it looks fantastic with you green checkered tablecloth. I think I have "Tablescaping Block" I've temporarily run out of ideas. Maybe I'll create one next week.

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  9. This is a very sweet tablesetting, Marty. It reminds me of spring. The soup tureen is just gorgeous!! And so are your dishes and flatware (I have to see if the sale at Horchow is still going on!).

    Thanks for the recipe...the soup sounds delicious and we could use it on another cold and snowy day here in Chicago!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  10. Marty, you could put that tureen on the table all by itself and it would be a wonderful tabescape. But I love what you added on top the green and white check cloth!
    I used my Gibson's tonight too, but I have had them for years from Linens N Things..pre Blogging...
    Marty, hope you will join in the St. Patrick's Blog crawl on the 16th. I know you have things you can use! :)

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  11. Marty, I will be right over!! I wish. I love this tablesetting. Green and white are so crisp and your turreen is the star for sure. You mixed and matched all of your dishes so beautifully. Great job Miss Marty, love ya,Kathysue

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  12. Hi Marty,
    What a pretty table! I love your soup tureen! Your plates are so pretty; especially love the yellow salad plates! And Broccoli soup is one of my favourites, so I'll be right over!

    Blessinsgs,
    Sandi

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  13. oh my goodness! makes me want to make some soup! what a beautiful tablescape...love the ivory handled flatware,too!!! and the tureen is beyounfd fabulous!!!

    Heart Hugs,
    Coleen

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  14. Marty, you always set a beautiful table and this one is no exception. I love the green and white buffalo checked tablecloth. I would love to have a red one. Love the green and yellow dishes and what beautiful green glasses. I just love green!!

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  15. Yep that soup tureen is wonderful! Love the green saucers...I can almost smell the soup!!

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  16. O, Marty...everything looks absolutely fantastic!!
    AND...I really...REALLY want a spoonful of that remarkable soup!!
    Ummmmm.....

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  17. Marty,
    Everything looks so beautiful, I love the green glasses, the check tablecloth and that tureen in stunning! The whole table is one of the prettiest I have seen. It is raw and rainy here and the soup sounds devine. What a great post.
    hugs,
    Donna

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  18. Marty, love your little casual table. I have just purchased a similar set of flatware (also half price!) here in Australia. How funny is that!!
    Suzy

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  19. Lovely table. Marty, what a gorgeous soup tureen. I can see why you use it every chance you get. I really like the flatware, so pretty.

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  20. That is such a stunning soup tureen! The whole table is just lovely.

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  21. The soup sounds delicous, Marty. What is not to love in that tureen? It is so gorgeous! I love the handle too, how easy you can just lift the pretty lid. Your mix of dishes makes the place setting so pretty....Christine

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  22. That is a gorgeous soup tureen! It does make the perfect centerpiece and what could be better than a centerpiece that also provides the meal! Love the items you have paired with it like the white dishes and woven placemats.

    DD

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  23. I've told you before-- I want that soup tureen! Beautiful and great recipe! Looks like a cozy meal!

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  24. Marty, I, of course, love the soup tureen, then what do they make I don't like. I like your tablescape and some good soup would be good here too. We had 4+ inches of snow yesterday and it was beautiful.

    Barbara

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  25. Okay, God please forgive me as I covet that soup tureen! That has got to be one of the prettiest pieces of dishware I have ever seen. And you have done a fabulous job coordinating everything to compliment it.

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  26. Simply lovely! Love the colors, the dishes, most of all the tureen!

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  27. The green makes me think of spring. Ahh. Your tureen is absolutely gorgeous. A center piece in itself. Rosie

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  28. Hi Marty, It looks like spring at your house...I love the green and white..Your tureen is one of the most gorgeous tureens that I have ever seen. Beautiful table Marty
    xoxo
    Julie

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  29. I agree with everyone else that the tureen is a stunner! I love it and WANT it! I love the tablecloth too and the layering of the plates. Thanks!

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  30. Beautiful tureen. And I love the whole table. Love the combination of colors.

    D

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  31. Love your tureen and all of your table...

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  32. Marty your table is gorgeous and I really covet your tureen :-) !!!

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  33. Lovely, lovely table! I adore that flatware....how great that you got it on sale too!

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  34. I like this a lot! Love your new ivory handled flatware, beautiful!

    Cauliflower soup sounds delicious! The soup tureen is gorgeous!

    Katherine

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  35. Wowsers ~ This is stunning! Love it all! If I ever come for a visit you'd better hide that flatware!@!@!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  36. Ahhhhh...lovin' your tablescape and that tureen is soooooo PRETTY! Coe by and check out my CASH GIVEAWAY...I think you will like it:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  37. Your tablescape is beautiful! That tureen is AWESOME!!!

    Have a wonderful day

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  38. I really love this Marty! The way you layered everything. The majolica, the ivory flatware, those wonderful chargers! Love the tureen!

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  39. Good Evening Marty first let me say how much fun I had with table to tuesday girl that was a blast and I will be sure and do it again this week...
    Now you know I ♥ that tureen and have since the day you first shown it....and your right its the center of attention girl...Your simple dinner looks just wonderf my friend like everything you do...I have those green plate now I wonder where and what bed or couch I stuffed them under ha ha!! I pray all is well in your world today my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  40. What a beautiful table. The soup tureen is spectacular - beyond spectacular. I love the flatware as well. There is nothing like home made soup either.

    Carol

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  41. Hi, your table looks beautiful,I love your tureen....Kathy

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  42. Marty, every time I see that tureen I swoon. And the cloth you chose is perfect. I've had my eye on that same flatware-how did I miss that sale??!

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  43. I am having serious tureen envy! Those who possess the original F&F are lucky indeed -- yours is spectacular! The whole table is wonderful, and I like that you used the little tea lights from the grocery store with that fabulous tureen. Very good.

    Scribbler

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  44. I see you used "our" tureen, Marty! It's my favorite of all my tureens and almost always is on my dining room table.

    The soup sounds like just the ticket. We love any kind of soup around here.

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  45. Looks gorgeous as always! Love the soup tureen too. I love all the green and the fabulous flatware!

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  46. Hello sweet lady...

    Ohhh Marty, you know that I just adore your fabulous soup tureen! It is truly the prettiest that I've ever seen! I love all that pretties on the lid!!! It's truly the "star" of your fabulous table, my friend! I love how you used the pretty green and white checked tablecloth...it does bring a more informal feel to the table...just perfect for a soup dinner! Your place settings...gorgeous! I love your little green cabbage plates and ohhh...those beautiful buttery yellow plates! I'm still looking for a soft yellow dinnerware like those! Your photos are gorgeous, my friend...I especially enjoyed the candlelight photos! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing, yet another, fabulous table with us!!!

    Also..thank you so much for coming by for a cup of tea, sweet lady! I always love our visits and you always leave the most warm and generous comments!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  47. What a beautiful table. The tureen is 'to die for' gorgeous.. How could it not be the "star" of the show. Your new flatware is the perfect finishing touch to the green & white checked linens. Just devine.

    {{{sweetiepie hugs}}}

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  48. thats a soup tureen, that gorgous thing.. oh my goodness its a show piece and i love it..

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  49. Marty, That tureen is a centerpiece all by itself. The table is gorgeous!
    ♥, Susan

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  50. That cauliflower soup looks like something we would love! I'm adding some things to my grocery list!

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  51. Hi Marty! Thanks for dropping by on a busy and beautiful Tablescape Thursday, just to look at my cracked and patched walls! ha ha! I love your table, hmmm, maybe it even reminds me of the colors I am picking for my bedroom.... plus one or two others.... think plum, think grey-blue accents.... now I have you wondering don't I?

    Hoping my house in back in good order soon, it's a real mess right now! Toodloo...

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  52. I really pretty table as always! Love the chargers and new flatwear too. Have a great day and enjoy that soup. It would be a great day here for some.

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  53. Thanks for stopping by my blog. That tureen is stunning! Mr. HH loves broccoli soup, but I can't get past the texture. I love broccoli though. Isn't that weird?

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  54. Wow Marty! If I ever get down towards Phoenix, I am gonna invite myself to lunch:)
    Hugs, Sonya

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  55. This is Beautiful! It reminds me of a lovely picnic with the checkered tablecloth the rattan placemats, and the fruit and flowers! So fresh and springy! That flatwear is zo GORGEOUS!! Bella

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  56. Hi Marty...Wow...now that is a tureen! Gorgeous! Beautiful flatware from Horchow...love it when they have a good sale. :-)
    Thanks for the recipe...sounds very yummy!

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  57. Oh, that tureen is gorgeous. I'd be afraid to use it, but that's what we have these pretty things for...isn't it? I love the flatware. I have my eye on some Horchow flatware too...but, it is way out of my price range right now.

    Everything looks so pretty and the soup sounds delicious.

    Sue

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  58. Oh Marty, with a tureen like that, it doesn't matter what else is on the table. It is stunning! I love the way you layered all of the different plates and put them on a rattan mat. So much tecture and interest in each place setting. That flatware is gorgeous! I wonder if they have any left at 50%off. I may have to try to get some of that! laurie

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  59. Ah-hh, such a beautiful setting...the green and white is stunning as is your beautiful soup tureen!

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  60. Your soup tureen is incredible and really sets the table. I liked how the colors of your plates are reflected in the tureen. The green checked table covering is one of my favorite patterns. Loved it all, Joan

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  61. Great tablescape for soup and the recipe looks delicious. The soup taureen is so beautiful. Also loved the flatware. Thanks for sharing again. Always get good ideas from your posts.

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  62. The soup tureen is just beautiful! I love your tablescape and how each piece compliments the other! You are very talented!
    I am so excited about your soup recipe..I think I could sneak the califlower by the kids without them knowing :)
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Wendy

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  63. Hi Sweet Marty,

    I would give a bundle for that tureen...it is exquisite! What a find along with your pretty green dishes. Those Portegal plates would go PERFECTLY with my new water pitcher (keep an eye out for it in next week's TT)

    I think I have a green & white tablecloth just like yours someplace. Must go hunting before the big blog roll on St. Pats. day. This table would have been perfect, right down to the green soup! :)

    Always fun to visit your house, even if it is cold & rainy. We just got 6" of snow so hush! LOL

    fondly,
    Rett

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  64. YOu are good girl! I want to come over! :) lol Hi, I'm Meme from Screaming Meme Designs...I would love for you to stop in and visit! :) Thanks for making my friday better! Meme

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  65. I just love that tureen. So beautiful. The tablecloth goes so well with it. Wish I could try the soup, I love cauliflower soup,but no one in my house does.
    Carey

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  66. The tureen is stunning! Such a pretty table. We have a beautifl, fresh, cauliflower in the fridge - I believe I'll try that soup. Thank you!

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  67. Marty,
    Your tureen looks striking against the green check. I love the intricate detail of Fritz and Floyd’s pieces, and have often admired them. Nice choice using your rattan mats for the base of the plate combinations. Very nice composition and I’m sure the broccoli soup is delicious. Of course the Horchow flatware is a WOW!
    Cathy

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  68. Hi Marty,
    Great looking table. I have those napkins, but mine are all faded. I really like the flat pieces. Oh, and the center piece is great too. Wow! Mumzie :)

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  69. Hi Marty!!
    So fresh... I love plaid! Especially green plaid!!

    Yummy soup too!


    I wanted you to know that you have an award over at my blog!!!
    Blessings
    Patricia

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  70. Your tablescape is so cheerful, and that soup tureen is gorgeous! That soup recipe sounds delicious.

    Jane

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  71. I'm in love with your ivory flatware.........it's on my "hunt" list for this springs flee markets and sales,wish me luck.

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  72. Your table is stunning! The tureen is glorious! WE make a brocolli soup that follows a recipe almost identical to yours! Yummy!
    You have such a gift as creating welcoming and beautiful tables...I so enjoy seeing them!
    Love,
    Sue

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  73. I simply adore the soup tureen. That flatware is awesome. I also ordered it from horchow, also got another discount that day. I am new to commenting. I don't blog but I follow lots of you. Hugs

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