Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tablescape Thurs. - Simple Soup Super

Thanks again to Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for hosting this fun party where we get a chance to play with our dishes. Be sure to check out all the wonderful tablescapes everyone has created.

My tablescape today is a very simple one. Since the weather has turned cold, I always want some good soul food and soup just sounded perfect. I am going to make Baked Potato Soup. I just love it. Hearty, creamy and soooooo good.

Blue and Yellow just seemed like it would add a little bit of a spring touch to the table.

I love the grape pattern on this tureen and it is just the right size. Not too big or too small.

A few sunflowers around the tray just add a touch of sunshine.

Candles always help to warm up a tablescape and these little votive holders are lacy and give off a lot of light.

Yellow candlesticks and yellow candles add even more sunshine.

I've mixed my frenchy pattern blue and yellow dishes with a yellow salad/bread plate and a cream ruffled placemat. Dark blue goblets and yellow windowpane napkins with my everyday flatware finish the setting.

The yellow salad/bread plate also has grapes on it. The pattern is Home Plate Optimum - Nikko Woodbury.

The matching dinner plate is Block - Avignon. I love this pattern and there are even matching linens to it.

We're all set for soup. Wish you could join us.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I always look forward to your visit.


  1. simple but very pretty Marty, i love those chargers...hope you are having a wonderful week dear friend..

    love, Silvia.

  2. A cheerful tablescape, Marty. I love blue and yellow together!

  3. ...actually placemats.The are really nice....

  4. Love the blue and yellow. Bright and it shines! Simple elegance.

  5. Your table is cheery and precious. i love your dishes!!

  6. So pretty. Now what it the recipe for the soup. Sounds yummy.

  7. Ahhh sunshine, I feel it, I do! Those place mats are fabulous. Love how the edge of the white plate mirrors the placemats too. Amazing.

  8. Hi Marty,
    Blue and yellow are my favorite combo! I love those dishes and the soup tureen is wonderful! Are you having chilly temps? I am hoping to get out there if February. Hugs, Cindy

  9. Good Morning Marty!
    Beautiful scape as usual...I love the combination you have used. Isn't it amazing how much sunshine those sunflowers bring to the table...wonderful post!
    Warmest hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

  10. 1. Do you know your Christmas present is still sitting here?
    2. Do you know I still don't own a single soup tureen...I am so deprived.
    3. Love the yellow and spring looking even in the not so sunny days!!

  11. Your tablescape looks gorgeous. I have always loved blue and white. I have been eating a lot of soup lately. There is nothing better in the winter time. Potato soup is one of my favorite!

  12. Very pretty Marty and girl I have the table cloth to match those plates ha ha!! and the potatoe soup YUM!! I love potatoe cheese soup...Hope all is well in your world my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  13. So pretty Marty, I love the blue and yellow. And soup is the perfect meal for cold (or at least cool) winter days. Love that tureen! Hugs, Kat

  14. Hi Marty!
    Your tablescape is delicious! I love the mixture of blue and yellow.
    Are the placemats ruffly like that or did you do something to create that look. Whatever you did they look lovely.

    So pretty.

  15. Marty , Deb is going to love this table for sure. My hubby would love to be sitting there eating some of your baked potatoe soup, that is his favorite, You need to share your recipe!! please, Hugs Kathysue

  16. HI MARTY!!!!
    I am sorry to tell you Ceekay and Sherry both are not able to go to Prescott at this time, due to health reasons, so let's wait til next year, when both will be fully recovered and more fun with every one!!!!
    I think we should plan a lunch in town though!!!!
    Are those new dishes??? I love them!!!!
    I always like what you put together though!!!!
    Love the Pier One bargains!!!!I cannot wait to see the dishes!!!!!
    I love that store!!!!
    Love the new look in the bedroom too!!!!

  17. Lovely. Love the ruffled place mats. They really do act as chargers. The shade of yellow the salad plate is beautiful.

    - The Tablescaper

  18. Hello sweet friend...

    Ohhh...I love potato soup! Hehe! Marty, you have set another fabulous table, Darlin'! You are soooo good at this...I always enjoy your fabulous tables!!! Love your beautiful french blue dishes paired with the sunny yellow! Perfect for a cold, dreary day...bring in that sunshine! Anyway, I just love your place setting...the ruffley white mat...the dishes...and that pretty yellow napkin...all just gorgeous! know that I would love your pretty white soup's lovely! Love how you added the pretty sunflowers around the base! Love the yellow candles and pretty candleholders too! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful table with us, my friend! Ohhh yes...I'd love to join you for a hot, steaming bowl of potato soup! Please....Hehe!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  19. Hi Marty...Love soup! and your little wavy placemats won my heart!
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  20. I do love the combination of blue and yellow. Your table looks so inviting. Very nice.

  21. I love yellow and blue! Your dishes are so pretty and that table makes me want to sit right down and join you!

  22. I just want to grab those ruffled place mats and run. The entire look is beautiful. Makes me want some soup and cornbread.

  23. GORGEOUS! I absolutely love yellow and blue together!


    Robin :o)

  24. Looks beautiful Marty - one of my fave color combos!

  25. Really pretty and happy table. I love the ruffley charger plates. Blue and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations.

    Thank you for sharing this great tablescape.

  26. Marty, When we were in France, there was a town called Colmar, right next to the Rhine River, and there was a little restaurant there (it was too many years ago to remember the name), but your table setting really reminds me of that place. It was sweet, and very romantic.
    ♥, Susan

  27. Greetings Marty! The blue and yellow are so crisp and clean and a fresh spring or summer breeze! I can't wait for winter! And the tureen is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I am a soup gal through and through! And we've needed it, even down here in AL, with all this freezing weather and SNOW we've had and will still get! Blessings, Lana

  28. Potato soup is a favorite of mine. Your tablescape is so pretty! I love the colors and those plates are gorgeous!


  29. I love those blue provencal plates! Where did you get them? So very French! Love how you mixed it with yellow. --Delores

  30. Soup sounds so good to me right now, Marty. After having almost a week of 70's weather, it's back to the 30's again tonight. and I will take your soup in those pretty frenchy dishes!...Christine

  31. Soup sounds so good to me right now, Marty. After having almost a week of 70's weather, it's back to the 30's again tonight. and I will take your soup in those pretty frenchy dishes!...Christine

  32. It's very cheerful and pretty Marty!

  33. Baked potato soup sounds really good! I love the blue and yellow setting, and that soup tureen is the perfect size!

    Very pretty!


  34. A nice touch of summer in the winter! The blue and yellow with the white is very striking. That soup tureen is gorgeous. Would love to join you for some Baked Potato Soup!


  35. I could almost smell the soup! Wow, what a deliciously creative setting that is, I loved the flowers around the soup tureen. Love, Mrs. Slug

  36. I love the setting, the blue and yellow is so pretty and I love the soup tureen...your dishes are so versitile all the sonderful colors, I can smell the soup now...Phyllis

  37. simplicity...
    is great beauty... simplicity...
    there is truth...

    i believe that the wholesomeness of your food choice and your setting...say a great deal :)

    ...and it is all, wonderful.

  38. I LOVE this, Marty! Those plates are so frenchy and grapes are one of my favorite things!! The sunflowers are so cheerful...perfect!! Hope you are having a good week...hugs...Debbie

  39. Love those candle holders Marty. Beautiful! Nice table setting.


  40. This setting looks so happy and cheerful.

    I also loved your new blue and white touches a few posts back.

    I am now back in school and don't have quite the same amount of time on the computer for fun stuff.
    This recently turned out to be a blessing when I received the "Stuck in Scotland" email. I finally read that email about 4 days after they sent it and in the mean time had lunch with Mimi (Jamie) who alerted me to your troubles.
    I am so sorry that this has happened.

  41. The blue and yellow are quite Frenchy! Love the soup tureen, just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  42. What a pretty table you have set. I adore the ruffled placemats and your white tureen is so beautiful. It is always fun to stop by here Marty, your blog is so beautiful.

  43. Good morning Marty,
    Beautiful always :-) I'm picking up so many ideas from all your beautiful tablescapes...maybe, just maybe I'll give tablescaping a try one of these days. Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  44. Hi Marty!
    I love those blue plates! Your table is very pretty.

    Jane (artfully graced)

  45. Marty, once again you've created such a pretty table. I just love blue and yellow together. Your tureen is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

  46. Hello Marty... Love your pretty Spring table... such a gorgeous soup tureen,,, nothing better then a bowl of warm soup on a cold winter's day,,, have a great day.


  47. Love your soup tureen, Marty! Just knowing there is soup in there makes me all warm.

  48. Hi Marty,

    I too am loving that soup tureen. I had a sandwich for lunch and it is so darn cold out... this meal sounds wonderful!


  49. So elegant specially the soup tureen.

    Gorgeous tablescaping.

    TY for sharing.

    Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden

  50. So pretty Marty:)
    Darling table scape!

    Nice to meet you,

    Kay Ellen

  51. I love blue and yellow together. Your dishes make the table look so fresh and welcoming. The pop of color with the tureen really works!


  52. Marty,

    What a lovely cheerful table you put together so wonderfully! I love blue white and yellow tablescapes...they are my favorite..I'm ready for spring for sure. I love the blue and yellow country french dishes! Your soup tureen is awesome! Thanks for your visits and lovely comments...look forward to your posts!

    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

  53. Beautiful and Frenchie! I've got to get some more of those ruffly placemats. They just add so much to a table setting. I do love that china pattern, and your soup tureen is so pretty. laurie

  54. Hi Marty,

    You found some pretty things at TJMax! Your table looks lovely!