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Sunday, April 8, 2012

A Souper Supper





I found a new 1950's Home Beautiful this week and this soup-er ad was inside. I think I'll make a copy and frame it for on my kitchen wall..Love the graphics! It also gave me an inspiration for for a table setting, which I have not been able to do for a realllly long time. It's nothing fancy....just a table for 2. It's been so warm and nice here in Cincinnati that eating outside on the porch in the evening has been a wonderful change.  Soooooooo, here is........






The Simple Soup-er Supper For Two

This table for two began with...........................................................

the brown gingham tablecloth Cindy Adkins sent me as a surprise a ferw months back and a vintage topper I found with the basket of spring flowers and hand-tatted brown edging. Now this topper is from the 30-40's and has been lovingly used, so it is not in pristine shape, but for the two of us it'll do. Eventually this will become 4 different designs...one for me to keep and 3 others for some else to enjoy......maybe a pillow.....an apron accent....or quilted table scarf....yes, yes, I said quilted and you remember I have said I don't have the patience to quilt, but I'm talking large square.....let's not go overboard..LOL...not those annoying 1' squared....Oh how I envy you quilters!!!! Anyhoo, the next layer are the plates or chargers as they are being used this evening...................................................
I found these dinner plates at the Antique Mall...$2 each! I love the red/burgandy and brown pattern.......................
Rose clusters with wooden patterned ribbons and

A farmhouse with a mountain view, or, if you live in the West a ranch scene.
I had never seen this pattern in my vintage quest before so I snatched them up quickly. The booth I found them in is one where the vendor offers a lot of 'Diner' dishes, so maybe this some sort of Ironstone. If you've ever seen it please let me know.
I found the flatware at Burlington Warehouse. I love the brown handles, but the pattern and maker slip my mind...the 4 peice place setting (for 4) was $9.99. I coordinated with the napkin and napkin ring, completing the placesetting.


I then added the 'stuff'.....................................................................................
a Hull Mochaware Bean Pot/Soup Tureen and ambiance with the rusted lantern lamp

A Longenberger Bread Basket with Warming Brick

McCoy Butter Dish

and a Ladle...that doesn't have a maker on it, but it matches fine!
And, voile'......a Simple Souper Supper for Two

                                                                                         
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Not too fancy, but just right for me and my CarGuy. 

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21 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Hi Melody, What a pretty tablescape. I love the dishes and I have not seen that pattern before. We are enjoying just right weather for eating outdoors, too!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Gorgeous! I hope you had a fun night :)
*hugs*deb

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Denise Marie said...

How fun!

craftyles said...

Oh how I love a vintage tablescape. The table topper is perfect with the dishes. Great idea!

Claire Maria said...

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~~Carol~~ said...

I can't begin to tell you how much I love this tablescape, Melody! This looks alot like a table that my Grandma would have set. Those plates have such a pretty scene on them too. Love it all!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Very cute souper table. I bet your man liked it too. Not so girly!
Very cute idea, and love the plates,
so cute and vintage.
Blessings for a nice weekend,
Nellie

Martha said...

It's a "souper" table!!!! Love your tables cape!

Kathleen said...

Very sweet vintage table, Melody! love your new plates.
Thanks for stopping by, it was good to see you!

jeanetteann said...

I so like your unusual table setting. It's so lovely and casual. The dishes are so nice,what a bargain.
I am now a follower. Thank you for your visit to me,and your nice comments. Oh and I like to crazy patchwork,can't abide those fussy little measured pieces either,not enough patience. :) jeanetteann

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOVE this, you put this together beautifully ! Perfect for a hearty meal. I love brown with just about any other color. (())

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I'm going around visiting everyone on today's PINK SATURDAY list.....with my hot cup of coffee, of course! Just wanted to let you know that I was here! Have yourself a great weekend, and stop by my place if you've the time!

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina
xo

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!

Love old magazines!


Gabriela

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
This is my first time on your sweet blog. I love your dishes so sweet.
Im your newest follower on your Blog now. I hope you come follow me also.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my French Dinning Tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
XXOO Diane

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Love your old magazine! And your beautiful tablescape. I think brown is such a rich color.

I agree, let's set out a hand or two or three!
*hugs*deb

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Great post. Love your tablesetting. We have gotten into the habit of sitting in front of the tv. :-( my fault, I need to get back to setting the table. Blessings, Debbie

Diann said...

What a great table Melody! Love all the wonderful vintage pieces you used. Thank you for sharing with us at TTF and have a terrific day!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I love the way old magazines look! What a pretty table! It makes a meal so much enjoyable!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Melody,
I just popped over to say "hi" and about fainted when I saw the tablecloth! lol I love how precious your setting looks and that topper and dishes are amazing!!!

I'm in the middle of writing three novels (a series) so I have not been blogging!!!
XO
Cindy

The Old-Fashioned Housewife said...

Hi Melody! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog and i can see that you truly are a fellow vintage magazine fan. but what I like is that you went one step further here and really did the Soup-er meal! Good for you! And I agree with what you said about the magazines, and them being a time capsule. I HATE to see them cut up! I always take photos of my images and use them online but they are to sweet and precious to cut up! :) Blessings!

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