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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Day with Cream Soup!

I am getting ready for Valentine's Day and, of course, will be linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. Also joining the Valentine's Day Party at Laurie' Blog- Bargain Hunting (and Chatting) with Laurie.
I am using my Spode Pink Tower china for this Valentine's Day table and I have a new addition to this pattern - cream soups and saucers. Growing up, my grandmother always talked about her "good" china and added, "I even have the cream soups." I remember one of her cousins offered to buy the cream soups and saucers and her refusing. I didn't know why they were so special, but I always hoped I would one day have the cream soups in my pattern. Of course, I have LOTS of patterns now, but until last week, NO cream soups. One reason was cost and the other reason was rarity. They aren't made in every pattern and when they are, they are very expensive. Luckily, a few weeks ago, I saw a listing on Ebay for a good price and when they arrived they were all in good shape! NOW I have my cream soups and their saucers! Below is the whole table.
The place setting - I am using my platinum beaded place mats, gold chargers, red hock wine and gold and silver rimmed water glasses with a gold napkin and a red napkin ring.
What the dinner plate looks like without the soup cup and saucer
A cream soup cup and saucer
Here is my centerpiece - my gold ornament tree hung with blown glass hearts in red, silver and pink
A few more shots of the table
Here is another prized piece of this pattern - my covered vegetable dish.
Now that I have the cream soup and saucers in this set, dare I dream to get the tureen? Maybe one day!!!
Happy Valentine's Day!
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