Monday, November 3, 2008

TABLESCAPE TUESDAY

Once again it is Tablescape Tuesday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Check out her blog for a list of delicious tablescapes!It is November and time for a simple harvest soup supper for just the two of us.
These are my everyday Blue Willow dishes which I purchased at the grocery store several years ago. You know - get a place setting for $1 with the purchase of a certain amount of groceries! Plus, you could purchase serving pieces at a reduced rate. Being a dish lover, I couldn't pass that up!! I'm so glad I bought them - they have been wonderful - so durable and never chip or break. They are marked "Churchill, made in England".

I've paired them with my 1960s red Fostoria in the Argus pattern.


The table topper is a small quilt I made in 1997 to illustrate a magazine article. The quilt is called "Migration". Can you see those birds migrating south for the winter?


Now, back to the harvest soup supper. I'm so fortunate to have Bob who loves to garden in the summer and provides bags of fresh vegetables in the freezer for me to make soup throughout the winter.


So, a handful of this and a handful of that with some cubed meat all thrown into the crock-pot; we have harvest soup. Served with bread sticks from our favorite bakery, we have a warm and fulfilling supper.


Then to top it off, how about a taste of pumpkin dessert!!



It sure tasted good on a cool, Colorado evening!


Thanks for stopping by,

Sally

34 comments:

imjacobsmom said...

What a beautiful table - so befitting our election day! The red white & blue so perfect together - as always! It is so cute how you used that ole Tonka truck and your lovely HOMEMADE quilt as your centerpiece. Not to mention your soup & pumpkin dessert - Mmmm! 5 stars from me! ~ Robyn

Happy To Be said...

YUMMY.. not only does the table look great but that soup looked wonderful..wished I could smell it..sniff sniff !!! thanks for coming by..hugs and smiles Gloria

ceekay said...

Love the red with the blue dishes and that truck is too cute!!!

tardevil said...

It all looks so pretty. Love the red, white & blue for Election day! My favorite is the red glass/dishes. The soup looks yummy too!

bj said...

Oh, I love your beautiful blue and white dishes...and the soup looks so delicious. Yummy dessert, too...
Your table, with the truck load of little pumpkins and your incrediable quilt...it is all just fabulous!!
love, bj

Rue said...

Good morning Sally :)

Your tablescape gave me such a sense of comfort. I love your quilt and dishes and the meal made me want to curl up on the couch in front of a roaring fire :)

Oh and your last post... your guest room is beautiful even with all the papers everywhere :)

rue

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Very pretty tablescape! I have some grocery store blue willow too. I got it from Winn Dixie about 11 years ago. Love your quilt and yes I see the migration. what kind of pumpkin dessert are you having?

Manuela

Stacey said...

Beautiful and delicious! Such a smart idea with the truck in the middle. We have a neat old truck that was my hubbys...hmmmm. Thanks for the idea!

By the way I can't believe you got your Blue Willow at the grocery store. :)

Kristen said...

Very nice. I love the quilt you added.

Bo said...

Oh I loved this one...and I'd steal those red Fostria goblets if you weren't looking! ;-) Bo

Liz said...

What a wonderful country setting! I love blue willow!

~Liz~

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a fun table...love the colors!

And I love that you used the toy truck as a centerpiece....very clever!

Shelia said...

Laurie! I love your tablescape today! I have Blue Willow dishes too! I just love them. I'll have to set a table with them too.
Now, can I come over for some soup.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ellen b said...

Oh yum what a wonderful table for two with such great looking food. I love how you paired your willow with the red fostoria. The quilt is beautiful!!

onlymehere said...

Of course you know I love the table topper! Those dishes are absolutely beautiful too. I love dishes and I love blue. I like how you put the truck on the table too and used red glasses. Such a fun table setting that looks so nice too!

Myrna said...

A wonderful tablescape Sally! I love how you paired the blue with the red and the QUILT! Great idea! Love the truck of pumpkins, too!! Too cute! It all looks like a warm, cozy country, harvest dinner!! Beautiful!

nikkicrumpet said...

How fitting to have a beautiful red, white and blue table for this important day!

Miss Janice said...

I wish I could sit down with you and eat that soup and pumpkin dessert! Well done:)
Miss Janice

Melissa Miller said...

Hi, You did a great job. Love the truck idea. How fun and creative! ~Warmly, Melissa

Twice as Nice said...

Now I want to sway your vote. Bless Our Nest is having a pumpkin contest. Fern's son carved a pumpkin and it is #21...Could we count on your vote??

Susie Q said...

I love this setting...these dishes are my favorites! Your red, blue and white themem is perfect for today!
That soup looks so good. The dinner all looks good! I can almost smell that heavenly aroma!
Oh, that truck is just too sweet. It is a perfect centerpiece!

Love,
Sue

Carrie said...

Very nice setting...I especially enjoy the quilt in the red, white and blue setting...very Americana.

laurie said...

I love your tablescape. That little quilt is perfect! And, oh how I wish I had selected the red Fostoria when I got married. It looks so pretty with the blue and white, and that red plate for dessert is perfect! laurie

Smilingsal said...

Beautiful blue, I say! That looks like a yummy meal, too.

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Sally...so many things to love! Love you little quilt...the Blue Willow china, the red glasses and dessert plates! Truck is adorable. I think I am most jealous of the garden fresh veggies! LOL Not enough sun in my back yard to garden and I don't think my neighbors would appreciate a garden where my front lawn is! :-) Thanks for posting this wonderful table! Susan

Glenda said...

I've already finished supper, but you made me hungry again. Soup is almost a food group to me, and yours looks scrumptious.
Love the quilt on that beautiful wood table, and I'm guessing that truck is a collectible.

brettinsky said...

The quilt is the perfect touch! Very cute! My mother has a a few of the blue and white dishes and I have always loved them-they are just so classic!

southerninspiration said...

I have the Johnson Bros. blue willow...why do so many different manufacturers make this pattern? Anyway, it looks lovely! And your supper looks great!
Suzanne

bj said...

just came by to say HI....
love, bj

Jean said...

I love all the blue. The soup looks like it would hit the spot.
Have a great evening.
Jean in virginia

Picket said...

Tables looks so pretty and I am so jealous of your fresh grown vegetables..when I was growning up mama had a huge chest freezer and we filled it to the brim every year with all the stuff from the garden....I thought we were the most blessed people in the world to have all that 'treasure' in the freezer for winter...mama said we were just poor country folks! lol lol oh girl guess what I cooked tonight..we had ate a late lunch so I wasn't really hungry but wanted something to snack on..now usually that would be chocolate! lol But tonight I wanted something different....so I thought I'd fry me up a small batch of fried green tomatoes and dip them in ranch dressing...well I fry my little tomatoes and then I look at the batter I have left in the bowl(cornmeal,flour & buttermilk)so I throw an egg in it and add a can of drained kernel corn and mix it up and drop it in small dollops in the pan and make little corn fritter pancakes....oh my word...beam me
up Jesus...they were fantastic! lol lol I didn't eat the fried green tomatoes! lol lol

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Thanks for popping in to see me. Do you have any more of that soup left over? I'm getting hungry!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Zoey said...

I love the quilt on the table. I do that all the time myself! Very pretty table. MY MIL has the same blue dishes (she got them at a grocery store, too) and I have always loved them.

Neabear said...

I love the blues in your tablescape and that quilt is so pretty. Love it!