Tuesday, January 27, 2009

SOUP'S ON!

This is what it looks like outside my window today. So, for Tablescape Tuesday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch...



I have set the table for a warm soup supper.



No, we're not having cherry soup. I just think the cherries brighten up the table on a dreary day.



I think it was in the 70's when Nabisco crackers had the "box top" soup bowls. We ate enough crackers to get four soup bowls.




The graphics on the bowls depict old Nabisco advertising.





















I think it was also the 70's when Campbell's Soup sold the soup tureen and mug set, which depict the Campbell's Soup "kids".



The main course is my centerpiece.
Since I didn't have a centerpiece, I added this Campbell's soup mug with faux cherries to my cracker and cheese serving plate.

As always, thank you so much for coming by. I hope my soup warmed you up a little. Be sure to go see all of the tablescapes at Between Naps on the Porch. laurie

67 comments:

Susan said...

Great table Laurie! Love Campbell soup dishes!

I could use a little soup... both warm and comfort food!

Love the soup tureen too!

Bridget said...

I absolutely loved this!!!!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Laurie! Love your table setting!

I have about 2 dozen of the Campbell's Soup mugs...LOVE them!
Hugs,
Robin

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Laurie, This is wonderful. I love both sets. Yes, soup sounds really good on these cold.. winter days!
Hugs, Terrie

Coloradolady said...

Soup is exactly what I need today...it is cold and icy. Love your cherries on your table, very cheery indeed.

xinex said...

Love your vintage looking soup bowls. Your table setting is very pretty, Laurie. Those will look so good in my daughter, Tina's kitchen. Someday, I will share a pic of her kitchen with you. I really like it and soup sounds good to me right now too even if it is warm here because of a pounding heacache. Looks kinda spooky out there looking at your tree...Christine

Stacey said...

Perfect for a cold day. My friend's husband works for Nabisco which is now owned by Kraft Foods. They have lots of old goodies too. Fun things to have around, I think.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Laurie, I love your soup's on table! Cheerful and creative!!!

Susan S. said...

Great tablescape! I love the bright,cheery colors on a dreary day!

ellen b said...

What a perfect table setting and menu for a your dreary winter day! That picture says brrr.
Your table just lights up the room. What fun little collectible soup cups! I like it! Stay cozy and warm inside...

Kristen said...

I just had soup for lunch but not in such a cute bowl...mine was plastic
It was still good!

Kristens Creations said...

This makes me want some soup! Love all the cherrys!

We got some ice too, luckly the temp stayed just above freezing so it didn't do as much damage as they thought. Although temps could start dropping soon and it's still raining. Kids are out of school, boy was Chase happy!

Carol said...

Your soup table looks so cozy & inviting! Stay warm & safe in this icy weather.
Hugs,
Carol

Happy To Be said...

Great table Laurie...girl you are just to cleaver with what you come up with..I just love all you do..and YES!! to wrm soup its snowing here today on my mountain top...brrrr...love the soup bowls you can't beat those Campbell kids..do you know I have an Old baby chocolate drink sign that aslo has them it on..and Laurie I see where you said you work full time and its hard for you to comment..well girl you are one I have been following since day one and you have never let me down with coming by and leaving your support and comments..there are some I have followed since day one who now never take the time to even bother with me..I am going to be doing some blog cleaning real soon and take them off my list..your the best girl and I love ya for it...hope you have a great day with the Boss...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria ps also notice you have almost 100 followers so maybe you should have a give away at 100 and give me your bedroom..haha !!

Diane said...

I love soup mugs! This is great - we may have soup for lunch now! ♥ Diane

Chris said...

Laurie, this was a really cute post, so much fun. And I bet you have a treasure there with your soup bowls.I had the Campbell Soup ones when the kids were little, but of course, I didn't hang on to them.

Hugs,
Chris

Kathleen Ellis said...

Between the soup and the trip down Memory Lane...I'm all warmed up from the inside out!!!
very cute!
Have a happy week, Laurie!
;-D

Bo said...

Hi Laurie...this setting did brighten a dreary cold day for me...and by golly, a bowl of "cherry" soup just might hit the spot...LOL ;-) Bo

tardevil said...

You know that has made me hungry for soup on the cold, rainy day, right? Sounds good! I don't remember those soup bowls coming w/ cracker boxes, but I remember my great aunt had a Nabisco tin for her crackers, and for some reason, they seemed to taste better way back then!

marty39 said...

Your campbell's soup and nabisco bowls and mugs are just sooooo cute. I love the soup tureen. They really make a great tablescape. I don't think I have ever seen them, but I love them. Hugs, Marty

mbkatc230 said...

This is really cute! And the cherries do brighten things up. I love those nabisco soup bowls, the old ads are so fun. Now I'm hungry, so I'm outta here! Hugs, Kathy

ceekay said...

Cute, cute, cute. I actually have some campbells soup bowls. I should do something with them!!!

salmagundi said...

Those are so cute! I also love the cheeries salt & pepper shakers. Can't beat soup on a cold day. Sally

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

I don't know...Cherry soup sounds pretty interesting...I'll take a big bowl, please! :-) I love those old ads on the china...what a fun post! Susan

Lynette said...

Pretty tablescape Laurie!! Makes me want some soup on a day like today! Hurry up Spring!

Linda said...

Adorable table Laurie, love the dishes, how whimsical and fun!
Linda

Tomarie said...

Welp, being in love with just about anything VINTAGE, I'm drooling over your tablescape! Oh I just love the old Nabisco and Cambell's ads! I have a few soup bowls from Cambells but never thought about using them for soup condiments...love the cherries too! :-) L~

Cynthia said...

Hi Laurie,
This is so warm ,cute and cozy! Just right for a cold winter day. I love those retro soup mugs. Cindy

Dawnie said...

what a cute idea! i like the idea of cups filled with various toppings for the soup. soup is one of my favorite things to eat.

puddin07 said...

Hi, Laurie, Girl, you always do something unexpected and clever, I love your table! You do have the most interesting and fun things, and you present them so well! I've been thinking about you, I told Hubby that Laurie was getting ice. I hope it melts soon, and hope you got to stay home from work! Love Ya! Connie

puddin07 said...

Hi, Laurie, Girl, you always do something unexpected and clever, I love your table! You do have the most interesting and fun things, and you present them so well! I've been thinking about you, I told Hubby that Laurie was getting ice. I hope it melts soon, and hope you got to stay home from work! Love Ya! Connie

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

This is fantastic! I can taste the soup now. You really did a "souper" job with this. Thank you for sharing.

Miss Janice said...

Well, it's 70 degrees today here in South Florida, but I still had some cream of chicken soup. I love your tablescape with the darling soup cups...they are too cute and well worth all the crackers you ate! Cute, cute, tablescape! Stay warm:-)

Envoy-ette said...

Oh I can just taste some warm cream of tomato soup! I love the red/white/blue colors! I'm going to steal your idea of putting cheese and crackers in cups! Love this!

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Love your soup table. Very cute.

Glenda said...

I have seen the Campbell's soup mugs before, but never the soup tureen. Such bright colors and functional at the same time.

The tablesetting warms your heart and the soup warms the rest of you. I don't think you can beat that combination.

I have a Nabisco storage can for my saltines that I purchased (saltines included) when I first married in the mid sixties and then several years ago I got one for Ritz crackers (holds four stacks), they had out for a short period of time. I really like old storage cans.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Great table Laurie, the campbell soup dishes are just too fun.. We've got ice and snow our way..and headed to 0 tonight..hope things are better your way.
hugs ~lynne~

Lady Katherine said...

Just love the table scarf! The cherry centerpiece is so sweet! I guess you added the sugar to the cherrys! lol The soup bowl collection is wonderful! I love the table, it so pretty!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Laurie...What a cute tablescape! It brought back a lot of memories! Did you ever eat lunch with Soupy Sales?? lol Have a great day!...Debbie

debbie said...

LAURIE,
THAT'S WHY CAMPBELL'S SOUP IS MMMMMMMMMMMGOOD...WE USE TO LOVE TO SING THAT SONG.
I AM LATE GETTING AROUND TO POST ON MY FAVORITE BLOGS...THE SOUP WAS DELICIOUS BUT NOT AS GOOD AS THE FRIENDSHIP.
LOVE THE TABLESCAPE.....VERY WARM AND INVITING
HUGS
debbie

Zoey said...

Very cute table using advertising collectibles. A big bowl of steaming soup is my favorite winter meal.

Laurie, did you get may address? The first email address you sent came back to me. It looked like the last name was perhaps spelled incorrectly, so I changed one letter and resent. It went somewhere--I am just not sure to you! ;)

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

VERY fun table! Love it.

Shannon

xashee's corner said...

oh Laurie, your table settings are just BEAUTIFUL! truly something right out of a magazine!! Thank you so much for sharing!! So inspiring! Hope you have a WONDERFUL day! :D

JudyBug said...

Oh, you are so smart to put this table together. I adore anything with cherries. They make the table so cheerful don't they?

What kind of soup are we having? Do I need to dress formal or casual?

squawmama said...

Wow Laurie this was so awesome... I love all the collectable pieces... They were really cute and reminiscent of days gone by... My grandfather wouldn't eat soup without oyster crackers...It made such a wonderful tablescape.... Love ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Helen said...

LOVE the table set for soup! May I ask you HOW you got the great photo of the outdoors so big on your post AND how do you make type font really small under an award or photo you post on the sidebar? I just can't seem to get it right. I know how busy you must be, so please don't think you have to reply ......... just wondering.

Helen said...

you could even email me at hdwoonie@gmail.com .......

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Are you still iced in?! We got it down here this morning but not as bad! Hope you're not losing any trees or power! I'm wondering what kind of soup you're servin'? Have a blessed day Laurie!

nikkicrumpet said...

You're right...the cherries do brighten things up. And those soup mugs are so darn cute...although in our house they would be considered...Ice cream mugs lol

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Laurie...just stopping back by to see how you are doing. Do you have a lot of ice and do you have power? Thinking of you!!

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

That soup set is just adorable!
Who would not like soup in those!!
Diane

Denise said...

The table looks lovely! It's cold here, what kind of soup are we having? LOL

victoria ~ auction girl vintage said...

Cute table, Laurie, and so many of my favorite things that don't match my up-and-coming kitchen. I LOVE cherries, and have several dozen pieces to add to those already in my eBay store, and I have a good-sized cache of Campbell's Soup Kids mugs, too. Your Nabisco soup cups are very cool, I've never seen those before, though we drove by one of their factories in Oakland at least once a week. Makes a girl wonder ....

Have a great week!

Victoria

santamaker said...

hi ya friend,
What a souper idea!
You make up the bestest tablescapes, bright and cozy.

Melissa Miller said...

Love it Laurie!
Now I want some soup. Sounds yummy!

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

*Dearest Laurie~~~ As always, it's such a delight to be here~~ and I THANK YOU! Today's setting is soooo precious AND, with it being actually COLLLLD here in Tucson (yes, it IS!!!), a nice hearty soup at your CHARMING,warm n' welcoming table sounds soooo yummy!!! I simply ADORE the story behind the bowls, etc., too~~~ oh, if THOSE pieces could TALK, huh? WHAT FUN MEMORIES! Best to you, my friend, Linda

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Just wanted to stop by with a big ol' hug and a smooch for ya!!! How are you doing today, my friend? I need to be gettin' busy but here I sit at the computer...hehe!!!

I just love your pretty table and it is so "cheery"!!! That Campbell soup set is adorable...I have always loved the cute lil' cupie doll kids!!! Oh my, do you remember the cupie dolls? That just really dated me...hehe!!!

Hope that you're having a terrific Thursday...
Love ya Sweetie,
Chari

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

I'm back...hehe!!! I have a decorating dilemma and would love your advise...I just put it up on my blog...if you have the time, I'd sure appreciate your input!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Cindy J. said...

Laurie your icy trees are so eerily beautiful. Soup on a day like this would be just perfect. What could be cuter than the Campbell soup kids? Lovely, happy table. Hope you are getting warmer weather soon. Love, Cindy

~CC Catherine said...

Very sweet...reminds me alot of what my Grandma used to do to make me feel all warm and cozy when she kept me as a little girl. Thanks for taking me down memory lane. ~CC Catherine ;)

Anonymous said...

Laurie Eve..I am so wondering about you since you have NO electricity like the rest of B'ville. I know you have those fireplaces though..and you will have some great stories to tell us about the ice storm that hit AR, 2009. Hang in there and eat lots of soup from those cute soup mugs. Maybe you have designed a centerpiece with all the ice limbs broken off in your yard. Make some s'mores in the fireplace like our Brownie days. Susie

Lori said...

Great table setting! I love the soup dishes!
I just started a new blog so just call me a newbie! Come over and visit if you have a minute!

ann said...

How did I miss you?This is darling.Of course I remember these.My dh has 4 coffee cups of the campbell kids.I'm not sure if they're this old or not.So imaginative Luarie.Keep it up ...Ann

the pleasures of homemaking said...

So cute and that definately perks up a frosty dreary day!

Manuela

Cindy J. said...

Laurie, I was so glad I decided to check here to see if there were any comments from you. Thank-you dear Susie for letting us know that Blythville is without power. I was really getting worried about our dear sweet Laurie. Hope you are keeping warm, I am praying for your family. Love, Cindy

Belinda said...

How on earth did I miss your Tablescape Tuesday post?! Good grief...and I live vicariously through all of you talented tablescapers at that!

I just love your cheery winter "soups on" tablscape, Laurie. The colors are so perfect to perk up a winter day. The soup bowls are whimsical and nostalgic, and the red and blue stemware adds a perfect flourish of glam to a homey, cozy setting. :-) I'm inspired yet again!

Kathysue said...

You can even make having soup special.You have the touch of love in those hands of yours and it shows with every post,Kathysue