I had a teacher who did not allow the use of the word "kid" when referring to a child. If someone said, "those kids", she responded with something like -- "and where are those goats now? Kids are goats, not children". So, I hesitate to use the word, but since they are known as the Campbell's Soup kids, I ask Mrs. Stickmon to forgive my use of the word in this post.
We had soup and sandwiches for supper, and I invited the Campbell's Soup kids. They are usually depicted as kind of a romantic couple (which is unrealistic for their age). So, I thought they kind of went with the Valentine theme. (I'm always trying to sneak in reminders for my sweetheart that Valentine's Day is approaching.)
I think the "romantic" Campbell's kids are a subtle reminder. I bought this tureen and soup mug set at a flea market a few years ago. They are made by Houston Harvest Gift Products for Campbell's Soup.
Under the soup mug, I've used a salad/dessert plate, Comptoir de Famille; a square dinner plate, Nova Rouge by Gourmet Expressions; a white metal charger and a red metal charger.
I have a confession. The whole plate stack was just to make the table look better, since we used these plastic, checked paper-lined restaurant servers for our sandwiches!
We like some Oyster crackers in our soup, so I served those from this mug, and yes, I know that's a sugar spoon, but it helps keep the Oyster crackers from rolling off the spoon before they get into the soup.
The sandwiches were served from another of the Comptoir de Famille plates.
A not-so-subtle Valentine hint was the heart straw in the mason jar mug (which my sweetheart promptly removed before drinking from the mug). He had to look at it when he removed it though, so hopefully, it reminded him of the big heart day!
In case the straw didn't have the desired effect, I also put two miniature mail boxes, overflowing with Valentine cards, on the table.
I don't know if the hints made an impression or not, but he did enjoy the soup and sandwiches.
Whew! I may be getting a little obsessive about trying to insure that I get a Valentine gift! Thank you for visiting me. laurie
This post is partying with Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch