Thursday, October 27, 2011

soup weather, finally...

So far this week, I've made homemade tomato and tortilla soup and it isn't even Friday yet. Maybe Manhattan clam chowder for the weekend. WB could eat soup for dinner every single night.









I've been on the hunt for vintage silver. It has been fun. I have enough to mix and match now but this is my favorite (well, at least today it is). It is "Century" by Holmes and Edwards, from the 20's. I especially like the vintage soup spoons.




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30 comments:

once in a blue moon said...

ahh, the look of fall... pure joy~

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Barbara,

Oh, reading your post makes me so happy! Fond memories from the cold winters in The Netherlands with soup and bread. So special and so comforting for the winter season. Enjoy it and your vintage silver makes for a very special setting. The rest of your autumn d├ęcor is likewise special.
Love to you,

Mariette

Entertaining Women said...

Wonderful warm and welcoming. I love the muted fall colors...your wall hanging become an important player in the design, too. Wonderful treasure. I wish that I could run next door and ask you photography questions all the time. Wish that you would consider adding photo tips to your own pics that you include in your blog posts....kind of a photography for dummies segments each time.. I'm pretty much at the point where I'd ask a question if I knew which question to ask. Thank you for inviting us to the table and for stopping by for a visit. Come any time. Cherry Kay

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love soup too! I think when the weather is cold it just screams comfort. Love your soup tureens..
Blessings My Friend,

Marigene said...

We could eat soup every night for dinner when the weather is cool, too.
Beautiful table...love those green bowls!
Have a great weekend, Barbara.

Sandra said...

I can't wait for it to turn cooler every year so I can start making soups and stew. Yummy! I love your vintage silver. It's a perfect touch.
Sandra

Gina said...

Your table looks so pretty all set for Fall & ready for a steaming bowl of soup!

Your dough bowl centerpiece is wonderful.

Designs By Pinky said...

Joe and I have been eating cabbage soup for 2 days. It is really good, loaded with veggues. I love making soups in the Fall and Winter. Love your soup bowls with the pedestals! SO pretty! XO, Pinky

xinex said...

Your tablescape is so pretty, Barbara. You are making me h ungry for soup right now, lol...Christine

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Great post and lovely tablescape. How fun that you got the Pottery Barn "Curiosity Plates" as well. I can't wait to see what you do with them. Aren't they just the best?!

Johanna said...

Hi Barbara,
love your fall themed tablescape with all the natural material. That looks inviting and cozy.
Best greetings, Johanna

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Thanks for stopping by! Your table is lovely and the soup sounds awesome. I LOVE your owl photos in your previous post, natch!

Judy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a wonderful tablescape! I love the vintage silver you're collecting as well as the china and goblets. This is just the perfect fall table, simple and elegant. The quilt in the background and the wooden bowl as a centerpiece finish it off to perfection. And if your green soup bowls go missing, you might look in a magpie's nest! ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your fall themed tablescape with all the colors... Your centerpiece is Beautiful sweet lady, and the soup sounds so good.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Halloween Tablescape.
Hope you have a great weekend.
XXOO Diane

Marlis said...

Barbara, I've been so bad in keeping up.. I've not only enjoyed this table.. great soup bowls!.. but love the mug about staying home and the photo of the turles.. oh how cute is that little one! Also would have written you had I read the post.. I love mail!!! It's so much fun to see another person's handwriting.
Oh we had chicken chili last night which is part soup/part stew.. yummy. I love soups too..
thanks for sharing your great post and for dropping in.. xo marlis

BluBabesCreate said...

I really appreciate all of the elements! Come see a Jack the Ripper tablescape!

Sherry said...

Barbara,
A beautiful fall table. Love all the natural elements! Thanks for stopping by!
Sherry

Tanya@takesix said...

We love homemade soups!! Your table is beautiful, and your photos as well! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Life with L said...

Very elegant and simple table. Love the soup bowls. soup is so perfect for Fall. Enjoy your week-end.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Gorgeous Barbara! Pretty photos too. I warn you now on the M&M's...be prepared to eat the entire BAG...I spied them at Walmart today and ran away.

Kathleen said...

Very pretty, Barbara, lovely Fall table. Love the soup bowls. Gorgeous color!

Phyllis said...

Barbara, your table is just devine.....love the mix of the antique and vintage silver flatware!! I am a nut for anything from the 1920'a.....roses and swags, but the more tailored patterns, also. Your soup bowls are certainly to be admired, and like you, I adore soup all the time, if it is homemade. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a warm comment. I am your newest follower.

BluBabesCreate said...

Thanks for loving my tablescape! You should see what I have planned for November!

Oliag said...

Such a beautiful table! It looks like autumn as much as those soups would taste like autumn:)

I am so lucky to have my late mother in law's silverware...I am thinking I should be using it every day:)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful fall tablescape! Your photography is wonderful!

Katherine

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Barbara...

My friend, you certainly set a beautiful autumn table! Mmmm...I love soup too and could eat it every day of the week! I love your place settings...the green soup bowls are beautiful! Ohhh yes...and I couldn't help but notice that gorgeous autumn leaf quilt hanging on the wall in the background! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely autumn table and beautiful home with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit! Your sweet note just made my day, my friend! Thank you!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari

Mary said...

Barbara~ What a cozy setting and treat to eat soup out of your wonderful green bowls & with vintage spoons! Love your botanicals in your handsome dough bowl!

Lizabeth said...

Oh I love your silverware, the handle is wonderful! Your soup bowls are a great color and I like the napkin laying in the dish under the bowl! It's all balanced so well and looks perfect in your room! Thanks for coming by my blog too!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Soup and your inviting tablescape... Makes me wish I were home tonight rather than one more night on the road. My post tonight mentioned wishing I could have met a few blogging friends on my recent trip "out West." You were the very first one who came to mind! Maybe someday...

Anita said...

Barbara, I just LOVE your photos. I try to analyze them and see what it is I am missing in my own, and for one thing the lighting is just beautiful. Please oh please share with me some photo wisdom!! Love your table too, by the way!!