This was a last June post -- I was so thrilled to find these soup bowls . . . and while in England, I found a Spode Camilla covered vegetable tureen. How perfect is that!!!! And price wise, the tureen was as much of a bargain as the soup bowls!
I love my dishes but what I love most is getting them at a bargain!!!! And these soup bowls fit into that category.
I'm joining Cheri at Happy To Design for Favorites Sunday. Of course, you know that one of my favorite things is my beloved blue and white!!! And what a perfect reprise for Sunday -- a blue and white post!!!
I have a love of blue and white dishes and have a large collection of Spode -- some Blue Room and some Blue Italian. But bowls are what I seem to be lacking -- I have cereal bowls in 4 different Blue Room patterns that were part of a small set I got a few years ago at Costco and I have 4 rimmed soup bowls in the Blue Room Camilla pattern that I got at a Tuesday Morning -- they weren't cheap but cheaper than retail and 4 was all that I could afford at the time.
However. . . . this weekend . . . . we were back at Tuesday Morning looking to see what bargains they had on clearance which was an additional 50% off!!!! Bargains to be had, for sure!!!
And what do I spy on the shelf at the very last Tuesday we went too -- minutes, just minutes, before closing time?
Spode Blue Soup Bowls!!!
The back label says that they normally retail for $53 each and they originally sold at Tuesday for $24.99 (which is what I paid for the first four, methinks) but they were marked down to $12.99 (and I would have paid that had I been in there earlier in the month) but they were half of that!!! $6.50 each!!!!!
This pattern is Camilla and I like the patterned blue border with the camilla in the center. I do have one Spode Blue Room plate in this pattern.
It's great to now have 8 bowls for I can use them when we have dinner parties. I do love setting the table with the Spode for it sets a pretty table AND it goes into the dishwasher as well!
And just think for just half of what I would have paid retail for one bowl, I got all four! Truly a great find and certainly made my day traipsing from one Tuesday Morning to another worthwhile. The bowls (and a birthday present for my greatniece) were my only purchases. It was the third day of the sale and the clearance items were picked over. But somehow, someone, didn't buy those bowls!!!