Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Reprise - Camillas

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!!!


Kathy said...

Yay! Just love Tuesday Morning! Perfect find!
Have a great weekend,

Pondside said...

This is where I first heard of Tuesday Morning - and when I went to WA in late June I was ready to find one!
Your tureen is a beautiful addition to your table.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

They are lovely and you certainly got an amazing bargain!

Rose H (UK) said...

Aha! Now I realise why the Spode tureen was such a bargain purchase :o) Lovely pattern, a pleasure to use no doubt.
Best wishes
Rose H

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

A bargain always feels great but when it is something you have been looking for and wanting it really is great!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Whoa! Wonderful bargains on the soup bowls! They are gorgeous, as is the tureen. . . but the Indies Blue are sulking in the cupboard.

They thought they were your only blue and white loves, poor things.

Happy Day to the men in your family!

Martha said...

Oh, Cass, I'm fickle -- I love ALL blue and white!!!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

I do love all of your beautiful blue and white dishes, my friend! The Camilla pattern really is pretty! I'm just tickled for you...that you found four of the soup bowls and at such a bargain price! I'm with you...I love beautiful dishes and I especially love getting them for bargain prices. I never pay full price for anything! Hehe!

So happy to see you made it back home safely, my friend! I enjoyed so many of your delightful posts while you were in England! What an experience you's fabulous!

Thank you so much for joining in with the Sunday Favorites repost party this week. I enjoyed this sweet post!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Bernideen said...

another thing to love is getting them home UNBROKEN!

Martha said...

I carried the tureen home in a carryon -- padded with bubble wrap and then wrapped in dirty clothes!!! It was precious cargo indeed!

afternoon tea said...

I love that pattern! And I will admit that I have a thing for all soup bowls (and soup spoons, and tureens). I consider rimmed soup bowls mandatory. I fret when I have a set which is without soup bowls. My most prized ones are the cream soups though. I'm not a real fan of eating soup, I just love the accessories.