(Closed) Just for fun: about soup tureens …

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I haveone. It doesn’t match my china becauseI haven’t inherited my mother’s china yet. It is very old and was a gift from my grandma. I’m actually scared to use it.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My tureen is white and my mom’s china is white with blue flowers in the middle of the plates and a gold band around the edges so it will match a little. Although my mom’s china is much more dainty than my tureen and has a matching tureen with it that is smaller than the one I have.

I wont likely register for my own because while I want my own it is not likely that I will get my own new china because my family will figure I will get my mom’s eventually. We don’t have a skip a generation tradition so I will have to wait about 4 or 5 decades to get my own unless I buy it myself. My mom inherited her china when my grandma died and it was my great grandma’s. My aunt inherited my other great grandma’s china. No one either really gives or gets any for weddings, we all have to wait which is kind of disappointing.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t have one but I really want one. We do tons of entertaining so it would get used 3-4 times a month at least. Oh and I need a really really big one. 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t have one.  I serve soup from the stove to keep it warm.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have a lovely antique one that doesn’t match my china or my every day dishes, but it is all white so it goes with just about any thing.  It probably wouldn’t go with anything ultra-modern looking though, because it has an antique patina that gives it a very gracious romantic feel–think shabby elegance.

Right now it’s in storage, because I don’t have a place to store it in the house… I’m hoping that once I get my kitchen remodeled that it will be able to be unpacked and used the way it should be used… I miss all my pretty dining things!!! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@aspasia475: Haha my family won’t spend a couple hundred dollars on anything for me. They are just like that. The ones that have hte money are selfish and the ones who aren’t selfish don’t have the money. I’ll just buy my own eventually so thank you for the tips on where to look when I do buy my own.  If I could find a pattern that is baroque inspired and a heavy set I would buy it in a heart beat. Do they even make heavy china? I like plates and bowls with some weigh to them.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

I have two and they rarely get used, just as my china has been busy gathering dust for all these years. I wish I had thought more about how I’d be entertaining throughout my married years, and realized how casual life would be. I have 2 sets of china and used one of them for the last time probably 20 years ago. Because I have so much, I strongly discouraged my daughters from registering for any, knowing they are welcome to have mine now, if they want it. Unfortunately tho, my Mom’s pattern and mine are pretty color and style specific, which is another reason I wish I had thought it through. Tastes definitely change!

I also got tired of spending so many days polishing silver for special occasions, so now I only bring it out for something really special…too much work!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I don’t even know what it is. I just serve soup from the stove.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

@aspasia475: They must be young, since my daughters used to feel the same way. 🙂

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it’s kind of a shame that these kinds of things have gone out of style…  The whole sitting down to a nice dinner with the table set, the food put into separate serving dishes instead of served from the stove…  It really is a special thing, and I think it does make a family closer….  

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

What, no photos of beautiful soup tureens?

 

I LOVE china, but we don’t have one. And we only have 2 place settings of China so far.

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