Pattern List - Soup Plates
Flat-rim soup plates were first seen in 1979 with the Dimension IV line. Although that group of patterns disappeared in the mid 1980s, the soup plate has endured to the present day. Date ranges pertain to the shape in general; the dates of each individual pattern vary. Generally soup plates have been provided separately in open-stock, but a few patterns have included them in boxed sets, taking the place of the usual soup/cereal bowl.
Wildflower soup plate.
Soup plates also appear in the thicker Ultra product line, but they measure 9 inches with slightly different proportions. This list is confined to 8½" soup plates in the regular Corelle thickness. There might be even more patterns than those listed below. Total so far: 93.
apple blossom design **
Blue Plaid (*)
Blueberry Bouquet (*)
Celestial Blue (blue band) (~)
Country Hearth (*)
English Breakfast (*)
Farm Fresh (*)
First Of Spring (*)
Forever Yours (*)
Forget Me Not, 2nd
Garden Home (*)
Green Plaid (*)
In The Garden
Old Town Blue
Pastel Ballet (pink band) (~)
Red Plaid (*)
Sponge Blue *
Spring Blossom Green
Winding Gate, Black
Winding Gate, Green
Windward White / Spring Breeze (~)
Winter Frost White
(*) - Sandstone/beige background.
(~) - Embossed 3-Swirl shape, no pattern, decorated with coloured band on edge where applicable. Spring Breeze uses the undecorated Windward White soup plate because this pattern does not include a coloured band normally. This is also true of saucers.
* - It is not clear whether this example belongs to Sponge Blue or Blue Hearts. The central motif from Blue Hearts is not printed on this size, but the patterned rims of both patterns are practically indistinguishable from each other. In any case, this item seems to match both patterns equally well.
** - Official pattern name not known. It is a design of pink apple blossoms, decorated on the centre of the plate, with coloured bands on the rim, one pink and one tan.
(Photo: Unknown apple blossom design on a platter.)
Soup plate, unknown apple blossom design. It might not be a regular production pattern, but a certain quantity does exist. Other known items are: dinner plate, cup, platter, serving bowl (1 Qt). Its method of decoration and the shape of its cup are consistent with the Expressions product line. Backstamps suggest that the pattern dates to around 1980 & 1981.
Advertising: Soup plates for promotions were specially made for certain national brands. Total so far: 9.
Campbell’s Soup (1984 Olympics, plus a second design with red lettering)
Chef Boyardee (no lettering or logo, just two coloured bands, green & red)
Morton Salt (four different designs)
SpaghettiOs (two different designs)
Plate Styles: Narrow Rimmed, Embossed 3-Swirl
Pattern List: Pie Plates
Extra Photos: Corelle (Part 1), (Part 2)