Friday, April 15, 2011

FABBY: Spring Tablescape

 I took my  Oriental-Chippendale chairs from the living room that's adjacent to my new vintage Italian table with Carrara marble top, and put them next to it for this  Spring Tablescape.
 For the centerpice I used a vintage flower base, cut glass from Venice in yellow with yellow and lilac chrisatemus.
 You could see the butterflies on the design by the chrisantemus, that's my touch of spring as I don't have bunnies, but I have DOGS!
 The soup bowl is the classic European shape, although it has round bowls too, notice the dinner plates are not so big as the Chinese don't use big plates like we do, now they make them for Westerners.
 The dessert bowl  I often use them for fruit salads, ice-cream or "ceviche".
 In the background on my Chinese black laquer secretaire  I placed the cups with the tea set fom the china set. 
 The gold glass chargers are hand painted in Turkey.
 It came with this pretty tea also came with porcelain spoons, that I don't know where they are in my tons of boxes!
 All set for chinese tea...but knowing me, it'll be for coffee!
 A nice shot where you can see the "spring" dogs, china, my Italian Bormiolli goblets and in the forgrownd my secretaire with the doors open where I keep my oriental figures and bowls from our travels.
 The whole table.
 Another shot of the table and chairs.

 My dogs for "all seasons..."they came from my collection of porcelain, bronce and ceramic dogs, some vintage, some not.

Hi everyone, I  wanted to make a spring tablescape but had no rabbits, or bunnies, or eggs, except in the frig! But!...I do have dogs for "all seasons", ha!  This china is one of my earliest buys, I remember it wasn't expensive, but I fell in love with it because of the pretty original chinese design, with chrisantemus in pretty colors, even lilac and it  also has butterflies on four of the  flowers, therefore I thought it was perfect for spring along with the same color flowers in my flower base.  We bought it around 1979 and  the owner of the shop told us that it was an original Chinese Design from the 50's and it's made with very fine porcelain, the cups are so thin you could see thru them.  My hubby who knows so much about china and ceramics as he owned a factory up to three years ago, (for the ones that haven't visited my older posts with our designs) said that the way they make them in China now is different, in a more technical way, more modern I guess, but this set is made like before technology  and the brand in the back is all in chinese simbols still.  I hope you like it as I do.  Thanking you in advance for your visits, I appreciate it so much, as you're all so special to me.
I will be linking to the follwing parties, for which I give each one hostess my thanks for letting me participate.
The Tablescaper for SEASONAL SUNDAYS - at:
Susan  of Metamorphosis Monday - at:
Marty Table Top Tuesday - at:


  1. www.tabletwentyone.wordpress.comFriday, 15 April, 2011

    That china is gorgeous, Fabby!!! Absolutely beautiful! It's great that you have been able to cherish it for so many years. The design is really pretty. It looks Chinese, but then again it doesn't! It could be used for so many different moods on a table. Very pretty!!! I think it's so cute that you have the little "Easter dogs" on the table! And your chairs...fabulous!!! Great table, girl! Bravo!!!!! You have really done some great traveling and you have been able to collect many incredible treasures along the way. I'm happy for you!!! Have a great weekend, my friend!

  2. Pretty tablescape, Fabby. Love your furniture too and the dishes of course. I have so many bunnies, I s hould share with you, lol....Christine

  3. Hi Fabby,

    I love that you put your new table to use in such a beautiful way. The china is wonderful and I just love the chargers. Your cabinet is the perfect place for the tea set. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Very pretty dishes Fabby. I like your 'spring' dogs :-) The tea dishes are lovely too. Have a great weekend! Blessings, Pamela

  5. Wnderful china and a beautiful table!!!!

  6. Fabby,la tua tavola è molto curata!I colori vivaci la rendono molto allegra e invitante,bacioni,Rosetta

  7. Oh! I love your blog, I am your newest follower. I would like to see a vignette of just all your wonderful china dogs. I also enjoyed your outdoor pics, I love a good travel tour!


  8. Fabby, You made a beautiul tablescape with your "all season dogs". I'm like you in that I don't have eggs or bunnies to decorate with. Your china and tea set are perfect for Easter or Spring with the little flowers and butterflies. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Easter,

  9. Hello, Fabby! ~ You have such beautiful things! :) The Doggies are a delight to see on your table along with that gorgeous china! ~ Happy Spring, my friend!

  10. I just love your dishes watch dogs!

    The china is very pretty and looks great on your marble-topped table. Lovely.

  11. What a gorgeous tablescape! Your home is beautiful! Those chairs are fabulous!!

    Thanks for sharing!


  12. Fabby, this is a gorgeous table. It is very elegant, and the dogs are the perfect addition. ~ Sarah

  13. Ha ha Easter dogs! What do they bring. :). Your dishes are just beautiful. Lovely table!

  14. Fabby, I love this china. Even European dinner plates are smaller. I love your table.. it's soo very pretty. Your secretaire is perfect for the tea/coffee set. It's all gorgeous.

  15. I'm absolutely drooling over this China! Is this China a recent pattern or is it vintage? It's scrumptious! -diane

  16. Fabby this is devine! I just love this china pattern and the setting on the secretary is sooo beautiful. I have to say I would prefer coffee too, but anything served in this setting would be lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Your setting is very pretty Fabby, and your table is just beautiful:@)

  18. Lovely. And the table that they sit upon is positively swoon worthy.

  19. Your china is so beautiful and looks perfect on your new table.
    My very favorite is those precious little dogs!!!!
    Your china cabinet with the tea set is the perfect place...........

  20. Very elegant and beautiful table setting :)
    Happy SS!

  21. Dear Fabby,
    Thanks for stopping by for a visit and it's nice to meet you..I'm now following as I love your style and your table setting is so beautiful. I love your dogs..they are so cute.. Very nice..
    I'll be back soon..Have a nice Easter..

  22. That table is stunning! Your scape on it is so pretty. The china is gorgeous, and I love the tea set on your secretary. Your "Spring dogs" are so cute! Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things. laurie

  23. Hi Fabby! What a lovely table and you've set it up so beautifully! Those are gorgeous dishes!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  24. Une table magnifique où je viendrais bien volontiers m'asseoir et passer un bon moment!...
    Gros bisous


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