Monday, September 26, 2011

FABBY: Pumpkin Chocolate-Tart

 I was in the mood for baking this past Sunday, so looking thru a Martha Stewart's old magazine, Nov. 2003... I found this great looking Pumpkin-Chocolate Tart with chocolate drizzle on top and I also  garnished it with some  pecans, it turned out very delicious, I suggest you try it, you will not be dissapointed at all!
 I decorated the table for tea for two with splashes of  fall, like the gourds inside the cloch and some faux leaves and flowers.    The tart with the chocolate drizzle plus some pecans too. 
 The sterling sugar spoon is a vintage Art Noveu style with a hand holding a fan.
 I used my three white porcelain cake stands in different sizes, along with my Noritake cups and saucers and cake plates.
 I like the pewter candle holder that my sil's mother gave  me last Christmas. I could use it as a flower vase too.

 Here is the pumpkin tart cut up for hubby and me.  I had it with tea and he with coffee.
 My Dutch porcelain  dog figurines, gourds, (we didn't eat the gourds!lol) and a piece of tart.
 Tart and tea.  I used two different sterling silver antique heirloom spoons.
 I used under my old (22 yrs.)  and inexpensive lace tablecloth a plain burned orange topper to accent the fall color to the tea tablescape mostly white.
I just got into the mood this past Sunday to bake and indulge with something sweet, but not like a big cake, or anything I could have a big piece!,  looking thru a Martha Stewart's magazine I found this incredible Pumpkin-Chocolate Tart with chocolate drizzle on top.   I  garnished it with pecans too.   We later had a piece with hubby with some tea.  I decorated our tea for two table with touches of fall, with some cute small gourds I found in the farmers market. 
I hope you can come and visit and who knows maybe I'll still have a piece for you too my lovely and sweet friends! Lol
Thanks to all the charming  ladies that host such fun parties.  Love always,     FABBY

Lady Katherine for Teatime Tuesday at:
Sandy for Teatime Tuesday at:
Wanda Lee and Pam for their  Tea Things Party at:
Martha and Terry for Tea Cup Tuesday at:
Marty's for Tabletop Tuesday at:
Trish' Tea Party Tuesday at:
Bunny's Blog Hop Wednesday at:
Susan's Tablescape Thursday at:


  1. Lovely setting, Fabby, so warm and inviting. That tart looks so good. xo,

  2. Questa tavola è molto confortevole!Fa pensare ad un pomeriggio d'autunno dolcissimo!Adoro tutto delle zucche!Baci,Rosetta

  3. que mesa tanacojedora fabby tienes un gusto marabilloso me encantantus perros blaco.

  4. Hi Fabby,
    your Noritake set is truly elegant. And your chocolat pumpkin cake looks fantastic because I love pecans. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  5. Fabby, you had me at chocolate tart but I also love all three cake stands. ♥olive

  6. Fabby, this looks so delicious. What a beautiful setting. I would love to join you today :-)

    Jocelyn @

  7. Fabby, this is totally stunning. I love those precious dogs on the table. Made my heart skip a beat. Your cakestand with the teaset is lovely and of course I drooled over the cloche with the gourds. Beautiful candleholders also. Well, as you can tell, I just love it all. The tart looks fabulous and I am sure it is delicious. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. Loved reading your post...especially the part of looking something up in a 2003 magazine! I keep mine too...they're like old friends I keep visiting again and again! Your table scape was very nice...had a real personal touch!

  9. Such a beautiful setting Fabby and your cake looks YUMMY! Love your puppies...too cute!

  10. Hi lovely lady.
    Your setting for two is so elegant !! I love the way you have put this together.
    I also love all your sweet's so yummy looking. Thanks so much for your comments on my new Tablescape for fall. I hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

  11. Oh wow..I feel like I have been to a tea. So lovely and nice. Yummy, the chocolate tart looks heavenly..

  12. I love the dogs, the cake looks scrumptious and I love the very fall-ish table, Fabby!Beautiful!..Christine

  13. Boy I so wish I could attend these lovely settings you have just wonderful I will bring the dessert if you serve me tea?

  14. It looks wonderful Fabby. I think those porcelain dogs are sweet! And the chocolate tart looks very yummy. Have a wonderful week! Pamela

  15. Fabby, your tea looks fabulous! I love the gourds under glass and the chocolate pumpkin tart looks delish. Your setting is very nice and I would so love to join you. Thank you for sharing this with us today and enjoy your week.


  16. Hi Fabby...

    My friend, I would love to join you at this lovely tea and dessert table! It's all sooo gorgeous! Mmmm...pumpkin chocolate torte...sounds sooo yummy! You decorated it beautifully, my dear! Fabby, you are such a talented lady! Not only can you create the most beautiful tables but you bake like a pastry chef! I love how you used your three tiered cake plates to elevate the different elements on your table! It's all sooo beautiful!

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely tea table and the pumpkin chocolate tart as well for the Sunday Favorites party this week! What a treat!!!

    Love ya,

    PS...just wanted to thank you for your very sweet note that you left for me on Sunday about Gloria! I do believe in the power of prayer...the Lord is always very gracious to us! Thank you for adding Gloria to your prayers as well! Love you!

  17. YUM! That looks so good, I can almost taste it! I love those dog statues and the crackle vase too! Very pretty table setting- I would love to sit there with you!

  18. So beautiful and the tart looks fabulous!
    I love the porcelain dogs the best though..... I love dogs and cats!!!
    Sure wish I had a piece of the tart with some tea.... and of course.... a sweet visit with you!

  19. Such a pretty table and that tart looks amazing.

  20. Another FAB settings. Love the choco. A recipe must be post §;-)

    I am still awake, and it's 3.35am and my alarm will be on 5.30am, isn't it charming?

    Happy to visit you today, thanks to my insomnia... LoL...


  21. Une bien belle table pour nous inviter!!!
    Dame Automne doit être ravie de cet hommage...
    votre tarte me paraît succulente... Je m'inviterais bien pour une dégustation.
    gros bisous.

  22. So warm setting! Love those gorgeous fall colours. The tart looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  23. Wow!! The table setting is beautiful and the tart...mmmmm...
    Here in New York state there are a lot of pumpkin farms where you can pick your own pumpkin !

  24. Fabby, your tea table looks beautiful and the pumpkin tart--with chocolate ---I may just have to look up that recipe!

  25. Hi darling, what a beautiful presentation. Yummy.... would go good right about now with my morning coffee, lol.. I adore your dutch dog figurines. I'm a bit obsessed with dog figurines right now, I look daily on line, don't purchase any but have fun looking. Your candlestick is gorgeous! So unique. You truly have some beautiful things. I hope you're having a fabulous day. hugs ~lynne~

  26. Hi Fabby,
    I am in heaven at your teas. Your table is all inviting and beautiful. Every little detail perfect. Your talents are over the moon.
    Love the tart, it looks so delish and the dog figurines are precious in white.
    Love your china and cake stands.
    This setting should be in a magazine my friend.
    Lovely as always,
    Big hugs, Celestina Marie

  27. Hi Fabby, that is a lovely table and the tart looks delicious. Those little dog figurines are the cutest. I also like the beautiful candle holders. The entire setting is a subtle fall look perfect for tea for two.-----Shannon

  28. Hi Fabby, what a beautiful setting. The tart looks out of this world. You did such a beautiful job with it.

    Save me a piece. So lovely!!

    Have a wonderful day,

  29. Fabby ... you are making my mouth water! Pumpkin and chocolate ... Perfect! Happy Tea Day!

  30. Fabby -- what a delightful table -- that tart looks WONDERFUL!!


  31. Fabby, the tart looks scrumptious. Chocolate and pumpkin sounds like a combination made in heaven!

  32. Everything look so special, Fabby! The tablecloth certainly LOOKS expensive. I would love to taste that pumpkin choc. tart!
    I have the same little white bowls with the scalloped edges. Use them all the time but have never included them in a tablescape. I think I will, next time!


  33. Hi Fabby,
    Your table is very beautiful, once again!
    And the tart looks delicious, yummy, yummy!
    But my favourites were those elegant and sweet porcelain dogs..
    You do have talent for tablescaping!
    Thanks for sharing.

  34. What a lovely table here and the food looks fabulous!

  35. Oh, my. That tart must have been delicious!

  36. Oh Fabby, That desert looks so good I want to crawl right up into that computer to get some. Now you have gone and done it, I want something sweet. Love and big Sissy kisses, Richard from My Old Historic House.

  37. Quito es una ciudad preciosa ,gracias por el paseo y por tu merienda
    Un Abrazo

  38. Hi Fabby,
    Your table looks lovely and your pumpkin-chocolate tart looks very delicious! I love anything pumpkin, except for pumpkin pie.
    Hugs, Cindy

  39. OMGosh Fabby, I forgot to look at your beautiful table because I was drooling over the pumpkin tart. It looks divine.

  40. I LOVE pumpkin pie and chocolate too...oh and pecans! So this tart sounds pretty darned good to me ;)

    Thanks for coming to the party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  41. HI Fabby! YOur table looks beautiful and the tart looks delicious!!!! I love the little dogs on the table too! Thanks for your sweet comments on my mantle. XO, Pinky

  42. Oh your tart looks delicious! You did a great job on the tablescape. I love how you added height to your table with the tea set on the cake stand. Lovely pieces in your collections.

    The French Hutch

  43. Looks great! Wish I was there!Love the porcelain dogs.Your china looks beautiful too! Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

  44. It looks good...was it? The table looks beautiful!

  45. lovely table and scrumptious tart!

  46. Fabby, That tart looks so good. I bet hubby was so happy that got into a baking mood. Isn't it funny, after all these years they love it when we bake for them. Ahhh, the simple pleasures.
    Your table is beautiful, I just love the little dogs they are so sweet. The burned orange coming through to lace certainly reminds one of fall. and the cake stands look so nice one the different levels. Love the teapot and dishes.
    Love to you, Ginger

  47. Hi Fabby,
    The table setting is so beautiful. I can just taste that tart from here. Ohhhhhh that looks so good.


  48. Hi Fabby,

    I am just wondering your address.

    Where shall I send? Ecuador or in the US?

    I have an Euadorian ad but, I guess you want me to deliver to the US, am I right?
    However, can't find any US ad.

    Pls revert, ASAP at:

  49. Your tart looks wonderful. Just the thing for a chilly fall day. I also enjoy your use of gourds. Lovely.

  50. Oh yes, I would love a piece of your dessert! Yum! Your entire table setting is lovely, the white tea cups and saucers work well.
    Old Martha Stewart magazines and books always have such good ideas!
    Glad you had fun baking.

  51. This looks absolutely delicious! You've set a very lovely setting Fabby - I'm in the mood to bake too!
    Have a great day,

  52. You've created an elegant setting and a your added touches of autumn , perfect! Loving your Dutch porcelain dogs. Happy Wednesday ...HHL

  53. Hi, I'm visiting from next door at the Porch! Love your different levels and that cake looks yummy!

    Robin Flies South

  54. Napping on the porch, I sniffed and had to come running!!!! Oh this looks delicious~~I see there wouldn't be any left though lol.....Love your table, you sure are a busy, busy lady!


  55. Your table is very pretty! The chocolate pumpkin cake looks wonderful! I am wishing I was at your table! Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings My Friend,

  56. One more FABulous setting, Fabby!
    That tart looks to die for.
    Never heard of pumpkin and chocolate together, but they are two of my faves so I am sure it is amazing!

    Would love to have your white puppies! So handsome!

  57. Fabulous setting, Fabby. Very elegant tea set.

  58. Beautiful, warm setting, Fabby! Isn't it funny how we can look back through an old magazine and find so many things we overlooked the first time around? You did abeuatiful job with the tart, and the addition of the pecans is both pretty and tasty! LOVE your Noritake china!!!!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  59. I should not be looking at the gorgeous table before lunch. I am ready to knock those dogs aside to get at that mouthwatering tart! It looks so delicious and picture perfect! I would love to be a guest at this tea party!

  60. Flabby this is just FAB! I have a thing with cake plates on pedestals. They look wonderful grouped like this.

  61. Beautiful as always...those canines are adorable.

  62. I love pumpkin and chocolate combined so your tart makes my mouth water. The combined elements on the table are a delight.

  63. Dearf Fabby,

    Firstly can I have a piece of the cake and a cup of tea please please.

    The table is amazingly beautiful as always.

    Karin Şen Cankan

  64. How pretty that tablecloth is with the burnt orange cloth underneath. I love those pretty pups too. That tart looks wonderful!

  65. The tart looks very very inviting just perfect to eat

    Karin Şen Cankan


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