Wednesday, October 19, 2011

FABY: Elegant Tea Tablescape for Me

 Hello sweet friends !

I bought this eight place setting tea china, complete with teacups and saucers, 8 cake plates, a cake platter and two cookie plates. I also got 4 purple water goblets and 4 pink ones and of the same style, I also acquired 4 pink compotes and 4 purple compotes to match.

 The complete tea set, teapot, creamer and sugar bowl. 
The best part is that I acquired this beautiful teaset the day before my birthday, which is today, Oct. 20th. The brand is "Grace Porcelain."

I won the small marmalade bowls at 'A Stroll thru Life' where we joined Marty's great and fun Cloche Party... they are a set of four cute little sweet crystal cloches with four small adorable spoons as they can be used for so many purposes such as marmalade, butter, sauces,etc., I've posted them today, as they came Oct. 18th. just in time for my birthday tablescape for a high tea.
   I thank you sweet and lovely 'Chie' for your adorable gift crystal pieces and I'm crazy about them!

With that said.

Here is one of my favorites "Gracie Porcelain" complete tea set which I bought several years ago, with eight cups and saucers, 8 cake plates, a tea set and two small candy dishes, which I bought later in the same store, I mentioned after the last photo.

The tea set has such pretty flowers of multi color, the teapot has a butterfly and a dragonfly on the other side of it and they all have pedestals.
I used the dinner plate of my reticulated dinnerware as a small charger for the cake plate, the shell cute spoon is for ice-cream that could be used for desserts, in this case with the glasses here.

Here is the compote glass in pale lilac, or purple I bought them a month ago four in pale pink and four in a pale lilac to mix and match them, along with four in each color of the water stems.

Here is one of the set of four small cloches and spoons I won on a giveaway from sweet Chie from "Chubby  and Chieque," which 'Marty at Tabletop Tuesday' hosted.   
Lovely Chie has a beautiful blog: and she lives in Sweden.

 You can see a little of the beautiful organza place mat in green and beige with an embroidered stem with leaves, they are from India and  they are my favorites too.  Here is the pretty tea cup with pedestal and saucer.

 The big platter where the tea set stands I've used it before with different cookies and small tea sandwiches.

 The water stems and compotes I bought a month ago, I saw them and I said: umm..they would look great with my mil's antique dinnerware with pink roses and the tea set I'm showing you can imagine me!

 The tablescape in my honor' (by me) for my birthday-today Oct. 20th and I explained my plans for today after the last photo.

 Just with candle light- I kind of like it- in real life it is a little too dark but so romantic.  The crystal candle holders are 'Bohemian' from the 'Czech Republic' and I also  purchased them several years ago.

 I love the tea pot, it has a dragonfly too.

 A closer view of the tea set, it also has an orange flower, a different twist from usually pink.

 The set has multi color flowers like, orange, lilac, pink, a little yellow and green leaves.

 Thank you my dearest friends for coming to my 'birthday party tablescape' Thursday Oct. 20th. at Susan's Tablescape Thursday.  You know your visits are so very appreciated and wonderful.

   I also want to thank the sweet and lovely ladies that host such great parties every week with the only purpose for us to show off our lovelies.        

Lots of hugs,      


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  1. Oh my... what an elegant settings. How I wish, I could managed to buy another tix so, I can join your tea in your new revamp home.

    Happy that you received your gifts. Perfectly came in your bday.

    Just correction, Not Oslo, coz this is the capital city of Norway. I am living in Stockholm, capital city of Sweden §:-) ha ha... your soooo cute.

    Hugs to your birthday and I will be thinking of you.

    Lots of hugs from D´Box,

  2. Comment résister à ne pas s'inviter chez vous ma chère! Vous êtes une terrible tentatrice!
    Une table adorablement bien mise... Tout y est très délicat.
    Joyeux anniversaire à vous et à très bientôt.
    Gros bisous

  3. Hi Fabby,
    Happy Birthday too you. I wish you lots of fun this day and for the new year. Your tablesetting is charming as always. What a stunning china set you bought. It is amazing that I have seen this exquisite Bavarian never here. It is really very outstanding.
    Have fun today!
    Best greetings, Johanna

  4. Belated "Happy Birthday" to you. Your plans sounded lovely and your table DEFINITELY was.

  5. Happy Birthday!!! You have set a wonderful welcoming tea for us and your guests!!! ... it all looks so lovely.

    Love the changes you have made in the previous post.. you are ready for holiday decorating and celebrating!! Hugs and blessings.xo HHL

  6. Wonderful fall decor! The table looks chic and elegant. Love those flower arrangements...beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  7. I am totally in love, Fabby, with your gorgeous table! Your china is so exquisite. I think they match my Bavarian teapot that I just used a few days ago on my jewelry making tea break, at least the color will all compliment each other. I also love the glass and dessert goblets. Everything looks so pretty together. Did you see the jewelry I made? I later added pictures on that same post..Christine

  8. I love your table lit by candle light. I don't have electric light in my dining area except for a small electric candle on a little shelf over the drinks cabinet. I have a brass chandelier that I bought when we lived in England, and a wall sconce. I alwas use candles on the table. So, I always eat by candlelight!
    Today you shall dine by candlelight - on your birthday cake!

  9. Beautiful setting!! Happy Birthday, I hope you have a fantastic day!! Happy VTT!

  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Fabby!!!! Your special day sounds like it's going to be a grand day!

    Your table scape is absolutely gorgeous. The colors are so beautiful with your delicate dishes.


  11. Happy Happy Birthday Fabby. I hope your day is filled with many special blessings! I love your china.. oh gosh it's so pretty and delicate. The new goblets and pedestals are perfect with it. I love your crystal candle holders too. Everything is especially pretty set just for you! xo marlis

  12. What a lovely table setting. I would not know what to do at a table like that. You have a lovely home.

  13. Oh Fabby it is divine. i love the butterflies. looks like it would be good enough to serve a Queen and it is, cause you are the Queen. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  14. Happy birthday! I am sure you had a wonderful day. Your setting is beautiful! What company made the coffee set? It is gorgeous. I love the pattern!

  15. Such a gorgeous table setting Fabby!! Love your beautiful china- everything looks so elegant and pretty!! Happy Birthday too! :) Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  16. Beautiful Table Setting!! Happy Birthday!

  17. Happy Birthday, Fabby! You have set an exquisite table for your celebration. I absolutely love your china with the gorgeous flowers and dragonflies! The lacy-edged chargers are lovely and I love the touches of pink from your glassware too. Would love to sit and enjoy a meal or a cup of tea at your wonderful table. Thanks for sharing and I wish you a very special day!


  18. Beautifully elegant, Fabby! I love the reticulated plates...they make gorgeous chargers. Hope you had a very Happy Birthday...

  19. Happy Birthday Fabby!

    This tablescape is so fitting for your Birthday dinner... very feminine!

    Thanks for showing the link to my party on this post... but I you forgot to actually add this post to my page. Come link up so you can share with the others :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  20. You always have the most elegant table! Enjoy your day, my friend! ♥

  21. Happy Birthday! I hope your day is MOST special and blessed! Sending you some warm Southern birthday HUGS!!! ♥♥♥

  22. A belated Happy Birthday! Your table is a feminine and elegant! What you do with tables is really an art!

    Thank you for linking the fun post to Potpourri Friday. You are appreciated, my friend!

  23. The china is just breathtaking! It's so elegant, just gorgeous Fabby! Happy happy birthday,
    xo, Andrea

  24. Fabby, this is one of the most beautiful tablescapes I have seen you do. It is absolutely fantastic. The china is a pattern any girl could fall head over heels in love with, and you chose flowers that go well with it. I really like the ice cream spoons. You don't see those a lot anymore, and I think they are essential for the well-set table. The whole table is just gorgeous. Happy Birthday to you! Are you 21 yet? ;-) Enjoy your birthday weekend!!!!!

  25. Oh what a beautiful set of China you have! I love the flowers on it! Your stemware is beautiful- love the color! I love colored glass!!

  26. This is beautiful -- I don't think I have ever seen such beautiful china. Your stemware is a perfect compliment.


  27. Fabby, I love this tea set! So beautiful! And happy birthday!

    Your table looks gorgeous. It would be a pleasure to dine with you.

    God bless you and may you have many, many more birthdays.....all happy!

  29. Fabby, Happy Happy Birthday! You celebrated in style and why not set a beautiful table in your honor. The china is beautiful!

  30. Happy birthday! Your tea set is gorgeous and I can understand why you couldn't resist it. I love the little pedestals and the graceful handles. Thank you for sharing your lovely birthday tea!

  31. No wonder you didn't pass this china up, and that you're using it to celebrate YOU! It's all beautiful! Hapy birthday!

  32. Fabby, what a beautiful set, and you have all these beautiful pieces!! This is a beautifully, elegant tea table!! Thanks for stopping by and for entering the giveaway!!

  33. Happy Birthday! You created such a gorgeous tablescape and we hope you had a wonderful time celebrating your special day. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  34. Hi lovely lady.
    OMG this is Gorgeous and so elegant tablescape setting,you know I love all your dishes and stemware sweet lady. I always have room for some you know... I know NO WAY we do love our dishes !!! I would like to thank you for your sweet comments on my new Tablescap. Hope you have a great weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  35. Fabby, I always think your tables are so beautiful, but this is my favorite of all, so far. The china pattern is lovely and I adore the glasses and lavender and pink compotes. They're just perfect. Hope you had a very Happy Birthday

  36. GORGEOUS china and entire tablescape. I would feel so special eating at your table. Lovely flowers, too!

  37. Fabby, your tablescape is just stunning. I love the beautiful mix of china and crystal and the flowers are stunning. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I hope it was the best ever. Hugs, Marty

  38. Happy late Birthday! - Love the tablesetting, especially the little cloches.

  39. Happy Birthday, Fabby! And thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pieces - so elegant!

  40. Fabby, thank you again so much!!

  41. Such gorgeous pink! Happy weekend!

    Shade of Pink at my page.

  42. happiest of birthdays
    and what a delightful way
    to celebrate

    this table is truly filled
    with lovely pieces that add
    beauty and charm

    thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!


  43. Very elegant and befitting of a birthday celebration. Hope you had a fun and relaxed day.

  44. Happy Birthday Fabby! I understand why you didn't pass this china up, and that you're using it to celebrate you!

  45. What a beautiful and elegant tea table! Everything is just so pretty! Thank you for being part of TTF and have a fantastic weekend!

  46. Gorgeous!!! Who knows the birthday girl's taste better than the birthday girl!! Your china is wonderful and put together with all of your other pieces is just so stunning! Happy Birthday!!!!

  47. Beautiful Fabby! Love your dishes and the chargers too! What a beautiful combination. What a great win with the spoons and cloches!
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  48. Fabby, your tablescape is elegant! I love the tea set with the delicate butterflies and the color of your glassware is fabulous! Wonderful. Happy Birthday! Happy Seasonal Sunday, too!

  49. Pretty! Lovely! Marvelous! The color combinations you have used are just perfect! Visiting from The Tablescaper.

  50. Happy belated B-Day Fabby! Your table is so pretty, I love all of the colors:@)

  51. Hola Fabby, esta puesta es una verdadera joya, me encantó la vajilla tiene un diseño precioso, todo hecho con muy buen gusto.


  52. What a pretty setting! I love your new stemware and compotes, just beautiful! Happy Birthday. I hope you had a lovely day!

  53. I pray that you had a glorious birthday surrounded by family and friends! Your tablescape is elegant, romantic,...marvelous! Thank you for inviting us in for a peak at your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

  54. Hi Fabby and I want to wish you a belated happy birthday! I'm sure it was wonderful!
    Now I love your beautiful tea set! How lovely the design and shapes are! Your table is gorgeous as always and it's great to set up a pretty table just for us in Blogland - it's like little girls playing house! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me and you can Bathroom snap for me anytime! I would just love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  55. Gorgeous tea set, Fabby! Beautiful table!

  56. Hope your birthday was as fabulous as your beautiful table setting. Every element was exquisite ... like eye candy! Enjoyed this post very much!

  57. Happy, happy, happy belated birthday dear lady!!!! I am sorry I missed it! Your table is GORGEOUS!!!! The tea set is spectacular! I love that the tea cups are on pedestals! How lovely. Love the platter too, I can see tea sandwiches on it. The stemmed glassware is beautiful. My hubby is Polish so anything from Poland is special to us too! XO, Pinky

  58. How beautiful! I love the color of the stems, and the stems are such a beautiful color!
    Fabby, can you take the word id off? Blogger has a very good spam guard now. You can always put it back , but give it a try.
    And Happy Birthday!

  59. Your tablescapes are always stunning Fabby. I love the elegant Bavarian Porcelain. The colors are so pretty. I love the way you layer your place settings.
    Happy belated Birthday. How sweet of your husband's cousins and sisters to plan high tea for you. I think that would be a great birthday celebration.

    The French Hutch

  60. Hi, Fabby! As always, your table is a sight to behold! A lovely vision that makes me want to join you. May I wish you a belated "Happy Birthday", too. I loved everything about your table, but the china, organza placemats and pink compotes are beyond my imagination!

  61. How lovely! I haven't sat down to a nice tea in ages.

    Belated Happy Birthday!

  62. Hi Fabby...

    Your tea set is sooo sweet, my friend! That really is a beautiful pattern...I love the pretty pastel flowers! It's such a nice set many wonderful pieces! Love your new stemware and fruit dishes! They really do look perfect with the colors of the tea set! Well dear friend, you have done it have set the most beautiful table! I would love to sit down with this beautiful table and visit! Wouldn't that be fun?

    Thank you so much for sharing your sweet tea set with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week, dear friend! I hope you and your family had a wonderful weekend!

    Love ya,

  63. Wow! truly beautiful Fabby. I absolutely love the reticulated dinner plates and the floral pattern china is outstanding. You have made the perfect setting for such a very special occasion. A belated happy birthday.

  64. Very very beautiful :) I never knew tea sets can be so elegant!!

  65. Fabby,
    First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

    What a beautiful table setting with stunning pieces!! Gorgeous!!


  66. Is that you in the profuil picture, dear Fabby? You look so lovely, my friend! And of course coming back here makes me drool again over your elegant tea set....Christine

  67. Did I forget to wish you a Happy birthday? Geez, I hope not! I am getting senile. But if I did, I want to wish you a belated Happy birthday and may you have a lot of blessings throughout the year and the years to come....Christine

  68. Did I forget to wish you a Happy birthday? Geez, I hope not! I am getting senile. But if I did, I want to wish you a belated Happy birthday and may you have a lot of blessings throughout the year and the years to come....Christine

  69. Hi again Fabby... I already commented on this post and wished you a Happy Birthday... hope it was fun!

    I just came back to say that even though you listed my link at the botton of this post (thanks!) you forgot to tink up to my party.... so we never got to see you this week. You can still link up to this coming Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  70. Just stunning! You have such lovely things, and the talent to display them beautifully. A belated Happy Birthday to you.

  71. Oh Fabby! How happy I am, mentioning my name.

    Hope you enjoyed your day.

    Hugs my dear sweetie friend.

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm.

    Hugs always,

  72. Fabby,
    This is beautiful! I love the glasses and sherbets, so glad you got a close up of those! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

  73. Fabby, this is just the most lovely tablescape, I so hope you had such a fabulous BD. Thanks for sharing on TTT. Just soooooooooo beautiful. Hugs, marty

  74. Gracias Fabby por tu comentario en mi blog, que me ha permitido llegar hasta tu blog lleno de inspiración y grandes ideas.

    Un abrazo muy fuerte desde España para ti.


  75. Dearest Fabby,

    I'm truly enraptured by your exquisite post.., What a fabulous tablescape so beautifully, artistically composed in very detail.., The dishes and cloches are gorgeous!

    Happy belated birthday sweet Fabby!

    ..,I adore anything that has to do with high tea; hope you had a fabulous time, as I'm sure no doubt you all did!

    Thanks so much for joining us for Tea.~ We always love having you partake!

    Hugs, Wanda Lee

  76. Beautiful ...all of it especially the platter.

  77. Hi Fabby! Happy belated birthday! I LOVE your tablescape and love every piece of china and crystal! I practically salivate every time I visit your posts!

  78. Happy Birthday, lovely Fabby! What a beautiful tablescape to celebrate your day. I absolutely loved the Polish stemware in the soft lilac color. All the porcelain is so beautiful.

  79. Happy Birthday - this is lovely .I love German dishes - a lot of times they have happy flowers like in your set - it is beautiful.Table is beautiful.I have started to share my tabla gatherings with my friends.

  80. Love your table setting - love German dishes with flowers.I started to share my gatherings with friends. I name my gatherings .it is fun -Happy Birthday.
    Margret Cornell

  81. Hi Fabby,

    Absolutely gorgeous! What time should we arrive for tea? LOL!

    Happy Belated Birthday! You sure know how to celebrate in style! The tea set and table setting is stunning!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, Darlene

  82. Hi Fabby,
    Oh my gosh! Just fabulous. The pink glassware is amazing. Your home is so cozy and beautiful.

  83. Wow you sure can set a pretty table! Gorgeous! Loved all the close-up shots so that I didn't have to leave the page!

    Enjoy your day!

  84. Oh my word! It's all breath taking!! Such LOVELY tables.

    Happy Birthday!!


  85. Happy Birthday, fellow Libran. Hope you have a marvelous & blessed celebration.

    Your china is exquisite, & the table scape is breathtaking. I so love your plates on the wall.

    Enjoy your dinner.
    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  86. Hi Fabby! Thanks for popping in to see me and I love your new profile picture! You are so beautiful and I see a tiny little doggy! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  87. Fabby.. thanks for linking in.. :-) Love love.. everything about your tablescape.. :-)

  88. Hi Fabby,
    I don't know how I missed this gorgeous post and being your birthday table it's even unforgivable, but I've had some blogger problems by that time and that must be the explanation...
    Although more than a week late
    Happy birthday dear Fabby!
    Your china is stunning and your table as beautiful as it can be!
    All the best for you.

  89. Happy Belated Birthday my dear.

    The table elegantly done, and glad you received your presents in good shape.

    Lots of Love,

    Karin Şen Cankan


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