Friday, November 18, 2011

FABBY: Tea Set & Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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 I baked this Pumpkin Bread Pudding cake today, that's why I just posted... from my Betty Crocker's Easy Entertaining Book...I had so much fresh pumpkin so here it is, my hubby loves this cake.  Here is the recipe:                  



3 cups milk
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
3 eggs
1 can (16oz.) pumpkin
6 cups bread cubes
1/2 cup currants
1/2 chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350F.  Grease springform pan 10X3.  Mix all ingredients except bread cubes, currants, and pecans in large bowl until well blended.  Stir in bread cubes, currants and chopped pecans.  Let mixture stand 10 min.; spoon into pan.  Arrange pecans halves on top of pudding, (I didn't put them on top, but inside the batter).  Bake 50 to 60 min., or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.  Let stand 10 min. and remove side of pan.  Serve warm with cream or ice-cream, if desired.

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I created this tablescape for tea inspiring myself in this beautiful tea set, with lovely bright pink roses, made in the Chzech Republic, acquired around three years ago. I displayed it on my glass lazy susan so I can turn the tea set on whatever angle I wanted to shoot.
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 A closer look of the Chzech tea set.  The pretty cyclamen  has the colors of the roses of the tea set.  The porcelain white and gold plant pot was made at our former Ceramic Co.
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 I really love the tea pot, it's tall with pretty handles. There's a cute little butterfly too...hubby says it's a mosquito, lol...or is it?!

I paired the tea set with my mil's antique china teacups, cake plates and dessert bowls, as it has roses in the same colors as the teaset! 
The pretty mercury glass votives, I like to use them for Christmas... I have two.
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 Each piece of the porcelain tea set has such pretty shape...kind of on the slender side too.
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 Here is a better shot of one of the mercury glass votives.
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 This is a pretty cotton linen embroidered tablecloth from the Philippines, the kind that takes too long to iron all the wrinkles, lol.
The pretty sugar bowl and the cute creamer.  I think it's a bow or a butterfly that unites the handles?!...what do you think?
My father gave me that cute silver butter dish at your right.
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 The water crystal goblets are French and were my Mil's; she left us three sizes, twelve of each. The glass and silver marmalade container was a  birthday present from my mother several years ago. 
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   Hi my darlings!  I'm sure you're all busy getting ready for Thanksgiving, even cooking something you can freeze...I do some cooking and freezing, like my sweet potato pudding and cookie dough, than the rest is easy enough. 

Thank you in advance for your lovely and very appreciated visits. 
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Priscilla said...

How beautiful. The pink cyclamen is perfect to set off those dishes.

xinex said...

Oh Fabby! That is such an exquisite, delicate and beautiful tea set. You sure have them most beautiful china dishes. Congrats on being features on Honey's Potpourri blog. We sure have the same destiny. We were even featured at the same time, which is a great honor for me, lol...Christine

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a gorgeous teaset! I love it Fabby! Absolutely beautiful and so pretty with your table setting!

chubskulit said...

So beautiful!

My PINK, have a great weekend and festive Thanksgiving celebration!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a lovely tablescape you created. Your tea set is just beautiful and mention to your hubby that mosquitoes don't have butterfly! :)
Happy Thanksgiving,

Ms. Burrito said...

Very pretty! I really love Saturday because my Mom let me blog a little for Pink Saturday.

Here's my pink share, have a nice weekend!

Sarah said...

Fabby, your tea service is lovely. Congrats on the feature.

Jo said...

Hey there Fabby, another beautiful tea set. I can't believe how lucky you are to have been left so many gorgeous French glasses. I'm so jealous. Jo xx

Cindy said...

I love those sweet blooms and the handle on the tea pot is so delicate! Such a beautiful tea set Fabby!

tami said...

I am just swooning over that tea is so beautiful.
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Dolores said...

The china is so delicate and beautiful.... I love the shape of the tea pot. The china goes beautifully together.

I always love looking out your big window....... heavenly!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Fabby! Oh, I LOVE your tea set! I think those are butterflies on the handles; very sweet. The glass ware and silver butter dish are all very lovely. A lovely table, my friend. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.


Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful tea set! Your old china cups and dishes are a very pretty pattern too. It looks lovely. Hugs, Pamela

Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. Fabby, what can I say except it is Fab as usual. Love the cyclemen, have not seen one for awhile. Best Thanksgiving wishes from my blog to yours. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Farah Muzaffar said...

Oh Fabby ... what a pretty T-pot... it is in such a beautiful shape ... its the most beautiful T pot i ever see... And your tablescape is simple and elegant...
Happy if you come to see me at
with love from

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! What a gorgeous tea set and you've set the perfect tea table to go with it!
Your mil's dishes and glasses are so pretty!
Happy Thanksgiving and thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Johanna said...

Dear Fabby,
this tea set alone is a good reason for travelling to the Czech republic. They have so beautiful china. And you made a wonderful teable, feminine and inviting and the little butterfly (moskito) is just charming.
Best greetings, Johanna

NanaDiana said...

Fabby- That is just beautiful! I love your tea set AND the pieces from your mother-in-law. I don't think I have ever seen a GLASS lazy susan before. I love it! xo Diana

LDH said...

Hello Fabby!

Your table is beautiful with the prettiest pieces in the most delicate pattern. I think the handles are embellished with butterflies and not a mosquito too :)

Kathy said...

Your tea set is exquisite! Just love the tablecloth and the mercury glass votives. It all comes together so well,
your pumpkin pudding cake sounds wonderful! Happy Pink Saturday!

Barbara F. said...

Oh my that bread pudding sounds so good, Wish I had some right now. I have to try that recipe, maybe for Christmas. Love the tea set, too. Happy holiday to you and yours! xo

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

I am a sucker for sweet tea sets. Love this one too!



Anonymous said...

Pumpkin bread pudding sounds terrific and your tea set makes me think of my mother. She would like it AND the dessert!

Martha said...

This looks really good and what a pretty tea set.

Marlis said...

Fabby, your tea set is gorgeous. I love how pretty you set your table for tea. Your tablecloth is gorgeous too. and the pumpkin bread.. well it sounds delicious! Happy Thanksgivings.xo marlis

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Fabby, what a pretty setting! The tea set is just exquisite! You always have some of the most beautiful tablesettings. Thanks for sharing!

South Bay Studio said...

Beautiful china, I like when you can mix and match different patterns like that.

Cindy said...

You have a beautiful blog! I look forward to reading more!

Sonia said...

That recipe looks amazing..we love bread pudding so we will have to try this! Your table is so beautiful..that teapot is really special. I love the unique! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the ones you love!!
Miss Bloomers

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
You have the most Gorgeous China. This tea set is beautiful Fabby Oh by the way congrats on being features on Honey's linky party. I also would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape and have a great Thanksgiving Day with your family.
XXOO Diane

lindaraxa said...

When I heard in Martha's blog that you had made a pumpkin bread pudding I just had to come over and check it out. I don't know when I'll be able to make it but it's going in my recipe box for sure!

Scribbler said...

Butterfly or bow? All in the eye of the beholder. The coffee set is so exquisitely feminine.

I saved your recipe for the bread pudding, and plan to use it next weekend -- it looks delicious.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by by blog.


Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This is so pretty -- that tea set is lovely.

Thank you for entering the throw pillow giveaway on my blog!


Tanya@takesix said...

Ohhh Fabby! Your pumpkin pudding looks so very yummy. Your tea set is just beautiful!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

The pumpkin bread pudding looks yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

SavannahGranny said...

Fabby, I am soooo in love with your pretty tea set. It is so delicately charming. I love the little butterfly. I think it is a butterfly, really looks like that especially on the teapot.
Every element is gorgeous. The mercury votives are so unique. They are lovely, I have never seen ones like that. Then, most of your beautiful things are one of a kid.
You are so correct about the tableclothes but they sure are beautiful all starched and ironed.
As always thanks for your sweet visits. I am so behind as I have been working with Kim on the Etsy thingie.
Thanks for hanging there with me.
Love to you, Ginger
BTW! You word verification below is "hoteei" I think that is so funny!

Maria Andrade said...

Dear Fabby,
This time I came here really late, but your teaset is so gorgeous!
Amazing shape, lovely handles and beautiful decoration!
And your mil's cups are reallly a good match for it!
Again, an outstanding tablescape!
Thanks for sharing.

desde my ventana said...

A beautiful tea time.Congratulations



Suzy said...

What a lovely teaset and table, Fabby. The flowers are so sweet and delicate. What flavor tea will you serve? That pumpkin pudding recipe looks yummy! Take care.

Stacy Curran said...

Just beautiful! The yeast and the table setting....great job!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your pumpkin bread pudding sounds great Fabby! I've never cooked with a fresh pumpkin, have to try it! The table setting is very pretty-Happy Thanksgiving Week-have fun:@)

Designs By Pinky said...

WOW, 41 comments! The cake sounds so good and pretty easy too! Something even I could do! Your tea set is lovely also. Have a wonderful week. XO, Pinky

Tracy said...

Your tea set is just beautiful, so delicate and I love the little butterfly! Your stemware and tablecloth are just lovely as well.

Brandi said...

Such a beautiful tea set Fabby! You have the most beautiful ceramics! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe as well.

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

muy lindo todo!!
te felicito!!
buena semana

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Fabby...

Ohhh my...your tea table is gorgeous, my friend! I love, love, LOVE the tea set...the pattern is so delicate...lovely! Your MIL's set of china really looks pretty on your tea table! I wished that I could join you for a cup of tea and a slice of your yummy looking pumpkin bread pudding! I will have to give your recipe a try. It looks delcious!

Well dear friend, thank you so much for sharing your lovly tea table and recipe with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week! It was a pleasure having you!

Warmest wishes,

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

That’s so great! I’d love it for you to add this to my linky party at {}.

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

Such a beautiful tea set! Thanks so much for linking up!

Johanna said...

Hi Fabby,
thats me again. This set is so beautiful, I loved to have a second look on it.
Best greetings, Johanna

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hello sweet Fabby
Your tables always look like they been cut out of a magazine . i would love to eat a piece of your pumpkin bread at your table.
Love Claudie from Canada

SmilingSally said...

You have a lucky husband! Thanks for sharing this bit of blue.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Blue Monday, Fabby!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, yum, Fabby! Your bread pudding sounds delicious and the flowers are lovely. Once again, I love your pretty tea set! Thanks so much for sharing this with TTT and would you please add my link.
Have a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.


Cindy said...

Hello dearest Fabby,
What a lovely tea set! I love the roses and the butterfly, (it doesn't look like any mosquito I have ever seen.)
The crystal, the extra little pieces, all of it is beautiful. I love the tablecloth, very nice!
Hugs, Cindy

Jann Olson said...

Beautiful Fabby! Love the tea set. I must tell you that my maiden name was Chorniak. My heritage is from Czechoslavaia, (now Czech Republic). I think I need a tea set like this, don't you? lol! I always tell my hubby that I am his 'Czech Mate'. Bread pudding sounds yummy. I made a pumpkin trifle last week. Very decadent! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Cindy said...

What a lovely tablescape! Thanks for the recipe, too. I think I'll try it. Sounds yummy! Happy Thanksgiving!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Fabby, your tea set is one of the sweetest ever! Your table is lovely set for tea. We love bread pudding so I have printed out your recipe.

xinex said...

Wow! That pumpkin pudding looks so yummy, Fabby. I cannot believe we found more thing we have in common.We are sounding more and
more like my hubby and me. Did I tell you, we have the same birthdays? (3 years apart) And then I find out that his brother also has the same birthday as my brother. Too much of a coincidence, I think, lol. Have a happy Thanksgiving!...Christine

Antiques And Teacups said...

The recipe looks delicious! And your teaset is still one of my favorites! Thanks so much for visiting Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

I always love your tablescapes and this is gorgeous! Beautiful china as always. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Thanksgiving. Hope to see you on my blog:)

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Fabby, everything on this table is just gorgeous!! These are my kind of dishes -- delicate and old-fashioned. The Czech tea set is one of the prettiest I've seen; I love those handles! And your MIL's tea cups & saucers, bread plates and dessert bowls are so sweet. I love the silver butter dish, and the French crystal is lovely. Last of all, your cyclamen is just the perfect color; they are my favorite flower to use at Christmas. Thumbs up for a lovely table. Have a great week!


HHL said...

Your table setting is breath taking.. I'm swooning over both your tea set ( I'm with you butterfly..) and your gorgeous china the details on the edges... your pumpkin bread pudding sounds tres yummy!! xo HHL

HHL said...

Your table setting is breath taking.. I'm swooning over both your tea set ( I'm with you butterfly..) and your gorgeous china the details on the edges... your pumpkin bread pudding sounds tres yummy!! xo HHL

chubskulit said...

Oh it must be nice to join a tea party at your home. Following your blog now Fabby.

Lovely blues!

Blue in the Wild, come and see.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Fabby! Yummy pumpkin bread recipe, yummy table setting, as usual!! Hope you and your sweet family have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

jeanetteann said...

very very pretty,all of it. I just love the vintage china, lovely. Isn't it nice to have something to remind us of our parents. Things they used or got for wedding presents. I am a new follower. See you at pink saturday. x

jeanetteann said...

ps I am going to bake your bread pudding, sounds lovely x

High Street Cottage said...

What a beautiful tea set, Fabby! I love it! I collect china and you really have something special there. Your table setting looks amazing, so inviting, simply perfection!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabby, such a beautiful tablescape and your tea set is gorgeous. So beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining TTT and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

Melissa said...

That pumpkin bread pudding looks delicious! And your tea set is beautiful!!

kitty said...

What a beautiful tea party! I wish that I was a guest at your wonderful table. The dessert looks fabulous!!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I adore your teaset. Had to giggle at the ironing of the tablecloth.:-) thank you for sharing the recipe.What a treasure you have in your silver butter dish. From our home to yours Happy Thanksgiving. hugs ~lynne~

The Tablescaper said...

The pumpkin cake sounds terrific. Love that tea set (or coffee set) and all of it's detail.

- The Tablescaper

Zaa said...

OMG ..What a beautiful tablesetting... Everything is perfectly romantic .. . I'm very partial to floral china and yours is indeed unique ...Thank You for sharing your gracious teatime...Hugs

Jo's This and That said...

Dishes to die for! love it!

tea cozy said...

I am just swooning over that tea is so beautiful!